Mushroom soup

With rising house prices and busier work lives, many recently married couples are choosing to stay with their parents instead of moving out on their own. Even for those who get their own place, they often choose to stay near one set of parents for the housing subsidy, or so that they can get help with the kids.

While we may hear horror stories of in-laws from hell, some couples have also had positive experiences. Not only are they free from a the burden of a housing loan, the domestic help can be a welcome relief.

Should you or should you not move in with your parents or in-laws? In the end, it boils down to the individual and your family dynamics, but common themes do emerge. The generational gap usually mean some clash in values, while daughters-in-law can find their mothers-in-law a trifle protective of their husbands


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