Man Demands Wife's Adult Kids Pay Rent After One Moves Back Home

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A man is questioning if he's the a**hole for telling his wife that her adult children need to start paying rent if they move back home or she needs to go back to work. The couple has been struggling financially due to the added expenses of having two teenagers in the house. The man believes that the kids are adults and should contribute to the household expenses.

However, his wife disagrees and believes that as her children, they shouldn't have to pay to live at home. The man is now seeking advice on whether he was wrong for making this request.

Stepfather wants wife's adult kids to pay rent 🏠💰

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Man steps up for wife's kids, demands adult kids pay rent

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Struggling with bills after stepkids move in, man demands rent

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Struggling to make ends meet while supporting wife's kids.

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Adult stepdaughter living at home, no job or school plans 💼🏠

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Husband upset after wife invites adult stepson to move in

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Adult son moves back home for free, dad demands rent 💰

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Man demands wife's kids pay rent after moving back home 💰

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Husband and wife disagree on adult children paying rent 💰

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Man demands wife's adult children pay rent. AITA?

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Man demands rent from wife's adult kids after one moves home

A man is facing a dilemma after his wife's son moved back in with them. He believes that since the son is an adult, he should contribute to the household expenses. The wife, on the other hand, thinks that her son shouldn't have to pay rent. The man suggests that if the wife feels so strongly about her son not paying, she should go back to work.

The situation is complicated by the fact that the wife's daughter is also living at home and not contributing. What do you think? Should adult children be expected to pay rent if they live at home?

Join the discussion below.

NTA stands up to wife's unreasonable demands for financial support.

Nathan_Poe | Nathan_Poe

Wife's lack of job is a bigger issue, but adult kids should contribute. 💰

ughwhyusernames | ughwhyusernames

Adult children should contribute income too, not just rely on parents.

EntertainmentOk6284 | EntertainmentOk6284

Wife's freeloading adult kids - NTA for demanding rent 💸

nowandlater | nowandlater

Adult kids should contribute to bills, NTA OP for demanding

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SAHM wanted stability for kids, husband not understanding, NTA.

ouatedephoq | ouatedephoq

NTA. Commenter finds it ridiculous that wife wants to be a stay-at-home mom to adult children and called her daddy to intervene. Reply adds to the humor with a situation of a 22-year-old who's lost interest in his major.

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Standing up for yourself, NTA! 💪🏼

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Demanding rent from adult children: fair or too harsh? 🤔

bloodfire00 | bloodfire00

Spouse's adult children taking advantage of you? You're NTA!

Britsgirl30 | Britsgirl30

Adult kids need to contribute to household expenses, NTA 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Fenriswolf_9 | Fenriswolf_9

Commenter questions the marriage after in-law's entitlement. 💍💰

LeoSolaris | LeoSolaris

Man believes adult stepchildren should pay rent, wife disagrees.

Forensic_pharmacy | Forensic_pharmacy

Commenter and reply agree that the situation is insane 🤯

NoArt1475 | NoArt1475

Jason moves back home after breakup and losing interest in school 💔

VerySurlyPerson | VerySurlyPerson

Adult kids should pay rent but wife should have consulted you 💰👨‍👩‍👧

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Spouse using you as ATM? Don't let it slide 🚫💰

Forsaken-Revenue-628 | Forsaken-Revenue-628

OP is a doormat for his wife and her kids 😐

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Moving back with parents? Pay rent, pitch in, and clean up! 💰🧹

parenda | parenda

Man demands wife's adult kids pay rent after moving back home, commenters support

jopa1967 | jopa1967

Fair to expect adult children to contribute to household expenses 💰

hannahkelli | hannahkelli

Spouse taking advantage? Set a line in the sand. 💰💼

ProfPlumDidIt | ProfPlumDidIt

Adult kids should pay rent, cost of living is high 💰

Darkassassin07 | Darkassassin07

Adult children shouldn't have no responsibilities. NTA 👍

saurellia | saurellia

Fair request for adult children to contribute to household expenses 💰👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Hakujin_N | Hakujin_N

Stepdad refuses to financially support adult stepchildren, sets boundary 👍

ntg0703 | ntg0703

Wife promises your money, your life to her kids. NTA for demanding rent.

