Dating while living at home with parents

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For one reason or another, they haven’t developed the maturity to launch successfully.

If your adult child lives at home with you and has made no move to save up for a place of his own, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Is he planning to stay here forever?

I know that many parents out there have kids who never launch.

Perhaps they’ve been living with their parents ever since high school and now as adults they are controlling the house.

Helping your older child means doing something for him he can’t do himself, such as driving him somewhere when he has a broken leg.

The bad news is that when you over–function you’re allowing the negative behaviors to continue; the good news is that it’s in your control to change the situation.

When you’re feeling controlled, you have a few choices.

You can get “reactive to your child’s reactivity,’ and watch things escalate, or you can try to be objective and thoughtful about how you want to handle the situation.

A recent study says that nearly 53 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds in the U. In this two-part series by Debbie Pincus, find out how you can manage your adult children at home effectively—and how you’ll know when it’s time for them to leave.

Older children end up at home with their parents for many different reasons.

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