Living with parents vs. Living alone

We all live with our parents at some point in our lives. But when we grow up we start asking ourselves a question: when should we move out. Many parents would love their children to stay in their homes, and we can stay for a while. But should we? What are the advantages and disadvantages of living with parents? Let’s see.

Living with parents.


  • The closest people in your life – your parents are always with you, you can be sure there are loving people waiting for you at home, ready to talk to you, comfort you, give you some advice or just watch a silly TV show with you and share their thoughts with you;
  • When you live with parents they can do the bigger part of all the work around the house;
  • They can cover some expenses as buying shower gel and food (of course you buy stuff too, but if you are a little shy on the money, parents can help);
  • If you have children, their grandparents will be happy to look after them when you need to work.


  • Lack of privacy: if you have some intimate things you don’t want anyone to see, you can’t be sure no one will ever see them. If you want to sleep with your spouse / boyfriend or girlfriend, you can’t be sure no one will hear you;
  • You are definitely going to be taught how to live, what to wear, when to go to bed, how to cook and what to watch on TV;
  • When you are going to go out, you are definitely going to be asked where you are going, and when you are going to be back, and of course, they are going to call you if you are not home by the time you said you would be;
  • You are not going to have things the way you want them (interior-wise).

Living alone.


  • You can design your own home and create so-called perfect little world of yours;
  • You don’t have to tiptoe in the morning because someone is sleeping and you don’t want to wake them;
  • You don’t have to report where you have been and where you are going;
  • You can bring a friend or two over without asking permission;
  • Your girlfriend / boyfriend can sleep over and walk around in underwear;
  • You can listen to the music / work out / read / wear whatever you want and it is not going to bother anyone and no one is going to bother you;
  • You can get any pet you want.


  • It gets lonely. When you come back to the cold bed there is no one you can share your thoughts with;
  • If your toilet is out of order you need to stay home and wait for a plumber to unclog it, because there is no one to do it for you;
  • Cooking and cleaning is only on you, no one will wake you up if you oversleep;
  • It may be scary;
  • No pleasant surprises like a prepared bed and a note “I know you are going to be late, just wanted to tell you I love you”.
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