What do you refer to as "home?"

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: What do you refer to as home?
    The home I own with my FI/husband : (110 votes)
    45 %
    The apartment I have with my FI/husband : (89 votes)
    36 %
    My own house/apartment : (12 votes)
    5 %
    My parents' house : (36 votes)
    15 %
    His parents' house : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    210 posts
    Helper bee

    I just moved in with my boyfriend in October and whenever I refer to going to my parents house I always say , Hey I want to go home this weekend. So I still see my parents house as my home. the way I see it if it doesnt work out with him then thats where I go “home”.


    Post # 4
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have 3 And I refer to all of them as home, 

    My SDads house and childhood home – I still will refer to it as home

    Mine and SOs house – very much home

    Anynumber of homes back in Germany – that is because of family and a national ‘home’ 

    All three are equal in my eyes

    Post # 5
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I definitely consider my home the home I purchased in June with my husband. I feel terrible saying it, but when I go to my Mom’s, it just doesn’t feel like home to me. She’d probably feel so sad hearing that, but it’s just how I feel. 

    When I got married and moved into my husband’s apartment, that didn’t feel like home at all. I was glad I only had that for 10 months!

    Post # 6
    557 posts
    Busy bee

    I am 31 and when I say “I am going home for the weekend” I mean my parents house…but more so I mean the town I grew up in where I no longer live. I didn’t even grow up in the house that my parents live in now!

    Post # 7
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  I call my FI and I’s house “home” but when we talk about our parent’s places we say “home home”. I have no idea how that came about. It’s slowly switching over to “my parent’s place”. We also say “home home” to refer to our hometowns, not even our parent’s house, just the town in general since we live hours away haha.

    Post # 8
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Well… it depends for me. I grew up in WI and my family still lives there, however, I’m in OH now. When I go back to WI I always say I’m going ‘home’ and when I’m leaving WI to go back to OH I just say I’m going to ‘OH.’ So I still refer to WI as home.

    However, if I’m at work or something and I say ‘I’m running home quick before this meeting’- I mean my apartment and not my parent’s house. 

    Post # 9
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I said the house that DH and I have, but I use the term to mean a lot of places. I use it to refer to my parents’ house frequently, or even the hotel we’re staying at for a night. If I had to pick one, it’s the house I own, but I basically say “let’s go home” about any place I’m going to be sleeping. 


    Post # 10
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I just started getting myself out the habit of calling my parents house home since I moved away and it confuses people. So I say “my parents house” but sometimes I slip.

    Post # 11
    1506 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  To me, “home” is wherever I live at that moment. So now it is in my home that SO and I bought together. Before that, it was my apartment, and before that, it was with my parents.

    BUT. My friends who now live out of town, I’ll ask them “when are you coming home?” even though they probably don’t call this city home anymore.

    Post # 12
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Both my parents’ house and the home my fiance and I own are home. 

    Post # 13
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Bunny_the_Bride:  I recently started calling the apartment, and soon to be house, I share with my fiance home. Everytime I say ‘home’ when talking with my parents present they assume I mean their house… makes me feel sad/bad that it has changed.

    Post # 14
    877 posts
    Busy bee

    Interesting topic, I tend to think of the word home as a location that might have more than one meaning.  i grew up with my grandparents house as being my second home, and I plan on maintaining that understanding.  

    Post # 15
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    My parents’ house and the house that my FI and I purchased in May feel like home (: I think that our house feels a bit more like home, because I’m here the majority of the time.. but I definitely still feel like my parents’ house is home. It can be confusing since I call them both home 😉

    Post # 16
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I call the the place my parents live home, but I think that’s largely because I’m still not super comfortable in the area we now live. It is nice, but it is very different and I don’t yet feel like it is home for me. Maybe in time?

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