Would you moving out of your parents’ home when you turn 18?

During my stay in Slovenia I noticed a number of cultural differences, some smaller, some bigger. Some concern transport, some concern family life, some concern other social patterns. I found one remarkable difference in the family life.

This difference concerns the place of living of younger people, people who are about to start studying, follow some other education or start working. In Holland it´s very common that children move out of the house around the age of 18. It´s considered normal and on the other hand quite unusual if they stay living with their parents. When you turn 18, you´re on the verge of becoming an adult and you should learn what it is to deal with certain responsibilities, having your own place to live, paying your bills, sorting out stuff in the city where you live and arranging stuff for your university. Some people go to their parents´ place during weekends, but a lot of them don’t – they got their new friends and their new life in the place they moved to.

 This seems to be a bit different in Slovenia, from what I’ve seen and what I’ve been told. Sure, people move out when they go to study, but not quite – many people seem to go back to their parents’ place during weekends or, if they can, stay there if the city they go is not too far away. I’ve been told that people mostly stay with their parents until they have found a job with which they can afford an own house or apartment or even stay with their parents until they have found a life partner with whom they want to move in and start family or life. In Holland people usually have lived a couple of years by themselves in some student housing before they get their own place.

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