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One has to wonder what the reasons are for this, though there seems to be little doubt as to the consequences. The net result is a loss of personal power for both the adult child and the parents who support him. There has been a remarkable shift in the living arrangements for kids who are not actively pursuing college education.
Whereas the tendency for kids has always been to want to get away from home, spread their wings, and learn self-sufficiency, many are now choosing to abandon these goals and reside with their parents as independent adults. The situation Mike graduated from high school about six years ago and is now 25 years old.
Though he continues to talk about college, mostly what he does is talk about it. Mike has about 60 credits at the local university, but his primary objectives seem to be working part time as a waiter and hanging out with his friends.
At this rate, he should graduate some time about age In the meantime, he subsists on pizza, the occasional half price meal from work, and Raman noodle surprise. Living on his own rarely lasts long. Mike spent the first year out of high school sharing an apartment with a friend, but since then, the longest stint has been about 9 months.
Like his friends, Mike always seems to find his way back home to live with his folks, each time with a bit more independence and fewer household responsibilities. Friends stop by at all hours or he is out till the wee hours of the morning, and Mike manages to sleep until about two in the afternoon when he has to get up and go to work.
Otherwise his room stinks. Mike rarely gives his mom the respect she deserves and rarely sees his dad enough to have it go either way. Mike is quick to tell his Mom off, ignores her requests to keep up his end, and he has little time for her unless it is to smooth the waters after his latest screw-up or get her to do something for him.
He can be as sweet as possible when he wants her to run errands for him.
Church is definitely out of the question for Mike. Mike has little time for his siblings other than to glorify himself and his exploits to them. She also thinks that any contact with family members must be good in the long run.
This after learning that Mike had plans to take the older one out drinking. If confronted with his attitude towards Mom, Mike blows it off and blames it on her for not treating him like the adult that he is.
Of course, Mike never really takes responsibility for anything and regularly blames others for anything that happens to him or anything he might say.
It is also probably part of the reason that he has been fired from so many jobs.No matter what it is, this can be territory where parents and adult children can clash, and it’s important to discuss things and voice concerns, but also keep age in mind.
Parents and children may always have that dynamic, but finding language for how to talk about these issues is a good idea. Enjoy hand-picked episodes, clips, and web exclusives. Adult Kids Who Stay At Home sap you and zap your personal power. An interesting and disturbing trend seems to be on the rise in America, and that is fully grown adult children living at home with their parents, often well into their 20’s and even 30’s.
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