Living at Home vs. Living with a Roommate
Many of us have had to make the choice between independence or stability when it comes to where we call home. Some people would rather be independent, living away from their parents or guardians, while others like to feel the safety of knowing their parents will take care of the household bills. This is a hard choice to make because both choices have pros and cons.
My wife and I are currently living with my parents along with my one year old daughter. We tried having a place of our own, but due to lack of money, could not make it and had to move back in until we got better jobs.
Living with parents in my opinion is usually easier for all involved. Sometimes not everyone has a choice, some people, usually young adults, need the financial support of their parents. The added income and financial stability of the parents means less stress and more money. In today’s economy a family needs as much money as it can get, with the price of most products including food, milk, gas, and heat rising, while the average income staying the same, a family with only two sources of income just is not getting by anymore.
Finding a good, reliable babysitter can be very hard sometimes and making a wrong choice is potentially devastating. However, if you live with your parents and one of them is retired or disabled you will never have to pay for a babysitter again. Having a free babysitter that has proven themselves able to handle children, they did raise you after all, is a very big relief.
With all of the good things living with a parent can bring, there are also many drawbacks. For couples this means a lot less privacy, all the things you would like to do need to be done in your own room and nowhere else or some very awkward moments can happen. Also you need to be careful when going into the parents’ room or the same awkward moment could happen.
Parents are also likely to complain about certain things like messes, noise,...