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There are lots of reasons why and somethings might migrate back to the nest. Those reasons may be a big factor in how that living arrangement is handled. That being said, regardless of whether the adult children return home due to necessity, transition or preference, here are some things you should be sure to discuss.
Regardless of your feelings regarding the merits or demerits of millennials and their younger counterparts, being a fledgling adult is harder in some ways than it used to be. Two years ago the Pew Research Center reported that for the first time in years adults ages 18 to 34 were more likely to live with parents than with a romantic partner. For one thing, more young people are waiting later in life to get married, if they do at all.
By Jane Ridley. Eleven years on — aside from a month period when he worked as a model in Miami — the cozy arrangement still stands. The year-old lives rent-free with his father, Anton, and there are no signs of finding a place of his own.
Are you frustrated because your kids are grown up and old enough to be self-sufficient, yet they're still living with you? Is your home starting to feel like a free hotel? If you've decided it's time for one or more of your children to leave the nest, but they refuse to spread their wings, here's what to do.
A couple are beginning to wonder if their adult children will ever leave home and stop costing them money. Q: My husband and I are starting to wonder if our two adult children will ever leave the nest. They are 26 and 25 years old and both have good jobs in the construction industry.
By Rachelle Bergstein. May 24, pm Updated May 31, pm. Slacker son Michael Rotondo learned this the hard way, when the year-old Camillus, NY, resident got served with eviction papers — by his mom and dad. After crashing with his parents for the past eight years, he now has a court-ordered 14 days to move out of his childhood bedroom.
Many parents today are faced with a dilemma: How do I support my adult child in becoming independent? Do I let my adult child live in my home while he or she struggles to find a job? Or do I just kick him out of the nest and hope he learns to fly?