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When Did You Move Out of Your Parents' House?

Kathy Griffin told USA Today she lived with her parents until she was 28. "I like to use the term 'late bloomer,'" she said, "But I really thought there was something wrong with me."

I wouldn't say there's anything wrong with living at home past college, but 28 would be too extreme for me, or anyone itching to be on their own. But not all people extend their homestay because they just love having 50-year-old roommates; money, career (or lack of), and school can keep us there until we're closer to 30 than 20.

College dorms aside, when did you get out of your parents' house for good?

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bsanf3 bsanf3 7 years
at 23 after I finished tech school, started my career and moved into my own place.
SpilledCandy SpilledCandy 7 years
I moved out when I was 18 to go to Air Force boot camp, and went back for a grand total of six months over two for a few months after I was discharged from the military and needed to find a home and get a job, and then when I moved from Los Angeles back to Denver and needed to get an apartment. I could never have lived with my parents beyond the age of 18. I was raised under lock and key..go to school, go to job, come home, period. I can't understand why people wanna stay with their parents so long. But, whatever works for you. All I know is that if I found out a guy I was dating lived at home, no matter what the reason was, he was crossed off the list.
stylinfabqueen stylinfabqueen 7 years
I'm 25 and still living at home. I'm trying to move out but as an only child and my dad passing away. I just feel bad leaving my mom alone... she over 60.
whats-her-name whats-her-name 7 years
Last year when I was 17. My future sister-in-law needed a roommate, and since my family doesn't believe in cohabitation before marriage, we moved in together. Didn't really matter though, since my brother wound up moving in with us anyway lol
Shygurltori Shygurltori 7 years
I'm 21 and having a hard time getting through college. I live with my mom and commute to school. She has always been there for me and I'll always thank her for that. But I can't finish school and that was the only reason she let me stay after high school. I understand her point of view and appreciate it. I'm going to join the military where work is steady and I can figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I try and help her with anything she needs. I do all the cooking/cleaning/laundry, I pay rent, and help out with whatever other expenses there are. She's been very good to me and it's time I do things for my self. I love my mom to death and I know she loves me just as much, but I need my space and she needs hers. We get along great and I'll miss her dearly when I leave home.
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
Oh, and I'm 21. (we need an edit comment feature! :P)
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
I actually just moved out 2 weeks ago! I'm going to be a senior in college in the fall, and I just moved into a house with 4 friends. The first three years I lived in college dorms, so I was semi moved out, but now it's official. I literally won't even have a room at either of my parents places--My dad has a 1 bedroom apartment, and my mother is going to soon be moving, and she's only going to get 1 or 2 bedrooms (the second would be for my 22 year old brother, who has yet to even find ANY job 1 year out of college). I think this was a great time for me to move out, kind of a transition into the real world. I'm not totally dependent, as my father still pays for my cellphone and he's taking out loans to pay for my last year of school and all of my rent for the school year (which I am ridiculously grateful for) but for the summer I am responsible for paying rent. It's a nice glimpse into life on my own, but I'm not totally cut off. Though truthfully I can't wait until I'm out of college and can get my OWN apartment, by myself or with 1 or 2 other people, not 4 others. :P
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I'm 21, still live with my parents, and will be staying at home until I graduate from college and get a job (hopefully in about one/two years). I know my mom will hate that, but I just always envisioned myself living on my own after college...
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Went away to college at 18 and never went back (even for summers). I see my mom every couple of weeks and talk every few days but I don't think we could live in the same house again.
KateAthens KateAthens 7 years
I"m 22 and still at home. The reason is simple, i can't really afford yet to rent an appartment on my own.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
I moved out at 25 for 2 years grad school and then moved back in for 6 months after grad school. Honestly, I think my parents wished I would never have moved out. Gotta love those Mexican parents! :)
boredgourdless boredgourdless 7 years
I moved out at 19, the came back for a year while I was between jobs and going to school at 25. I have several friends who "live with their parents," though they defy the mooch sterotype. One friend helped his parents move to an area they wanted to be in by buying in 50% of the new house. Another friend's mother went through a divorce and hates living alone, so she's at home as more of a "housemate" than a child.
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