7. Obligation

Many people are forced to share a house well into their 30s and even 40s because of the economic crisis and the cost of living. And being obliged to do something you'd rather not do makes you feel resentful and angry because it's happening due to factors outside your control.

If you do enjoy sharing, regardless of being over 30, then you're lucky. Aside from the sociability of sharing, the advantage is that you get to reduce your living costs. If you're not so keen, then all you can do is make the best of it - and save hard to afford your own place. Would you rather share, or live alone?

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