Living with parents

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So…I’ve been living with my parents for 2 years now, going on 3 with my husband and 2 year old son. I know people may say its good to live at home with your parents. You save money, get help from your parents, etc. But at this point in my life, being at home with them is just driving both my husband and I crazy. When we want to have private time, we have to be quiet which sucks. I don’t like being called for every little thing for no apparent reason. I don’t know what to do. Trying to move out right now is impossible seeing as how I’m a stay at home mom and my husband doesn’t bring in enough money for us to move. On top of living in New York City, if anyone knows its a bit expensive as far as rent is concerned if you’re looking for a decent place to live.

Any advice?

Category: asked December 17, 2013

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In a financial situation like that , it is best to consider moving out of that city just long enough for yourselves to earn up money and what not so you can become stable. Living with your parents can be frustrating just because of the fact that you want your independence but it is only like that since you both choose to do so. Figure out a more financial area to move to out of New York and start saving up, when the time comes if you want to move back, go ahead and do so , at least you know you'll be okay when you go back.
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Of course it's frustrating, because you're quite obviously not there by choice. I don't mean to trivialize how you may be feeling, but truly try to think about the positive aspects. You and your family are sheltered in a home, and have a place to sleep at night. Your private time is a luxury, so long as you recognize you are lucky enough to have someone. You may not be making the money you want, but you are clearly sustaining. Don't focus on being stuck. Focus on what you can do to move forward. As for being in New York City, I'd recommend looking for housing in less expensive surrounding areas. Nothing is permanent. Best wishes