Meet our 41-year-old heroine, who's been living with her boyfriend Matt for two years and dating him for four. Matt has a 7-year-old daughter, Phoebe, who lives with her mom just around the corner. Now, with Phoebe's mom moving to a bigger house, she'll be spending nights at our protagonist's place. The dilemma? Matt wants our heroine to give up her study for Phoebe's bedroom. But is she ready to do that? Let's dive into the story! 🍿
Phoebe's New Arrangement
The Study Dilemma
Accusations of Selfishness
Update: Matt's Side
Revisiting the Situation
Finding a Solution
Is Our Heroine Really Selfish? 🧐
So, our protagonist and Matt sat down to discuss the situation. Turns out, Matt was panicking about Phoebe moving away and the impact on their relationship. He also didn't realize how much money our heroine's business was bringing in. After going over their finances, they found a possible solution: converting the attic into a bedroom without taking on debt. They're now looking into quotes for the project. As for people saying Phoebe isn't her stepdaughter, our heroine says she is in every way that counts. 💕 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...
NTA. OP is willing to move or improve the house, but the boyfriend is unwilling. He needs to address his debt trauma and get a bigger home.
Stepdad mooching off woman, but won't let her study. NTA 😊
Stand your ground! Your home, your rules 💪
Renovation would increase house value, and boyfriend needs anxiety treatment.
OP's boyfriend demands she give up office for stepdaughter's room. NTA
Woman refuses to give up office for stepdaughter's bedroom. NTA 👏
Stepdaughter's bedroom vs. education - NTA wins with compromise 👏
Attic study is reasonable, stepdaughter's room not his entitlement 😏
NTA. Sell the house, dump the boyfriend, and move on. 🙌
Defending her space, NTA refuses to share study with stepdaughter 😍
Get a loan and renovate the attic as an office 💪
Defending her right to work from home, NTA 🙌
Secure your asset! NTA gets clever with homeowner's rights 💪
Woman rightfully keeps office, suggests charging stepdaughter's father rent. 👍
Financially responsible NTA refuses to give up study for stepdaughter's room 👏
Support for OP's reasonable solutions, criticism of partner's entitlement 👍
Convert attic to workspace for tax write offs and financial benefit. NTA
Partner's aversion to marriage causes relationship concerns. 😔
Offered solutions, but he wants more? NTA, find elsewhere 😎
Woman stands her ground on study space, offers solutions. NTA 👏
Woman defends stepson from commenters suggesting he pay rent. 😊
Attic conversion may not be ideal for a 7-year-old. 🤷♀️
Remodeling the attic is a reasonable solution 🙌
Boyfriend vs OP's study for stepdaughter's room. NTA wins! 🙌
Commenter supports woman's decision and insults stepdaughter's father 🤭
Attic as an office? Practical solution or cramped workspace? 🤔
NAH. Woman has right to remodel her house, but financial arrangements unclear 💁
Sensible attic conversion suggestion for stepdaughter's bedroom dilemma 👍
Commenter supports OP but warns against being taken advantage of.
NTA. You offered solutions and kindness. Protect your assets 💰
BF hypocritical about money in blended family situation 💵
WFH, need space, he lives rent-free, reevaluate relationship. NTA 😎
Roommate mooching off NTA, refuses to move for stepdaughter's bedroom 🤔
Commenters' harshness contrasts with update about nice Matt 🤷♀️
Legal advice warns unmarried couples about property rights. Be careful 🚨
Reasonable alternatives suggested, NTA wins this bedroom battle 💪
Stepmom prioritizes stepdaughter's space, offers solutions. Partner causing issue. 👏
Unmarried couple living together, he's not paying rent, and controlling.
Compromise and options offered, NTA wins stepfamily conflict 👏
No house, no demands! NTA stands up for herself 💪
Don't compromise your education or legal rights for a bedroom 🙌
Keep your office, renovate the attic or divide a room! 😊
Fair to expect him to pay for loft conversion. NTA 👍
Defending her work space, a woman offers options for stepdaughter.
Woman prioritizes job over stepdaughter's bedroom, boyfriend's debt phobia. NTA.
Encouraging response to stepfamily financial conflict. NTA 👏
Woman refuses to give up study for stepdaughter's room. NTA.
Commenter acknowledges missing context, glad for OP's progress ❤️
Attic > Office. NTA for prioritizing your education over stepdaughter's room. 💪
Stand your ground! It's your house, your rules. NTA 💪
Working from home requires a dedicated office space. NTA.
Stepdad living rent-free but calls stepmom selfish? NTA wins 🙌
Unfair financial burden on woman, stepdaughter's needs prioritized 😠
Protect your home and dreams, don't give in to pressure 🙌
Stepdad not paying rent, but wants stepdaughter's room? 🤔
NTA. Stand firm and don't let your boyfriend dictate your choices 💪
Sharing study temporarily could prevent future legal battles 🤔
Working from home and giving up home office for stepdaughter's room? NTA
Compromises offered, converting attic into bedroom seems like best solution 😊
Attic room for stepdaughter? NTA, says internet 😊