Originally Posted by Ahriman
I'm not saying it's ideal and I would agree that it should be a transitional phase. I simply object to the implication that adults who live with parents are psychological children (emotionally or intellectually). There are really many different reasons why an adult might be in this situation.
I don't think that most people who live with their parents are children psychologically, but I would argue that if they stay long enough there, their psychology will change...and that is because mothers cannot help but treat their kids like children, even when they are not. It's this subtle infantizing that happens in their tone of voice...which effects the person, and after a while they may regress because of it.
It's for this reason that I say living with your parents is a step towards mental unwellness. But then, my parents are totally nuts...some people don't have that issue.