Here’s an interesting question from last week’s Dear Prudence column:
You can read Prudie’s reply here. My response would be similar, but I’d also suggest that one or both of these twentysomethings find an apartment of their own. I mean, if privacy and personal boundaries are so important that you can’t even stand it when the person who owns the home you’re shagging in insists on making you coffee and breakfast in the morning — oh, the horror! — perhaps it’s time to figure out a new living arrangement. And if you simply can’t afford it? Stop looking a gift horse in the mouth and accept that there are certain sacrifices you make by living for free at your parents’ place, like being force-fed free breakfast and coffee in the mornings. And having your coitus interrupted by phone calls … unless, of course, you just turn the phone off.
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