They're young and broke, and more and more of them are moving back with mom and dad. They're blaming it on the economy, credit crunch, and high unemployment rate.
23-year-old Jared Isbell and his fiance, Brittany Dire met as students at Texas A&M Galveston.
"After Hurricane Ike, and all the move we didn't have an apartment to go back to, and we don't have money for an
apartment right now," said Jared.
They're now living with Jared's parents near Stafford.
"They are our kids," said John Isbell, Jared's father. "They are our family... we have to take care of them."
"The son and the fiance is fine, but it's the Great Dane that they brought with them," said Shirley Isbell, Jared's mother.
In addition to another dog, John and Shirley Isbell also took in their son's friend, Christine.
It's been a challenging experience for the entire household, but they do try to share household chores while keeping things fun.
Experts say more and more young couples are moving back with mom and dad during the tough economic times.
"If you have someone in your family that is willing to allow you to come in and allow you to better your situation.
I think that's awesome," said Tanisha Warner, a spokesperson for Money Management International.
According to the latest stats with the US Census Bureau, about 60,000 households in the Houston metropolitan area reported having one subfamily living with them. That's more than a 30% increase compared to a decade ago. The study also shows most of the subfamily members are under the age of 30.
"Because you have somewhere to stay you should spend more time doing your homework," said Warner. "Make sure you're ready before you actually jump out there to do it..."
Jared's parents say the couple can stay for as long as they need to.
"I would really hope that they would remember this time and help me through my hard times," said Shirley Isbell.
"We'll all pile in this house and live together as a family to make ends meet, than that we'll do," said John Isbell.