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How to survive moving back home

Survive moving back homeWith uncertain job prospects and student debt skyrocketing, more and more graduates from college are being forced to move back home once their education is complete.  39% of adults aged between 18 and 34 have either lived or are still living in the parental home in the last few years, according to a Pew report, with multi-generational households in America at their highest level since the 50s.

Having to move back into your old bedroom after several years of being out on your own is rarely easy; however, financially necessary it may be.  There are plenty of perks, however, with convenience being one of them.

It can be something of a shock to the system to go from having to attend a couple of classes per day to working 60-hour weeks, and to have to try to find an apartment, furnish it, pay bills and do laundry on top of this can only add to the stress.  Those who live at home, however, can get used to the challenge of the 60-hour working week at least knowing that when they get home the laundry will be done and the fridge will already be fully stocked.

On the downside, of course, is the lack of freedom and privacy, which can definitely be a bone of contention for some, especially those with romantic partners.  The trick to being treated like an adult by your parents after you move back in with them is to make certain that you act like one.

Lance Grooms

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