It's not that my husband and I try to keep it confidential, but it's something we won't bring up unless asked ... We're a bit embarrassed and frustrated by our "dirty" little secret. But maybe we shouldn't be, because it's something that 25 percent of people are doing and supposedly 80 percent of Americans approve of ... I'm talking about how we, as 30-something newlyweds, are technically "boomerang kids," living at home.
See, my husband was a homeowner prior to and right on the brink of the '08 crash. After that, we moved into an apartment together for four years. But when we got engaged, our insane neighbors were driving us nuts, and when we couldn't find another place we felt comfortable with before our lease was up, we moved in with my husband's mom. It would only be for a month or two, we said. But then we thought about how we could save for the wedding and future if we weren't paying exorbitant rent elsewhere. So, two months turned into six, and now, a year and a half.