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25-08-2012, 13:36   #16
 
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I moved home & only my dad lives here.

Mightn't see/speak to him for weeks on end.
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Menopause alert! Good luck op!
Hah', I'm well aware, 2 boxes of health food supplements beginning with 'meno..' lying about are a bit of a give away.
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I moved home & only my dad lives here.

Mightn't see/speak to him for weeks on end.
Do u live in a mansion?
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Do u live in a mansion?
If a 3 bed semi is considered a mansion these days, yes.
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Tricky situation, guitarzero. It's becoming more common now as adults are forced to move home due to unemployment, I know a couple of people forced to rent their homes to pay the mortgage and moving home as a result.


If she's meonpausal try to keep out of the way as much as possible. Good luck with the job search, in the meantime try volunteering as previously suggested. Not only will it get you out of the house, but it will look better on a cv.
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In the dim and distant past, only the first born son stayed in the parents house - he brought his wife to live there, all the others were pushed out as soon as possible.

Could history be about to repeat??
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I think it's interesting how living with your parents is considered 'the norm' in a lot of Asian and African cultures, even after you're married-grandparents, parents, children living in the one house is very common. It's only really in 'western' countries that adults living at home is considered odd.
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Is that you Sean jr.
You ungrateful little bastard. PS Your older brother actually IS my favorite.
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I read somewhere recently that as women get older their daughters become their best friends. They based this on the fact that middle aged/elderly women spend more time calling their daughters than anyone else.

I think it's more acceptable for a daughter to live at home. Not only do they get on better with their mothers, but let's face it, a guy living at home doesn't look great.

It's one thing if it's for economic reasons, but it's entirely another if it's a mammys boy
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I think it's interesting how living with your parents is considered 'the norm' in a lot of Asian and African cultures, even after you're married-grandparents, parents, children living in the one house is very common. It's only really in 'western' countries that adults living at home is considered odd.
This is very true. The Irish got a bit carried away with getting on the property ladder during the boom years. I did a thread similar to this a while back, only it was about men still living at home been a deal breaker for women. That can be a real issue.

One thing that has not been mentioned a whole lot is people who have nobody to rent or share an apartment with. Suppose a person in their late 20's is still living at home but wants to move out, only they have nobody else to live with. Apart from been very expensive to rent alone, it would also be quite lonely and I think some would rather live at home for that reason.
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I read somewhere recently that as women get older their daughters become their best friends. They based this on the fact that middle aged/elderly women spend more time calling their daughters than anyone else.

I think it's more acceptable for a daughter to live at home. Not only do they get on better with their mothers, but let's face it, a guy living at home doesn't look great.
I'm in my late 20's and there's no way I could go back and live with my mother. We do get on grand, but that's cause I only see her once a week or so.

My older sis sees her nearly every day, and all me mother does then is moan about me big sis on the phone to me, about how she's over there every day and then moans if she doesn't call to her.

The woman's an enigma wrapped up in a puzzle
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This is very true. The Irish got a bit carried away with getting on the property ladder during the boom years. I did a thread similar to this a while back, only it was about men still living at home been a deal breaker for women. That can be a real issue.

One thing that has not been mentioned a whole lot is people who have nobody to rent or share an apartment with. Suppose a person in their late 20's is still living at home but wants to move out, only they have nobody else to live with. Apart from been very expensive to rent alone, it would also be quite lonely and I think some would rather live at home for that reason.
A girl living with her parents wouldn't put me off at all.

Id rather a girl was living with her parents than with weird, unclean housemates.
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I and all my family have at different times over the years lived at home with the Parents and now Mother. Generally most of us only moved out when we went to live abroad for a time. But I remember at one point living with my Mother, and two of my sisters one of whom was married with two kids. Her husband wasn't with her. He was settling things in London. But we all came and went at different times.

I do think it depends on the personalities involved. We're all easy going as is my Mother. We would fight but never hold grudges.

Never had a real problem. I stayed longer than I wanted to but that was because I couldn't afford a place of my own for a long time.

The funny thing though was that just before I got married I was back living with my Mother for logistical reasons and after we came home from our honeymoon. I kissed goodbye to my new wife and went home to Mammy. My new wife went home to our house alone. I only visited my wife at weekends and days off for the next three months.

Sounds crazy but in fact there was a simple reason. We had moved out of Dublin to her home town but I hadn't found a job there at that point. I was going to quit anyway but then my company offered redundancies. The catch was that it would take a few months. So I was stuck there. It was worth it in the end even if it was a little frustrating. So technically I was living with my Mother in my forties while married!

That's pretty unique.
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I'd sooner live out of my car before I'd move back in with mammy & daddy.
They wouldn't be the easiest to get on with, have to know every detail of where you are, what you're doing, how just rang/ text the phone you own & pay for, stir frys or currys are "foreign" food so therefore shouldn't be trusted, having the odd glass of wine with dinner is a sure sign I'm a raging alcoholic, expensive clothes get discoloured & ruined because there's no point putting on a half load of their own clothes so they pick up a few of mine to get their money's worth out of the machine etc.
For my sanity it's better that we live in seperate houses that are not near each other.
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I get on very well with my parents, only moved out at 23, lived at home though college by choice. Still go home a lot weekends and nearly all my holidays and bank holidays etc are spent at home. After I finish the postgrad course I'm doing I'm actually looking forward to moving home for a while. I don't understand people not getting on with their parents if Im honest.

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