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Thread #64659   Message #1058639
Posted By: GUEST,MMario
21-Nov-03 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
Subject: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
Question for people - another forum I'm on has a lengthy (for that forum) thread on the heartbreak a mother is feeling when her 22 year old daughter chose not to move back into the family home after having been away at college for four years.

this was certainly not an expectation my parents had - nor, as far as I know any of my siblings with grown children... (not that "flown" children wouldn't be welcomed back under most circumstances- but they aren't expected to move back)

Most of the people commenting on that thread are reporting similar feelings to the original poster (and similar expectations)

Now I know it's tough letting them out to "fly on their own" - but do many/most parents expect grown kids to stay in the family home?

Of course my folks always stated their intention to have us settle coast to coast as an excuse for them to travel in their retirement - *grin* which they have done - but as far as I know so were most if not all of my friends encouraged to go out on their own. Is it a generational thing?