Originally Posted by russianrocket
It's usually the youngest that stays with the parents. Capable and wealthy? Living under ONE roof that is supported by 2-4 working people. Going out on your own, and making a life for yourself, with out living under your parents roof, requires being capable.
I don't know where you got your idea.
From Asia. You're from Europe.
You are thinking of the following situation - the guy stays with his parents; gets married; still stays with his parents; has kids; still stays with his parents.
Sometimes it happens like that. Not always.
What can happen is that the capable, resourceful, rich guy buys a big, new house and moves everybody - his wife, kids, parents, family dog, maids, sometimes an unmarried sibling - under his one big new roof.
My personal example:
Currently I don't stay with my parents, nor with my wife's mother (her father is deceased).
I do own a very large house - 4 storeys, one basement, one 30-metre swimming pool, six bedrooms - which is way bigger than I need for my family of one wife, 2 kids and no dog.
I buy this big house, so that one day if my parents want to move in with me, they can, or if my mum-in-law wants to move in with me, she can.
If or when they move in, I support all of them. Essentially I will pay for everything - food, electricity, household stuff, etc etc.
Sounds like a burden? But then -- as I said, I am capable, resourceful and rich.
Well capable of supporting more than just myself: even though just supporting oneself alone seems to be the American standard for "capability".