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In the Philippines, it is normal to live with your immediate family before getting married. It is the opposite in Western countries that when you hit 18, you need to find your own place. For example, if you will get married at the age of 35, you will still live with your parents.
Now, the culture in the Philippines is slowly getting loose. We are now open to moving out with partners or living alone.
I myself thought of moving out but I have some things that I do not like to let go of or I am not comfortable with when I move out.
I am always away with my parents but with my sisters when I was studying. I always feel at home when I am with my family. They are my comfort. When there is a problem in our house, we can help each other out. I am scared that when I move out, no one will help me to fix the pipes or unclog the sink. These small problems are easy to fix but the thought of getting no immediate help is what I think of.
Since I am alone if ever I will move out, no one is going to clean my mess or no one will help me with the chores. If I am with my family, we clean together. We divide the household chores evenly so that no one will complain.
I really like a neat house. I do not like a dusty house. We always clean the house because a clean house will protect us from sickness. It is better to have a sanitary space to prevent germs rather than getting sick and spending lots of money on hospitalization.
Do you also divide your house chores with your family?
Our rule in our family is that, once you decided to have your own space, you should not be asking for money anymore. It is your choice so you have to do it on your own. This is what I am scared of, haha! I am very kuripot or in English, thrifty. They say that Ilocanos, like me, are very thrifty. My say to that is, we save because we prepare for the future. It is often seen as being selfish. It was never selfish to put yourself first. Being kuripot does not equate to being selfish. At the first place, people who are saying that Ilocanos are selfish should have saved up so that they will not ask for money. Money is given not asked.
My parents are almost senior citizens. They are not getting any younger. As much as possible I want to spend time with them. I want to eat with them together, watch Netflix together, share stories together. I am very happy that my parents are always supportive of everything we do as siblings. Though there are times that we argue because that is what a family is. At the end of the day, we forgive each other. There is no one else to look and care for each other but ourselves.
I can say that I can support myself living alone. I can that financially, I am capable of moving out, but mentally and emotionally, something is pulling me back home.
There are advantages and disadvantages to living alone. I just have to look at what is worth it. I see some of my friends are living alone because they want privacy and do not want to be a burden to the family. I am lucky that my parents have never kicked me out of the house haha! They are very understandable.