Patricia Braverman-Knope (rhetoricians) wrote in thequestionclub,
Patricia Braverman-Knope
rhetoricians
thequestionclub

My suitemate just came into my room raging because she had just gotten off the phone with her mother and was trying to make plans for this weekend. She (just turned 19 years old) would have been bringing her boyfriend of about two months home with her, however, and her mother apparently said something to her about making the sofa up, which confused my suitemate, until her mother told her that of course her SO wasn't going to sleep in the same bed as her. This really infuriated my suitemate because she's been sleeping in the same bed as him from the get-go, but if she were to bring him home, her mother would have made them sleep in separate rooms.

Is this a fair argument on either side? How were your parents about your bringing-SO-home policy? Is it reasonable for her to be pissed off at her family for separating them for all of two nights, or does she have no right at all to be whining? This reaction would absolutely be my own mother's, too, not that she'll hear it from me. How do I get her to quit whining at me?
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