Parents Take in Daughter's Ex-Boyfriend, Now She Wants Him Out

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When a teenager's ex-boyfriend needed a place to live, her parents took him in. Now that the two have broken up, the daughter wants him gone. However, the parents are hesitant to throw him out on the street. The situation becomes even more complicated when the daughter's new boyfriend voices his discomfort with the ex's presence.

The parents try to compromise, but the daughter is still unhappy. Will they be able to find a solution that makes everyone happy, or will this family dynamic become even more strained?

Read on to find out.

Redditor surprised by amount of feedback on personal dilemma. 🤔

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Parental intervention for daughter's ex-boyfriend living arrangements 👨🏻👩🏻

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Healthy communication in relationships: discussing ultimatums with loved ones ❤️

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Rob's ex's parents take him in, he finds family again ❤️

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Parent tries to resolve daughter's conflict with ex-boyfriend at home 🏠

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Parents hesitant to kick out daughter's ex-boyfriend without evidence 🤔

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Love or War? A mother's dilemma with her daughter's ex-boyfriend 💔

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A tumultuous family life for daughter's ex-boyfriend Rob.

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Heartbreaking: Ex-boyfriend forced to leave hometown and friends.

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Daughter's ex-boyfriend moves in with parents, causing tension 🔥

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Parents hesitant to take in daughter's ex-boyfriend, now responsible for him.

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Parents take in daughter's ex-boyfriend against better judgment.

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Daughter's ex-boyfriend lives rent-free with rules. Drama ensues. 🍿

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Rob becomes part of the family despite initial restrictions 🏠❤️

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Ex-boyfriend still hangs around the house, daughter's unhappy 😒

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Parents refuse to kick out daughter's ex, set new rules 😎

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Living with ex's parents causing tension, daughter caught in the middle

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Navigating complex family dynamics and teenage relationships 💔

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Daughter's ex-boyfriend moves in, and now she wants him out 😳

When a teenager's boyfriend becomes homeless, her parents take him in. Three years later, the couple breaks up and the daughter's new boyfriend wants him out. But the parents refuse to kick him out and instead set new rules to make everyone more comfortable. However, the daughter is upset and fears she might end up dateless for prom if her current boyfriend breaks up with her.

Is it fair for the daughter's ex-boyfriend to still live with the family? Or should he find a new place to stay? The situation raises questions about loyalty, responsibility, and boundaries. Many Redditors have weighed in with their opinions, offering advice and sharing their own experiences.

Let's take a look at some of the top comments and reactions from Reddit.

Daughter's new boyfriend Joe seems controlling, and the situation is complicated.

Outrageous-Ad-9069 | Outrageous-Ad-9069

OP's clear stance on taking responsibility for daughter's ex-boyfriend.

shantae420 | shantae420

Rob's a tenant, not a bad guy 🏠💕

iamasaltshaker | iamasaltshaker

Can't kick ex out, he's tenant now. Maybe he'll leave willingly 🤔

Blewedup | Blewedup

Supporting daughter's ex-boyfriend's transition plan, NTA. 🤝

snarfblattinconcert | snarfblattinconcert

NTA comment highlights Taylor's entitlement and lack of empathy 😡

Frequent_Lychee1228 | Frequent_Lychee1228

Lesson learned: Good deeds don't always have a happy ending 😕

sunglassgnome | sunglassgnome

A mother offers a sensible compromise, but her daughter's new boyfriend dislikes it 😕

lostintime2004 | lostintime2004

NTA for letting Rob stay, but daughter and her boyfriend are AHs 😒

Odd_One_9972 | Odd_One_9972

Dealing with breakups is tough, especially for young teens 💔

Usrname52 | Usrname52

NAH - A nuanced perspective on the situation with empathetic insights 😊

PettyHonestThrowaway | PettyHonestThrowaway

Is Taylor making a mistake taking back her potentially toxic ex? 🤔

laughingsbetter | laughingsbetter

Offering reassurance and discussing future plans with daughter's ex-boyfriend 🗣️💭

rmm035 | rmm035

Keeping a close eye on daughter's ex. 🧐

kgrimmburn | kgrimmburn

Supportive parent checks in on daughter's ex-boyfriend living arrangements 🏡

prihrod | prihrod

Compliments to the parents for taking in ex-boyfriend 🙌

mogambo23 | mogambo23

NTA for taking in daughter's ex-boyfriend, but time to help him find a job.

