The Uncle - Time to sit him down to talk
When Honeybun and I began looking for an apartment, Honeybun's Uncle heard the news and reached out. He was depressed and wanted to move back home after having been away for two decades. He is physically disabled and doesn't make enough money from his lifetime monthly settlement to get a place on his own. Can he be our roommate?
I cautioned Honeybun. Family as roommates never ends well. Uncle is immature and will act pitiful to take advantage. Honeybun agreed, but still invited Uncle to move into our townhome. We did what we could to help him - Lended him furniture (bed, dressers, etc.) and cooked enough food at every dinner for him to eat with us (he is 40 and doesn't know how to cook). He came to us with nothing except his 6-month puppy in tow. He seems happier and has finally begun to gain weight, but things are getting tense after 2 1/2 months. He now eats our food without asking, struggles to pay rent because his money goes to alcohol, comics and boardgames, and never cleans up after his dog. Instead, he locks himself in his room and sulks when we mention his puppy has urinated inside.