My youngest daughter came back home several times. My daughter gifted me her car a year ago Oct 2015 and she offered me a place to stay if needed. I chose a senior citizens complex :) I'm happier here.
I only have one step-daughter and she is doing better than I ever did. However I was the adult child who moved back. Twice. Second time I brought my husband with me. It was hard at times, but thankfully everything worked out.
Chicago - not so crowded as NY