A WOMAN caused outrage on Mumsnet by complaining that her 23-year-old daughter tried to move in with her and her family.
The adult step-daughter had asked to stay with them in the city flat the couple had bought with the woman's recent inheritance.
The woman complained that the first she heard of the request was when she received a message saying her step daughter wanted "to move in with us for three months to start with until she could find a job in city that pays her well enough so she could move out or share a flat with others near city."
Followed by: "Dad agreed.. this is our plan."
The step-mother took exception to the request, as she felt the time was unrealistic and likely to be extended and as she had previously had a few minor issues with her husband's daughter.
She explained on the thread: "I gave her a splendid NO for the first time in my life.
"My husband was furious at me and he also got a nasty email from his ex wife accusing us not to help and later I got a text from her saying that I don't treat her as a part of family."
The woman went on to explain that her husband is now so angry he is treating her differently.
She said: "I share this feeling with you for vent, for advice, for invisible compassion from women/men who has similar human conflicts as I am in now.
"I want to learn things from people who are lot better than me in handling this situation."
Before ending with: "A lot to endure for any human heart. Broken hearted and tired."
But despite the emotional plea there was little sympathy from fellow Mumsnet users.
One said: "Am starting to understand the wicked stepmother trope."
While another responded: "You sound like a horrible person. How would you feel if your son was in your step daughters position in the future?"
And another chipped in: "You know you're a twat, yes?"
Another outraged reader said: "You are married. It’s his house too. And she is his daughter ffs. Not some random houseguest."
While someone else simply chipped in: "Your [sic] very over dramatic aren't you?"
But not all Mumsnet users thought she was being unreasonable.
One said: "He left you tidy up the mess?? I'd be fuming. Let him move out with his daughter and pay for their own flat! She's 23. An adult!!"
While another agreed: "At 23 and with such an entitled attitude ("this is our plan?!"), I'd also be reluctant to share my (new!) inner city home without at the very least being asked with due courtesy."
In more Mumsnet debates, this woman slammed her colleague for texting her at half 5 in the morning, when her phone wasn't on silent - so who’s in the wrong?
And another mum sparked a fierce debate by admitting she only washes twice a week… and saying some of her mates reckon that’s "too much".