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Do Tell: Is Your Parents' House Still "Home"?

Do Tell: Is Your Parents' House Still "Home"?

Though it can sometimes take a few tries, the majority of us end up getting out of our parents' house between our late-teens and mid-twenties. And of course, moving out is very much a rite of passage on the path to adulthood; you learn how to pay the bills and create a place that’s all your own.

I love my family dearly, but I know I’d never give up my independence to live with them again. Still, when I think of my parents' house, I get warm thoughts, and when I’m there, I truly feel at home. Do you feel the same way? Is where your family lives home to you? Or is your own house the only place you feel most at home?


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dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
My parents had a few great houses in my life. It's nice for them. I always felt comfortable there, but it was never really my house, or my home. Maybe it felt that way once when I was 15. Later in college it was nice to visit but I couldn't wait to get back to my place, my own personal space no matter how small. A few times I hesitated to bring a friend to these homes since they might be impressed by them, not understanding that it wasn't really my home or my money. Even now with everything they have I still can't wait to be in my own home with my family.
madison9 madison9 8 years
Yes,living at parent's home is really good thing. I feel comfortable at my parents's house. It is a compelete house. ========================= madison9
AmandaKrups AmandaKrups 9 years
My husband's and my apartment is "home," while my parents' house is "home home." Luckily I also feel very comfortable at my parents-in-law's house.
bibliophile bibliophile 9 years
My parents moved to a new house when I was 15, so I only lived there for a few short years. Thus, I don't really consider it home; it's just the house my parents live in. But I still dream about the house I grew up in and spent the first 15 years of my life.
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I'm 24 and still live at home. I pay all my own bills except for rent and am able to save for a down payment on a house. My parents are also like my best friends so I have NO far!
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
Nope. I have moved 19 times in the last 8 years though so it's been hard to find somewhere to truly call home. I would say that the apartment I now share with my boyfriend would be considered "home" though. :)
gigly_grl gigly_grl 9 years
I moved into University residence 3 days after turning 19... at that point my parent's houses ceased to be home. Several years later when I moved into my own apartment, no roommates, I finally felt at home again. Not to say I don't feel comfortable visiting my parents... I'm definitely not treated as a guest haha
whatthew00t whatthew00t 9 years
I feel my parents' house is my home because obviously, as a college student, I have to go someplace other than my dorm room. However, I don't feel quite as home as when I'm in New York City. I grew up moving around three different apartments within the same neighborhood till my parents bought a house in New Jersey. I never really felt any attachment to the apartments I lived in. Despite that, even if I didn't finish my high school years and go to college in the city, I still call my childhood neighborhood my home.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
my parents house is still "home", probably moreso than my current house, which i refer to as home also...i just feel more comfortable at my parents house, and i'm only 20 so i tend to go back there every fortnight or so...and i love it!
imLissy imLissy 9 years
I refer to my apartment and my parents' house as home... it gets kinda confusing... I really think of their place as home though :(
javsmav javsmav 9 years
No, I hate the city my family moved to when I was in high school & couldn't wait to get away. When I visit my family, I don't go home, I "go to the city where my parents live."
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 9 years
my parents still live in the house i grew up in, but it's not my home anymore. my home is my super cute apartment, but it feels even more like home because my brother lives with me now. a little bit of my parents home in my own home.
graylen graylen 9 years
I still call my parent's house "home." I think I will until I get married and really put roots down somewhere else. I call my apt. home, but it's not the same. I lived in the same house my whole life until I left for college at 18. My extended family all lives on the same (large!) piece of property, so it truly is "home" for me.
pamelamarie88 pamelamarie88 9 years
I definitely still call my parent's home "my house". I distinguish between their house, and the house myself and my husband live in by calling the house I share with him "our house", so there's "our house" and "my house". My room at my parents house is still the same from when they redid it for my sweet 16. My dad made a beautiful cherry wood canopy princess bed that has beautiful white curtains around it, I can't imagine going home and not getting to sleep there (although, my husband probably feels a little awkward with all the stuffed ponies, lol). There's even still very old shampoos and hairspray in the bathroom in my bedroom! Ah, nostalgia.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
well our home, my husband and i, is home sweet home. but my mom's home is home too!
rannew rannew 9 years
Once I graduated from college and left the state, my parents moved, and moved and moved, so no, the house they live in now is not my home. My home is the house that I share with my husband and its the only place that feels like home to me now.
Frenched Frenched 9 years
My parents don't really live (on a day-to-day basis, at least) in my childhood home but whenever I went to visit them at that house I always felt 100% instantly comfortable and I still felt like I was home! I think it's a nice feeling. It's kind of retreating to a difference place other than your own and STILL feeling like you're at home. They moved to another house now and although it's still comfortable, I don't feel like it's MY house at all...probably 'cause it isn't :-P
Jmartens Jmartens 9 years
No. It was for a while but then they sold the house. It was hard but now that I look back it is more healthy for us not to consider our parents house our home. In fact, I dont even refer to my childhood home as 'my house' I call it my parents old house. Moving forward in life is healthy!
chicobo chicobo 9 years
I do! I consider that home and Hawaii my TRUE home. I would love to live there but I know I can't. My "home" up here is pretty sweet though so I can't complain..
rocketgirl rocketgirl 9 years
I consider my apartment home, where I've created my own little family out of friends. I call my parents' house "Texas-home" to distinguish between the two; it's home, but it's not my main home anymore.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Yes it does feel like home, because i still live there. I'm only 19 though and I don't have enough money to get my own place here in the Bay Area.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
YES! 100% yes!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
Yes, my parent's house will always be home.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
Ever since my parents divorced/split [14 years ago] I've never really felt at home anywhere, except at one cozy apartment I redid myself. The more and more I rearrange things the more things don't seem right. My mom's house probably feels the best, but I didn't grow up there.
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