"He wrote me a letter telling me that perhaps if I faced my weight problem, I would be a happier person," Therese Z. vented on apartmenttherapy.com. Though it's kind of weird, one can see how the owner of an apartment would view a tenant as a "friend." They want you to share their values since you're sharing their property. But, guess what? Your landlord is not your dad. Being a landlord can all too easily lead to over-sharing and over-preaching. Unless your landlord happens to be the exquisite Judge Judy Sheindlin, you don't have to take that shit. You don't have to tell your landlord jack shit about your personal life and they should stay out of yours.