At 45, she returns to live with her parents and does not regret her choice
Author: Clark Tos
Returning to live with your parents as an adult is not an easy experience and sometimes causes a feeling of failure. A teacher who returned to the family home after her divorce does not share this point of view, and explains why in a testimony.
When her marriage ends after 19 years together, Laurel Collins, an American teacher, decides to return to live with her parents at the age of 45. A temporary situation that will allow him to bounce back. But not everything went as planned. As the year 2023 approaches, Laurel Collins still lives with her parents. In a testimony published in the HuffPost , the 50-year-old reveals why she decided to stay.
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Find a balance to get along better
At first, the teacher explains that the cohabitation was not easy: “ Living with them was an exercise in patience (…) They have their quirks, but I also have mine ».
Luckily, the whole household managed to find a balance over time: “ It may be a little chaotic, but we work well together, we help each other, we inspire and we congratulate each other. “said the 51-year-old American.
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And the least we can say is that his situation is not exceptional. As the American media points out, the proportion of Americans living in a multigenerational household has nearly quadrupled in recent years ».
A complicated love life
Obviously, the fact of living with her parents has consequences on the love life of the forties: “ The Rendez Vous ? It is more complicated due to the lack of privacy ».
However, she was able to adapt to this new configuration: “ I like the idea of taking the slower route and getting to know potential partners better before introducing them to the whole family that lives under one roof. “, she explained.
Before adding: If I find a partner, maybe I will make a different choice. But for now, I'm staying, because the opportunity to be present in the daily lives of those I love is far better than going it alone. » . Note that his little sister, aged forty, has returned to the family home.Source : Marie-France