Reddit is a platform that many people trust more than some of their relatives. There is a very famous subreddit on Reddit known as “Am I The A$$hole?” that is used as a platform by people from all over the world to share stories in which they are slightly confused about whether what they did was reasonable or not, or in the subreddit’s official terminology, whether they were the “a$$hole” or were they “not the a$$hole”. The AITA subreddit was born in June 2013 and in just under a decade it has grown to a massive community of over 6.5 million members. These community members are the holy decision-makers who decide the fate of all the original posters who share their stories on the subreddit. And never for once has the community’s decision been challenged. The members are loyal and strong believers.
Today, from that infamous subreddit we have a story for you guys about a couple that lives in a normal, pet-free house and doesn’t welcome pets to their house. But their parents who have a Newfoundland want to bring it along when they want to visit their children. The couple does not want their parents to bring the dog along. Who do you think is the AH here? First read through the whole story and then decide.
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1. OP does love dogs but does not want to have one of their own.
You have to respect her preferences.
2. One time OP’s parents-in-law came to visit and brought their dog allowed and they weren’t allowed to enter. Recently they are coming to visit again and want to bring their dog with them once again as well.
3. OP shared that Newfoundland can make a lot of mess and they were never going to let it in as it would make a mess everywhere in the house.
4. OP made it very clear to their partner that in no way would the dog be allowed in the house.
5. OP clarified to the AITA community members that the rule about no dogs being allowed in the house had been set 8 years ago when the couple moved in together and it had been honored ever since.
6. OP also added the house, in no way, was suitable for the dog to comfortably roam around in. It really would’ve been a troubling experience if the Newfoundland entered the house.
No OP, your exhaustion did not make you utter any BS or make you an AH. You are NTA. You set the rules of your own house, that’s how it goes universally. And if you have set a rule to not allow any dogs in the house, then the rule must be honored and your choice must be respected. No one in this world can turn that decision around but OP herself. And her rationale about the Newfoundland dog potentially making too much of a mess in her normal-sized room was pretty solid. If I was OP’s partner’s parent, I would respect OP’s choice and would keep visiting the couple’s house but not with my dog.
Here are some of the comments shared on the story:
7. OP’s house, OP’s rules.
8. Saying “no pets” should not be considered a direct attack by pet owners.
9. It is your house so your approval is the most important, OP.
10. OP had been very clear on her terms for a very long time.
11. If she lets it go once, she will have to let it go forever because that’s what happens…always.
12. The reason why OP’s husband tried to convince her was that he didn’t want any arguments to start.
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