Millennials reveal the harsh reality when their broke boomer parents move in with them

Contrary to ~conventional belief~, not every Millennial spent their money on avocado toast, and some were actually able to buy houses (even though the real estate market was tough). And also in contrast to the popular media narrative of millennials move back in with her parents, recently Fortune published a story about the opposite: How there’s a growing trend that baby boomers can’t afford to live on their own and have to move in with their millennial children.

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Well, Reddit users LightRobb divided the article for Boomers are fools Subreddit where there were TONS of comments. While there were a lot of positive comments from Millennials who let their parents move in or said they would let them move into their house, there were also a lot of not-so-great comments from people who let their parents move in and that was over ideal situation.

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Below are some of the most important and best comments:

1. “And then when they move in, they have the audacity to try to make ‘rules’ with you.”

2. “My wife’s Boomer parents wasted all their money buying Glenn Beck survival gear and AR-15s, racked up thousands in credit card bills, had her identity stolen seven times, and then when her home insurance skyrocketed, …” In Florida, of course, they were forced to sell their house. My wife and I moved in with them on our own and bought them a house for which they pay $1,000 in “rent,” including all utilities, which is a loss for us of at least $2,500 per month. And…”

“They are miserable and unhappy and want to move back to Florida. They live in absolute luxury in a house they pay next to nothing for and are the most ungrateful sons of bitches on the planet. They only call me to complain about every little inconvenience. And now that they’ve paid off their bills by selling their house, they’re back to buying QVC junk and survival supplies for the end of the world that never comes. My FIL, and I wish I were here with you, has enough toilet paper stored in the garage so that if he and my MIL shit 20 times a day every day, they would have enough toilet paper to last the next 32 years. I did the damn math.”

3. “Literally, I got into a fight because I asked my mom to take off her shoes at my house. You would have thought I had slapped her.”

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4. “My mother moved in with me – after she sold her house after the Corona crisis and after selling it with equity she was still in debt due to bad decisions. I had three rules: 1.) Always remember it’s my house, 2.) I don’t charge rent, but you have to show me in an account that the rent saved is worth a month, 3.) Leave never feel uncomfortable in my own home.”

“It took three months for her to move out on her own. Apparently letting her live in my house rent-free and respecting other people’s rules (adapting to the lifestyle of the house as it was would be a more accurate description) was too much. Left acts like a victim.

I had a very real conversation with her and explained to her that I would not sacrifice my children’s future wealth to help her. Her whole life she has voted for all the nasty crap the Republicans have done to our social safety nets about God and abortion. I will buy her a tent, and a very nice one, but she will never move in with us again.”

5. “My boomer grandma freaked out because after she asked me to stay with her, I had the audacity to stay vegetarian, went shopping alone to get some alone time, and couldn’t keep her mind read: ‘I want that.'” “Sell my car” meant “Do all the work to sell my car for me.”

6. “My friend’s boomer grandma refused to use the $200 water purifier we bought because she ‘only drinks bottled water’ and constantly complained about it. We finally got her a personalized water bottle for Christmas and banned the bottled water from the house, and suddenly it’s like, “I could get used to this, this will save me a lot of money now that I don’t have to buy a pallet of bottled water.” everyone Month.’ So fucking annoying.”

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7. “My boomer mom literally tried to tell me to stop being friends with someone because she thought he was a bad influence. I’m 30, I think I’m past the age where I can act out and take drugs. She was mad that I didn’t respect her.”

8. “My ex-girlfriend did this shit to me [letting her mother move in], and it led to our breakup about two months later. Anyway, she made us follow her rules and told us what we could do in our own house. My ex acted like it was a blessing. THEN her mother started telling her that she needed a man who would take better care of her and leave me.”

“While they thought I was sleeping, I was listening to them hatch this whole plan about how they were going to take everything and move in with this loser who had “wealthy” parents. So I started packing my things and moved out within a week of hearing this. After I left, my ex got tired of her mother and forced her to move to a cheap slum apartment on the other side of town and fend for herself.”

