College life is over… welcome back home?
After spending four long (or maybe short) years at college having the time of your life, getting to do whatever you want and staying up late, reality hits you like a ton of bricks. Unless you were lucky enough to get a job immediately after you graduate, you’re most likely broke and have very little in the way of future prospects. With nowhere to go, you have to move back home…with your parents.
Cue the daily sighs.
It’s so deflating having to move back home. You have to go back to being stuck in one room instead of having a whole apartment or house to yourself. You can’t make food at two in the morning and you certainly aren’t going to be partying a whole lot anymore. Stripped of your freedom, you’re left to simply wait until you finally get the opportunity to leave.
If you can relate to this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There are very few people who actually want to live with their parents once they’re an adult. And once you get a taste of being on your own, you never want to go back.
It can be a pretty less-than-ideal situation, but there are ways to make it better. You can try just having basic conversations with your parents about your day or offer to help around the house. Little things can help to keep the harmony at home, which is what you should aim for. Constantly fighting with your parents after moving back in isn’t going to help anyone.
Of course, things like that are sometimes easier said than done, especially if your home life was already rocky. If actions also aren’t really your thing, maybe try words. While going back home isn’t really ideal, a parent and their child should still do their best to have a functional relationship. So, here are the words of others with wise quotes about going home again after college that will hopefully help you cope with living at home again after college.
1. First, you never know when your parents will be gone.
“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” –Maya Angelou
2. We learn a lot from them, even when we’re older.
“Our parents can show us a lot of things: they can show us …Continue Reading