They Bought Their First House As A Young Couple, And Their Neighbour Treated Them Like Children – Were They Right To Tell Her To Stop Visiting?

A young married couple bought their first house together and were starting to settle into their new neighbourhood. The couple were both college-educated and had good jobs, and used their hard work to fund their purchase. 

Youthful Faces

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Although both adults were 23 years old, they claimed to not look their ages. “We just have the misfortune of being baby-faced and I have a young voice”, the woman explained. “We often get mistaken for younger than we are.”

Meeting A Neighbour

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On the third day after moving in, their new neighbour, in her late 30s or early 40s, paid them a visit. She brought them some food as a gift and was very smiley and friendly to the couple.

Looking For The Parents

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However, this situation quickly turned awkward. The neighbour immediately said: “Hi, I’m your new neighbour, you know you really shouldn’t just open the door to a stranger without one of your parents with you. Are your parents home? I’d like to say hi and give them this welcome gift.”

Misunderstanding Turns Awkward

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This misunderstanding stemmed from the couple’s youthful appearances and young voices. The couple clarified their status as homeowners, but the neighbour continued to make comments about their youthful looks.

Overbearing Neighborly Behavior

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Since their first meeting, the neighbour has been visiting frequently, offering unsolicited advice and assistance. She has offered to teach them cooking, cleaning, and decorating, despite the couple already knowing how to handle these tasks. 

Offering Further Assistance

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Despite the couple kindly declining the neighbour’s offers for help, she continued to offer unnecessary assistance. She told them that she would send her husband to help with lawn care and car repairs.

Meddling In Personal Matters

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The neighbour crossed a line when, noticing a past due bill and Amazon packages, criticized the couple for their financial decisions and urged them to be more responsible as homeowners. She expressed her concerns about them not acting like adults and failing to take on their new responsibilities seriously.

Confrontation And Request For Space

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The couple reached a breaking point and asked the neighbour to stop coming over, explaining that her constant intrusions and lectures were offensive and unwelcome. 

Just Trying To Help

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The neighbour reacted defensively, feeling offended and claiming that she was just trying to help. She explained that they should be grateful, as no one had done the same for her when she was a young homeowner.

Differing Perspectives

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After the confrontation, the husband told his wife that he felt her request was too harsh and that she could have handled the situation more tactfully.

Seeking Validation

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Unsure whether or not she had acted out of line, the wife headed online to seek reassurance from others. One commenter defended the wife’s behaviour: “Why is this lady trying to be a parent to two adults? I think you were as nice as you could’ve possibly been. It sounds like she doesn’t know how to respect boundaries and is unaware that she is just a neighbour.”

Crossing A Line

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Aside from the overbearing behaviour, other readers commented on the neighbour’s general intrusiveness: “How overboard she’s gone is very weird and also intrusive”, stated one person. “Getting your mail really pushes this into stalker territory. Same with analyzing the mail and lecturing you on it. ZERO of this is her business.”

Apologize To The Neighbour

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Whilst the comment section unanimously defended the lady, one commenter suggested she swallow her pride and make amends to maintain amicability with neighbours. They wrote, “Your husband is also right and you should probably try to make up with the neighbour while also giving her a better-calibrated sense of you as competent independent adults”.

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