I'm an Asian American in her early twenties, and I'm currently trying to figure out how to deal with a sudden clash of values between me and my mom. She expects me to stay and support her as her daughter now that I've graduated college, especially since she's going through some tough times right now. However, I would much rather get as far away from home as possible, to put it bluntly. She doesn't agree with my priorities, and I'm stuck struggling with how to balance my need for individuality with my responsibilities to my family. I remember learning about a study once; it stated that people who live under their parents' roof for an extended period of time are more likely to become depressed. This is probably affected by our culture. It is not uncommon for Koreans up to their thirties to keep living with their parents; whereas for Americans, people are expected to move out sooner rather than later. No matter the culture, however, I think this is a conflict most people probably face at least once in their lives. So, to those people out there: how have you overcome this? How do you strike a balance between growing into your own person and making sure your family doesn't feel left behind?