My younger sister has recently started staying at our house, which is fine. No more than a couple months I hope. The only thing is, I know she's trying to get her life together but she's been getting on my nerves a lot lately. I have a two month old that I naturally have to take care of all day and the ONLY time I have for myself or for me and my husband is at night time once my baby girl goes to bed. She tries claiming the couch as if it's hers or something. She totally doesn't want to share. Where am I suppose to sit? On the floor??? In my own home? And then she demands my husband to leave the livingroom when it's his computer she wants to go on and even asked me to tell him to go to bed so she can use it. He's a full grown adult! You don't tell him to go to bed. And it's not like she isn't on it half the day anyways. Sheesh. My sister, grant it, she's been a blessing with helping me organize a few things around the house but she acts like she owns our house and has every right to inject her opinion in every little thing my husband and I talk about. It's like, we can't even be comfortable in our own home. We have to watch what we say, sometimes we feel so trapped that we feel like we can't even go outside our room without her saying/doing something. I understand that my Mom and her husband, and my sister all got into an argument (a pretty serious one), and she has no other place to stay, but what gives her the right to invade my space the way she does both literally (barging in my room while I'm trying to put my daughter asleep in her bassinet) and figuratively in regards to injecting her opinions in every little thing. She even belittles me at times saying "why haven't you done the dishes" or bossing me around. Or she gets angry at me for her doing something that I asked her politely to do even if I say it's okay if she doesn't want to do it but she does it anyways? Can't I get respect in my own home? I'd rather her not help me at all if it means she's going to focus more on herself and create less arguments but she just won't do it!!! Any advice??
Asked by Anonymous at 4:01 AM on Jun. 25, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by wendythewriter at 7:59 AM on Jun. 25, 2011
Answer by nikkis23 at 5:05 AM on Jun. 25, 2011
Answer by bcauseimthemom at 5:11 AM on Jun. 25, 2011
Time to tell her. Your house your rules. When you want the living room to your self. Tell her to leave. Tell her to go buy her own computer or deal with yours and limited access. Tell she starts paying half your house bills she has no authority in your house.
Answer by louise2 at 5:54 AM on Jun. 25, 2011
Answer by momofkids at 6:57 AM on Jun. 25, 2011
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Answer by older at 7:40 AM on Jun. 25, 2011
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Answer by Helen2004 at 12:22 PM on Jun. 25, 2011