A former roommate and a recent marriage have caused major upheaval for one man, as detailed in a Reddit post.
*This is a work of non-fiction sourced from social media discussion boards and verified experts/specialists.*
The author begins by explaining that his current predicament has reopened old wounds stemming from a previous living arrangement that had caused tension. The author explains further in his post:
"I have a former roommate I moved away from a couple of months ago. Long story short, she was absolutely crazy, would refuse to let me even talk on the phone to my friends, and constantly said she would throw all my possessions away unless I arranged for my ex-friend's mom to pick them all up after I fled my roommate's apartment and moved back in with my family. Nonetheless, we stayed friends, because I would rather not find out what my roommate would do if I rightfully ghosted her."
According to Mental Health America, being proactive and addressing roommate issues head-on is the best and most effective way to ensure a healthy living situation, so it’s important to talk to your roommate about any issues you may have, as soon as possible. Furthermore, Weidner Apartment Homes advises tenants to seek out a mediator if communication with one’s roommate is not going well and personal conflicts are beginning to arise.
The post continues to explain that the former roommate relationship had not been the same since the incident causing the author to move out. However, after the author shared the news of his marriage on social media, the announcement wasn’t taken well by the former roommate. The author continues:
“My roommate called me and said, 'Are you kidding me?' She started yelling about how we are not ready for marriage, how I needed to get my life together, cannot do certain chores (because of my sensory issues), that it was 'too quick' etc. I told her that this was absolutely none of her business, and that this is why I never tell her anything—because I always regret it after."
The argument escalated further when the author’s roommate inquired as to what his plans were with his new wife. The author explains:
“I told her my wife decided to leave the workforce and get a tiny house with land, along with investing her earnings. I told my roommate she should be happy that I have my life together, and that I would want the same for her. I pointed out that it almost seems like hypocrisy because she refuses to date anybody who makes less than $40k a year.”
The roommate accused the author of being “trashy” and not having his life together as the conversation further intensified. He concludes with:
“All I said was whatever, and that just because I tell her something does not give her automatic permission to give me unsolicited advice and condescending lectures. She said, 'I really hope that you get your life together, or you at least figure out what to do if she decides to leave you.' I told her that my wife knows I am trashy, and could not care less. She said, 'You sound like a cartoon character. This is so ridiculous.' She then hung up.”
What do you think?
Was the former roommate absolutely within her right to comment on the author’s new marriage, and express her concern for the union?
Or is the author’s marriage absolutely none of the roommate’s business, and it’s not her place to comment on it in any way?
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