Mom Asks Adult Son & Girlfriend to Work and Do Chores: Fair or Foul? 😲

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Living with adult children can be a delicate balancing act, especially when it comes to expectations and boundaries. One mom found herself in a tricky situation when her 25-year-old son, Jack, and his 24-year-old girlfriend, Becky, moved in with her and her husband. The couple was expected to pay a small amount of rent and help with chores, but things took a turn when they started to push back against these expectations. Let's dive into this family drama and see if the mom's requests were reasonable or if she crossed a line. 🤔

The Living Arrangement 🏠

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The Rent and Chores 💰

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Rude Responses 😒

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No Pot in the House 🚭

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Co-signing a Car Loan 🚗

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Skipping Work and Worries 😟

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Ignoring Mom's Concerns 😔

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No Response 📵

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Update: A Talk with Jack 🗣️

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Surprising Response 😮

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Car Payment Warning ⚠️

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Pot in the House 🌿

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Going Outside to Smoke 🚪

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Waiting Game ⏳

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A Change in Behavior 🔄

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A Mother's Dilemma: Fair Expectations or Crossing Boundaries? 🤷

This mom found herself in a tough spot when her adult son and his girlfriend moved in, but refused to contribute as expected. After rude responses and ignoring her concerns, she and her husband had a talk with their son, giving him an ultimatum to change or move out by April 1st. Surprisingly, he agreed and apologized, promising to find their own space. With a warning about car payments and pot in the house, they now wait to see if their son will follow through. Has this mom been fair or crossed a line? Let's see what the internet has to say about this situation... 🧐

Enabling entitlement? Son needs boundaries and consequences. 🤔

moew4974 | moew4974

NTA. Lowering rent is generous. They need to step up. 🙌

EmilyDimmmples | EmilyDimmmples

NTA. Adult son and girlfriend need to act like responsible adults 💪

LilyLuvBug | LilyLuvBug

NTA. Hilarious response to entitled tenants. Reality check needed 😂

nikkesen | nikkesen

NTA suggests eviction and clear consequences for co-signed car loan 😲

BeachPlze | BeachPlze

Adult son should contribute to household chores and respect rules. NTA 👍

anonymom135 | anonymom135

Tough love 💪🏼: Commenter suggests repossessing car of mooching son.

Aggravating_Net6733 | Aggravating_Net6733

Demanding house meeting and new rules for entitled tenants 😎

No-Locksmith-8590 | No-Locksmith-8590

NTA. Set boundaries and expectations for adult son and girlfriend.

FragrantEconomist386 | FragrantEconomist386

NTA: Son and girlfriend need to step up and act responsibly 💪

SockMaster9273 | SockMaster9273

Advice on evicting son and girlfriend, NTA for trying to help 👍

JsCTmav | JsCTmav

NTA. Tough love is necessary. Give them a move-out deadline. 🙌

Less_Ordinary_8516 | Less_Ordinary_8516

Don't be a doormat, put your foot down 👊

Osidestarfish | Osidestarfish

NTA but overdue to be firm with house rules and chores. 💪

maricopa888 | maricopa888

Asserting authority over household chores and guests. NTA wins.

groovymama98 | groovymama98

User questions authenticity of situation, suggests growing a spine 🤔

Indigojoyglow | Indigojoyglow

Adult son and girlfriend taking advantage of mom's kindness 😒

RainJetski | RainJetski

NTA, time for tough love. They need to move out. 👋

Catlady0329 | Catlady0329

NTA suggests tough love for irresponsible son and girlfriend 🙌

Fabulous-Shallot1413 | Fabulous-Shallot1413

Tough love time: Mom advises girlfriend to make son act adult 👍

momof20408 | momof20408

Tough love or too harsh? Commenter suggests homelessness as consequence.

naked_nomad | naked_nomad

Stand up for yourself and give legal notice. NTA. 👍

sarabatgirl | sarabatgirl

Tough love or too harsh? One mom's strict parenting style 🤷‍♀️

Radiant-Chipmunk-987 | Radiant-Chipmunk-987

Tough love approach suggested for entitled adult children. 👊

FearlessKnitter12 | FearlessKnitter12

Tough love? A commenter suggests eviction for son and girlfriend.

Tinkerpro | Tinkerpro

Enabling an entitled brat? Time to eliminate him and gf. 😒

MerlinSmurf | MerlinSmurf

NTA commenter suggests tough love for lazy mid-20s couple 👊

oregonian1234 | oregonian1234

NTA. Adult son and girlfriend disrespect rules and boundaries. Time for change.

SophiaSpirea | SophiaSpirea

NTA advises tough love for son and girlfriend's bad behavior. 👍

LifeMorning5803 | LifeMorning5803

Enabling or helping? Commenter calls out mom's actions 🤔

CryotoPotatoCasino | CryotoPotatoCasino

User thinks son is the a**hole for not doing chores.

