Mother Locks Son's Room After Family Tries to Take His Belongings

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A mother is being called an A-hole for putting a padlock on her son's bedroom door after her husband and middle son tried to take his belongings. The mother's oldest son left for basic training and won't return for twelve weeks. When the mother returned home from the grocery store, she found her middle son carrying a laundry basket full of her oldest son's clothes and his PS4.

Her husband was putting the rest of his things in garbage bags. The mother was livid and said that until her son tells her otherwise, those were still his things and they will be kept in his room. She even bought a padlock for his bedroom door to protect his belongings.

Her husband demanded that she take the lock off of the door and let him clean out the room, but the mother refused. Who's in the wrong here? Read on to find out the full story.

Heartbroken mother misses son who left for basic training ❤️

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Sibling drama over PS4 and clothes 🎮👕

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Sibling defends brother's belongings from family, chaos ensues 😱

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Protective mother defends son's belongings with a lock 🔒

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Mother defends son's room from family in emotional outburst 💪

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Protective mother takes extreme measures to secure son's privacy 🔒

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Mom locks son's room, threatens to kick family out. 😱

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Sibling rivalry ensues after brother's departure, causing emotional turmoil 😔

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Protective mom puts a lock on son's door, AITA?

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Discussion heats up with both positive and negative comments 🔥

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Brother accused of stealing PS4 and clothes from sibling 🕹️👕

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Mom locks son's room after sibling theft with ultimatum ⚠️

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Husband's apology after locking son's room tugs heartstrings ❤️

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Son's belongings held hostage by own family during deployment 🤔

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Former Navy dad fears for son's safety and locks room 🚪

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Family respects son's space during boot camp, locks his room.

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Family disputes over son's belongings during a military transition.

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Daughter struggling with brother's absence, complicating family dynamics. 😔

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Support group recommended for military sibling coping with stress 🤝

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Mother locks son's room to protect his belongings 🚪🔒

A mother locks her son's room after her family tries to take his belongings. Her son, 22, joined the military, and his family members thought that they could claim his stuff. The mother, however, thinks that the room and everything in it belongs to her son and should be kept for him. She locks the room to ensure that no one takes anything from it.

Her husband and children are not happy about her decision, but she stands her ground. Her daughter is particularly upset about her brother leaving and the drama that is happening at home. The mother's actions protect her son's belongings and show her love and support for him. She wants him to feel that he has a home to come back to when he is done with his service.

However, the situation is making it more challenging for her daughter, who is having a hard time coping with her brother's absence. The family needs to find a way to deal with their emotions and support each other during this time.

In the next section, we will look at some of the reactions and comments to the mother's actions.

Supportive response to mom defending son's belongings after returning from service 🇺🇸

purpleglitterkitty | purpleglitterkitty

Family steals and throws away Trev's things; NTA for being angry

badb-crow | badb-crow

Is it fair to treat a 20-year-old like a child? 🤔

StAlvis | StAlvis

Family acts like son is dead: steals his stuff, his space. 😕

affictionitis | affictionitis

Family treats son's belongings like garbage after joining army. NTA.

cMeeber | cMeeber

A civil conversation could have avoided this family feud 🤔

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Defending the son's right to his belongings against entitled family.

AtomicFox84 | AtomicFox84

Military training can be hard, but losing everything is worse 😔

WickedMags | WickedMags

Disrespecting son's belongings: NTA suggests packing and storage, commenters enraged 😡

Drag0nqueen | Drag0nqueen

Military life requires possessions too. Let him choose what's important 🎖️

GrowlingAtTheWorld | GrowlingAtTheWorld

Military vet supports mother's decision to lock son's room 🔒

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Protective mother defends son's property. 🛡️

lifesurvivor2020 | lifesurvivor2020

👏 NTA and daughter are sensible, husband and son are thieves. Padlock not enough, consider storage. Keep the room, lose the husband.

ImpossibleBop | ImpossibleBop

Supportive comment calls out boorish behavior and recommends storage solution.

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Commenter expresses shock at family's behavior in NTA thread 😱

Lively_Sally | Lively_Sally

Standing up for what's right 💪🏼 #NotTheA**hole

lainmelle | lainmelle

Respectful NTA mother handles son's entitlement like a pro 👏

shepassedthebeautyon | shepassedthebeautyon

Son's belongings are his own, husband needs to understand. NTA!

lulubelle09 | lulubelle09

NTA - Family tries to take son's belongings after he moves out 😒

RynnChronicles | RynnChronicles

Locking the room was necessary, but a compromise is needed 👍

KTB1962 | KTB1962

Mother's NTA comment gets support, father's behavior questioned by replies 😕

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Confusion and concern over father's extreme reaction to son's enlistment 🤔

Jazmadoodle | Jazmadoodle

User defends OP's actions and questions family's behavior with 😠

Arctic_Puppet | Arctic_Puppet

Pre-planning Trev's room/stuff before he left was important, NTA.

