Everyone wants their own space, it’s human nature. And when you’re living with your parents, you want to move out even more. You want privacy, independence and to be free from their oppressive regime or rules and regulations. So you start planning your escape. You’re looking at houses, deposits, and even considering putting more hours in at work. All this effort to finally have a little freedom! And yes, you will have more freedom of choice. You can have friends over whenever you want. You can watch what you want on the TV and come and go as you please. But the reality is far different than the pretty picture you have in your head. So there are a few things you need to know before you move out.
Sometimes it seems like you can’t escape this phoney image of the “perfect family.” All smiles, laughter and togetherness like something straight from a greetings card. And being constantly bombarded by images and messages like these can leave you feeling confused and frustrated. Mainly because your family isn’t like that, but it’s okay because nobody’s family is.But knowing that you’re not alone doesn’t make it any easier. You still wonder why your family doesn’t really seem “normal” like everyone else’s. You wonder why people see family gatherings as something to look forward to, rather than something to fear or dread. You wonder what it’s like to turn to your family for advice and not be afraid to be ridiculed or judged.
You know how everyone hates millennials and says we’re all idiots right? Well, they seem to think that there’s not a single soul among us who knows how to run a house. Like our parents raised a bunch of useless morons. Not only is it rude, but it’s also not true. Plenty of millennials know how to set a household budget and plenty of people older than them still don’t know. So whichever category you might fall into, here’s how to set a household budget so you’re not constantly broke.
The holidays can be a tough time, there’s a lot of pressure and expectation to have the perfect family gatherings. You’re surrounded by images of happy families and smiling people. So why don’t you feel like that? Because there’s someone missing. Being bereaved around the holidays can make them even more difficult than they already are. The smiling faces on the TV make you sad and the festive music brings tears to your eyes.