I guess there has to be some serious drama going on if a parent doesn’t want their kid to move back home but will help them get an apartment.
Hmmm…it’s kind of curious, isn’t it…?
But is this mom acting like an a**hole for doing that?
Check out her story and let us know what you think!
AITA for getting my daughter an apartment vs letting her move back in?
“My (45F) daughter, Mallory (24F) got married 3 years ago. She has two children (2 & 6 months).
Recently, her husband revealed he’s been cheating on her and is leaving her for another woman. They rent a house but due to my daughter having no credit at the time of moving in, only his name is on the lease. He is giving her 30 days to move out.
Mallory is understandably distraught. I’ve been doing all I can to comfort her. She asked if she could move in with me, explaining she’d have the kids every other week. She assured me she isn’t looking for childcare. Both kids are in daycare. She offered to pay rent and chip in on groceries.
Now, I have always raised my kids to be independent. I didn’t kick them out at 18, but I did encourage them to start doing things on their own. Mallory moved out at 19 (moving in with her soon to be ex), my sons are in college and plan to move out after graduating from college (they’re both freshmen at the same university).
I asked Mallory how her credit score was. She said she could reasonably rent. I offered to pay first month, last month and a deposit, along with 6 months rent. She said it’s not about the money. She’s not wealthy by any means but she does well for herself and her husband is already agreeing to give her money weekly, even before they go to court. She just wants emotional support.
I told her I could do that with her living in her own place. She started to cry and said she just needs her mom right now. I told her she was going to be okay.
My sons are p**sed with me. They pointed out I have plenty of room, that Mallory has offered to pay rent. She’s also not the type to shrug off responsibility of the kids and the toddler is well behaved. To me, that doesn’t matter. They called me heartless.
Here’s what Reddit users had to say.
This reader said they feel like she’s pushing her child away.
And another individual said she’s an a**hole and that she’s heartless.
And this Reddit user said she might be shooting herself in the foot with this kind of behavior.
What do you think?
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