Woman buying 3-bedroom with fiancé demands to have one room for herself so she can be alone

Gillian Sisley

A couple soon to be married is in a disagreement over how to use a spare room in their upcoming house. The bride-to-be has now written on Reddit about how her request has caused tension in her relationship.

*This is a work of non-fiction sourced from social media discussion boards and verified experts/specialists.*

The author, begins by explaining that she and her soon-to-be husband recently bought a 3-bedroom house together, and she made a rather peculiar request:

“I had never had my own room growing up and share a room with a roommate in my current living situation to save up money. When discussing the use for one of the spare rooms in our soon to be house, I mentioned wanting to turn it into a bedroom for myself when I want to be alone.”

Her fiancé, on the other hand, didn’t like the sound of her idea, as she details in the post:

“He said he wanted to use the spare room for an at home gym instead. The other spare room will be an office for when my fiancé needs to work from home. I argued that he already has a claim over one of the spare rooms and I should be allowed to use the other one for myself. I told him that I was looking forward to having a space all to myself.”

It is important that when a couple has a differing of opinion, they find a common ground they’re both happy with, as advised by Counseling Pheonix Scottsdale. Being able to compromise, communicate, and respect each other’s needs is essential for a successful relationship. It is also important to remember that having a private space of one’s own is essential for both physical and psychological well-being.

Her fiancé, however, argued that the point of moving in together was to share everything with each other. He said he would change his mind about wanting a gym if they agreed to turn the second room into a guest bedroom that both of them can use when they want to be in their own space. The author, however, doesn’t like this suggestion, stating:

“I feel like I would still be sharing. If I have a room to myself to use and he wants to be alone at times, I can just go into my own room, and give him the space he wants. We would be splitting expenses 50/50 so I don't think I am being that unreasonable.”

What do you think?

Is it reasonable that if a couple is buying a 3-bedroom home together, they should each get to choose how they want to use one of the other two rooms for their own purposes?

Or does the fiancé have a point in that he should have a home office as well as a private gym, just for practicality's sake?

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