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"So,... You're living with her parents?"

A common living situation across most of the globe, but "the unthinkable" for most American newlyweds, living with your mother-in-law and father-in-law has its drawbacks and benefits.

In fact almost four percent of American households are multigenerational and this figure is growing rapidly.1

OK, it totally sucks, but I'm sure some people have found themselves in this situation after getting hitched. When you move in you say "Just long enough to make the deposit on our new apartment!" and before you know it it's been six months. Here are the good and bad things about it:

Good Things

Bad Things

Well, upon contemplation, it seems like it pretty much sucks to live with your in-laws except that the word free appeared four times in the "good" list and nonce in the "bad" list. We do what we must do.

1 Christian Science Monitor, November 2002