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I'm just curious. I moved out of my parent's house 10 years ago (18). Never moved back in with them, but I know of some people who stayed with their parents later or still live with them. Not judging in any way, just curious!!

How old were you when you moved out of your parent's house? Did you ever move back in with them?

  • 17 or younger

    34%
  • 18

    29%
  • 19

    8%
  • 20 or older

    21%
  • under 18 & still live with parents

    1%
  • over 18 and still live with parents

    4%
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Mama_McD
Submitted by at 11:58 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
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How old were you when you moved out of your parent's house? Did you ever move back in with them?

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Mama_McD
Submitted by at 11:58 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
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  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 8:26 AM on December 18, 2008

    I was 18 when I went off to college but came home for all breaks and during the summer. When I was 19 (about a month before turning 20) I moved out of the dorms into my own apartment. I stopped going home for holidays so I consider that living on my own.
    I lived in that apartment until I was 23 and had my oldest child. It was a 1 room apartment so we couldn't stay once the baby was born so we moved in with his parents first then right after she was born we moved in with my parents (350 miles away) and we still live with my dad...8 1/2 years and 3 kids later, lol.
    We did live on our own for 2 years but it nearly bankrupted us in this economy so we came back. It works for us.

  • emf6874
    Submitted by   at 8:28 AM on December 18, 2008

    I was 15 & pregnant with my first daughter.

  • beeky
    Submitted by   at 8:44 AM on December 18, 2008

    I moved out and to another country when I was 23.  When I moved back to Canada 13 years later, My children and I stayed with my parents for two months while my dh and I house hunted.

  • momof2luvs...
    Submitted by   at 9:23 AM on December 18, 2008

    I lived with my older sister during my first year of college and then moved in with my parents for the summer until I got my own place at 19. At 23 my husband, baby, and I moved back in with my dad after my mom passed away to help him fill the void in the house. We stayed for 18 months and then moved back into our own house.

  • Phyreglow
    Submitted by   at 9:34 AM on December 18, 2008

    At 17 I moved in with my boyfriend (now husband) and I never went back. That was 16 years ago. He moved out from his parents at 19 and never moved back either.

  • dtetz
    Submitted by   at 10:00 AM on December 18, 2008

    I need a lower option. I was 13 the first time I moved out... and I moved in and out till I was 19. Then I was out for good. I lived with ohter relatives like my brother or friends.

  • AmaliaD
    Submitted by   at 11:32 AM on December 18, 2008

    17 and NO! but in fairness, i rented their appt, cheap during college

  • dedicatedr...
    Submitted by   at 8:30 PM on December 18, 2008

    I lived with my parents until I got married at 19.

  • 2boyz2pray...
    Submitted by   at 3:16 PM on December 19, 2008

    I was 17, still in high school, I haven't been back, though my mom has had to come and live with me (lol, sooo funny how exactly what was going on when I was a child is still an issue...money management)

  • Mama_McD
    Submitted by   at 8:15 PM on December 19, 2008

    wow, a lot of moms here moved out young!! I moved out as soon as I could, right after I turned 18, before I gradutaed HS. I just wanted out of there so bad!! My brother, on the other hand, lived with them till he was 22. Wonder if it's more common for girls or boys to move out young?

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