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Who here has the record for longest living at home with parents? List what country you are from and tell your story.

Asked by talljasperman (21744points) February 19th, 2014

I’ll start. I moved out at 35 and I live in Canada. No job currently on disability. I’ve worked before the economy went to hell as clerks and cashiers, food service and laundry at a hotel.

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Cruiser's avatar

I moved out at 18 and temporarily moved back in at 24 when I had to vacate an apartment when I bought my first house and the seller did not vacate the house per the agreed closing date. USA

talljasperman's avatar

@Cruiser I’m impressed with you. Congratulations.

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livelaughlove21's avatar

I moved out at 19 with my now-husband then-fiancé and only moved back in for one month at 21 when we were waiting for the closing on our first house. One month too long if you ask me.

My sister is 32 and still lives at home, though. Her 10-year-old daughter also lives there.


dxs's avatar

17. I guess I lose. I’m still considered a dependent though, so if that’s the case then I’ll be with them till I’m 26. But I certainly hope to not be under their roof until that age.
My brother is in his mid-20s and last I heard he’s still there.

hearkat's avatar

I moved out at 24, when I got married. I moved back at 31, when I got divorced and my son was 6, and stayed until I was 44 and my son was 19. My son will soon be 23, and he still lives with me. I am in the USA.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I’m 18 and I still live at home (well, many people at my age do too).
My uncle is 40 years old and he still lives with my grandparents.
My cousin is 25 years old and he still lives with my aunt and uncle.

hug_of_war's avatar

25 and I have lived at home all that time except one disastrous semester away at college. I have asperger’s and independance is a real struggle. I don’t have a job that pays me enough to move out at this point. Man, this is depressing me.

cazzie's avatar

I had my first full time job right after graduation at 17 years of age, but still lived at home. Got a bit more education and moved out at 18. Moved to New Zealand at 19. Moved back to look after my mother for some months while she went through chemotherapy. (USA)

ucme's avatar

My mother & father divorced when I was six, many happy years followed in a single parent family set up. Until one day, during a freak snowstorm, mummy got lost while out shopping for turnips.
Within a year I moved out unable to cope with a domestic dispute with my two brothers, I wanted to do the ironing, I bought the bloody thing.
Anyway, my mam did eventually turn up, she’d ran off with the postman & moved in with him only two streets away. I did suspect foul play at the time because i don’t even like turnip, none of us did.
Oops, sorry, i’m from england town.

tups's avatar

I’m 19 and I still live at home. I will be moving out next year if all goes well.

Seek's avatar

United States.

I moved out when I was 20. It was the soonest I could convince myself to leave. Girls from my former church were encouraged to live with their parents until they got married, but I never got along with my mother and stepfather and I couldn’t take it anymore.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I moved out when I went to college at 16. I got summer jobs while in school and only came home a couple of times a year after that. I graduated, started a well paying job at 21, and bought my own home in 2 years.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@LuckyGuy College at 16? Smarty pants!

LuckyGuy's avatar


At the time, the legal drinking age was 18. The school allowed alcohol in the upper class dorms as long as everyone in the dorm was 18 or over. That was never a problem until I arrived and moved in at 17. The whole dorm went dry because of me. I was not very popular.

I moved out and into a house with an eclectic group of the smartest and most creative people I had ever met. It changed my life for the better.

dxs's avatar

BTW I’m in the USA.

Brian1946's avatar

I lived with my ‘rents until I was 27.

4 years of that was because I was forced to serve in the US Navy.

Another reason I didn’t move out sooner, was because it was easier and less expensive to stay with them, until I saved up enough money to make a down payment on my house.

That was the last time I lived with them, and that was 40 years ago.

trailsillustrated's avatar

I left home at 15. My son is 18 and lives with me. He’ll probably be here till he’s 20 something. I’m ok with that. Australia

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