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Old 09-09-2020, 04:30 PM   #61
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After my college graduation I would have lived under a bridge rather than return to my parent’s home....
My oldest nephew actually did live under a bridge rather than return to his parents' house after he left at 18. Knowing my brother, I completely understand. Actually, all of my nephews have been financially and physically independent since immediately after they graduated from high school, just as my siblings and I were. That is the way of my family.

Another family tradition is that if you want to go to college it's your own responsibility, not your parents'. I am the only one of my generation (siblings and cousins) to attend college (thanks to the US Navy). One of my nephews went part-time for 10 years before getting a BA degree (in Anthropology, so he waits tables). None of the rest of them went to college. Hard to say whether any of my great-nephews will go. The oldest one is only 13, but my guess for him would be not.
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Old 09-11-2020, 06:04 PM   #62
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My nephew‘a girlfriend ( a really nice girl) lived with her divorced mother. The day after her 18th birthday- while still in high school- she came home to an empty apartment. Child support had stopped and her mother was moving out of state and told her to go and live with her older brother. This was via a note in the apartment. I can’t imagine. Her brother was a big pot head and after being attacked by one of his friends- she moved in with my sister to finish high school. Finally her grandparents stepped in to help her finish college. I’ll never understand her “parents”.
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This would be a good reason to move once the kids are off to college. Just don't tell them.


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