At what age did you move out?

"Hotel Mama": When did you move out?

Living with your parents can have many advantages: you save money, maybe some household chores are removed, and you are never alone. The downside, however, is that you are never alone. And sometimes parents still treat the young adult in the nursery like a child. And that creates potential for conflict.

Many people understand "Hotel Mama" to be mothering, pampering and lack of independence. But in many cases the reasons for moving out late are purely economic. Longer training periods, precarious working conditions and high real estate prices let young adults stay longer in the children's room or sometimes move in again.

Young men stay longer with their parents

17.5 percent of 25- to 34-year-old Austrians still live with their parents, with young men leaving their parents' nest on average later: 23.2 percent of young men and 11.8 percent of young women live at this age still at home. In Austria, sons move out at the average age of 26, daughters at 24.4 years, according to the Eurostat survey. In the EU average, daughters move out at 25, sons only at 27.

Poster "my toaster is at the animal cemetery" moved out early:

Undressing does not automatically mean being independent, this is the experience that users made "lolisorglos" in their circle of friends:

When did you leave the parental nest?

What were the reasons for moving out or for living with your parents for a longer period? What challenges do young people face when they want to move out of their parents' apartment? What does it mean for parents when their children move out? And how do parents deal with it when the child just doesn't want to move out? What are the advantages and disadvantages of moving out later?

DER STANDARD is planning an article about the experiences of parents and children. Tell us in the forum or write an email to [email protected] about your experiences and thoughts on this topic. We look forward to interlocutors and experience reports - also confidentially. Thank you for your research help! (haju, January 30th, 2019)