Imagine leaving for college and finding out your family has invited a foreign exchange student to live in your home and sleep in your bed – all without discussing it with you first. That's exactly what happened to a 19-year-old college student who felt replaced when his parents decided to host an 18-year-old girl while he was away. The situation escalated when his mother called to remind him about buying a Thanksgiving ticket home and casually mentioned that he'd have to sleep on the couch. 😤🛋️
Surprise Guest Announcement 📣
Family's New Plan 🏠
The Exchange Student's Situation 🚗
The Host Family's Facebook Post 📱
Feeling Replaced 😔
"Obviously in Your Bed" 🛏️
Parents' Reaction 😂
Weird Atmosphere 🤨
Unsettling Thoughts 💭
Thanksgiving Ticket Time ⏰
Sleeping Arrangements Reminder 🛋️
Phone Call Ends 📞
Thanksgiving Decision 🦃
Christmas Break Plans 🎄
Parents' Reaction 😠
Thanksgiving Drama Unfolds 🍗🔥
Feeling replaced and hurt, the college student decided to cancel his Thanksgiving flight home after his mom's insensitive reminder about sleeping on the couch. He felt that his parents chose the exchange student over him and that he had every right to spend Thanksgiving with whomever he wished. The student plans to return home for Christmas break when the exchange student has left, but his parents are calling him childish for his actions. 😒🎄 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...
Stranger in your room and no Thanksgiving? NTA, go OP! 🙌
OP shares their experience of a great Thanksgiving without family 🥳
Parents' erasure of college student's room traumatizes for years 😢
Commenter defends OP's right to feel at home, suggests hotel stay.
Family relationships already damaged by parents' decisions 😔
Commenter sympathizes with OP's hurt feelings over family's exchange student 🤝
Parents being deliberately mean, NTA for cancelling flight 🙅
College student cancels Thanksgiving flight due to insensitive parents and houseguest 😲
Communication is key 📡. Losing a room is nothing compared to losing a house 🤷♂️
College student cancels Thanksgiving flight over family's new houseguest 😬
College student cancels Thanksgiving flight over houseguest. Valid feelings expressed.
College student cancels Thanksgiving flight over family's rude houseguest 🤷♀️
College student chooses not to fly home for Thanksgiving over family dispute 😑
Family dynamics cause heartbreak for college student on Thanksgiving 😢
"YTA for expecting your room to be a shrine" 😱
College student feels stripped of belonging and security at home 😢
Parents' lack of communication makes NTA cancel Thanksgiving flight 😕
Commenter agrees with decision, no replies.
Parents gave away room without asking, NTA for cancelling flight 🙏
Commenter questions family's motives and finds situation weird. NTA.
Do parents in the UK keep their kids' bedrooms intact?
College student's territorial behavior over family's houseguest 😲
Commenter calls out immaturity of young college student. YTA.
Thanksgiving plans canceled due to unwanted houseguest 😕
Supportive comment encourages alternative holiday plans with family or friends 🎄
Canceling Thanksgiving flight over new houseguest. NTA strikes back! 😎
NTA for feeling upset, but try talking to your mom 💬
Commenter questions homestay approval process for foreign exchange program 🤔
NTA, Poor Communication from Parents on Houseguest Accommodations 😕
Skipping holidays to avoid unwanted houseguests. Relatable 😂
Feeling alienated after parents took room, NTA 😍
Parents should have asked permission to host houseguest, NTA. 👍
Family's new houseguest forces college student to cancel Thanksgiving flight 🤷♀️
Supportive comment validates OP's decision to cancel Thanksgiving flight 👏
Commenter agrees with cancelling flight due to houseguest 😊
User advises NTA to collect valuable possessions and official documents.
Parents replace college student with new houseguest. NTA.
Commenter supports OP, reminds to avoid using demeaning language 👍
College student cancels Thanksgiving flight over houseguest drama. ESH.
Savage NTA clapback with a nursing home threat 😎
Parents prioritize new houseguest over college student's return 🙄
Transitioning into adulthood and wanting a safe, welcoming home 🙌
Skipping Thanksgiving due to new houseguest, practical or petty? 🤔
Commenter supports OP's decision and criticizes parents' behavior 👍
Navigating family boundaries when moving out 👨🎓
Respectful NTA comment about family's new houseguest and boundaries.
Being 18 and in college is a privilege, but feelings matter 😊
College student cancels Thanksgiving flight due to family's behavior 😲
Validating feelings: NTA chooses to skip Thanksgiving over discomfort.
Growing up means no room at home, but canceling flight? 🤔
Family's new houseguest left student without a room. NTA 👍
New houseguest ruins Thanksgiving, commenter wouldn't go back. 😕
Parents can't treat you like a child after giving away room 😕
Setting boundaries with parents. 🙌
Suggests writing a letter to parents explaining feelings for better communication 📝
Uninvited houseguest ruins Thanksgiving, commenter chooses another family 🤔
Uninvited houseguest takes over college student's bedroom. NTA response.
Commenter thinks OP is not the a**hole for canceling flight 👍
NTA learns couch is her bed, brattiness evaporates. 😏
Suggesting a solution: Where will the houseguest sleep? 🤔
Stand up for yourself! You're NTA for setting boundaries 💪
College student chooses comfort over uncomfortable Thanksgiving with stranger. NTA 👍
Enjoy Thanksgiving without interruptions, NTA wins the day 🎉