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When did you move out of your parents house?

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Babababababybel23 Tue 21-Nov-17 20:11:53

Did you leave too early or stay a bit too long?
I was only 16 and moved in with my boyfriend at the time (now fiancee). I regret it even though I was happy to be independent. If I had stayed I would of been able to save a lot more and maybe be able to afford to have a mortgage now sad

Littleraincloud Tue 21-Nov-17 20:14:57

18 and I felt the same way for a long time

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 21-Nov-17 20:16:52

20 & I've never regretted it. To me it was just the right time. Any longer it might have been a struggle leave, any earlier & I'd probably have ended uo going back.

Hanuman Tue 21-Nov-17 20:17:51

18. Perfect for me

gingerbreadmam Tue 21-Nov-17 20:18:31

29. Practically forced do to move out with me. How I wish we had several for a deposit first sad

80sMum Tue 21-Nov-17 20:18:42

I was 20.

TrojansAreSmegheads Tue 21-Nov-17 20:18:59

20 ish. i was married at 24 .

if i had stayed at home my parents would have bled me dry.

Doje Tue 21-Nov-17 20:19:19

18. Went to uni and didn't go back. Worked for me.

BarryTheKestrel Tue 21-Nov-17 20:19:47

16, not really through choice. I moved back at 19 for 6 months and then left again, not really through choice. Me and DM don't really get on living under the same roof at all, but get on famously as soon as we don't live together.
I wish I'd been able to stay longer and save more, however that just wouldn't have been possible without killing each other.

fleurjasmine Tue 21-Nov-17 20:20:11

My home was sold at 18 and that was that sad

It was definitely too early and too abrupt, really. Even now, I am quite jealous of people who can go "home."

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 21-Nov-17 20:20:22

18 for Uni, came back a year later, worked and worked to save to go travelling, moved out again at 21, came home 2 years later pregnant, stayed at home for two weeks (Two fucking weeks, this shocks me now how uncaring my parents were), until I got a live in job, then my own place.

Whatififall Tue 21-Nov-17 20:20:50

18 to go to university. I went home for holidays but never lived there full time again.
Although I moved back in for 6 months at 24 and then 4 months at 32.
18 was totally right for me but the thought of DD moving out and living with friends at 18 terrifies me! Id like her to stay at home forever.

mumonashoestring Tue 21-Nov-17 20:20:59

24 - moved back in with them after graduating at 21 and had three lovely years of disposable income and savings! Living where we did I could never have afforded my own place and we got along well enough for me not to feel the need to move miles and miles away and change jobs.

I think I got it about right, sensibly speaking, but as I went straight from living with them after Uni to moving in with (now) DH I did miss out on housesharing or living on my own. I can see that housesharing might actually have driven me tonto though grin

Blairandchuck Tue 21-Nov-17 20:21:05

18, dh brother is still living at home at 37, I'm not sure how his parents haven't booted him out yet, he does no housework and contributes nothing, I'd hate the lack of independence personally.

Mxyzptlk Tue 21-Nov-17 20:21:06

19, when I got married.
It could have been better to have some independent life of my own before that.

Hels20 Tue 21-Nov-17 20:22:02

21 - nearly 22. I had just finished law school. I hated coming back home after going to uni. I hope my own children have the financial means to be able to leave home when they are finished with education (if they want to).

CandyMelts Tue 21-Nov-17 20:22:29

18 for uni, definitely that right time.
Back for 6 months after uni at 22
Another month at 27

Catalufa Tue 21-Nov-17 20:23:23

I left at 18 to go to uni but came back for the holidays. Graduated at 22 (it was a 4 year course) and moved into a shared rental. I’ve never regretted it, but that was over 20 years ago so rent and house prices were more affordable.

DramaAlpaca Tue 21-Nov-17 20:23:59

I left home at 18 when I went to university. I couldn't wait to leave. After uni I rented with friends for a while & bought a house with DH at 24. No regrets.

My own DC are in their early 20s & are still living at home so they can save money.

K1092902 Tue 21-Nov-17 20:27:41

Once i left for uni my parents sold our family home and brought a 1 bed flat so didnt really have a choice. Spent holidays sleeping on the sofs etc and for a couple of weeks after i graduated but they made it clear it wasn't a permanent thing.

I spent most of my time with my ex who had his own place from 16 anyway so it wasn't really a massive shock.

JustPutSomeGlitterOnIt Tue 21-Nov-17 20:27:45

18, I'm now 25. My mother has a rule- 18, you're out. Go do your thing.

I do not in any way envy my peers who moved back home after uni.
Too old to be living under your parents' roof if you ask me.

However my little brothers were still at home, making it still a child-y house, and my parents are bonkers. Probably coloured my outlook a little grin

ShesAStar Tue 21-Nov-17 20:30:11

23, I wasn’t really ready financially speaking but I couldn’t bear to stay living with my parents any longer. My brother moved out at 33 but had a different kind of relationship with my parents.

BelafonteRavenclaw Tue 21-Nov-17 20:32:27

Went off to uni at 18 and never really m

BelafonteRavenclaw Tue 21-Nov-17 20:33:07

... moved back. Pretty much set up on my own with DH once I graduated at 21.

Spidergirl999 Tue 21-Nov-17 20:33:09

19. Don’t regret it all as bought a flat with my then boyfriend which has enabled me to move well up the property ladder.

I was definitely ready to be independent.

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