Daily Life - Living With Your Parents (C0363)

A:  Why did your girlfriend break up with you?
B:  I don’t know, she said she was tired of me not manning up and being more independent, which I think is all a bunch of crap.
A:  Well, you still live with your parents, so she does have a point.
B:  What do you mean? Lots of people live with their parents, especially when rent isso expensive andthe slump inthe economy.
A:  Yeah, but you are almost forty! Plus, you make good money so there is really no excuse. It’s simply because you are a momma's boy.
B:  Whatever dude, I have everything I need, why would I move out! Have a great roof over my head, my mom does my laundry and cooks for me, what else could a guy ask for!
A:  Let’s agree to disagree.

Key Vocabulary

girlfrienda female romantic partner
break upend a romantic relationship
man uptake responsibility for your actions
crapan unpolite way of saying something is foolish
momma's boyA grown male still dependent on his mother
move outchange the place where you live, leave a house

Supplementary Vocabulary

wimpa weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person
pamperTo treat with excessive care, attention or indulgence
Moochsomeone that tries to get something free
immaturecharacteristic of a lack of maturity
needydemanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree

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