Dr. Wendy Explains Why Some Won't Move Out Of Their Parents' Homes

At this point, you've probably heard Michael Rotondo's story,

Michael was being sued by his own parents, Mark and Christina, because he refused to move out of their home.

Michael is 30 years old, does not pay rent, does not have a job (although he says he owns a business), and has a child that he recently lost custody of.

Michael says he just doesn't understand why his parents want him out of the house and that he feels that they are maliciously attacking him.  He says that he is not a burden on them and stays completely out of their way.  

His parents, though, issued him multiple written notices of ejection over the past 3 months, telling him that he needed to leave, and that they would even help finance the move.

Michael argued his case in court, asking for another six months, but the judge refused to grant the extension.

Michael joined Gary and Shannon today to tell his story and talk about the case.

Why do some people have a hard time moving out of their parents' home?

Why does failure to launch, as it is often referred to, happen?

Well, for some, it is simply the result of mental illness that makes living an average, independent life unobtainable.

If you believe this is the case, start getting help as soon as possible.  Utilize the resources around you to get your child (or other loved one) the help they need to get them moving in the direction they need to.

Another factor is financial understanding and maturity.  Many millennials become highly reliant on their parents for financial support and never learn how to support themselves.  

Learn more about failure to launch at Psychology Today

Read the full story at KFI News and Charlotte Observer

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