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View Poll Results: What age is the right time to move out?
18 4 6.90%
20 7 12.07%
22 15 25.86%
24 10 17.24%
26 16 27.59%
Never 3 5.17%
Younger than 18 1 1.72%
I will live there until I am 65 and will never get a job 2 3.45%
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:19 AM   #21
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i just moved out a month ago and im 23. i probably would have gone earlier but couldnt afford to. i moved about 400 miles away from my parents house. but no homesickness yet : )
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:32 AM   #22
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I am 24, and my BF is 27. It is so expensive to move out where we live, so we are frantically saving and by early next year.......hoping to move out!!!!
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I have an even better idea! Check out the will, and kill 'em! wow that's genius! No, but really, check it first.
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Ha ha, I shall try to have a sneaky look!!! I could even have my own place for free that way!! Might only have 3 grey walls and some bars as a door though.....
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my friend's aunt is 45 and still living with her parents...she just never moved out
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^^ NOW thats a plan and a half!
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Wow. I agree, the school/ financial aspect does play a huge factor!

But living with your parents until 45? My question is HOW you stand it, on both sides?

I was done at 18. I plan to be done for awhile.
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I was out at 18 and back at 26. Been stuck at my parents for the last six months, due to 'financial irregularities'. They are lovely but i still hate it with a passion stronger than the burning of a thousand suns. Why else do i spend everyday dreaming of travelling to distant lands.

I leave on the 19th, dont know where yet. Hope i stay sane


In conclusion, leave as soon as you get half a chance. Like simplysheshe says its better for them and you.
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Hmm tough one - very individual and depending on the economy, the social life and well - the family you're born into... kept moving to and fro a couple of times due to economy and keep my stuff there while I found other hangouts during the day but took way too long before I got my own 4 walls instead of small let rooms.....What a glorious day that was!
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For me it was 23 - I had free room and board at home til I finished uni (had to pay for that myself), then had to pay rent. I was saving for my trip, so that was cool with me - as soon as I got back, I went looking for an apartment.

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I've been out since I was 17. Never been back....of course, I lived with my husband for the majority of the time. But....I don't think I'll ever move back. I enjoy my independence too much.

I think it's great when parents are able to help their kids out...especially during school, etc. And, I know there are always exceptions, and special circumstances, emergencies...etc....
But...I tend to shudder at the idea of adult children free loading off their parents for too long. I feel like once you're capable of supporting yourself....living with parents should be temporary and purely transitional. Now...if your parents charge you rent...then by all means...if you want to live with your folks AND pay rent, more power to ya.







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I moved out when i was 23, when i went to university and came back to Bristol for 2 summers. Now im 26 and have decided that i will NEVER, EVER, be moving back to that shit hole!

I have finished uni and my contract on my scabby student flat runs out on the 9th July im going to be moving in with friends while i finish my teacher training and i should have enough saved up for a deposit on a flat/house share by then.

Over here houses are so expensive the only option is to live up 'North' especially on the salary i will be getting when i start off teaching

As for when you move out i know i would not date a guy who was still living at home with his parents when he was in his 30's ha ha
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come on briley.. it's not that bad.. I mean i will still have a double bed in my room and you'd only have to share the bathroom with my brother...

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I moved out when I joined the Army at 19. I'll be out next May but I don't plan on ever moving back in with them, I know that if I go back I'll fall into that old small-town mindframe, and I've grown too much for that. That makes absolutely no sense, I know. But really, I might be home for a couple days before moving into an apartment elsewhere.

It's wierd how your relationship with your parents changes when you move out. Like other's said, they became really close, wise, friends. Its pretty cool, I love my parents, but I don't think we'd have that great relationship if I lived at home. Distance improves the relationship.
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And I'm about to get my own place in Germany, yeah! (still not re-enlisting)
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I moved out and an 8 hr drive away at 19 and vowed never to go back to living in my hometown...

And then I moved back in with my parents for a short time 7 yrs later. Ugh! (Although for a multitude of reasons: mom sick, just out of school with no real job, etc)

But it was a nice option to let me save some money and become financially stable. Really, who knows what life will throw your way. It's nice to have the option if you need it. And my parents would let me live with them forever if I wanted. I think they like me.
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If you're still living with your parents...after theyre dead...then maybe it has been too long? However they do provide good listening...
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it all depends on your situation.
i moved out at 21 and temporarily with the inlaws when i was 28 for 6 months.
but now i'm far far away.
my brother at 34 is still at home, has never moved out and is stopping the parents from downsizing to a smaller place.
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He must be livin' it large.
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I moved out at 19 to join the Marines. I plan on moving back in when I get out in Nov until my trip next spring. And when I get back I'll be broke (or in debt more likely) so I'll probably be staying with them until my GI Bill kick's in. But being in the military isn't that much different than living with your parents. They both put a roof over your head, feed you and they both impose alot stupid ass rules!
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