A friend called me recently with a serious dilemma in her life that must apply to many 20-somethings
in the dating world. She's a couple of years out of college, and while working to earn enough money to move out, she's living with her parents
in their apartment. She started dating this guy who, by some unfortunate fate, also lives with his parents
right now. For them, this is a real problem.
Her question for me, specifically, was: how is it possible to have a relationship while both parties live with their parents?
A huge part of every relationship is the sexual aspect of it, and when you are under the same roof as your parents, engaging in that could be difficult. She doesn't have a basement. He does. Her parents work during the day, but so does she. Can they only have sex regularly at his house, in the basement? Is there some other solution?
On the one hand, this situation is temporary.
Hopefully, my friend or her potential boyfriend will move out soon, and they will be able to progress normally. But for now, the living situation can be tough and put real tension on the fragile and new relationship. Do any of you have experience with this situation? What would you do if you and the person you were dating both lived with their parents? image source