This article was originally published on Houzz well before COVID, but with so many adult children living at home during the pandemic, we think these tips are timely right now. The New York Times reported that for the first time in history, adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live with a parent than with a romantic partner. There are lots of reasons why and somethings might migrate back to the nest. Those reasons may be a big factor in how that living arrangement is handled.
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I believe that this is the first problem that I have asked for help about since I came to this site. I have finally lost my temper and given my 20 year old daughter the boot out if she doesn't clean up her act. I mean "literally clean up her act. I've seen em on Oprah and Dr. Phil but this is the first real life person that I have ever met that is this bad. This is going to be a long one, laced with sarcasm and hurt and anger. I have lived with this child being this way for about 10 years and tonight I called her and told her that she had a limited amount of time to get her shet together or she was out of here.
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I am watching television when my daughter comes over for a cuddle. Nothing unusual in that, perhaps, except that she is 23, has a full-time job, and is used to travelling round the world on her own. Most of the time, her response to even an affectionate hair ruffle is to dart away.
It might seem like just yesterday you were dropping your child off for their first day of kindergarten. There are plenty of reasons that a child may need to move back home. They may have just graduated, unsure of what they want to do next.