Someone may have responded similar, since I did not read everyone's response. I am only responding the initial post at the moment. The Bible state that a man shall leave his family and cling to his wife. That does not mean that the individuals left the location of their family. During Biblical times it was very likely that families lived close to each other. They helped each other on the land. The woman helped each other raise the children. As civilization matured and societies ventured to new lands with new technology, the society became more spread out. Then there comes into play groups of people who did not want to be ruled by others and their methods. They moved away. Current day in the United States, people started to develop this ideal of an American dream. I think in that individuals started to define how we live differently. It makes sense for the young people today to stay with their families until they can afford to live on their own. However, I personally would not want my children with me with their spouses and children when I am retired and want to enjoy my last days doing other things. I think they should have goals to survive on their own. But with that said, it does boil down to each person's needs and their and their families own beliefs and freedoms. It is unfortunate though that some people can not afford to live on their own or that some become homeless. It is good to have family who look out for each other in such ways. Your posed question could be discussed with more in-depth discussion if we have more time and space.