my husband and i got married in november. we're both in college, and yes we got married extremely young (like, unusally young for most people's standards these days). our plan was to live in an apartment for a little while since we had about $6,000 in savings and made juuuuuuuust enough to live off each month.
then, everything went up in smoke. a short time before we got married, my hubs lost his job and couldnt find another one. i didn't make enough to pay bills each month. we're still living at our respective parent's homes at this point because we didn't live together before we got married. my parents went into financial ruins and use our $6,000 savings to save my family's house and pay the medical insurance (my mom has multiple sclerosis).
my parents invited me to continue living there and have my hubs move in so we can save our money up (again). it's been alright so far. some days are better than others. right now, we live in my old room but are scheduled to switch rooms with my dad's office on the other side of the house in early may (the people who owned the house before turned the garage into a room) because i think my parents are starting to understand that living in my room is awkward. hubs found a job about a month ago, and i picked up a second job for a few months after we got married to kick start the savings (i don't work the second job anymore--grades slipped). financial aid refund came in. now we have a little over $4,000 to our name. he's graduating in december 2012 and i'm graduating in may 2013. dare i say, things are looking up?
the odd thing about all of this is, my parents like us here. they don't really want us to go, they get upset when i bring it up. They want all of their kids to think of the house as "everyones house" not just theirs. i'm thinking the summer after i graduate, we'll be prepared for buying our first house.
has anyone had a positive experience living at home? i'd say mine is more positive than most. although, we haven't been married long and we don't have any kids to throw in the mix.