JustUgh2323 | JustUgh2323

Be specific with expectations. Have an end date. NTA. 👍

Cappa_Cail | Cappa_Cail

Cut the cord 👍. NTA advises to let them learn the hard way.

monchi3 | monchi3

Enabling adult children or tough love? 🤔

Rude-Flamingo5420 | Rude-Flamingo5420

Lenient mom reaches ultimatum time with entitled son and girlfriend 😲

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Set clear expectations and give ultimatum to entitled tenants. 🙌

Goalie_LAX_21093 | Goalie_LAX_21093

Tough love approach to entitled son and girlfriend 😍

Jacce76 | Jacce76

Tough love advice to a parent enabling their disrespectful son.

MypuppyDaisy | MypuppyDaisy

NTA. Set boundaries and consequences for not following household rules. 💪

RedVelvetCakewalk | RedVelvetCakewalk

Adult son and girlfriend acting like bratty children. NTA. 😱

justbraised | justbraised

Exploitative son and girlfriend: ultimatum needed, legal advice recommended. 😠

ghostoftommyknocker | ghostoftommyknocker

Son needs a reality check, mom needs to set boundaries. 👍

Every_Caterpillar945 | Every_Caterpillar945

User suggests evicting son and girlfriend, calls OP YTA.

CollegeEquivalent607 | CollegeEquivalent607

Son needs tough love to become an adult. 👍

justloriinky | justloriinky

NTA for setting boundaries with adult son and girlfriend 💪

NoFun3799 | NoFun3799

NTA comment takes a turn with a complaint about pot smell 🙄

frozenfishflaps | frozenfishflaps

Set clear rules and give a deadline for son and girlfriend. 💼

CrankyWife | CrankyWife

NTA suggests rules and consequences for son and gf's behavior.

tsweetsie | tsweetsie

🚪Time to kick them out? Commenter suggests tough love approach.

Interesting_Wing_461 | Interesting_Wing_461

Enforcing rules for adult children living at home: tough love works 👍

IncreaseDifferent782 | IncreaseDifferent782

Enabling an irresponsible son? Tough love or eviction? 🤔

coffeemom23 | coffeemom23

User suggests kicking out freeloaders for disrespecting household rules 😒

memyselfandiname | memyselfandiname

User suggests tough love for entitled son and girlfriend. YTA.

Fit-Confusion-4595 | Fit-Confusion-4595

NTA. Mom needs to establish boundaries and rules for her son 💪

Nanabanafofana | Nanabanafofana

Son taking advantage of mom's kindness and not respecting her rules. 😡


Tough love: Setting boundaries with adult children 🙌

WyomingVet | WyomingVet

NTA. Helping around the house is fair. Ultimatum necessary. 😲

Dangerous_End9472 | Dangerous_End9472

NTA but stand up for yourself and set boundaries. 💪

liefieblue | liefieblue

Enforcing house rules with authority. NTA 😎

pearly1979 | pearly1979

Guests lacking etiquette? Kick them out! 😤

Elderberry-West | Elderberry-West

User calls out parent for enabling entitled behavior and suggests tough love 💪

MajorAd2679 | MajorAd2679

Charge rent and take car if he defaults. Don't be weak. 😠

skellyton386 | skellyton386

NTA but harsh advice for enabling adult son and girlfriend 🤔

Nichigan90 | Nichigan90

Tough love time: stop enabling your disrespectful adult son. 💪

catsandpunkrock | catsandpunkrock

NTA suggests evicting son and girlfriend without ground rules. 😡

Recent_Data_305 | Recent_Data_305

Cut the cord and let them be adults. 👍

HyenaBrilliant2493 | HyenaBrilliant2493

NTA. Enabling slackers in your own house is not fair. 😒

Ahjumawi | Ahjumawi

Parental advice on dealing with pot-smoking house guests. 🚩

BlazingSunflowerland | BlazingSunflowerland

Tough love or unfair? Mom sets ultimatum for lazy son 😠

catinnameonly | catinnameonly

Being an adult means following house rules and contributing fairly. 👍

ThatOkanaganGirl | ThatOkanaganGirl

Enabling adult-moochers? NTA mom needs to take action 👏

originalkelly88 | originalkelly88

Adult son and girlfriend taking advantage of mom's low rent. 💰

1962Michael | 1962Michael

Tough love or enabling? Commenter advises against cosigning loans. 😱

AKA_June_Monroe | AKA_June_Monroe

Adult son and girlfriend should respect house rules or leave 🏡

Shadow_Girl1128 | Shadow_Girl1128

Offering son extra time to get act together after gf leaves 🙌

pupperoni42 | pupperoni42

Adult son and girlfriend acting entitled, suggest rental agreement. NTA 👍

Carma56 | Carma56

NTA but mixed signals: co-signed loan but call him lazy 😑

Technical_Quarter_99 | Technical_Quarter_99

Mom lays down the law with adult son. NTA. 💪

BSinspetor | BSinspetor

NTA suggests calling cops on son & girlfriend for smoking pot.

Break_The_Box_4lorn | Break_The_Box_4lorn

Son and girlfriend should be more responsible. NTA.

Godzila_70902 | Godzila_70902

Tough love or toxic? Commenter calls out OP's avoidance behavior 🤔

NectarineAny4897 | NectarineAny4897

People are ruthless! NTA, give them an ultimatum 😠

Unlikely_Ad7194 | Unlikely_Ad7194

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