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My mother's having a fit because I want to move in with my boyfriend

Problem PagesBy Maura O'Neill
My mother's having a fit because I want to move in with my boyfriend

Dear Maura,

I’m a 27 year old female and I want to move in with my boyfriend. My mother’s having a fit and keeps saying that she will have a heart attack if I go ahead.  
 
She wants me to get married. I don’t want to upset her and I even feel like getting married for her sake.  Still I don’t really want to do that because to be honest I’m not ready.  
 
Dear Maura: This is your life. I know that you are conscious of not stressing  your mother out but you really need to help her understand that you are being responsible by not rushing into marriage.  
 
Living with your boyfriend is your choice and it shouldn’t cause her that much anxiety in this day and age.  Stand firm but try to get her to understand your point of view.