The Internet supports the father in suggesting that unhappy adult daughters should move on

Members of a popular online forum expressed their support for one father who suggested his adult daughters move out of the family home.

in viral form reddit In the post posted on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/worlebird (otherwise referred to as the original poster or OP) said his youngest daughter complained about not having enough space at home and detailed the hot effects of his simple response.

entitled “[Am I the a**hole] To tell my daughters that our house will be big enough for my wife and I once they finally leave? ” mail It has garnered over 6,400 votes and nearly 900 comments in the past day.

Beginning with explaining that his two daughters are over 21, the original poster said the couple still live at home with him and his wife. Despite the dynamic of the close family, the original poster said his last musings about an empty nest were too Family tensions escalate.

“My youngest daughter was complaining that she didn’t have enough space for herself, and that we had to move to a bigger house in order to solve this problem,” Ow wrote. “I replied that I thought our current house would be big enough…once my two daughters finally went out on their own.”

“This made her incredibly angry, and my wife reprimanded me for the harm my comment had done,” the OP continued.

“I think my position is a reasonable one I should take – I’m not trying to kick them out of the house, but they are old enough that if they are living in the house uncomfortable, it’s their responsibility to do something about it,” the OP added. .

The past two years, due in part to COVID-19 and high inflation rates, have seen more adult children return with their parents (or simply not move out of their parents’ home) than at any other point in US history.

In July 2020, the Pew Research Center reported that 52 percent of young adults reside with one or both parents, the highest level since the Great Depression.

While that number has decreased since mid-2020, the Pew Center reported in March 2022 that the proportion of the US population living in multigenerational homes currently stands at 18 percent, up from just 7 percent in 1971.

Although many parents have welcomed their college-aged children into their homes, a recent report revealed that more than 50 percent of parents offer their adult children some form of financial aidThere is still a lot of pressure on young people to go out on their own.

Father arguing with his daughter around the house
Forum r/AmITheA** hole members on Reddit were shocked after a father recounted his adult daughter’s request for a bigger home.
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During the comments section of the viral post, Redditors in response to the original poster acknowledged this pressure, echoing the sentiment that if his daughters were unhappy with living with the house, It is up to them to do something about it.

“[Not the a**hole]Redditor u/Fastr77 wrote in the top comment of the post, which has more than 9,000 votes.

“I know it’s different [nowadays] They continued, “Maybe they can’t buy a place but yes. It’s only a matter of time at this point. They should want to go out after all.”

Redditor u/DogmaticNuance, whose comment got more than 2,300 votes, provided a similar response.

They wrote: “It’s very difficult to release the King these days, and often living in the house for years is the best solution, but damn it.” “That does not qualify you to claim expansion.”

Redditor u/sparkyclarkson, who received nearly 1,000 votes, added: “As long as they finish school, they must either accept the (decent) home you provide or go out and earn enough to live to rent their own home.”

In a separate comment, Redditor u/Mobile-Feed-9928 defended the original poster and questioned whether upgrading to a larger home is as simple as it sounds.

“It’s hard to get a home or [apartment] Or whatever, but that doesn’t change for parents either. “Even if they want to move to a different place, they still have the same problems as people who want to leave.”