How to Survive Living at Home in Relationships
More young people than ever are choosing to live at home. Here are some tips to help you survive.
Don't worry if you can't afford to move out. You can still gain some independence staying under the same roof as your parent or carers. Here's how:
Tip 1 - It's all about the give and take.
Your parents are going to see you as their baby so don't get too annoyed if they ask you a million and one questions just as you're about to leave the house. Avoid this by letting them know in advance if you won't be in for dinner and agree a suitable time to be home.
Tip 2 - It's not a hotel
Ok, so we've all heard our parents or carers use this line. But it's true, don't treat it as one. Do the dishes, change your bed, or take the dog for a walk. If you do some of the little easy chores, it is less likely you'll be nagged about the bigger things.
Tip 3 - Offer to pay towards something.
Even if it's a small amount, offering some money towards your food or electricity bill can give you a bit of independence.