Have you ever had a family member move in and it didn't work out?

United States
June 3, 2008 6:01pm CST
I had my older brother live with me when I first got married, it wasn't a good idea and I felt like a father telling him he had to move out. It didn't strain our relationship, but it didn't allow me anytime with my spouse. Ever had to deal with this uncommon common? Let it all out if you have to, I'm here to listen.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
4 Jun 08
My sister lived with me for a while after she came back from some travelling. It suited both of us at the time for various reasons, and went OK for a long time. However, at the end it was just as well that she was making plans to move out of the area otherwise blood would have been shed!
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• United States
4 Jun 08
That's why they call em blood relatives.
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@GreenMoo (11837)
4 Jun 08
Very clever
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• United States
4 Jun 08
yea,one of my uncles moved in briefly when my aunt kicked him to the curb.he was only here a couple of months,and managed to disrupt the whole household. he was one arrogant,self entitled..so and so.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
So, I take it you didn't play Yatzee!
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• United States
4 Jun 08
yea,you could say that.
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• China
4 Jun 08
Had your elder brother got married?If he had,I think he should move out your family.Because he could feel comfortable and easy for living with his wife only.So,if he hadn't,ask your parents or firnds for help,and try to find a girl friend for him.Of course,it's just my advise,after all I've not encountered the kind of thing.Good luck!
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• United States
4 Jun 08
He did get married after he moved out, I think he just wanted to be a brother before he had to be a husband.
• China
4 Jun 08
May be you are right,communicate with your brother occasionally,and wish you both happy and healthy every day!
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• United States
4 Jun 08
My sister in law and her 10 year old daughter and moved in with us a couple of years ago (keep in mind we are a family of 5....me, my husband, and 3 kids). I love my sister in law and my niece dearly but it was a nightmare having them at the house. I felt like I couldnt be myself when they were there and the cleaning became a worse process (im a neat freak). Finally they moved out after about a month.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
I'm a neat freak too, well, lets not call us freaks, we're organzied, nothing wrong with that. BTW, I started to straighten things on my computer desk after I read your response. :)
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
3 Jun 08
my sister and her husband lived with us for a few months. it didn't work out well either. they paid rent but her husband complained about paying saying he was paying to much for "a room" but they had full use of our entire house, including laundry. He also complained about paying for groceries. i cooked the meals and only had them pay for the food that went into the meals i made for all off us. plus i had visions of all of us watching tv together and playing board games after the kids went to bed. they never left their room. they would come home from work and go straight upstairs. they stopped eating supper with us and would just make macaroni or something and eat it in their room. So finally they found a place and they moved out. I wish it could have worked out, it would have saved us all money.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Ouch, sounds like he didn't want to be there and made everyone miserable too.
5 Jun 08
I've not had a family member move in but my fridn once did as it worked for her to have a cheap place to stay and for us to have some of the rent paid as we were badly in debt - however it was a bit of a starin to not have the flat to ourselves or as she now realises now that she house shares with somebody it was not nice having all her dirty dishes left around!!
@Chadanne (253)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Yeah. It is very irritating. They put bad aura in our house.
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