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5 Best (and Worst!) Things About Moving Back in with Your Parents


November 09, 2009

#1: Worst: Community Living = Zero Privacy

Ah—the romanticized notion of living “en famille.” It’s all fine and dandy when your family does things for you, but what about when you have to do things for them? You just got used to your independence, and suddenly you’re coerced into contributing to the family? Did my mom just ask me to do chores? I’d forgotten about those!

Pick up your sister here, buy milk there, drop this letter off on your way to wherever it is you’re going… the list is endless! What ever happened to me time? Even showers — which should guarantee at least a little alone time — don’t when your siblings are pounding on the door demanding urgent use of the bathroom.

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