You beat me to this article! (Although I’m still going to write my own :).) I am 26, and I have been living at home (with my mom, and occasionally my brother) since graduating college in 2016. At first I was also overly concerned with moving out as soon as possible and being independent. But between my health issues and low-paying jobs, life didn’t go that way. But my health was so bad in 2019 that if I hadn’t been living at home with the constant support of my mom, I don’t know, maybe I wouldn’t have made it. I’m in a much better place now and very thankful for my living situation (even though it has its challenges). Good luck in your next chapter!

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