Man Tells Wife To Sleep In Kids' Beds, Sparking Backlash

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A man suffering from a work injury has asked his wife and kids to sleep in the kids' beds so he can have the comfortable mattress for his back. However, his wife and kids co-sleep and are diagnosed with ASD and ADHD. The man is struggling to sleep with two kids in one bed, especially with his stepson constantly kicking. The couple has been arguing over the issue and the man is unsure if he is in the wrong for asking his family to sleep elsewhere. The situation has escalated to the point where the in-laws are calling him abusive. What do you think? Is he the a**hole for wanting his own bed or is his request reasonable? Read on to find out.

Man tells wife to sleep in kids' beds, sparking backlash 🛏️

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Stepson's ninja kicks disrupt wife's sleep in kids' beds 😴

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Kids rule the bed: Parents face sleepless nights 😴

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Husband seeks bed space but wife and kids win the battle

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Sleeping arrangements cause tension in couple's home 😴

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Man's selfish request for comfy mattress causes family strife.

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Husband's request for wife to sleep in kids' beds causing trouble.

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Man demands wife sleep with kids, causing family conflict ⚡

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In-laws accuse man of abuse for taking their comfort 🛌

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Redditors debate man's actions in AITA post 🤔

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Navigating neurodiverse family dynamics, sparks heated discussion.

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Man sparks backlash after telling wife to sleep in kids' beds 😴

A man's request for his wife and her children to sleep in their own beds has sparked a heated debate online. The man, who suffers from a work-related injury, claimed that he cannot comfortably sleep in a bed with two children, especially because his stepson is constantly kicking during the night. However, his wife believes that they should not force the children out of their bed. The situation escalated when the man blew up over it, resulting in the wife taking the children to her parents' house. While the wife agreed to let him have the big bed, her parents and some online commentators are calling him abusive for trying to take their comforts. The man is now questioning if he is the a**hole in this situation. The family has additional challenges as both children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the stepson also has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The situation highlights the complexities of blended families and the challenges that can arise when finding sleeping arrangements that work for everyone. In the next section, we will take a look at some of the reactions to the man's request and what experts have to say about co-sleeping.

NTA for wanting to sleep in adult bed with wife and setting boundaries with co-sleeping kids. Comment section highlights codependency and need for therapy.

PaigeTurner2 | PaigeTurner2

Sleeping with kids in the bed can have long-term effects 😴

4thxtofollowtherules | 4thxtofollowtherules

Great advice on gently transitioning kids to sleep in own bed 🛌

plastersaint1999 | plastersaint1999

Co-sleeping debate: Is it unhealthy for kids? NTA's perspective.

stallion8426 | stallion8426

Husband sets boundaries, in-laws need to mind their own business 😒

Deep_Ad_9889 | Deep_Ad_9889

User defends sleeping in own bed, sparks humorous reply.

khall20 | khall20

Space is tight, but sleeping in kids' beds isn't ideal 😴

NefariousnessGlum424 | NefariousnessGlum424

Parent seeks advice on son's attachment issues due to autism.

plo84 | plo84

Stepdad seeks advice for helping autistic step-kids sleep alone. NAH.

Novel_Ad_7318 | Novel_Ad_7318

Medical reasons make it valid to sleep in own bed 💤

camillari | camillari

Designate a 'wife & kids room' and take over a kid's room 🙌

BogBabe | BogBabe

Sleeping with kids is okay, but compromising with spouse is important 😴👨‍❤️‍👨

reanqu | reanqu

Co-sleeping with children can impact their personal development and hygiene 💤

SneezlesForNeezles | SneezlesForNeezles

NTA commenter suggests therapy for kids, but mother needs it more 😬

Rage-Parrot | Rage-Parrot

Parenting book recommended for getting kids to sleep in their own beds 😴

Go-Brit | Go-Brit

Sleeping in the same bed with stepdaughter is disturbing 😱

Freckledshewolf02 | Freckledshewolf02

Sleeping with your teen daughter in your bed is NOT okay 😱

MomofanAvenger | MomofanAvenger

Step son witness argument, causing lack of intimacy. 💔

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Spouse suggests wife sleep in kids' beds, commenters side with him ⚖️

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

Dealing with complex situation, NAH. Supporting ND child's schedule. A**holes dogpiling.

CantThinkOfAUN20 | CantThinkOfAUN20

Kids can sleep alone, why force wife to sleep in?

SecretDevilsAdvocate | SecretDevilsAdvocate

Commenter gets support for setting boundaries with in-laws.

freethis | freethis

Sleeping on a bed for medical reasons, NTA. Separation advice?

Annual-Contract-115 | Annual-Contract-115

Commenter calls out potential grossness, but supports OP. 👍

NewMommaNewMe | NewMommaNewMe

Co-sleeping with older kids? Commenters say NTA needs advice 🤔

jasemina8487 | jasemina8487

Debate over appropriateness of co-sleeping with step-dad.

Realgone50 | Realgone50

Couple needs to discuss sleeping arrangements and gradually adjust 🛏️

EquivalentTwo1 | EquivalentTwo1

Sleep training debate: Is it time for the kids to move out?

PinkedOff | PinkedOff

Setting boundaries with grown kids in bed. NTA 🤨

Takub | Takub

Sleeping in a child's bed? NTA stands their ground.

ConsistentCheesecake | ConsistentCheesecake

Sleeping with parents could damage children in the long run 😴

MayflowerMovers | MayflowerMovers

Commenter defends husband, criticizes wife and grandparents for dysfunction 👀

Oz365 | Oz365

Kids can handle own beds. NTA wins approval 👍

Plastic_Wealth9883 | Plastic_Wealth9883

Helpful suggestion for kids' coping mechanism 👍

greenpassionfruit26 | greenpassionfruit26

Man suggests turning kids' room into mancave after wife's absurd request 🤔

TerribleTwinTeddy | TerribleTwinTeddy

NTA stands up for himself and suggests therapy for family.

TheBrendanReturns | TheBrendanReturns

Don't let your wife's behavior ruin your children's independence 😴🚫

ElizabethSwift | ElizabethSwift

NTA suggests drastic measures to deal with unsatisfactory living situation 👀

LadyLeaMarie | LadyLeaMarie

Commenter defends OP's actions but advises against mentioning payment 💰

JillyanJigs | JillyanJigs

Sleeping with older children: Is it weird? 🤔

electricstaplerchan | electricstaplerchan

Commenter suspects wife's past trauma after husband's sleeping request

Stridelite | Stridelite

Commenter suggests solutions for family's sleeping arrangements. 🛌

blue_pirate_flamingo | blue_pirate_flamingo

Did someone just throw some major shade? ☕

Fitfatthin | Fitfatthin

Concerned commenter suggests involving pediatrician to resolve sleeping issue.

marc5150 | marc5150

Commenter suggests keeping the bed and finding a new wife 💔

Rifter0876 | Rifter0876

Strong opinion against bedsharing with kids 💥

Bodybag189 | Bodybag189

Commenter calls out OP for not addressing the issue sooner 😳

Kinkajou1015 | Kinkajou1015