A fed-up bloke put a lock on his room after his wife kept coming in and moving his things.
He describes the room as his “hobby room” where things are “organised the way (he) needs them”.
So when his other half wouldn’t stop barging in, he decided to stop her.
The lass was fuming to be locked out – and branded her partner an “a***hole”.
Reddit users have been debating about the problem since it was posting on the “Am I The A***hole forum”.
So who do you think is in the wrong?
The post reads: “Am I the a***hole for putting a lock on my hobby room to keep out my wife after she wouldn’t stop reorganising everything?
“I wouldn’t have done this if I didn’t feel like I had better options.
“My wife has always had a bad habit of reorganising my things. I feel like I spend half of my life trying to find things she has moved.
“I’ve told her how much I hate this and how inefficient it is for me – but it does no good.
“At this point I’ve accepted it and learned to let go in most situations.”
He continued: “The one place that this doesn't apply is my hobby room.
“I have things there organised the way I need them, and if she reorganises my tools and supplies I have to spend time reorganising them again.
“I also often leave out tools or projects that are active on my work bench, but she'll come in an put everything away even though she knows I am working on that project.
“It may look messy, but it's because I am using it/them!
“She is the only person that ever comes into that room, so it should not be an issue. It's not like we have guests coming over that will see my mess.”
He added: “I finally had enough and decided to put a lock on the room.
“She didn’t like it and doesn’t like the idea of not having full access to every room in our house, but I told her it’ because she can’t comply with my reasonable request, which is not to f*** up my stuff all the time.”
So is he in the wrong?
The post racked up 9,500 upvotes – and responders were pretty divided.
One commenter remarked: “This sucks bad. I mean, how can it be so hard to just leave stuff be in a room that she doesn't even have to go into? That's really out of line.”
Another said: “You're allowed to have private spaces in a marital home. Your wife needs to respect the boundaries of your craft room.”
And a third added: “If you have constantly ask and she keeps not listening what else are you going to do!!”
Others were more sympathetic towards the wife and pointed out she may have OCD.
They urged the man to take his partner to therapy instead of shutting her out of rooms in the house.
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