MountainCityDweller | MountainCityDweller

Throwing the husband in the trash 🗑️👋, son needs to grow up 🌱

The_final_frontier_ | The_final_frontier_

Family tries to take son's belongings, but NTA protects them 💪

Imaginary-Ad-7379 | Imaginary-Ad-7379

Supportive comment with a touch of skepticism. 🤔

Icantcommit4 | Icantcommit4

16-year-old's family tries to take his belongings, locks his room. NTA.

JustNeedAName154 | JustNeedAName154

Protecting your child's belongings with cameras and safety deposit box 💪

mewliz | mewliz

Heartbreaking comment on a family's dispute over a soldier's belongings.

mommak2011 | mommak2011

Respect goes both ways. 🤷‍♀️

13-J99 | 13-J99

Let Trev decide what to do with his belongings 💪🏼

yellosnoyt | yellosnoyt

Curious about family dynamics surrounding eldest son's military enlistment.

GeekyStitcher | GeekyStitcher

Commenter questions family's extreme reaction to locking son's room 🤔

According_Vanilla123 | According_Vanilla123

Turbulent household? Emotions run high in this family feud. 😕

honestlawyer | honestlawyer

Army brat defends son's privacy and belongings. #NTA 🇺🇸

Dairy_Maid | Dairy_Maid

Leaving for the military sparks family conflict. 🤔

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Supportive comments towards OP dealing with husband's toxic behavior 👍

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Is age just a number? The debate continues... 🤔

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Veteran supports OP's decision to protect son's belongings from family.

GruntsLyfe69 | GruntsLyfe69

Protecting belongings but family needs to handle situation better 🙏

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Commenter questions odd behavior towards Trev, sparks curiosity 🤔

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Military basic training may take away individuality, but not memories. 🇺🇸

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Concerns raised about husband's behavior towards son after dispute.

SirEDCaLot | SirEDCaLot

Son in basic training, family takes belongings, NTA. 🤔

roachsgirl | roachsgirl

Military spouse offers supportive advice for respecting son's belongings 🎖️

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Sibling steals belongings, commenter empathizes, praises for protecting son's space 🤝

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Protecting son's room and belongings, dealing with entitled family members. 🚪💼

kittenzrulz123 | kittenzrulz123

Supportive response to mother's situation with son. 🤝

1BBumble1 | 1BBumble1

A mother stands up for her son's rights 🙌

Avebury1 | Avebury1

Celebrating the unconditional love of mothers ❤️

meowtwomami | meowtwomami

Respect for our troops 🇺🇸 Let him have his space

ShenFrog | ShenFrog

Supportive comment helps resolve family conflict ❤️

420Parent2013 | 420Parent2013

Husband tore family apart over son joining military. NTA 🇺🇸

CaesarAugustus | CaesarAugustus

Family conflict resolved peacefully, NAH involved in the situation 👍

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Military mom supports OP and reminds her that Trev will be okay ❤️

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Commenter praises family for admitting wrongdoing and growing ❤️

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Secure his belongings in storage locker to keep them safe 💪

ElectionMurky4316 | ElectionMurky4316

NTA. Totally agree, what the f**k happened here?

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Military son's family crosses the line. NTA stands up.

superlightnin | superlightnin

Protective mother defends son's belongings before military deployment 🇺🇸

michaelpalacio5 | michaelpalacio5

Parents hold sentimental value to their child's room. NTA 👏

ozgirl28 | ozgirl28

Protecting your child's belongings is non-negotiable 🚫🔒

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Commenter expresses shock at dysfunctional family dynamics 🔥

vincecarterskneecart | vincecarterskneecart

Fair judgement but bigger room should go to daughter 👍

SerbLing | SerbLing

Family locks son's room, Redditor finds it bizarre. NTA.

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Military basic training experiences differ from family issues. 🤔

Ephraim0710 | Ephraim0710

Former soldier defends son's right to keep belongings. 💪

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Standing up to entitled family members like a boss 💪

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Protective mother stands up for son against cold-hearted family members 🙅

JengaPlayer | JengaPlayer

Standing up for son's rights while away, NTA 🙌

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