From February 2020 to July 2020, 2.6 million young people moved back in with their parents.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's unlikely a majority of these folks had, "Sleep in my childhood bedroom" on their list of New Year's resolutions. I certainly didn't. I'm one of the 52 percent of young people living with one or more parents.

This massive homecoming—unprecedented since the Great Depression in the 1930s—is emblematic of the COVID-19 pandemic: It was unexpected, strange and, for those fortunate enough to remain stable and safe, an opportunity to reevaluate past patterns.

"For many people, living with adult parents when there's a history of toxicity is just a bad idea," said Matt Lundquist, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and founder of Tribeca Therapy in New York City. "But, yes,