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I Made My Elderly Parents Choose between Living in My Garage and a Nursing Home

After a woman agreed to have her parents move in with her, she found they weren’t happy with their living arrangements. She then made them choose between living with her or in a nursing home.

A woman on Reddit shared that she was a single widow living in her house alone as all her children had moved out. Although she lived in a five-bedroom home, she only had two functional bedrooms as she had converted the other rooms into offices and hobby spaces.

However, she knew she would need somewhere for her children to stay when they visited, so she converted her garage into a guest house with everything needed, including a private entrance.

Exterior of a blue suburban home | Source: Getty Images

She told her children that when they stayed at her home for the holidays, they would need to stay in the guest house. Her children readily agreed; however, the plans soon changed when her parents asked for help.

What Happened with the Woman’s Parents?

Although the woman had created the guest house with her children in mind, her parents asked if they could move in with her. She agreed to have them stay with her and even told her children.

Elderly couple sitting on a couch | Source: Getty Images

She clarified that she let her children know their grandparents would be moving into the guest house and that they would have to stay in the house if they wanted to stay over. The children agreed.

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