According to a new report from Pew Research Center, more millennials are living with their parents in the United States today than at the height of the Great Recession's impact in 2010. In other words, it's becoming increasingly common for 20-somethings to move back home, and it's not because they don't have jobs.
No longer do we associate those who live with their parents as lazy do-nothings who sit on the basement couch playing Call of Duty. Now, if you're privileged enough to have parents who have the means to welcome you back into the nest with open arms, most people actually view it as an economically responsible move.
But we want to know what it's really like to move back into the place you grew up, to find yourself, once again, on that little twin bed, just down the hall from your parents.
So, we asked a few people in their early 20s, who either currently live at home or just moved out, what their experience has been like. For some, it's gotten ugly; for others, it's been a dreamland they never want to leave; but the overall consensus is that it's a confusing mix of emotions: comforting but also suffocating at times.
Check out what these nine people had to say about it: