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Can you be independent and live with your parents?
(^ a classic stereotype for y'all. But how realistic is it?)
One of the news stories that seems to keep coming up this year is about the number of young people are living at home. According to government stats, around 25% of 20-34 year old in the UK live with their parents (here's the BBC article).
Although that's not as high as in some other countries (a whopping 79% in Italy for example!), it's much higher than it used to be. It seems that more and more of us are either choosing to live with our parents or unable to move out.
For lots of people, moving out is a really important step in feeling independent, but is it possible to live independently at home? If you're living with your parents, how do you find your own space?