A STEP-MUM has admitted she doesn't want her husband's "lazy" daughter to move back in with them and has split opinion with the honest post.
Taking to Mumsnet, the anonymous Brit revealed her daughter had just graduated and now plans to do a four years in further education, moving back home to do so.
Explaining she "wants to be an 'academic' in English lit", the step-mum added: "Her plan is to study for an least four more years and live at home.
"She is 22. She doesn’t work at all and we have funded her degree.
"Our middle child is about to go to uni and the thought of having dsd back home is terrifying me. I honestly am so looking forward to an empty nest.
"She is very lazy to be honest and our house is very small. Living together was massively stressful.
"I really don’t want her back home. I am exhausted with all the children after this year. Working from home and everyone HERE is driving me mad."
And the post split opinion, with many saying they saw where the step-mum was coming from.
One wrote: "She's expecting to live rent free until she's at least 26 years old????
"I would be disappointed if my DC decided their life plan / career goal was to remain financially dependent well into adulthood.
"To do so without asking how it would work for you and her DF (aka the people she assumes will house, feed and clothe her) is staggeringly immature.
"She needs to come up with something better: part time job(s) alongside studying as a bare minimum."
While a second added: "It's fine to want to have the house to yourself again no matter what people on here tell you.
"Unpopular opinion – no one is obliged to like their adult step child or even house them."
One mum suggested giving the girl a year to do her Masters and sort out her options afterwards.
But others felt the step-mum was being unfair. One wrote: "Dont kick her out its a crucial stage in her life still."
While a second asked: "Would you support your own child in this even if you don't like the idea?"
And a third added: "Education is an investment in your life. A few years is a tiny amount to pay for decades and decades of a career.
"I find it very sad that some parents would happily shove their kids out for a year or two when it completely alters their life chances."
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