Do you stay with your family or live alone?
• 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.
• 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!
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.
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.
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