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His elderly parents want him to move back home to help, but he refuses to uproot his life » TwistedSifter

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It sucks to see your parents get older, but some people don’t have the best relationship with their parents and don’t want to be responsible for them in their final years.

Take this man for example.

He’s been pretty clear about where he stands, but now he wants to know if he’s acting like a jerk.

Check out his story and see what you think.

“So I moved out of my parents’ house when I was 19 years old. I have lived alone and with different roommates for the past twelve years.

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My current problem is that my parents want me to move back home, they need my “help”, both financially where I have already sent them money whenever I can, and to take care of them.

They had me late in the game, they are both in their early seventies. I have four older siblings, but because I’m the only one of the five of us who doesn’t have children, they expect me to drop my life and move two states away so I can move back in with them. Also on my own dime.

He put his foot down.

I said no, that I wouldn’t do it.

I don’t have the best relationship with my mother. While my dad is basically a teddy bear, my mom spent most of my life telling me how much I ruined her plans.

  • How it shouldn’t have happened.
  • Every time she had to spend money on me she would throw a fit, while at the same time she never hesitated to drop $20 and $50 into the communion basket during church.
  • Yelled at me for being too small to fit in with my older brothers, and blamed me when he was always tall for his age while I was always short.

Not really!

I said no.

My father seems to understand, but my mother has raged.

I get calls from people in my old neighborhood who I haven’t seen in years, talking down to me about my decision.

My siblings also harassed me about it.

AITA because I didn’t want to uproot my life and move two states away at my own expense just to move back in with my parents?

See what people had to say about this story.

This person said he is NTA.

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Another individual shared his thoughts.

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This person has spoken.

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Another reader had a lot to say.

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You get what you give, and this mother definitely does not deserve to be cared for after how she treated her son.

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