Woman Refuses to Give Up Study for Stepdaughter's Bedroom 😱

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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! 🍿

Living Situation

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Phoebe's New Arrangement

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The Study Dilemma

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Possible Solutions

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Financial Situation

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Accusations of Selfishness

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Update: Matt's Side

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Revisiting the Situation

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Finding a Solution

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Moving Forward

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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.

SalaciousSapphic | SalaciousSapphic

Stepdad mooching off woman, but won't let her study. NTA 😊

[deleted] | [deleted]

Stand your ground! Your home, your rules 💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

Renovation would increase house value, and boyfriend needs anxiety treatment.

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OP's boyfriend demands she give up office for stepdaughter's room. NTA

HeartpineFloors | HeartpineFloors

Woman refuses to give up office for stepdaughter's bedroom. NTA 👏

Background_Owl_3474 | Background_Owl_3474

Stepdaughter's bedroom vs. education - NTA wins with compromise 👏

cstamin | cstamin

Attic study is reasonable, stepdaughter's room not his entitlement 😏

sentienthammer | sentienthammer

NTA. Sell the house, dump the boyfriend, and move on. 🙌

Euphoric-Round-5182 | Euphoric-Round-5182

Defending her space, NTA refuses to share study with stepdaughter 😍

RollingKatamari | RollingKatamari

Get a loan and renovate the attic as an office 💪

Zestyclose_Media_548 | Zestyclose_Media_548

Defending her right to work from home, NTA 🙌

LynnChat | LynnChat

Secure your asset! NTA gets clever with homeowner's rights 💪

_iamtinks | _iamtinks

Woman rightfully keeps office, suggests charging stepdaughter's father rent. 👍

MersWhaawhaa | MersWhaawhaa

Financially responsible NTA refuses to give up study for stepdaughter's room 👏

archiesheridan | archiesheridan

Support for OP's reasonable solutions, criticism of partner's entitlement 👍

RealTalkFastWalk | RealTalkFastWalk

Convert attic to workspace for tax write offs and financial benefit. NTA

AccessibleBeige | AccessibleBeige

Partner's aversion to marriage causes relationship concerns. 😔

siempre_maria | siempre_maria

Offered solutions, but he wants more? NTA, find elsewhere 😎

NopeRope777 | NopeRope777

Woman stands her ground on study space, offers solutions. NTA 👏

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Woman defends stepson from commenters suggesting he pay rent. 😊

bopperbopper | bopperbopper

Attic conversion may not be ideal for a 7-year-old. 🤷‍♀️

Stefie25 | Stefie25

Remodeling the attic is a reasonable solution 🙌

iamstrangelittlebird | iamstrangelittlebird

Boyfriend vs OP's study for stepdaughter's room. NTA wins! 🙌

Difficult-Ad-4532 | Difficult-Ad-4532

Commenter supports woman's decision and insults stepdaughter's father 🤭

stonerwrld69 | stonerwrld69

Attic as an office? Practical solution or cramped workspace? 🤔

Jewish-Mom-123 | Jewish-Mom-123

NAH. Woman has right to remodel her house, but financial arrangements unclear 💁


Sensible attic conversion suggestion for stepdaughter's bedroom dilemma 👍

Srumlicious | Srumlicious

Commenter supports OP but warns against being taken advantage of.

felisverde | felisverde

NTA. You offered solutions and kindness. Protect your assets 💰

ManderBlues | ManderBlues

BF hypocritical about money in blended family situation 💵

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WFH, need space, he lives rent-free, reevaluate relationship. NTA 😎

WhiteWolfSBLover | WhiteWolfSBLover

Roommate mooching off NTA, refuses to move for stepdaughter's bedroom 🤔

miflordelicata | miflordelicata

Commenters' harshness contrasts with update about nice Matt 🤷‍♀️

Zestyclose-Pangolin6 | Zestyclose-Pangolin6

Legal advice warns unmarried couples about property rights. Be careful 🚨

pinguthegreek | pinguthegreek

Reasonable alternatives suggested, NTA wins this bedroom battle 💪

BlueRFR3100 | BlueRFR3100

Stepmom prioritizes stepdaughter's space, offers solutions. Partner causing issue. 👏

redheadedsweetie | redheadedsweetie

Unmarried couple living together, he's not paying rent, and controlling.

Frosty-Mall4727 | Frosty-Mall4727

Compromise and options offered, NTA wins stepfamily conflict 👏

Merunit | Merunit

No house, no demands! NTA stands up for herself 💪

sapphicdavinci | sapphicdavinci

Don't compromise your education or legal rights for a bedroom 🙌

sonicblue217 | sonicblue217

Keep your office, renovate the attic or divide a room! 😊

Sure-Tangerine5702 | Sure-Tangerine5702

Fair to expect him to pay for loft conversion. NTA 👍

stephaniec212 | stephaniec212

Defending her work space, a woman offers options for stepdaughter.

Knittingfairy09113 | Knittingfairy09113

Woman prioritizes job over stepdaughter's bedroom, boyfriend's debt phobia. NTA.

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

Encouraging response to stepfamily financial conflict. NTA 👏

Mommy-Q | Mommy-Q

Woman refuses to give up study for stepdaughter's room. NTA.

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Commenter acknowledges missing context, glad for OP's progress ❤️

qpitass | qpitass

Attic > Office. NTA for prioritizing your education over stepdaughter's room. 💪

bizianka | bizianka

Stand your ground! It's your house, your rules. NTA 💪

KimmyStand | KimmyStand

Working from home requires a dedicated office space. NTA.

Coco_Dirichlet | Coco_Dirichlet

Stepdad living rent-free but calls stepmom selfish? NTA wins 🙌

jenesaispas-pourquoi | jenesaispas-pourquoi

Unfair financial burden on woman, stepdaughter's needs prioritized 😠

TheNorthern_exposure | TheNorthern_exposure

Protect your home and dreams, don't give in to pressure 🙌

MrsRoronoaZoro | MrsRoronoaZoro

Stepdad not paying rent, but wants stepdaughter's room? 🤔

pinkpuffballs | pinkpuffballs

NTA. Stand firm and don't let your boyfriend dictate your choices 💪


Sharing study temporarily could prevent future legal battles 🤔

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Working from home and giving up home office for stepdaughter's room? NTA

KittKatt7179 | KittKatt7179

Compromises offered, converting attic into bedroom seems like best solution 😊

Why_r_people_ | Why_r_people_

Attic room for stepdaughter? NTA, says internet 😊

Salty-Dinos | Salty-Dinos

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