Family is the heart and soul of life. Whether yours is large or small, quiet or boisterous, the epitome of love or a little dramatic, your family can be one of your best sources of support as you learn how to navigate life in your 20s.
Familial relationships that might have been rocky in your teenage years tend to mellow out in your 20s, both because you tend to be more emotionally mature and because your new experiences give you some new perspective on what it truly means to be an adult: nobody’s perfect, including your parents!
Still, living with your parents in your 20s presents its own set of challenges that our articles can help you navigate.
But you also have the opportunity to hand-pick your family if your family is no longer in the picture. One of the best things about being in your 20s is that you finally get to do things your way. Don’t have a family? Your friends can become your family, and you can even expand your family by dating and being welcomed into your partner’s family. You can learn how to be part of a healthy family unit at any point in life, even if your natural family wasn’t ideal.
The phrase “start a family” will also start to follow you around in your 20s. This can be incredibly exciting! By raising an adorable mini-me, you get to experience many new adventures and live life all over again from a new perspective.
Even if you don’t plan to have children, spending quality time with your family is incredibly important. Learn how to nurture relationships with your partner, parents, in-laws, relatives, and more for a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.