RLuna911 | RLuna911

Couple discusses finances and sets boundaries for adult step-children. 💰

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Spouse's adult kids should not bleed you dry financially. #NTA 👍

LouisV25 | LouisV25

Spouse's financial abuse: NTA demands household budget and conversation 💰

curious382 | curious382

NTA. Tough love for lazy adult children 👏

wind-river7 | wind-river7

Commenter believes OP is not the a**hole for demanding rent 💰

FancyPantsDancer | FancyPantsDancer

Commenter wants update on controversial situation with wife's kids 👀

Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955 | Ok-Yogurtcloset-6955

User calls out wife's adult children for taking advantage 🤑

Lucky_Ad_1115 | Lucky_Ad_1115

Adult kids taking advantage of parents. NTA for demanding rent 💰


Spouse's joblessness exploited by freeloading stepchildren. Not cool 👎

LobsterLovingLlama | LobsterLovingLlama

SAHM debate sparks heated discussion on parenting and household responsibilities 😬

johnbrownenterprise | johnbrownenterprise

Protect yourself and your wallet with a rental contract 💰📝

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Agreeing with the commenter, no a-hole behavior here 👍

Prize_Fox_9163 | Prize_Fox_9163

Support for man demanding stepchildren pay rent. 👍

Myobright2344 | Myobright2344

Discussing life decisions before marriage is important 👍

Kanulie | Kanulie

Setting expectations is key 🔑 NTA for doing so

ForestOfHandsNTeeth | ForestOfHandsNTeeth

Husband frustrated with wife's adult children not paying rent 💰

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Commenter questions why wife won't work to support kids. 🤔

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Partner's entitled offspring draining finances, NTA for asking for rent.

Hardhearted_ | Hardhearted_

Spouse's financial ignorance leads to burdening husband, NTA 🤑

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Couple discusses household budgeting, wife has a 'good horse' 🐎

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Support for spouse standing up to entitled stepchildren. 👍

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User sympathizes with OP's situation and supports their actions. 👍

AlienGoddess91 | AlienGoddess91

Wife's adult kids should pay rent, NTA sets things straight 💰

CrystalQueen3000 | CrystalQueen3000

OP stands up for himself and sets boundaries with wife's kids 👊

ThePearlEarring | ThePearlEarring

Demanding rent from wife's adult kids: fair or unreasonable?

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Alternative living arrangements? 🏠

BDiddy_420 | BDiddy_420

👍Demanding rent from adult children living at home is reasonable.

blondepancake | blondepancake

Demanding rent from wife's adult kids: Valid or not? NTA.

Individual_Umpire969 | Individual_Umpire969

Adult stepchildren should help financially since they don't work. 💰

DatguyMalcolm | DatguyMalcolm

Adult stepchildren should contribute to bills, no a-hole here.

TastyHome8183 | TastyHome8183

Generous 22-year-old tries to contribute but parents refuse. NTA 👏

DuskDragon1701 | DuskDragon1701

Husband demands stepkids pay rent after one drops out 🤔

pawsplay36 | pawsplay36

Commenter calls out freeloaders, advises OP to move on 💪

lockmama | lockmama

Step-kids living at home? Split the bills! 💰👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

DaVirus | DaVirus

Stay-at-home mom needs financial help from adult kids 💰

Fianna9 | Fianna9

Stand your ground! 👊

Soft-Mousse-1000 | Soft-Mousse-1000

Commenter calls out spouse in rent dispute, deems it divorce-worthy 💔


Grown kids, grown responsibilities. 💪

SuspiciousMaximum856 | SuspiciousMaximum856

👍Demanding rent from adult children? NTA for sure!👏

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