Comment 38503

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted February 28, 2010 at 09:28:12

Then again, we live in a society where people (literally) gasp and remark rudely upon learning that I am 24 and I have been married for 4 years, or that I left home at 18 in spite of having perfectly lovely parents, or that I always paid my own way with school and other expenses.

From one early marrier (22) to another: One of the rude remarks that I've received when people learn how many children we've got is the admonishment "Well, it's going to be very expensive to pay for all that university..." The response they get from me is that they'll be paying for it themselves, with scholarships and loans and part-time jobs, and they're welcome to live at home if they don't want to pay for residence-- and it's not that uncommon, a lot of their friends do, too. Still, parents paying the way of 20 year-olds seems to be the norm among the middle class.

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2010-02-28 08:28:27

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