|Family & Parenting / 4:49 PM - Sunday September 05, 2010|
When has family overstayed their welcome?
My boyfriend and I have been dating almost 8 years, and last year I pressured him into buying a home. I thought it was great idea since he didn't like living in my home, and I felt he wanted to be closer to work, family, and such. We have been in the home over a year now, and after a few months his sister and four kids started staying every other weekend with us when it was her turn to have visitation of her boys. Not to mention, my broter who works in town but lives out of town also stays with us 3-4 days a week. Its a 4 bedroom 2 bath house and we have a roommate. The office becomes the girls room with pop up play pins, and the guest room is for my brother since he has work, so the sister and her two boys sleep on the floor in the front room, or will get the bed if my brother is not over. Long story short....Our house is crazy full of people and me and bf argue each time his sis and kids show up. I love our family members to death, but I feel like we can't live our lives if we are so involved in theirs??? Am I crazy?
- Asked by coco823, A Thinker, Female, 36-45, Transportation
I'd kick the relatives to the curb. It's your house, not a daycare center or a hotel. You're not there to be a place to stay while someone is having visitation time. Once in a while, sure. Every time, for days at a time? No.