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Letters: Young adults benefit by living with parents

Carl Potak, 28, on his bed in the

Carl Potak, 28, on his bed in the house in which he grew up. He has lived at home since he graduated from college. (Aug. 1, 2013) Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

When did living in parents’ homes become a sin ?

In the ’50s, servicemen returning home from war immediately moved back with their parents.

No one moved out until one married or relocated for employment. This was good for all concerned. Household expenses were often shared, and the child was able to accumulate savings.

When a child left to start a family or career, it was with a sense of responsibility and maturity.

Aaron Berezowsky Deer Park


Students who cannot repay their education loans should have thought of that before they went away to college.

If a student or family cannot afford room and board, tuition and the related expenses of a college not in their area, the student should have gone to a local school and lived at home to save money. That way the loans would have been manageable.

Kathleen Culkin, Medford