Moving back in with your parents might make you feel kinda bad about yourself. But here’s what you’re NOT thinking about: It’s making your parents feel even WORSE.
A new study by the London School of Economics found that when someone moves back home, it causes a SIGNIFICANT drop in the quality of their parents’ life and wellbeing.
In fact, the negative effect is JUST as strong as if they had developed, quote, “an age-related disability.”
Translation: You moving into your parents’ basement is just as hard on them as dementia or a broken hip.
Why? It’s because they’re SUPPOSED to be entering the next phase of their relationship, developing new hobbies, traveling, and enjoying their independence. When you move back home, you ruin all of that. Great, thanks for this new study, my wife and I have been living with her parents the last 4 years to try and save some money for some renovations on our house currently. We have our four year old that puts the biggest smile on their faces though everyday so that makes everything ok, no?
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