A man recently commented on a Reddit thread to see if he was in the wrong for kicking his girlfriend out of her room so that his dad had a place to stay during his visit.
A Reunited Family
The Original Poster’s (OP) father came to visit for a few weeks, and OP was thrilled to see him as they had not seen each other for months.
A Snug Space
However, the apartment was already quite full, OP shared his apartment with his girlfriend.
Despite having a two-bedroom apartment, OP’s girlfriend preferred to use the second room as her personal space, and often slept there at night.
Back Pain Sleeping on the Couch
OP’s father had to sleep on the couch in the living room, which was causing him severe back pain, he was 70 years old.
This situation was inconvenient for everyone as they couldn’t watch TV late at night without disturbing him.
A Reasonable Request
To alleviate the inconvenience caused to OP’s father and the household, OP requested his girlfriend if his father could sleep in her room for a few days while she could sleep in his room.
Since the request was only for a short period of time, it appeared to be a reasonable solution.
Despite the urgent need for a proper sleeping arrangement for OP’s father, the request to use OP’s girlfriend’s room was denied.
OP’s girlfriend was not willing to give up her personal space and suggested that either OP could sleep on the couch or share her small bed.
Not Even Paying the Rent
OP found this suggestion unreasonable, and felt upset because of it.
The reason being that the girlfriend did not contribute to the rent, and the apartment belonged to OP.
Get a Hotel
OP’s girlfriend remained adamant and suggested that OP should have made better arrangements for his father’s visit, like booking a hotel room for him.
She accused OP of being selfish and portrayed him as the unreasonable one in this situation.
A Guilt Trip
After much persuasion, OP convinced his girlfriend to allow his father to stay in her room.
However, his girlfriend kept reminding him of this event and made OP feel guilty about it.
OP felt that his girlfriend’s behavior was unwarranted since he was only trying to help his father.
What Readers Said
Reddit users expressed their concern about OP’s girlfriend’s behavior. They point out that she does not pay rent and occupies a whole room in their two-bedroom apartment. They suggested that she may be using OP, and the relationship might not be genuine.
One comment stated “OP, are you sure this is a real, loving relationship? Or is this someone who sees you as a resource for her to use?”
Some users question the sincerity of the girlfriend’s claim that she needs her personal space, and some point out that she is being unreasonable in not allowing OP’s father to sleep in her room for a few days.
Another user wrote “Might be an unpopular opinion, but people on this sub go rabid against an entire room being used as a “man cave”. I’m gonna go ahead and say that while paying no rent is fine (however y’all do finance is fine as long as that’s your agreement), I do find it selfish to pay no rent AND have a woman cave, while also telling you how to spend your money by telling you to get a hotel room for your dad instead of compromising.”
Some users suggest that the sleeping arrangement issue could have been avoided if OP had planned better, while others express their concern about the girlfriend’s behavior, saying that she seems entitled and selfish. Overall, the majority of users conclude that OP is not in the wrong, and his girlfriend’s behavior is unreasonable.
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