When is the right time to move out of our parent’s house? Secretly we wish that our parents could support us for the rest of our lives, but sometime or another we need to grow up. There are definitely signs that tell you that you need to move out and other times we just need a good hard shove into the grown up direction.
1. If you are over 30
I mean really? This should be a given. My mother was giving birth to her second child be the time she was 30. I pray to God that I am not anywhere near my parent’s home when I am 30. By that age I hope that I have my own family and responsibilities. Basically if you are still living at home at 30, you need to grow the hell up.
2. Every conversation turns into an argument
We shouldn’t want to resent our parents in anyway. If you can’t have a simple, “how was your day” conversation, without yelling at them you should think about moving away. It’s hard not to argue with them, especially when they are bringing up the “when are you going to move out” conversation. But they did support you during your crazy hippy phase, so before you hate them move out.
3. They start asking for rent
They will probably offer you a discount because you are their child but, come on. If you are going to be charged to abide by their rules then you should get your own place. Yes, rent is super expensive, but in the long wrong you will thank your parents for getting you out of there.
4. They make underlying ‘move out’ comments
“Oh honey, did you hear that Mary moved out of her parents last month?” “Sweetie, look at this two bedroom apartment, it seems affordable.” These kinds of comments make one think that their parents really don’t want them around anymore. It does hurt a little to hear that they are totally over you, but you are grateful that they aren’t just simply kicking you out.
5.Your younger sibling moves out before you
This is just embarrassing. If your younger sibling moves out before you do, then you know that there is something seriously wrong with you. Also you are now the main conversation topic of all the relatives. They are “concerned” about you because Joe has already grown up and gotten an apartment while you are still at home. Stop being the problem child and get out of there.
6. You are ready
Above every other reason, you just have to know that you are ready. Moving out of your parents place is hard and a huge step in becoming a full fledge adult. You may be scared shitless and if you are not ready for the great big world, it will swallow you whole. Wait till you are prepared and confident that you can make it on your own. Your parents will always be there and they are just proud that they raised a functioning human being.