How Living With Your Parents Affects Your Dating Life

July 30, 2019  |  
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Grandmother and grandparents taking a selfie

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There are many reasons adults move back home with their parents. If you go through a divorce, it’s very likely you’ll live back home again (unless you get the house in the divorce—but you may not want to stay in a place with so many bad memories). You’ll need somewhere to stay while finding a new place to live, and you’ll probably want the comfort and support of family during such a difficult time. Maybe your personal life isn’t the reason you’re back at mom and dad’s place—maybe you’ve chosen to move back in because they need your help taking care of an elderly relative, or one of them. Whatever the reason, if you do live with your parents again, you can’t just turn off your desire to meet people and date. You’ll just find that living under mom and dad’s roof has a funny effect on your dating life.


You don’t have a curfew, but you do

Even though you’re a grown adult who doesn’t technically have a curfew, you unofficially do. Your parents notice what time you get back and you know they notice. You’ll be on a date, watching the clock, knowing that if you stay out too late your parents will worry or just wonder what you’re doing.

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