9. “I’m a member of Generation X and my baby boomer parents moved in with my family. One evening my husband and I went out and weren’t home at the time my mother thought we should be. The call came asking where we were – my husband wasn’t happy. The next day I had to remind my mother that I AM 50 YEARS OLD.”

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10. “I bought a house with an apartment for my in-laws because my mother couldn’t afford the rent after she divorced my father (who antagonized her in court for three years). She now finally understands why I struggled and that she can now empathize with the younger generations because she struggled to pay her rent while working for the state. She’s always been one of the good guys, but damn if it wouldn’t be annoying to see her give herself the grace I deserved when I was struggling.”

11. “My mother accused me of starving my dogs because I fed them measured amounts twice daily that met their calorie needs to maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, one had just gotten out of the shelter and was still recovering from a tapeworm and heartworm infection. He was getting a little fatter and gaining weight quickly, but she didn’t know that. I asked her why she was screaming as calmly as possible and it literally jammed her like a wrench in the gears. It was wonderful. Then I realized I had power.”

12. “My boomer dad just turned 69. He moved in with me and my two children a year ago. I live in a small two-room apartment. I told him that smoking is forbidden in the house, but I caught him smoking in my bathroom several times and then the whole house will stink. I’m working on getting him out. I asked him for some money to help with bills and groceries and he said, “Can you just leave me alone until the end of the month?” He wasn’t supposed to be here permanently; This should only be temporary. Now I have no living room and a leech for my father. I can’t wait to finally get him out.”

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13. “My father moved in with my sister, her husband and their three children. Yes, she kicked his ass. He constantly made messes, ate all the food, and yelled at the children. Mix in all the current wild Fox News nonsense too, yikes. He was a jerk when we had to grow up with him, but at least he tried to be a parent when we were kids.”

14. “I invited my baby boomer parents to live with me for a few years so they could sell their house and save for a while to buy something they really wanted (while begging for it on my grandmother’s deathbed). inheritance money went). It was a mixed blessing. Something good came out of it. A lot of bad things. I’m not as close to them as I used to be, but it helped me a lot back then, and they were here in 2020, so it was nice to know they were “safe” even if they weren’t Sure…because baby boomers.”

“But unlike many other people, my baby boomers were there for me when I needed them. I had to move a few times in my twenties and once in my thirties and they always gave me a friendly welcome. So when I heard their boomer rhetoric, it was the least I could do to help them and get through a few years of frustration. And the best I was ready for.”

15. “Don’t even get me started. My parents live with me, I take care of them and they still treat me like shit. They are alive because of me. I base my life and calendar outside of work around her medical needs. My stress is so high and it won’t go away. You’re so mean and entitled.”

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16. “A few years ago, my parents had to move in with me and my husband for a few months. It was painful. My mother was constantly rearranging the furniture and kitchen drawers. To top it all off, I was in the middle of wedding planning and she wanted nothing to do with it except to tell me what she thought the seating plan would be and that I had to have fine china on my list, even though I had a lot Mal said I didn’t want porcelain. Oh, she also burned several cigarette holes in the couch on our porch and didn’t even apologize, just said, “It’s not a nice couch anyway.” Longest three months of my life.”

17. “I actually bought my house specifically so that my father could move in with me. In-law suite on the first floor. Why? Why? Why? My father developed a full boomer. There is no way a man can move in with me. I would rather sell my house than have him move in.”

18. And finally: “’No’.” Is a complete sentence. My Texas in-laws had no plans to retire and always told my husband that they would live with him since he was the oldest son. They refused to help us, including babysitting their grandchildren while their son was in the hospital with a ruptured appendix. When they complain that they can’t afford to retire and need a cheaper place to live, I say, ‘That’s a shame, but we don’t have room for you here.'”

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You can read the original thread here Reddit.

Note: Some answers have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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