Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
Or we could generalize and say - it's a common thing to have such toxic family members, and therefore moving out is generally advisable.
Then because moving out seems to be such a common phenomenon in America, but not in many other parts of the world, this leads us to the question - why are there (apparently) so many people in the USA who are toxic to their family?
I'm not sure that there are SO many people in the USA who are toxic to their family. From what I've seen, a lot of people have loving relationships, but they still want independence.
This is clearly a cultural difference, AND BOTH WAYS have good and bad points. Independent good and independent bad relationships exist; as do close good and close bad relationships.
In Taiwan, I know families who are very close, loving and supportive, and who love this closeness. I've also seen toxic people damaging relationships. For example, when the husband moves back into his parents home with his wife; adapting to her husband's parents is often very difficult for the wife. I've seen this cause a great deal of stress.