Father Warns Wife about Son's Room, but She Doesn't Listen

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A father's attempt to help his son have some privacy and set boundaries with his mother has led to a family conflict. The son has his own room but his mother keeps barging in without knocking, causing interruptions and making him feel like his privacy is not being respected. The father spoke to his wife but she refused to listen, leading the son to get a lock for his room. The wife is now upset and accusing the father of going behind her back. Was the father wrong for standing his ground and supporting his son's need for privacy? Read on to find out more.

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Teen son wants privacy, mom refuses to knock before entering 🚪

When a child becomes a teenager, it's natural for them to desire more privacy and independence. However, a father's attempt to set boundaries for his son's privacy has caused a rift in his marriage. Despite his son's complaints about his mother barging into his room without knocking, the mother refuses to respect his privacy. The father has tried to reason with her, but she sees no issue with her behavior and doesn't want to change. This has led the son to take matters into his own hands and get a lock for his door. The mother sees the lock as a sign of secrecy, but the father argues that it's about respecting his son's privacy. The situation has caused tension in the family, with the mother refusing to speak to the father and son until the lock is removed. Was the father wrong to support his son's desire for privacy? Join the discussion below.

A mother barging in on her teenage son, five times a day?

BookReader1328 | BookReader1328

Mother's authority vs son's privacy causing late night conflict 🕵️‍♀️

citronellaspray | citronellaspray

Son deserves privacy and respect; mother's behavior is damaging. 🚪🙅‍♀️

TennRider | TennRider

Respect privacy: knocking on doors is basic and essential 👍

HotWifeJ2021 | HotWifeJ2021

NTA father defends son's room privacy against wife's invasion 🚪👀

Wave-Character | Wave-Character

Mother's constant intrusion on son's privacy is inappropriate and concerning 😕

notrapunzel | notrapunzel

Mom shaming son or just oblivious? NTA stands up.

AdministrativeSkill3 | AdministrativeSkill3

Teen puts lock on door to stop mother from barging in 🚪🔒

TemperateEnd | TemperateEnd

Curious about why the father goes into his son's room?

DarkObserver0457 | DarkObserver0457

Privacy matters. Supporting your child is important too. 👍

50ShadesOfAcidTrips | 50ShadesOfAcidTrips

Father stands up for son against controlling wife. NTA 👍

pumpkin2291 | pumpkin2291

Teen deserves privacy, wife needs to respect boundaries 🚪👀

hey-demons-its-me-ya | hey-demons-its-me-ya

Respect your child's privacy or push them away 👀🔒

[deleted] | [deleted]

Parental silence is emotional abuse: NTA for setting boundaries.

salukiqueen | salukiqueen

Respecting privacy is crucial in families, as in any relationship 🤫

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Respect for privacy is important. Glad your parents understood 🙌

AceofSpadesYT | AceofSpadesYT

Letting your child make mistakes helps them learn to adult 🙌

Important_Row4932 | Important_Row4932

Protecting his son from abusive behavior by his entitled wife 👏

Smiley-Canadian | Smiley-Canadian

Respecting a teenager's privacy is important for a healthy relationship 👍

brownistani | brownistani

Father defends son's privacy and warns wife of consequences 🔒

SavageInkStudios | SavageInkStudios

Teen wants privacy, mom doesn't understand boundaries 🚪🤫

MadTrophyWife | MadTrophyWife

Father defends son's privacy against boundary-crossing wife. 🙅‍♂️🚪

Black_Dragon- | Black_Dragon-

Father defends decision to lock son's room against overbearing wife.

NYCQuilts | NYCQuilts

Father warns wife about son's room, but she doesn't listen. Both parents need to respect boundaries. 🚪🙅‍♂️

CheekiCheshire | CheekiCheshire

Respecting privacy is key 🔑, kudos to the son 👏

resasunshine | resasunshine

Father fails to fully support son's privacy rights 🙄

LegitimateCut5876 | LegitimateCut5876

Respecting teenage privacy: a wise choice 😉

innocentperv96 | innocentperv96

Breaking free from overbearing mothers. 🙅‍♀️

not_cozmo | not_cozmo

Father stands up for son against abusive mother. 🙌

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Father tries to set boundaries, but wife won't listen 😠

yuhju | yuhju

Respect your teenager's privacy! Knock before entering their room 🚪

bcelos | bcelos

Respect privacy or lock it up 🔒

DannyBigD | DannyBigD

Parenting or policing? Commenter questions mother's behavior. 🤔

GingerBagpuss | GingerBagpuss

Knocking before entering a teenager's room is crucial 👏

DataAdvanced | DataAdvanced

Comment calls out abusive behavior in a delicate situation.

Weve_GotDodgsonHere | Weve_GotDodgsonHere

Respecting privacy is important, even for teenagers 👏

Kidnap_theSandyClaus | Kidnap_theSandyClaus

Supporting son's privacy, but maybe not the best approach 🤔

snowwhitesludge | snowwhitesludge

Respect for privacy is important even among family members. 🚪

Treeflower77 | Treeflower77

Rebellious son gets support for standing up to overbearing mother 😊

NHFoodie | NHFoodie

Respect privacy! NTA reminds us why it's important 🚪🙅

SWG_138 | SWG_138

Respectful mom shares strategy for respecting teen's privacy 🙌

So_very_blessed | So_very_blessed

Support for father standing up for his son. 👍

Silvalirum | Silvalirum

Supportive reply to father's parenting, with criticism of approach 💪

lifeisjustaphaseman | lifeisjustaphaseman

Father should have stood up for son's privacy earlier. YTA 😕

Veni_Vici-Vetinari | Veni_Vici-Vetinari

Mom won't argue anymore after this simple solution 😂 NTA

BillikenMaf1a | BillikenMaf1a

Father defends decision to keep son's privacy, wife disagrees 🚪

PuXDss | PuXDss

Respect your son's privacy or he'll cut contact in future 😠

that-bro-joshy | that-bro-joshy

Mother's control issues lead to invasion of son's privacy.

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