Here are some reasons why independent living should be a viable option compared to living at home with a parent or sibling:
- Feeling more independent or self-reliant
- Less stress on family
- Less disagreements with parents and siblings
- More freedom to do what you want to do
I have lived in an independent living establishment. I lived there for six months. I liked it for a little while but I wanted more freedom. I liked the prepared meals because I do not cook. I did not like having a curfew and I wanted my friends to be able to stay longer than the usual visiting hours which were something like 2-7pm. I also didn't like sharing a room with two other girls, I wanted my my own room and bathroom. Lastly, I did not like having a suicidal roommate, fortunately the house manager called the police so that my roommate was forced to go to the hospital.