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How families live together in the US is a cultural construct. Our western version of how families should live together partially arose along with the developing middle class at the end of the nineteenth century. Just as babies and children were moved out of parents' rooms into their own bedrooms because families were living in bigger houses with more rooms, so too, did children move out of their family home and on their own at an earlier age. Prior to that time, it was not uncommon for unmarried children to remain with their parents, sometimes even until the death of the parents. In many other cultures today, this is still the norm. And it makes a lot of sense, economically and socially.
That said, if I had to live with my parents any longer than I had, I probably would have jumped off a bridge to escape!
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