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Adult offspring living with their parents

An email to 2GB’s Warren Moore in response to an interview he had on the subject of children who continue to live with their parents well in to their adult years

G’day Warren,

I’m 24 and still living at home for both convenience and economic reasons. I get along just fine with my parents and enjoy their company, and it’s reciprocated…and then there’s the dog who I wouldn’t want to leave as she gets in to her senior years.

I’m paying board at a rate which is probably about what I would be paying if I moved in to a share house with friends…but I’ll be honest, I don’t really want to live with other people my age. If I were to move out, then I would be moving out on my own. I’m saving towards that goal and it will happen eventually, but I think this works both ways. My parents have been good to me and have allowed me to stay in their home…and one day if it’s necessary when they’re older, I will allow them to move in with me.

For the moment though, unless I leave town, it makes no economic sense for me to move out until I’m in a better position to get myself set up to at least a half-decent standard of living.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

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#1 Comment By nbrettoner On November 1, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

Hi Samuel,
Having just returned from yet another sojourn to Deniliquin (and a two-night journey on the PS EmmyLou), it’s about time I popped in here to try & catch up a bit.

You very rightly make the point above, that (as is the case of many other young adults) ‘living at home’ can often work very well for all concerned.

#2 Comment By Samuel On November 8, 2011 @ 3:53 am

Hi Noel,

How was Deni?

Not an awful lot has happened around here of late, but you know me, I was always want to write much more here than I end up actually writing.

Nice to hear from you again.

#3 Comment By nbrettoner On November 24, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

Hi Samuel,

Deni was great, as was also a most enjoyable sojourn up The Murray from Echuca to Barmah Bridge, & return.
The PS EmmyLou is a lovely way to experience the serenity & sights along this amazing waterway.
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I was also able to make major roads into reestablishing the March reconnection with both family & friends; along the way.
Several I’d not seen for nearly three decades, & some since the late 1960’s! 🙂