My sister is a 24 year old college student who because of her medical bills cannot afford to move out of our parents home. It is rare that she goes out but when she does my mother gets upset that she comes home at 3 or 4 in the morning.
My mother feels it is disrespecting the home. My father feels that it is not a problem and that it is okay for her come home that late. Lately they have been getting into some serious arguments over this. Who do you think is right in this situation?
This situation really is not about who is right or wrong. It’s about following the rules of the house that you live in. The people who pay the household bills make the rules.
Your mothers rules may seem strict to your sister, but so are the majority of rules made my parents. Those rules are the exact reason why one can not wait to move out and get their own place when they become 18.
It’s very unfortunate that your sister has medical problems that leave her with high medical bills. Your parents are financially assisting her by allowing her to stay in their home. You mother may be worried about your sister when she stays out late and this worrying may prevent your mother from sleeping on those nights.
Whatever her reasons are for wanting your sister to come home at a decent time she has laid out the rules and boundaries and they should be respected by her daughter.