Post # 1
So I will be graduating in May and most likely moving to a different part of the state than my SO. We currently go to the same school and while we don’t live together, we live in the same apartment complex and see each other every day.We’re not engaged yet but have been talking about it and planning on it for awhile. Our parents would freak out if we lived together before we were married and I wouldn’t want to live by myself. So my options are to try and find a place in my old hometown or to move back into my parents. If I move back in with my parents I could save money on rent and such, work on paying back my student loans, and save money for the wedding but in order to spend time with him I would have to head back to his place. But living with my parents (as much as I love them) is no walk in the park. I just wish I knew where I was going to get a job so I could figure things out.
What to you bees think?!?
Post # 3
I’ll just say this, living on your own, by yourself.. I think it’s something everyone should do, it’s worth it.
Post # 4
I think if you can afford to live on your own and save you should do it. But if you don’t have enough money, you might want to consider living with your parents for now. Do you have a job lined up? With the way the economy is, you might not be able to find something right away which might force you to live with your parents for a while.
Post # 5
I’d rather live on my own than with my parents, but that’s just me! Then again, in the city there’s no way I could afford rent on my own. We can barely afford a studio/one bedroom with the two of us paying rent!
Post # 6
mimosa- I completely agree! I basically live by myself now. I have a roommate who does nothing but pay the rent and use her room as a giant closet. I haven’t seen her for weeks. She essentially lives with her boyfriend and just has her name on the lease to keep her parents in the dark and make them think she is living with a girl. Literally she has spent the night once in the last 3-4 months. I found this in itself frustrating because I was hoping to get to know her better and be better friends. I’ve discovered that I don’t mind too much but I get lonely easy. If there aren’t people around or lots of things to do I get sad 🙁
I value my independence from my parents but would get lonely living a couple hours away from him and only seeing him maybe once a week. I talked to my SO about all this and told him I only want to make one move before we get married and move in together and I refuse to live with my parents again for years. He said that was fair and I wouldn’t be waiting much longer. ***was that a hint?!?!***
Post # 7
I will say. I have lived alone for almost a year now, and am getting married in two months. I have really appreciated the time to myself, you know, before I get a permanent roommate.
Don’t get me wrong, I am super excited about starting a home with my FH, but it has been nice to have my own space, after having so many roommates throughout college.