- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Not in the situation given by OP, but some others, yes.
Child with special needs – probably, although I would have seen if I could find an alternative for their sake. My brother has cerebral palsy and he lives witha similar-aged caregiver to give him independence. But if that ever fell through he would be home in a heartbeat!
Medical issues – sure!
A (responsible) student – yes, but I’d provide a bed and food, not an allowance unless exceptional circumstances
Tough job market and my child can’t get a break – Yes. If they were a[pplying for jobs and bettering themselves, and working what they could, I want to try and stack the dice in enabling them to succeed. Not worrying about where their next meal will come from is part of this.
I’m 28 and Darling Husband and I live (temporarily) with his parents. He moved back to the US after 4 years in Japan and couldn’t find a job in his field. He took what he could find (a grocery warehouse) and has applied for grad school for next year. We would have sent literally hundreds of job applications out for him in the last year on top of him working. In the mean time, we lost most of our savings going through the immigration process for me and paying for moving costs (International tickets are not cheap!), as well as some medical bills I had a year ago. Also, with immigration I didn’t recieve my work permit until last week so have been unable to earn anything – I’ve been in grad school though, so I can do something productive and contribute eventually. We pay his parents grocery money and had planned to move out August so Darling Husband could go to grad school and I could hopefully fnd a teaching job wherever he is accepted. I recently found out I’m (surprise) pregnant though, so we may find ourselves here for another year until the next fall, when we move to go off to school. We love his parents, but hate the situation. We WANT to have jobs that can pay the bills and damn well will keep working until we have them, even if it means 5 years of grad school for Darling Husband or another International move, this time with baby!