(Closed) Where do you feel like is “home?”

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which feels like home?
    My parents house. : (13 votes)
    9 %
    Mine & my SO's house. : (81 votes)
    55 %
    Both. : (43 votes)
    29 %
    Other/Explain. : (10 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    “Home” is OUR home. My mom has since moved from the house that I grew up in so her current house definitely doesn’t feel like home. Like you, I’m completely comfortable there but it’s not my “home”.

    Post # 4
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I guess I still say I’m going home when I’m going back to my parent’s house.  I think of up north where I’m from as home.  

    But I call our apartment home too – I’ve actually been trying to work on calling it up north or to my parents or something else, but it’s been ingrained in me for a long time, so I have to consciously think to not call my parent’s house home.  

    Post # 5
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    1831 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My Mom and Dad’s house will always be home to me. I lived there from the day I was born. I went to college for 4 years, but always returned for breaks/summers and visited often. After college, I stayed there for another year, then moved out with my fiance. I was 22.

    We live less than 15 minutes away, so I’m usually there at least 1x/ week. My brother went off to college this year, and I know my parents are looking to move in the next 3 years or so, and I’ll honestly shed many many tears when that happens. It is going to be so strange to leave that house once and for all after almost 3 decades.

    I couldn’t believe it, but on the night I officially moved out, I cried silently in the car on my way to my new apartment. I didn’t let my fiance notice, and I’ve never actually told anyone this. It really took me by surprise- I was SO excited to finally be able to share a home with my fiance, but it was the end of my childhood!

    Okay, that was long and rambly. But you get the point ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The apartment that my dh and I share is my home. If we visit my mother we call it “going downstate.” It was an easy switch for me to make ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I voted for both. I feel like our apartment is our home because it’s where we come together at the end of the day to unwind and grow as a couple. But at the same time, my parents house also is home to me. It’s where I grew up and I have so many memories attached to their house.

    Post # 8
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    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    My home is where I’ve lived for the last 11 years. My Mom would think otherwise, but she’s wrong. That said, I’m sure I say “I’m going home” to mean going to my mother’s all the time. That doesn’t mean I actually consider it my home; that’s just the idiom we use to mean that we’re visiting our childhood home/city.

    Post # 9
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    10563 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Sometimes I’ll refer to visiting my parents as ‘going home’.  It doesn’t really feel like home anymore though.  When there, DH and I also talk about actually going home.  For a while DH referred to our place as the hotel (by accident!), but now it’s home to him too.

    Post # 10
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Generally, when referring going to my parents I refer to it as exactly that, “my parent’s”, or “Mom and Dad’s”; our house is home.  However, when talking to my siblings I have realized I sometimes refer to Mom and Dad’s as home. 

    Post # 11
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    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I call wherever I’m not “home”.  Whether this was my apartment in college, my apartment now, my parents’ house, and I’m sure our future house… they’re all “home.”  I even call hotel rooms “home” when I’m on vacation– “let’s go home, I’m sleepy.” 

    I felt really bad the first time I left my parents house for college and said “okay, I’m heading home, see you all in a few weeks!” 

    Post # 12
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  I feel the same as you!

    We have only lived here since June, but this is definitely “home”.  I lived at my parents’ house for 29 years, and although I’m still very comfortable going there, letting myself in, eating stuff, whatever, it is no longer “home”.

    Post # 13
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    2067 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s really both… Granted, we’ve only been married 7 ish months… My apt with my DH is home… but sometimes I still call my parents’ house home… I was going over once a week to do laundry still… Until about 4 weeks ago when I got very sick – Now I’m there every time DH is at work ๐Ÿ™ My poor parents thought they got rid of me!

    Post # 14
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    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I still say that about my parents house. But then again, FI and I will be moving there by the end of the month. So it really will be home!

    Post # 15
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    3297 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    I never lived in my mom’s house (I left home at 17 and she moved a few years later) so it never feels like home to me. Our house is home ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My home is the house DH and I share.  My parents’ house is “my parents’ house.”  I only lived in that house for two years so I don’t really have emotional ties to it. But I feel 100% comfortable there and when I go I still open the door with my key without knocking.

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