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Woman raised in 'tumultuous household' explains how roommates' healthy relationship healed her

The woman had dealt with narcissistic abuse by her mom in childhood so watching her friends, who also became her roommates, live peacefully healed her.

Woman raised in 'tumultuous household' explains how roommates' healthy relationship healed her
Representative Image Source: (L) Pexels | Elina Fairytale, (R) Reddit |u/DI93

Childhood is a very important phase in every person's life. The experiences we have often play a significant impact in shaping the kind of individuals we become. That said, growing up in a problematic household can be a scarring experience. It often results in profound and lasting effects that continue in individuals well after they enter adulthood. u/DI93 had a wholesome story to share on Reddit about her friends who took her in.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock project
Representative Image Source: Pexels | RDNE Stock project


The woman grew up in a "tumultuous household." She had a mother who was overly obsessed with herself and was abusive to her and her dad. The woman writes, "I have done a lot of personal work to overcome all of that, but life is a learning curve and sometimes it surprises you." Unfortunately, the Reddit user lost her flat due to a mid-pandemic housing crisis in her area. Adding to that, she was unable to find rental properties to go to, because of the large number of applicants for each of them.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio


Thankfully, the woman's best friend and her husband allowed her to move in with them. Their kind gesture went a long way for her and she felt very grateful for having such a friend. Being a considerate person, she does not intrude on the couple too much and gives them their space. But for the most part, all three roommates got along really well. The woman says, "They are the best housemates I could ask for. We are all very laid back and considerate." Living in a relatively happy household, the woman came to realize the impact it made on her. From the way the couple interacted with each other to their little gestures of affection, it gave her an idea of what it was like to live in a peaceful and happy place.

She describes it, saying, "It's so healthy, happy and sweet." Seeing her best friend choose an ideal husband makes her even happier, as the friend does not have to deal with an abusive partner. The woman states how the couple had created a safe space for her and helped her "mental health" improve. She feels bad that she did not get to grow up in such a household and sometimes, even "cry" over this. 

Even then, she continues to be optimistic and wonders what she has done to get such "wholesome humans" in her life. She says that she could never return the kindness that she has received. The woman loves her friends very much and attributes their presence to leading a happy life. "I love them both so much, and to be honest they probably saved my life. So, yeah. Sometimes I cry because my friends are beautiful people," she writes. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio


People on the platform loved the wholesome story and expressed their views in the comments. u/Stinatheunicorn said, "So sweet! I'm happy for you! You deserve to feel safe and at ease." The woman replied, saying that she was initially reluctant to live with other people after having lived alone for so long but felt welcome at the new house. It goes to show just how much of an impact our living spaces can have on our mental well-being.

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