College Student Stands Up to Roommate: No More Free Meals and Cleaning! 😤

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Living with a roommate can be a great experience, but it can also be a nightmare when one person takes advantage of the other. A 20-year-old college student shares her story of living with a 19-year-old roommate who refuses to pay for groceries and clean up after herself. As the situation spirals out of control, the student decides to put her foot down and stop catering to her roommate's demands.

The Roommate Situation 🏠

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Grocery Troubles Begin 🛒

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Job Offer Refused 🚫

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Dishwashing Drama 🍽️

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Takeout Over Groceries 🍔

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Cleaning Responsibilities 🧹

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Addressing the Issue 🗣️

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Taking Matters into Own Hands 🙅‍♀️

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Apartment Chaos 🗑️

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Confrontation Time ⚠️

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Roommate's Reaction 😠

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Understanding Mental Health 🧠

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Offering Help and Support 💬

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Standing Firm 🚫

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The Breaking Point 😓

The college student has reached her breaking point and refuses to continue catering to her roommate's demands. Despite understanding the challenges of mental health, she believes her roommate is using it as an excuse to take advantage of her generosity. She has offered help and support, but ultimately stands firm in her decision to only take care of her own responsibilities. Will this situation ever be resolved? Share your thoughts and reactions below. 👇

Compassion is one thing, but being taken advantage of is another. NTA.

havartna | havartna

Commenters discuss handling depression and messy roommates. 🚨

gw2kpro | gw2kpro

Pets can be a great motivator for self-care and improvement. NTA.

Retrohanska59 | Retrohanska59

Take control of your space! Change the wifi password 💻️

fireontheinside | fireontheinside

Get out of there! 😱

Asitiaaa | Asitiaaa

Standing up to entitled roommates: NTA and self-care first 🙌

Ickulus | Ickulus

Financial constraints prevent roommate from leaving. NTA receives support.

Total_Message_4558 | Total_Message_4558

Roommate mooching off you? Buy a mini fridge with lock! 🙈

GhoeAguey | GhoeAguey

Mental health doesn't excuse financial abuse and laziness. 😒

Rockpoolcreater | Rockpoolcreater

Roommate finally told to grow up and stop taking advantage! 💪

AnUnimportantLife | AnUnimportantLife

Roommate finally stands up for themselves. No more free rides! 🙌

perhapsnew | perhapsnew

Don't adopt an adult child. NTA for setting boundaries. 🙌

frankieandjonnie | frankieandjonnie

Don't be a doormat! 🙏 Stand up for yourself. 💪

tangerine-trees- | tangerine-trees-

Suggesting cleaning together to help with mental health 🤔

figgicyril | figgicyril

Suggests a petty but effective way to deal with messy roommate

Mysterious-Travel-79 | Mysterious-Travel-79

Controversial comment sparks no replies. 🤔

bizianka | bizianka

Roommate problems? 🤔 Don't be a free meal ticket! 💸

Double_Reindeer_6884 | Double_Reindeer_6884

Ready to pack up and move out? 🚚

Bearmancartoons | Bearmancartoons

Stand up for yourself and your mental health! 🙌

Twin1TwinA | Twin1TwinA

Roommate leaves dirty dishes, gets a surprise on her bed 😂

Algebralovr | Algebralovr

Roommate entitlement exposed. NTA, secure food and wifi.

Weskit | Weskit

Roommate with mental issues expects free meals and cleaning. NTA stands up.

aquasaurex | aquasaurex

Roommate behaving entitled, OP not the a**hole for standing up.

Jazzlike_Ad_3327 | Jazzlike_Ad_3327

Roommate mooching? Send her a bill! 💰

shelballama | shelballama

Don't let your messy roommate take advantage of you. 😉

kathrynelizabethk | kathrynelizabethk

Stand up for yourself and set basic expectations for shared living. 🙌

Responsible_Secret1 | Responsible_Secret1

Concerned commenter suggests getting help for struggling roommate.

catzrob89 | catzrob89

Document the situation with housing authority to protect yourself! 👍

Lotex_Style | Lotex_Style

Roommate complains about groceries and dishes, NTA suggests toughing it out.

leafandstone | leafandstone

Don't be a doormat, find a new roommate! 😎

fuck_ya_bud | fuck_ya_bud

Roommate takes advantage of student, but stands up for herself. 💪

madginny6666 | madginny6666

Stand up for yourself and move out when lease ends! 💪

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

Don't be a doormat! Stand up for yourself! 💪

BeringC | BeringC

Don't be a doormat! Stand up for yourself! 💪

NothingAndNow111 | NothingAndNow111

Lock up your stuff and dump her mess! 🗝️💥

animalwitch | animalwitch

Stand up for yourself and find a new roommate 🙌

Unsolicitedadvice13 | Unsolicitedadvice13

Take control of your space and focus on your studies 📚. Don't let her mess affect your future 💪.

Franks_Monster_ | Franks_Monster_

Stand up to your messy roommate with some tough love 💪

FairyFartDaydreams | FairyFartDaydreams

Set boundaries, save money, and prioritize self-care. 💪

Neravariine | Neravariine

Take back control of your space and belongings from your roommate 🙌

Snoo_59080 | Snoo_59080

Stand up for yourself! You're not her caregiver or mother 🙌

Bdubz29 | Bdubz29

Standing up to a freeloading roommate can have gross consequences 🤮

coalandthecanary | coalandthecanary

Set clear boundaries with roommates to avoid resentment later 🙌

johnald13 | johnald13

Don't let anyone take advantage of you, NTA! 💪

DrDiarrhea | DrDiarrhea

Don't let mental illness be an excuse for taking advantage. #NTA

An_Anonymous_Acc | An_Anonymous_Acc

Stand up for yourself! Don't let 'friends' take advantage. 🙌

Kikoiku | Kikoiku

Stand your ground and find a new roommate 🙅‍♀️

YunariaLinus | YunariaLinus

Living with chronic illness and working full-time, NTA sets boundaries.

Godless_Heathen_M | Godless_Heathen_M

Compassionate college student sets boundaries with entitled roommate. 🙌

Gracillar | Gracillar

Navigating depression and chores with roommates 😔

thesammae | thesammae

College student stands up to roommate, receives validation from commenters 👏

God_137 | God_137

Roommate using you for free meals and cleaning? Stand up! 🙌 NTA

cassowary32 | cassowary32

OP suggests talking to landlord about lazy roommate. 🙈

emotionless_p_bitch | emotionless_p_bitch

Stand up for yourself! You're not her caregiver 🙌

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