Teenager blown away by parents’ ‘outrageous’ rent payment request

An 18-year-old is struggling with his decision to move out of his parent's house. The teenager explained his situation on Reddit's "Am I the A******" forum. “my parents started talking about how they expect me to pay for rent and half the bills if I expect to stay there," he explained. "That wasn’t the problem. The issue was they were expecting me to pay $1,300 a month for my tiny room that I share with my little brother. Not including half of the bills they expected me to pay”. “I [told] my parents I don’t [have] a problem with helping with the bills and paying for my room if they made the rent lower”. “They said that’s how much they agreed on so that’s what I’d have to pay if I wanna keep staying there”. "I said fine and talked to one of my friends I already knew had his own place but was looking for a new roommate for the past three months," he wrote. “They’re super mad at me for leaving … My dad says I’m going to leave them really struggling and he can’t believe I decided to be selfish instead of helping my family out”. Reddit thought the teenager made the right move. "For a parent to try to charge their barely-legally-an-adult son that amount of money for his freaking childhood bedroom is outrageous," one person commented

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting