Most of us are only too happy to move out of our parents’ house as soon as possible. We want the freedom to put our feet up on the furniture, swear at the television, and leave dirty dishes on the side. Living at home means you’re living under your parents’ roof, which means you have to follow their rules.
By the time most of us are approaching adulthood we’re already keen to break free, but there’s a problem. Housing is super expensive, and we’re lucky if we can afford a measly shoebox-sized apartment. With the cost of moving out so high, many of us are forced to live with our parents for longer than we’d really want to.
It means that instead of starting our new lives in our own homes after college, we end up having to go back to living at mom and dad’s. These parents gave their son a roof over his head, but they had enough and resorted to something desperate to get rid of him as he refused to leave.
Life for Michael Rotondo, 30, seemed perfect from a young age. He grew up as part of a middle-class family in Camillus, New York, and had the security of his loving parents to rely on every step of the way. Michael’s parents gave him the support in life to get by, something most parents would do for their kids.
They thought eventually he would fly the nest and make his own way in the world.