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10 Times Every Graduate Needed Their Parents To Back Off

These days, recent graduates are under more¬†pressure than ever to get a good graduate job and prove that doing a degree was worth it. The last thing they really need is their parents to add to that pressure, however well-intentioned they’re being.

1.¬†When you’ve been¬†unsuccessfully¬†job hunting all week¬†and just want a duvet day but you know you’re being judged for it.

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2. When people ask them about what you’re doing now and they give that¬†look of half-sympathy, half-disappointment.

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3. When they keep telling you¬†how accomplished their friends’ sons and daughters are.

Yeah, thanks for the hint. Very subtle.

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4. Or when they start suggesting that you ought to think about settling down soon like a proper adult.

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5. When they make you¬†feel like you have to justify every single day or night out because you still don’t have a job.

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6. But then listen as they tell you to make sure you take some time to relax too.

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7. When they never¬†understand that just because you’ve graduated it doesn’t mean you’re ready for graduate life.

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8.¬†But that you also don’t want to go back to do a Master’s either.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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9. When they tell you how you’re welcome to stay at home for as long as you like but then keep asking when you’ll be moving out.

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10. And when you finally get a job interview but they¬†sound disappointed that it’s not for something much better.

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