Do you stay with your family or live alone?

@ajithlal (14569)
India
November 15, 2010 10:50am CST
I think it is better to stay with the family than living alone. How about you and why?
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8 responses
@Jayzee23 (97)
• United Arab Emirates
15 Nov 10
Family is the first and foremost relation in our lives. If you're staying alone no one is there to guide you or be a better friends with you who can care for your happiness, everytime and every second. But if you're with your family then you'll find best friends in the world easily. I love my mom and dad and then my bros and sis. We hang outside together and enjoy the most, we share our sorrows because we value each other as a family. So I love to stay with my family forever.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
16 Nov 10
I'd love to have some family members live closer. And I hope that my kids, hubby and I will stay together for a long while. Life changes quickly. It would be nice to offer the security of family to my kids.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
4 Mar 12
It is a great feeling when the family live closer. Some families live in same street and it is nice to have them closer.
@buragee (173)
15 Nov 10
Well, it depends on the culture and country. Here in the philippines, some people prefer to be independent if they got a decent job.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
15 May 11
I also think it depends on the culture and country. Here most families stays together. I have seen in some culture people very early.
@maezee (33000)
• United States
19 Nov 10
I am living with my dad, my sister, and my sister's boyfriend. So yes, I am staying with my family (or at least part of it). I really can't afford to move out at this point in time - too much debt to pay off, and I don't really make enough money. Plus, I have no candidates for roommates whatsoever. It's pretty sad and pathetic I know. I am 20 years old, too, so I feel a little old to still be living with my 'rent..But at the same time, I am trying not to compare myself to other people (a lot of my friends have apartments already who are my age). Ah, well, what can you do!
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
16 Nov 10
Yes, I certainly agree with you. But for me, I am living far away from my relatives. My job had brought me here, and I am staying on because this job is the kind I like very much. Yet, I do keep in touch with my relatives by emails and by telephone, and we get together as often as we can too.
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
15 Nov 10
I agree with buragee, in a way that it depends on culture. Then again, i am finding more and more, due to the rise in the cost of living that families are sticking together more. I like my own space, my own living arrangement but on the other hand it is nice to be at home. Living at home meaning making concessions, that sometimes can be large but at the same time the benefits are just as valuable. To live at home gives us the chance to bond more with our siblings and parents. To enjoy a family structure and likely save money that we otherwise would be paying in mortgage or rent. Living on our own does cost more and sometimes we are faced with the feeling of loneliness perhaps. Missing our parents or siblings. Unable to spend as much time with our family as we would want because we are too busy working all the time to pay for the cost of living. The benefits of living alone maybe that of our own space, no cleaning up after others, no sharing the bathroom or fighting over the remote, lol. I think that there are benefits of each and downfalls as well. Personally I like to live on my own but at the same time I like to spend valuable time with my family. I am torn between the two. As my parent get older, it is likely that I may return home. Since I foresee this, I am enjoying my space alone for the time being and preparing myself mentally for the change, should it occur.
• Canada
23 Nov 10
My husband and I live in an apartment together. My family lives within 100 miles of where we are now, in Canada, and my husband's family lives all over the United States.
@calpro (933)
• India
16 Nov 10
I would love to stay with my family rather than living alone. I would miss them a lot.I would miss my kid and my wife and i can't even imagine about that. If I had to work in a different city or country, I ma pretty sure that I would take them with me. Living alone is really not my ways of living.Life is short and why should we miss each other living alone. This is what my wife says always, even when I am on a short tour for 3 days they miss me so much. Never live alone