So why do I live with my mom? First off, I enjoy my mom’s company. She is funny and interesting to talk with. Second, she is a good role model and I learn many things from her. Lastly, the early part of my life my mom raised me, took care of me, and loved me. Why would I not want to provide for someone that has devoted a large part of their life to my well-being? I want to take care of my mother as she ages. Financially, I can afford to live alone but I choose to live with my mom instead. I have a good job; I own my home and have investment property. I can wash my clothes and cook my own meals. So I can take care of myself. I also understand that women are not looking to be a mother to guy they date. Despite all the good reasons I listed, she still lumps me into the loser group.
I guess something magical happened when I turned 40. Once I turned 40, I stopped giving a shit about how I was being perceived by people. Whereas most may reach that point earlier in life when they really don’t care how outsiders perceive them, it took me many years. It could be because I am tired of explaining why I live with my mom, or it could be because I am genuinely happier and don’t feel the need to explain, discuss or defend my position anymore.