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Livin' at Home

Livin' at Home

Date: Dec 11 2020

Themes: Family

Grammar: You're vs. Your


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When angry, American fathers commonly shout, “As soon as you’re 18, you’re on your own means a lot. It means you’re a legal adult, and, more often than not, people move out of their parents’ home when they are 18.

...And some of them come back or never leave at all. Adults live with their parents for lots of reasons. Sometimes their parents need care, or they need a place to stay to save up money after college. Even though it’s relatively common, people tend to look down on adults who live with their parents in the United States. Listen to Beren and Marni talk about it.


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Marni:  So I was reading that Time Magazine article recently about when you…Like, people in their 30s and moving back in with their parents…

Beren:  Yeah, that’s a huge thing.

Marni:  Yeah, and I was thinking, you know, in this culture, there’s such a stigma against living with your parents past a certain age. Like, you’re sort of viewed as a failure or something. But in many cultures, in many places in the world it’s pretty normal to live with your family.

Beren:  Yeah, you don’t move out until you’re married. And if you never marry, you never move out.

Marni:  Well, that or even sometimes you marry and yet you just live with your family and then, you know…Sort of in this country, I think parents move back in once they’re elderly, but it’s like, there’s this huge gap of time where it’s totally taboo and frowned upon, if you will…

Beren:  I know a bunch of people who are actually moving back in with their parents.

Marni:  I did it for like half a year when I was 29. It was great. I saved a lot of money.

Beren:  Yeah?

Marni:  Yeah. And my parents were happy to have me there. It’s an interesting thing. I don’t know…Is it so terrible?


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Marni recently read an article about how many grown Americans are moving back in with their parents. It made her think about how in many countries, it’s perfectly normal to live with your parents past 30.

Beren notes that in a lot of places, people live with their families until they get married. But Marni points out that sometimes even married people continue to live with their family.

In the US, parents sometimes move in with their children when they get older and need someone to help take care of them. But there is a gap of 30 or 40 years between when the child turns 18 and the parents become elderly when it’s regarded as strange for them to live together.

Nonetheless, Beren knows a few people who have moved back in with their parents. Marni lived with her parents for a brief time a little while ago. She saved money and her parents were glad she was there. What’s so wrong about living with your parents when you’re an adult?



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hello world..

09:20 AM Jan 12 2010 |



Saudi Arabia

yeaa its normal when u leave with ur familly actually i dont see any problem in this case an like wut the others said ,,,

we could leave the familly hous when we get married ,, cuz the famillys environment neccesary for anyone especially the teens so my advice u should stay with ur familly to be able for helping ur parents an for helping ur self ;)

11:37 PM Jan 05 2010 |


Dominican Republic

i'ts good to live with our family,but just before getting married 'cause when we got married we need a bunch of time to spend with our own family

09:15 PM Dec 24 2009 |





thanke for add me :(

07:10 PM Dec 15 2009 |


Viet Nam

i think it's normal to living with parents…. you know,,when you have a child, you have seen them grew up and you love them a lot…someday,they are leaving and .how do you feel???so dont treat your parents who love you most in the world like that…

11:08 AM Dec 03 2009 |

kamolporn chunchokdee


At Thailand most of all stay with family forever it’s the Thai culture they have a happiness when stay with their parent

12:45 PM Nov 29 2009 |



i see living with parents is more safe and secure . i'm 21 years old and still live with them.it depend on many fector such as culture, country, religion.it is more commen in developed countries

05:50 AM Nov 25 2009 |

turab 2009


i think it is much better  to live with your family.you will have a wonderful experience of love care and sharing your experience with your parents.for me living with my parents is not less than a blessing.

11:45 AM Nov 01 2009 |

tan guang yu


I am      come form  china    I  want   to    aks   you 

01:06 PM Oct 28 2009 |

tan guang yu


I am      come form  china    I  want   to    aks   you 

01:06 PM Oct 28 2009 |

tan guang yu


I am      come form  china    I  want   to    aks   you 

01:06 PM Oct 28 2009 |


Viet Nam

Well, you're right, different country, different culture. It depends on many factors, but the predominance of adolescents that tend to live independently early happens primarily in modern societies. 

03:14 PM Oct 09 2009 |




different country is different culture

in Indonesia many parents want their children to live with them forever

many cruel people out there, they said hahaha lol

04:06 AM Sep 29 2009 |




02:31 PM Jul 30 2009 |

Josh K

Josh K



04:12 PM Apr 13 2009 |


United States

im 20 and still live with my parents, I think its better this way to save up first and go to school. then in four years or so – moving out is fine, but it is important to stay in touch with family. (also from US)

05:30 PM Oct 20 2008 |



I want to live a American life if I am allowed

02:32 AM Jun 14 2008 |


Saudi Arabia

when I become 18 it is possible for me to be on my own ,but if my parents have just to depend on me I had better  stay with them and serve them .In addition, I like to help my parents in order not to need someone different to me.


02:59 PM Jun 11 2008 |




moi fati falware si mon msn fi-fi@live.fr


11:51 AM Jun 11 2008 |




moi fati de maroc age a18    

11:48 AM Jun 11 2008 |

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