Post # 1
Ok, I’m not 18 and moving away from college, I’m a 23 year old who has been waiting to move until I’m married! Yes, I do realize I’m alot older than most people the first time I’ll be moving out, but I still get really emotional whenever I think of "moving day". Don’t get me wrong, I cannot wait to live with my Fiance and am sooooo excited to do so, but I have a very close family and it will be very hard to leave. Anyone else have this issue??
Post # 3
I was a little sad to move further away from my family after I finished school, but I can still drive home to see them. I hadn’t lived with my parents (except for summers) since high school, so it wasn’t a big change for me.
Post # 4
There are a lot of things I missed about moving out of my parents house. For me that meant a small apartment and cheap furniture, cooking for one and eating alone. I would usually get sad when I left my parents home after coming back for a visit. Now, living in a place that is more and more "home" is becoming easier, and I also love having my family come to visit and showing off how far I’ve come and playing host to them!
Post # 5
I say no now, but last time I moved out, I was visiting every weekend and calling every night. So I probably will miss it. But I will not miss my sister stealing my clothes and make up. She drives me bonkers!!!
Post # 6
@ Miss Chocolate Chip: I waited till marriage to move out too!! Although I really couldn’t wait to live with my man, it was still hard because we grew up so tight knit as a family… my dad was strict at times, so that was another thing making the move easier — but after moving out (it’s been 4 months) I still get nostalgic at times and really miss sitting at home watching america’s next top model with my mom or having nightly dinners.
It’s hard, but it gets better over time and you have a new lifestyle and lots of other things going on that keep your mind off the sadness! Good luck!!
Post # 7
You think it’ll be sad, but give it like, a week! Then you realize how much freedom you have and how wonderful it is! The last time I officially lived at home was the summer after my freshman year at college. Being away for 2 semesters really did it for me. It was nice to come home and leave dishes in the sink and not be nagged at! I still talk to my mom a few times a day, though. Some things never change.
I do miss the fact that my parents eat much better food than me! They’ll call and rub it in my face that they’re eating shrimp while I’m eating a Hot Pocket =]
Post # 8
Miss Chocolate Chip~ I hear you! I’m not planning on moving out of my parents house until about 3 months or so before my wedding. I do get sad because I think of all the things that I have done in that house and the memories and it makes me really miss it. However I am super excited to get into somewhere of my own, that he and I can make our own!
Post # 9
I can’t say I really missed living with my family. I did miss them when I lived halfway across the country. Now I live pretty close to my parents, but a long ways from my sister. I would say that overall, our relationship is actually better. Not that it was not good – but living apart from your parents will change your relationship – make you more of an adult in their eyes. My mom and I are more like good friends now than like mother and daughter, and it’s really nice. Hopefully you will find it works out that way for you too.
Post # 10
I think I’ll do much better out of the house, but much worse 2000 miles away. I’m very sad to be leaving all of my family and moving to the other end of the country, and I know it will be hard to not attend my little sister’s volleyball games and meet for coffee with my other sister and have my mom’s cooking.
Its especially going to be hard if we have children and still don’t live near my family. But I can’t say I’m terribly sad about moving out of their house–moving back after college was hard for me…but my fiance and I both did it to save money for our marriage, so it worked out.
Post # 11
I, too, am living at home until I get married. I used to be really sad when I thought about leaving my childhood home, but now that my fiance and I have gotten our own place to live (which is only a few miles away from my family) I am much more excited than anything else. Now that we are buying furniture and getting set up, I can picture where we are going to be and really get excited. I am also really beginning to look forward to the full freedom and independence of being a married lady living with my husband! While I don’t regret living at home at all, I realize now more than ever, that it is easy to be spoiled living with your parents.
Post # 12
I gotta be honest…I’ve been on my own for 4 years and I’ve loved every minute of it. 3 of those years I’ve been 900 miles away from my family. There are times when I miss them, but I’m having a great time on my own.
Post # 13
@ MissChocolateChip: i totally understand! i moved back home for 2 years after graduating college and loved it..(except my Fiance and I were doing long distance for those 2 years which sucked.)
to make a long story short, because of FI’s school we moved from chicago to Pittsburgh last summer, and i can’t even tell you how "homesick" i am. don’t get me wrong i love living together but i miss seeing my parents all the time!!! (i’m 26 and feel this way!!!!)
Post # 14
I’ve been living on my own for 4 years, and before that I lived with roommates. I am excited to move in with Fiance and finally get good furniture.
Post # 15
I’m with ZoeKat — I could not WAIT to move out and be on my own. I moved a few states away to go to college and basically stopped going home after my freshman year. I’ve since graduated and stayed in the same city where I went to college. I have always had a great relationship with my parents; we talk often and they visit me a few times a year, but I’m so used to being away from them now that they start to drive me nuts after a couple of days.
I still have a bedroom in their house that’s filled with stuff I’ll eventually have to go through and either toss, donate, or put into storage. That’s going to be a huge job and possibly a little sad.
Post # 16
I’m 24 going on 25 and I am really sad that I’ll be moving out right before our wedding. My family is super close and we share everything together and usually its because we’re all in the same house. It’ll be really hard for all of us when the four of us all split next year for out of state grad school for my 2 sisters and for me, because I’ll be married. My brother will be home, but that’s pretty lonely. In fact when we first talked about getting engaged, after the initial high, I got really upset at not being apart of their every day lives.