For many people, moving into their own place is almost a rite of passage. It is a sign that you’re an adult and you’re ready to be independent. However, there may be times when you might have to move back in with your parents. You might have broken up with a partner, choose to save money by moving in with them, or need to move back home for health reasons. No matter why you have to move back in with your parents, doing so can be hard. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Many young adults who have to move back home now and again tend to see the move as a positive one. They see the move as an investment in their future. Others tend to associate it with feeling insecure about their life successes, and that they might be judged for the move. However, the amount of money they were able to save by living with their parents again can turn the negatives into a positive.

Communication Strategies

Some people develop communication strategies to help them cope with their move. These strategies can help to reduce the stigma surrounding the move. In addition to this, the strategies allowed them to have a new, adult relationship with one or both of their parents.

The strategies were:

  1. Develop expectations and boundaries such as meal times, responsibilities, chores, and curfews.
  2. Making contributions to the home such as paying rent, running errands, cooking, and undertaking practical tasks.
  3. Coming up with a moving-out timeline so that everyone knows the move is temporary.
  4. Engaging in adult behaviour such as getting up early, keeping to routines, functioning as an independent adult while undertaking responsibilities.

While every family unit tends to differ from one home to the next, the above strategies have proven helpful to many adults who have faced moving back in with their parents.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk