As an addendum, I continue to pray for marriage. While I recognize that statement makes me sound hypocritical based on my first post in this thread, please know that I was unnerved when I read some of the callous responses to Jenny's original post. Please excuse me; thank you.
As a 2004 graduate that lives at home, I'll speak my peace: Less than 2 months after graduation, I sustained a 'severe traumatic brain injury.' While the cause of the injury is irrelevant and I seek no sympathy, I'm considered, 'high-functioning.' Nevertheless, I haven't been able to maintain full-time, competetive employment without getting fired, quitting or being laid off ... I moved out once post-injury, but then the layoff happened.
If one wants to describe me as 'immature,' that's their issue, not mine. I'd just as soon pack my bags to live in a 3rd world country than deal with some of the 'educated' people in this country. I've done my own laundry since 8th grade; help out with chores and general clean-up daily; chip in for incidentals and groceries.
I'll also note that I have family members living at home well into their 60s for one reason or another. In the traditional Italian family, one doesn't move out until marriage. I don't need to move, simple as that. I have sisters that moved out before marriage and continue to live on their own, independent of a spouse. Whether I get married or not doesn't matter much to me. It's ironic that I'm on this site.
Suffice it to say that a book should never be judged by its cover, despite society's idea of 'normal.' Check out the Tony award-winning musical, Next To Normal.