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"Moving Out of Family Home"

In many countries nowadays, young single people no longer stay with their parents until they are married, but leave to study or work somewhere else.

How does life at home compare to living on your own?

The youth of today's world are faced with many important choices. Perhaps one of the biggest decisions that young adults must make is when to leave the family home. In fact, some young people are now leaving their parents to live alone or in group houses before they commit to marriage. There are important considerations that need to be taken into account when deciding to leave home.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of residing with family is the support that parents can give to their sons and daughters. The youth of today are confronted with many challenges and require ongoing advice. In fact, the mothers and fathers of today's youth have experienced many of the same problems in their own lives. Consequently, young people living at home can easily access the knowledge and experience of their immediate relatives. Further to this, the family home is a safe place for young adults in contrast to the outside world which can often be a dangerous place. The family residence can offer sanctuary from these perils. For example, drugs are available on the streets of most major cities around the world. As a result, many young people that leave the care of their parents are exposed to this menace. Fortunately, most family homes would deny access to and prohibit the use of illegal drugs.

However, there are advantages for young people who choose to move out of home. Firstly, these young adults develop skills that are necessary for independent living. They learn how to cook, clean and take care of their own finances. They no longer depend on their mothers and fathers for survival. As a consequence of accepting these new responsibilities, a young person can grow into a contributing adult member of society.

To conclude, it is my belief that the benefits for young people moving out of home far outweigh the drawbacks. If young people make the move in their early adult life, they will quickly become responsible and contributing members of their communities.