A young man recently took to Reddit to ask for opinions after he moved out of his parent’s house when they asked for rent. He’s living the high life now but has some doubts. Here is his full story.
He Has His Life Together
Matt is a 23-year-old full-time college student. He also has a part-time job in his professional field and makes a decent income.
He Has a Big Family
Throughout school, Matt has lived at home with his parents and four siblings, who now range in age from 10-20.
He Did More than His Share
Matt’s father works very long hours, and his mom works a demanding 9-5 job, too. To help out, he took on many of the household chores, including meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, and other duties.
He Supervised, Too
The rest of the household chores were split pretty evenly among Matt’s siblings, and he helped make sure they all got done.
What’s His Is His
Overall, it was a good arrangement for everyone, but as Matt nears the end of his schooling and prepares to enter the workforce, he has started buying a few nice things for himself.
His Next Generation Console Is Just for Him
One example is a PS5 that he kept in his room and wouldn’t share with the rest of the family, who still play on a PS4.
They Wanted Him to Pay
That purchase prompted Matt’s oldest brother to complain to his parents, who in turn came to him.
They said that since he was making good money but unwilling to share, they thought he should pay rent.
They Drew a Line in the Sand
Matt reminded his parents that he did a lot of the work around the house, but they said he was earning too much not to contribute financially. They set their price.
He Ran the Numbers
So Matt went to his room and worked through the math of the situation. He figured out that if he upped his work hours and cut down on his class load a bit, he could get a place of his own without delaying graduation by very much.
He Was on His Own
And that’s exactly what he did. He packed up his stuff and moved to an Airbnb for a couple of weeks while he figured out his living arrangements.
Then he moved into his first single-guy apartment.
Life Is Good
Since then, Matt has been enjoying life and buying a few things here and there that are small luxuries for him.
He’s also been able to have girls over to his apartment, something he was never allowed to do when living at home.
They Were Struggling
Recently, though, Matt’s parents called him to complain that he left them in a lurch.
They gave all of his duties to his oldest brother and then split that brother’s former chores among the other three kids.
It’s Not So Easy, Huh?
The oldest brother is now seeing how Matt was treated, and he’s not too happy about it.
For his part, Matt was fine with the chore load, but he thought the rent demand went overboard.
They Needed More Time
But stuff was falling through the cracks now that Matt wasn’t there to keep everything together. His parents were upset that he moved out so abruptly without giving them time to prepare.
He Feels Bad for Them but Not THAT Bad
Matt feels bad that he caused stress for his family, but he’s super happy with his living arrangements and looking forward to building his own life.
Redditors overwhelmingly supported Matt and his decision to move out rather than pay rent to his parents.
They think it’s great that he’s enjoying his newfound freedom. Most of them say Matt was already doing enough at home without paying rent, too.
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