“I don't want to rush through life anymore,” Sandy says.
“I’m trying to appreciate working on things that interest me in my spare time, like cooking, and [I want to] spend a lot of time with family.
“Just say something like, ‘I need to tell you my deep, dark secret: I had to temporarily move home with Mom and Dad.’ It is what it is, and it’s not permanent, so [there’s no need] to apologize for it.”For her part, Meghan is now happily partnered and far away from her parents’ home, living in Italy with her boyfriend.
At home, she realized she “craved adventure,” she says.
“Tell them what is and isn’t okay: 'Don't expect me home for dinner every night, I’ll do my own laundry,' whatever.
You're not 12 anymore, and you don't want to fall back into those old patterns.”Carla is now living on her own and finishing up grad school (she’s getting a degree in communications).
According to the new Louisiana indictment, Hsiao, a 34-year-old Taiwanese graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was stabbed more than 30 times on July 29, 2015. Tellis' first court appearance in that case is set for July 15 in Hernando.
“When you're over 30, I [think] there's [more] stigma attached to living at home,” she observes.“Sandy,” 29Sandy moved back home with her mom last November after trying to make ends meet for five years on a paltry salary.
And, returning to the familial nest wasn’t doing any favors for Megan’s own love life. “To be honest, it was a celibate six months.” Though she did a lot of Tinder dating, most of Meghan’s matches lived far from Jersey, so she wouldn’t end up seeing the guys she went out with more than once or twice.
“Friends in the city graciously offered couches and floors, so I was able to crash with them,” she explains.
Though Meghan was offered one super-low-paying job in New York City, she realized “there was no way I'd be able to move to New York, or even afford a daily commute from my parents' home, with that salary.” So she packed it in and headed home to Mom and Dad’s, where she stayed for six months while she applied for even more gigs and figured out her next move.
Living at home “was not easy,” Meghan remembers — especially because her parents were enduring their own challenges at the time; they were going through a divorce.