Iarnden | Iarnden

Daughter's ex-boyfriend moves in with parents causing trouble. NTA.

TieReasonable3914 | TieReasonable3914

Parent stands by promise to daughter's ex-boyfriend, wins respect 👍

girl_supersonicboy | girl_supersonicboy

Teaching possessiveness and jealousy is a bad look 👀

whereisbeezy | whereisbeezy

Commenter suspects plot from sitcom and calls out BS.

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Generous parents caught up in daughter's drama over prom date 🙄

Bostonguy50 | Bostonguy50

NTA commenter hopes for daughter's breakup with toxic boyfriend.

Destination_Centauri | Destination_Centauri

Concerned commenter suggests alternative options for daughter's ex-boyfriend's living situation. 🤔

AdventurerMax | AdventurerMax

Supportive comment defends parents accommodating daughter's ex-boyfriend 🙌

GaGypsyGirl | GaGypsyGirl

Helping a troubled young man creates awkward situation for family. NAH.

nelak468 | nelak468

Parents take in daughter's ex-boyfriend, causing discomfort for daughter.

kalospkmn | kalospkmn

Parents take in daughter's ex-boyfriend, but now it's time for him to move on 🚪

Svennis79 | Svennis79

Ex-boyfriend living with ex's parents causes family tension ⚡

DesiArcy | DesiArcy

Navigating awkward family dynamics with ex-boyfriend living at home. NAH

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Don't let a new relationship dictate the wellbeing of a young man you committed to 🤝

mchursty | mchursty

Understanding the daughter's perspective 🤔

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Lessons in compassion and supporting someone despite sacrifices. 🤝

NeverRelaventUser | NeverRelaventUser

Parenting gone wrong. Living with ex? Not a great idea 😬

Sihnar | Sihnar

Parents take in daughter's ex-boyfriend, but should let him go 🤔

MissCommunicati0n | MissCommunicati0n

Parent's disapproval of daughter's ex-boyfriend could harm their relationship.

Shmooperdoodle | Shmooperdoodle

Commenter advises parents to have a talk with daughter about ex-boyfriend

jammy913 | jammy913

Family takes in daughter's ex, but now it's causing discomfort 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

nebunala4328 | nebunala4328

Daughter's entitled ex-boyfriend tries to control her parents' home 🙄

randompensamientos | randompensamientos

Commenter thinks OP is TA for taking in daughter's ex.

gobledegerkin | gobledegerkin

Parents took in daughter's ex, now daughter wants him out

MorallyApplicable | MorallyApplicable

Don't let anyone manipulate you, stand your ground! 💪 #NTA

Barbed_Dildo | Barbed_Dildo

Legal or not, kicking out the ex is not cool 😒

ZookeepergameCheap89 | ZookeepergameCheap89

Daughter's ex-boyfriend is a keeper, says family 👍

digitalhydrogen | digitalhydrogen

Parents take in daughter's ex-boyfriend causing tension in the household

alreadyPrettyEnough | alreadyPrettyEnough

Parents took in daughter's ex, now everyone's uncomfortable. NAH.

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Be cautious and prioritize daughter's safety and well-being. 🙏

Spookledoots | Spookledoots

Daughter playing house with ex, parents enable - ESH 🏠🤦‍♀️

YourFavPlaything | YourFavPlaything

Curious about the breakup? This commenter is too 🤔

MrDilo | MrDilo

Daughter's ex-boyfriend won't leave, parent's caught in the middle. NTA.

MissLadyLlamaDrama | MissLadyLlamaDrama

A teenager's love or a parent's concern - who wins?

Direct_Copy5400 | Direct_Copy5400

Parents caught in the middle of daughter's breakup with ex-boyfriend.

IamLolaBolton | IamLolaBolton

When reality imitates sitcoms 🤔📺

ThrowRA_Neon_Orange | ThrowRA_Neon_Orange

Commenter calls out daughter's behavior, supports ex-boyfriend. 🙌

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