March 17, 2024 at 12:52 am

Parents Told Their Daughter She Could Use Their House For As Long As She Wanted, But When Her Sister’s Family Wanted To Move In Things Got Complicated

by Ashley Ashbee

Source: Reddit/AITA/Unsplash/Scott Webb

It’s fantastic when your parents help you out, but their generosity has a limit, as OP found out.

I’m not talking about them abandoning you. In this case, another family member needed the house a lot more than OP did.

Here’s how it went down.

AITA for not moving out of the property my parents gave me so that my golden child sister, her husband and kid could move in?

My (34f) sister (31f) was the first among four siblings to have a kid (5f).

This spring, my boyfriend and rock in my life passed away. At the same time, I lost my job.

I had a lot going on, and moved back to my hometown.

My parents own a rural property they used to rent out. My parents invited me to stay there (rent free), told me it was my home for as long as I needed.

It’s nice that OP extended the generosity to a family in need.

I invested a lot of my time and money (found a remote gig) into getting the house fixed up.

I also made friends with Olha, a Ukrainian refugee with a young daughter. Olha was struggling and I invited her to stay with me for a couple of months while she gets back on her feet (I could use company as well).

My parents had no issue with this.

The audacity!

Until recent drama.

A few things went down and my sister’s family abruptly moved to our hometown, moving in with my parents.

Almost immediately my parents and sister approached me to swap (I move in with our parents and sis and her family take my place).

They said the house I lived in was too large for one person, and it’d be so much better for my niece to live on a beautiful property in nature.

OP, your parents don’t have to justify why they want to support their grandchild. Yeesh!

My parents are not evicting, but I receive daily calls and messages from them and extended family guilt tripping me and calling me an AH for not giving up the more comfortable space to my sister, who is in such a difficult situation!

And has a little child! Only my brothers see my side, but since they are young men in college their opinion means nothing to my family.

I feel like I am taking crazy pills. AITA?

Let’s see what the commenters think.

What this person said seems fair.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Commenters like this one hated the cold, legal approach to a family matter.

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Some people think OP has been pushing her luck.

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I think this person is trolling.

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No such thing as a free ride. Or a free house.

If you enjoyed that story, read this one about a mom who was forced to bring her three kids with her to apply for government benefits, but ended up getting the job of her dreams.