The home’s main entrance can be a mess of boxes, furniture, and clutter, and it’s no wonder that people who don’t like their living room seem to prefer a different kind of home.
“I’m really interested in the living room,” says Jessica, a mother of two in New Jersey who lives with her husband and three young children in a two-bedroom apartment.
“There are all these things that I don’t need to be in there.
The only thing that I want to be doing in the home is having a good time.
I don.t want to look at a wall and think, ‘Oh, I’m just going to leave it like that.'”
This sentiment is shared by many people who are happy to spend their days in a home they’ve built, whether it’s with a wood-paneled staircase, a minimalist kitchen, or a custom-built bathroom.
But the benefits of a home separate from the rest of the house can be hard to appreciate.
“It’s easy to forget that you’re in a house that’s being made for you,” says Sarah, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania who’s had her own home separated from her husband’s since 2007.
“You feel like you’re not in the house anymore, you don’t know where your body is or where your head is.”
In addition to the loneliness of separation, the lack of privacy and comfort can also lead to isolation, anxiety, and depression.
“Living in a detached home makes you feel like there are other people around who care about you,” Sarah says.
“People will talk to you about your kids, they’ll be like, ‘What are you doing?'”
In fact, Sarah says, she can sometimes feel like her mind is “in the house,” even though she has no intention of living in a separate space.
“The more you can just leave it alone, and just be there, the less you’re going to feel like, You know, I need to leave.”
And it’s not just the lonely home that separates you from the people you love.
“Your mental health and well-being suffers because you’re separated from the ones you love,” says Laura, who is currently living in Los Angeles.
Laura is one of the few people who regularly move into her own apartment, but it’s been a year since she has moved out, and her living room has become a mess.
“Now my bedroom is completely full of stuff,” she says.
The walls and ceiling are covered with framed photos, and the couch and sofa are stuffed with clothes.
The floorboards and floorboards are covered in books, magazines, and toys.
And on top of that, her bedroom is filled with all sorts of items she never wanted.
“My kids have all kinds of stuff.
I have no clothes or furniture,” Laura says.
She is not alone in her frustration.
In fact: in a recent survey, the average American reported being lonely for two weeks or more a month, and many people are living alone with the result of not having the time or space to go outside.
“Loneliness is a problem,” says Amy, a mom in California who lives in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment.
She says that living alone is not the solution, but that living with the person you love can help make your life better.
“When I’m with my kids and I’m not at home, I have to take them out to play and do stuff, because they’re out of sight,” Amy says.
And that means being a little bit more independent, like taking a walk, reading, or just getting outside.
But for many people, a more intimate space is needed.
“In the beginning, it’s a lot easier to just leave everything alone,” says Erin, who lives a block away from her parents in Pennsylvania.
Erin says she enjoys her family’s house, but her kids aren’t around to spend time together, which can be stressful.
“They’ll always ask, ‘Are you going to go out with them again?'”
That’s when Erin will try to find a way to stay connected to her family and her friends.
“Even if they don’t want to see me, I still have to be around,” Erin says, referring to the fact that her children will always be around.
Erin has tried different things to get her kids to play outside, including visiting a park, a park nearby, or at a local park, but she says she has found a “safe space” to be a lot more connected to them.
Erin believes that having a safe space means the opportunity to have fun with friends and family.
“If you have a safe place, there’s a way you can still spend time with your friends and with your family, but you don,t have to worry about what’s going on in