Internet Slams Man For Going Against Wife, Giving Mom a House Key

Online commenters have slammed a man who allegedly angered his wife by giving his mother a copy of her house key.

Posting on Reddit’s “Am I The A******” (AITA) forum under the username u/Keyissue_505, the man asked: “AITA to let my mom have a copy of the key to our new home despite the resistance of my wife?” The post garnered over 14,000 upvotes and more than 6,000 comments from commenters who said u/Keyissue_505 and his wife need to make decisions together. You can read the entire post here.

In his post, u/Keyissue_505 said that he recently bought a house for himself and his wife.

“[The house] was bought by me alone. [M]y wife did not help to save for it … and it is in my name, “he wrote. However, he later added that his wife paid her bills for a while, while he used the money for her saved a new home.

Couple arguing
Online commenters have slammed a man who allegedly angered his wife by giving his mother a copy of her house key.
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To celebrate the purchase, u/Keyissue_505’s parents threw a party, during which his mother asked for a copy of the house key.

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“I let her do it, which upset my wife. She didn’t say anything at the time, but she waited [until] we were alone and started [an argument] with me, saying I didn’t leave my mom a copy of the key,” said u/Keyissue_505.

“She said she didn’t feel ‘comfortable’ with the idea of ​​someone else who wasn’t a resident, [having] a copy of the key. They too [said] my mom didn’t pay a penny for the house, so this should ‘disqualify her’ from getting the key,” he continued.

Upset, u/Keyissue_505 told his wife that as the sole owner of the house, he has to decide who can and cannot have a key. But this only angered his wife further.

“She yelled at me and said she was ‘technical’ [contributed] Towards the house saving back when she used to pay our rent and daily expenses while I saved money,” he said. “We’ve been back and forth on it since then. She ‘let me know now’ that if I don’t take the key back, she will do it herself.

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An expert opinion

Dr. Diana Kirschner, author and CEO of, said Newsweek that couples must work together if they want a healthy marriage.

When faced with tough decisions or challenges, Kirschner advises couples to “implement 10-minute listening sessions where one partner talks about a topic, and the other listens—without comment.”

“Then the spouses reverse the roles. In this way, they can understand each other’s deep needs,” said Kirschner. “In the [u/Keyissue_505’s] Case, the woman could talk about being number one in her husband’s life. Or she could be talking about her need to feel safe and protected based on a chaotic childhood. [Meanwhile]the man could talk about [his] relationship with his mother.”

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Redditors respond

Redditors agree that the couple needs to work as a team, and they slammed u/Keyissue_505 for not consulting his wife before giving his mother a house key.


“YTA. That’s your partner and teammate. Decisions are made together, not separately,” u/MK_King69 wrote.

u/guppytub added: “You are married…As your partner you should TOO compromise and make decisions. That includes discussing who else has access to your (YOUR and HIRS) house.”

Newsweek has reached out to u/keyissue_505 for comment. We have not been able to verify the details of this case.

More viral posts

On Tuesday, commentators slammed a man who planned to leave his wife’s birthday party to attend a friend’s wedding.

On Monday, Redditors backed a man to deny his unemployed “pocket money” and punish another for cheating on his wife after the death of their child.

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