Moving out of the house and into a life of independence can seem like one of the best moments of your life, but in reality, it’s simply a gateway to what many call responsibility which is no fun. The first instinct for many is to tackle all this new responsibility on their own as if they need to prove they can live independently, but you don’t need to put yourself through that. The best advice is the kind that originates from experience, and who better to tap for this kind of wisdom than your parents?
Yes, sometimes they do know everything.
Most likely your parents have already gone through similar experiences. At one point they were your age and had to figure out this whole concept of independence just like you. The trick is to not let their knowledge go to waste.
No, asking for help doesn’t make you any less capable of being a young adult.
As great as it must feel to be out of the house, there is no shame in still needing your parents. Their job is never truly over as a parent and a simple phone call can not only help you solve a problem faster, but also makes them feel like they are still needed (win-win!).
Remember, there are always other sources for advice!
If you still don’t feel like asking your parents for help, try to think of any other family, friends, or acquaintances that could offer you the support you need to thrive in your new environment.