(Closed) having a moocher living with you?? long :/

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think you need to be upfront with him. Give him a reasonable time frame to find a new place. Don’t budge on it or he will continue taking advantage of you, your SO and your kindness.

Post # 4
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You have to give him a date. Not “you need to find another place soon” but “I know it’s been hard, but you can only stay here until Nov 1, then we need you out”. And then stick to your date. Be firm. I think people worry about damaging the relationship, but it’s important to realize that him staying there is already damaging the relationship. So I’d set the date a week or two out. But you have to set a specific date and you have to stick to it!!!

Post # 5
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@nber0815:  +1

It is completely unfair for you and your SO to be paying for his way in life. He needs to get motivated and quickly. I would tell him he has until the end of the year to find a new place to live.

Post # 6
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

On November 1, he has 30 days to find a new place. Put it in writing and give it to him (in some states squatters have just as many rights as paying tennants!). Your SO needs to be 100% on board with this and you have to present a united front. In the meantime, I wouldn’t leave this guy or his Girlfriend alone in your home. He was thrown out of his parent’s home for a reason–probably has something to do with his crappy behavior patterns. Time for some more tough love–he is not your responsibility.

Post # 8
1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@piticuta:  Oh my… Bless you two, lol!

I agree with setting a date and sticking to it. Enough is enough.


Post # 9
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i agree with pp.  give him, in writing and even email, a specific date as to when he needs to vacate.

i can’t believe he doesn’t even contribute to the rent or food or anything.  does he have a job at all?  my sister had one of those moochers and he stayed for years.

Post # 10
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Tell him he has to be out by a certain date, no ifs, ands or buts. Have your H speak to him, do not let him get a sob story in – tell him he HAS to be out.

You should not worry about being too harsh because you need to be harsh as nothing else is working. I would be at the point where if he doesnt leave by the day you tell him, I would be super petty and change the locks when he is not home and have his stuff dropped off at his parents house or somewhere he can access it and wash my hands of it. I wouldnt be worrying about losing this friendship.


Post # 13
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@piticuta:  Unfortunately, you might have to be a little hard on him. If it were me, I would be worried about the friendship between him and my fiance, so I wouldn’t feel so bad by looking at it as me “taking one for the team”. I would be the one to go hard on him, and force him out, so if he has any ill feelings about it, they will be towards me rather than towards my fiance (his friend).

My fiance does this for me all the time… though my situations haven’t been as serious. Like if my friends want to go out but I don’t feel like it, my fiance is happy to let them know he’s already “made plans” or that I’m sick or something. Partners in crime 😛

Sorry for the ramble – bottom line: Time to get tough.


Post # 15
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@piticuta:  People can only take advantage of you to the extent that you let them. Give him a firm date in writing to get out. If he doesn’t leave, box up his things and store them for him.

Post # 16
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@piticuta:  You and your Fiance have made it clear to him that he needs to move on and he doesn’t get it.  I would have Fiance tell him he has until November 1 (or 30 if you’re really nice) to find a new place to live and move out.  If he isn’t out by the date give, time to pack his bags and change the locks so he will get the point.  He isn’t much of a friend if he can’t get his shit together enough to realize he is no longer welcome at your home.

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