It is now estimated that between 17-20% of homes in America are multi-generational. Increasingly, several generations opt for the financial, social and emotional support that living together affords.
In some cases, grandparents are helping to raise the next generation by moving in with their adult children. But sometimes it’s the young adult children, now jobless, who are moving back with their parents.
Perhaps this is a real upside to the politically and financially dark landscape that we are in these days. We need each other! A benefit to hard times is that we change our perspectives about the glories of being “self-made” and “self-contained.” Forget the Lone Ranger!
We’re into extended family and community these days. So get out the board games and fire up the bar-b. You don’t need expensive restaurants and entertainment when you have a friend at home.