Privacy means having a private space that protects people's honor and dignity. Humans are the only creatures that naturally care about their own privacy and the privacy of their homes. This is true even in primitive tribes. Privacy isn't just about how men and women interact with each other. Even words and thoughts have their own privacy.
In any case, if one has the correct frame of mind, living at home with their family can be a wonderful experience. A lack of communication can lead to misunderstandings and, in the worst case, the end of the relationship if expectations, financial arrangements, and general home rules are not established in advance. Keeping the home front joyful and welcoming necessitates open and honest communication between all parties involved.
An online post that detailed an argument between the author and her sister over privacy has drawn attention to this problem.
The author (f23) starts off by introducing herself as a full-time college student. To get through the semester, she is currently staying with her sister Claire and her husband Thomas.
She doesn't have enough money to buy the products she needs for her daily skin and hair routine, so she has to borrow them from her sister Claire. She says that Claire didn't mind when she walked into her room at first, but now she complains when the author walks into their room looking for the things she asked for.
She gave me a hard time just because I walked in on Thomas half naked to get the eye shadow I borrowed from her, and then that other time when I walked in late at night.
Claire informed her that before taking anything from the room, she must first obtain her permission to enter the room; however, she anticipated that this would make things more difficult.
It's enough that I have to ask to borrow an item.
Therefore, at approximately ten o'clock last night, she went upstairs and entered Claire's bedroom to get the hair dryer. She took that path and caught sight of Claire and her husband making out in bed.
I had NO IDEA they were doing it, especially since Claire told me that Thomas has been feeling sick the past 2 days.
Claire screamed out at her and demanded that she leave the room in an angry voice. After that, she hurriedly grabbed the blow dryer, walked out of the room, and then closed the door behind her.
After a few minutes, Claire came downstairs wearing her robe and unleashed her wrath on her, telling her that she was done with her repeatedly disrespecting and invading their privacy. Claire added that she and her husband had had enough. While she reassured her that everything was okay and not a big deal, and that she was only going to use the dryer, but she didn't have time to get permission first. Claire became even more vociferous as she argued that she had no right to invade her marital space and shame both her and her husband in such a public manner.
I told her that I was sorry but she really overreacted to this whole thing. This made her more pissed she went on about how I'm living here rent free and yet not being respectable enough. I stopped arguing and went to my room. Author claimed.
The following morning, Thomas got up early and left the home, and Claire ignored her on breakfast. She is still unhappy because she feels she has no control over whether or not her reaction was excessive and her actions were wrong. Furthermore, Claire requests that she apologize to her husband for last night's "awkward" situation.
What do you think?