Seems like this is becoming more common these days. Or maybe it's been like this forever and I just seem to notice it the older I get. Plus I have 2 friends in this situation.
One, a woman, is 36 and still lives with her folks. She lived out of state at another friends doing "nanny" work for 6 months but thats it, she's lived in the same house since birth.
Another, a man, is 46 and has NEVER lived away from home.
She finally has a full time job and has for a few years, but before that it was college, then a menial job doing "yard duty" at a school, then temp jobs.
He hasn't had a full time job ever. He's a substitute teacher during the school year and a parks and rec. "guy" during the summertime, and that job is usually held by college kids!
Is this considered the "Peter Pan Syndrome"? Adults that just dont want to take on the responsibility of getting a real full time job, have a meaningful relationship and living on their own?
Part of me thinks they are afraid of failure. Failure at living alone and not making rent, failure on a dating level, failure on the job scene, that they just stay in the comfort zone of the parents homes. Why the parents dont kick them out is for another thread.
I (and my other friends) have asked them about moving out and they never really have a clear cut answer. It's always himming and hawing around the subject, like they KNOW they should move out but just dont wanna talk about it.
Do any of you out there have friends in this situation? Or if you are a parent do you have a kid thats an adult still living at home?