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when is the right time to move out of your parents house

so we just moved to a new house, it was an activity that took us two days but finally we have settled and the new place is awesome and am loving it! It's quite an improvement since the house is bigger and it just hit us that we should get more furniture, the previous house was small, making us think that we had plenty of furniture…

Before I drift out of context let's get back to topic, so I was thinking and thinking hard…when is the right time to move out of your parent's house? when is it too old to still be in your parents house? what should dictate a daughter/son moving out from the snare of the parents? are there any factors to be considered?

answers please...

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Scorpie wrote on September 5, 2014, 3:26 PM

For me it was 14. It was at a turning point and I chose well. A friends parents let me stay with them. Back in that time the world was less litigious so nothing happened to me. I worked and continued school. This kinda thing does not play well in the modern world where teenagers are considered as useless as one legged cat trying to bury a dookie on a frozen lake.

MegL wrote on September 5, 2014, 3:34 PM

I still have a 30+ living at home! Anyone want him?

Shadi wrote on September 5, 2014, 3:50 PM

I don't think there is a rule for that but maybe move out as soon as you stand up on your two feet, financially I mean?

melody23 wrote on September 5, 2014, 4:40 PM

I lived on my own on and off from around 15, my mum worked away and was only home a few days a month at most, I then moved out at 19 then had to move back later that year due to being to ill to keep my job. I moved out again at 22. I guess the biggest thing to consider is can you afford everything, rent, bills, food etc.

Ellis wrote on September 5, 2014, 7:07 PM

Best time to leave your parents is when they pay off the last installment on your

LynnWrites wrote on September 6, 2014, 3:00 AM

When the time comes is the right I think in today's economy it isn't always easy to leave home as soon as you'd like. My son is 20 and still at home and I'm OK with that. He is going to school, and working. The cost of rent here is over $1800 a month with all utilities on top of that. He's looking at over $2100 just to have a place and that doesn't include the cost of tuition or food. If he moved out he would need more student loans and then have more to pay off. He pays us rent that is about half that, cooks his own meals, does his own laundry and helps out around the house. He has his only little area and we rarely see him. It also allows us to save money and put more into retirement savings... its a win, win both ways.

aolo wrote on September 6, 2014, 8:27 AM

@ 14 years, hahaha that's too early even to contemplate, what made you leave your parents house @ 14; I just had to ask...

aolo wrote on September 6, 2014, 8:28 AM

lolest, whats his case??

aolo wrote on September 6, 2014, 8:30 AM

how about one just moving out even if they are not financially stable and just figure out things as they go...

aolo wrote on September 6, 2014, 8:32 AM

and what if the financial stability never happens for one, should they just continue living under the parents roof??

aolo wrote on September 6, 2014, 8:34 AM

lolest...and made sure it has the best insurance cover

aolo wrote on September 6, 2014, 8:42 AM

its quite a challenge and I bet many a times it goes through his mind that maybe he should just move out and go out there and figure out things...but your scenario is indeed a win, win situation.

melody23 wrote on September 6, 2014, 11:20 AM

Well in that case, what are the other options?