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    Default Article: Multi-Generational Living

    Multi-Generational Living - Advantages and disadvantages of combining households with family members of varying ages

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    We are multigenerational too, I never left home and live with my husband and youngest in a home with my mom. We had live in childcare and 1/2 of the financial responsibilities of a home. It freed up a lot of money we could use to provide our kids with things they would not otherwise have. mom was recently diagnosed with alzheimers and that is really hard especially on my youngest who has to see her declining mental capeabillities on a daily basis. My oldest reaped from the benefits of having grandma and I wouldn't trade it for the world, and I think that my youngest will learn a valuable lesson in caring for others as we all give back to grandma the wonderful gifts she has given us.

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    This is wonderful. I lived with my Grandmother after my divorce with my 2 small boys. That was the most wonderful time we had. She loved caring for them and helping out. This arrangement would have stayed, but I met my husband and gained 3 more beautiful children. We moved to our own home & would have loved her coming with us, but she wanted to stay in her home. We lost her about 1 1/2 years ago and I find peace in the memories of the time I lived with her.

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    I love how your families worked this out. It is wonderful. I am the eldest of six, and I was lucky to know my grandparents, and 2 great grandparents, and all of my 13 aunts and uncles. No need to post I have LOTS of cousins!! My paternal grandparents lived on our farm, 1/4 mile from our house....might as well have been one house. Because of Gramma I know how to cook, clean, sew, garden, and finish what I start. I learned a great deal from my other family. The most inportant is that family comes first. <3

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    Simplifying and enjoying each other. Who can ask for more? Very nice. Thank you.

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    Eight years ago, I married my husband and gained his wonderful mother (my choice.) Now that I'm 65 and she's 88, I relish each day that the three of us have together. Prior to my marriage, my parents lived with me in another state for 5 years. All of the multigenerational years had difficult times and wonderful experiences as well. If you have the heart for caring for others and are mature enough to surrender an "I'm # 1" philosophy, this is a wonderful way to live.

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    I have my Mom living with me when I started my family. She helped me raise my kids and life was great. She loved her grand kids but she passed away sooner than expected. I hope one of my kids would still remember how great it was growing up with Grandma and consider giving me and my husband the opportunity of sharing their family.

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    My husband and I have been married for 23 years and I had his mother move in with us 2 years ago! At first it was fine she is 67years old and healthy so we shared the house work. Then she became very bossy and became my mother too! I was able to handle it most days but my husband couldn't handle his mother bitching about me when I would leave to do dialysis on my father during the day. He wanted her to move out! It finally got to the point where I walked into my own home I felt I was walking on eggshells! Wasn't at all comfortable in my house. I told her she had to find somewhere else to live but it was only so we can all love eachother and sty as a close family! It was the best thing for us all. She moved oout she is happy now and we talk everyday!

 

 
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