Am I Wrong to Be Upset with My Parents, Whom I Live with, for Inviting Company to the House During the Pandemic?

Am I Wrong to Be Upset with My Parents, Whom I Live with, for Inviting Company to the House During the Pandemic?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her family. She says she and her three kids and partner currently live with her parents in the parents’ home. Though she is grateful to her parents, she is also frustrated that her parents are constantly having company over during the pandemic, potentially exposing this mom, her partner, and her kids to the novel coronavirus.

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A member of the community asks:

“Am I wrong to be upset about my family having company over?

I’m 28 years old, have 3 kids, and their dad, and the 5 of us currently live with my parents. All 7 of us have been home, for the most part, due to schools and some businesses closing. My situation is, that although we are gracious and grateful for them letting us stay here, they both continue to have other people over, thus, putting us all at risk. Am I wrong to be upset? I’ve tried to talk to them, and they don’t listen. I feel disrespected.”

– Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice for This Mom Whose Parents Invite Company Into the House During the Pandemic

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Advice Summary

Am I Wrong to Be Upset with My Parents, Whom I Live with, for Inviting Company to the House During the Pandemic?

The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.

“You do know that the perfect solution is to get your family of 5 your own home and then you can go about your quarantine however you choose.”

“Not your house. You don’t make the rules.”

“I live in a blended family with my in-laws this was very hard for us too. They tried not allowing our friends over but theirs didn’t matter. I pay 85% of the bills solely alone. My wishes aren’t always met because I live with a blended family. You give up your freedoms and choice when you have roommates. You should not think you can dictate others.”

“No not wrong at all. It may be their home but it’s YOUR life they put at risk.”

“I’m so sorry. I know you must be so worried. I would be too. But it is their house. Just try to keep the kids and yourselves away from them as much as possible. They can choose to be idiots but you don’t have to be as well.”

“Don’t like the rules, find another roof.”

“No, you are not wrong. Ask them for the children’s sake to please reconsider.”

“I won’t ever understand how anyone can get upset living at their parents’ or anyone else’s home w/ their own family. Unfortunately, it’s not your place to say regardless if you live there. Its time to move.”

“A lot of people are stating ‘their home, their rules’?? There’s a bloody deadly pandemic going on!! Maybe your parents should stick to the rules?? If you’re in the UK they should NOT be having people over. I’m assuming you feel disrespected due to coronavirus and the rules being broken putting you and your children at risk? If that’s the case yes you have every right to feel the way you do, this virus is serious and people should stop breaking the bloody rules.”

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