Post # 47
I moved out at 18 to go to college in another and ended up just staying there for almost 9 years and then I moved back and lived in the basement for about 2 years, and although my stuff was there and I slept there it was never the “home” feeling I had as a teen.
Post # 48
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
Growing up I was an orphan living with my grandmother. She always made it very clear that her house was not MY home and reinforced that by never letting me have my own furniture or even a door to my room. That changed when I moved out (desperately after I graduated highschool) but had to move back in when I was kicked out of where I was living (I was then allowed to bring my furniture in AND allowed to have a door!). I was able to move out again around 6 months later.
From then on I moved constantly with my then Fiance, then turn husband… then just me after I got divorced. But without fail, I would move on average once a year. Sometimes twice a year. And I never felt like anywhere was home.
In late 2010 I bought a house and I’m starting to feel like it might be home. My current Boyfriend or Best Friend (soon to be FI) wants to eventually move somewhere else, so my heart is having trouble attaching to it entirely and I actually feel a bit heart broken. But for now, it holds the title of “home” and has been the closest to home I’ve ever had.
Post # 49
I have lived away from home for over 8 years, currently live with fiance and I still refer to my childhood house as home. I think after we have kids and establish ourselves as a family then I will call my current location home.
Post # 50
Exactly what @HelleCat: said!
I’ve owned my own home with Darling Husband for over three years now and my parents house still feels like home to me. But, of course so does my home. I just have two homes! : )
Post # 51
Pretty much as soon as I moved out and set up my own home. That was when I was 19 (9 years ago).
They have since moved so their new house definitely does not feel like home to me.
Post # 52
Um…. never? I lived there until I got married, except for a few years in college. If my parents ever move out, I probably will stop thinking of it as home.
Post # 53
I still refer to my parents’ house as ‘home’ and it still feels like my home. My Fiance and I still go ‘home’ when we’re not at school though so that probably has something to do with it. I do feel like my condo with my Fiance is home though too.. I think when we settle down in our hometown our place will feel more like ‘home’ because it will be more permanent.
Post # 54
My parent’s house is still home and probably always will be even though FH and I live together in our own home. They are both my homes, both have different places in my heart.
Post # 55
When I moved out when I was 17.
Post # 56
@beeks: When I was 18 and moved out for good.
Post # 57
When they moved from the house that I grew up in. I’m still comfortable in the new house but it will never be “home” to me. “Home” is where I’ve lived with my husband for the last 6 years.
Post # 58
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
It happened in grad school for me. I do remember the shift from “home” to “parents’ house.”
I hated people referring to their parents’ house as home in grad school. It seemed like calling grad school a continuation of college. For some, I guess it is. For me, it was a total change in lifestyle.
My mother also redecorated when we all were gone, which I think was a good thing. The kid stuff is gone. It’s my parents’ house again. 🙂
Post # 59
I bought my folks house from them, so it was no longer home the day I sold it.
Post # 60
My parents moved to another state the same week I moved off to college. So…right about then.