Post # 1
I recently had to move back in with my parents to save money while I do my internship. I can’t work while doing an internship so this saves me money (especially since my wedding is in 9 months). I moved back about 2 weeks ago and will be here until May. I’m already having a very difficult time. I’ve lived on my own now for almost 7 years. I’ve gotten use to living the way I want and feeling free to do what I want in my own place.
My relationship with my mom has gone back to when I was in high school. She keeps trying to tell me how to dress, drive, what to do, etc. I find myself getting extremely irritated with her on a daily basis and feel bad about how snappy I am with her.
Does anyone have advice on what helped when you had to move back home? I just need to make it 4.5 more months.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Get out of the house as much as possible. Figure out mom’s schedule and set yours up to avoid her when you’re home.
Post # 4
I would sit down and talk to her. You don’t want to be treated like a teenager anymore so talk to her about issues like an adult. Also, if you’re not pulling your weight around, chores or maybe cooking once in a while.
I had a huge problem with my mom when I moved back home after college. Some of it was she got used to, and liked, not having teenagers around. She cleaned her house on her schedule, and I got used to doing things on my schedule. It was hard but we talked about it and she made me see her point….. she was doing me a huge favor by letting me stay in HER house rent free lol and as she put it…… i was free to leave at anytime. 😀
Post # 5
@jeg14: Ah, I’m actually moving back to my parents’ house in 2 weeks. For the 6 months leading up to the wedding. FI is stationed in MO and I’m selling my condo because the rental market is such that we would lose a significant amount of money each year if we kept it. I’m a little terrified my mom and I will clash like we did in high school – I’m 29 so I’ve also been out a long time. My plan is to find a gym that I will go to in the evenings. I have to wake up super early for my commute (like 430ish) and then with the gym, I wouldn’t get back to their house until close to 8pm. Enough time to eat a quick meal, clean up from the gym, and crash.
So, like others have said, find something to do that will limit the amount of time you spend there!