Ayla PR Representative with Moving Made Smooth, Inc.
Moving Back in with your Parents
Moving can be a stressful time for anyone, but it can be made more difficult by the embarrassment you may feel. Moving back in with your parents is usually a financial decision that can come from divorce, loss of employment, or amassed debt. You might be feeling like a failure or that you're letting your parents down, but many times parents like to help their children, see it as another chance to forge a close relationship to their child, or are looking forward to having help around the house. Try to see it as a mutually beneficial situation and chip in wherever you can.
It is important to know the ground rules of living back home. If your parents would like to know if you're going to be late for dinner, be sure to call them. Be aware that parents are sometimes prone to falling back into their old routines. If they start treating you like you're a teenager all over again, one of two things is wrong. Either you are behaving like a naughty teenager; leaving your dirty clothes for mom to wash, sitting watching cable all day, and skipping out on chores any chance you get. Then, you're the problem and you should put in some effort. Or your parents haven't gotten used to the idea that you're an adult and are capable of making wise decisions on your own. In this case, you may want to sit down with your parents and be more specific on your boundaries.
Spend quality time with your parents. Doing activities with them can help to create a relationship that feels less like a tenant living in their house and more like a roommate. You want to keep a balanced relationship. Don't spend too many nights out and set aside time for them.
Parents Moving in with You
There comes a time in almost every person's life where they become too frail to manage their home alone. This is usually when their children begin to consider how they are going to care for their parents. Sometimes their children decide that the best way to care for their parents is to have them move in with the family. Their care is sometimes performed with the help of in-home nurses or by the family itself.Care should be taken to make the transition easy on your parents. The loss of their independence can be devastating, but there are also many things that can help them look forward to it and feel important.
Moving into a Nursing Home
Making the decision to move an elderly family member into a nursing home or independent living facility can be one of the more challenging decisions of a person's adult life and can be stressful for everyone involved.