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Brother Accuses His Sister of Being an Upper-Class Snob Because She Unfairly Cut Off Her Financially Dependent Siblings.

In a clash over boundaries and responsibility, the youngest of four siblings, the Original Poster (OP), grapples with the resentment of her financially dependent siblings, climaxing in a legal battle over property rights. Will the ties of a family be enough to mend the rift, or will OP finally sever her ties?

The Dysfunctional Family

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OP, the youngest of four siblings, comes from a divided family, with her siblings having a combined 14 children, all working in lower-paying jobs. OP and her husband, in contrast, have a combined household income of about $200k. The difference in lifestyle and income has caused familial tension.

The Unappreciated Babysitter

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In her teenage years, OP’s siblings exploited her goodwill by repeatedly asking her to babysit, never reciprocating her efforts. OP eventually grew tired of this, adopting a “don’t ask me for anything” stance. This action triggered deeper resentment among the siblings.

The Borrowers

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OP’s siblings not only ask for favors but habitually borrow money from their parents without repaying. The siblings’ dependence on others for financial assistance exacerbates the division within the family. OP stays firm on her decision not to entertain their requests.

The Eviction Crisis

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The oldest brother, living irresponsibly, faces eviction, turning to OP and her husband for shelter. He, his girlfriend, and their four children want to move into OP’s 4-bedroom home. However, knowing their reputation for causing chaos and refusing to pay rent, OP denies their request.

The Birthday Explosion

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During their mother’s birthday party, the oldest brother and his girlfriend lash out at OP for her refusal to offer them housing. They blame OP for their impending stay in a shelter, despite their own irresponsibility. The rest of the siblings support the brother, straining the family dynamics further.

The Class War

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The siblings accuse OP and her husband of being upper-class snobs due to their relative financial stability and responsible lifestyle. They constantly request monetary help from OP, causing her to feel unfairly targeted. The discord grows, straining the family relationships even more.

The Plea for Judgement

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OP is left wondering if she is the one in the wrong for refusing to aid her irresponsible siblings, particularly her oldest brother. She feels trapped between familial bonds and preserving her own peace and stability. The question of her moral obligation becomes a pressing issue.

The Final Offer

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In an attempt to put an end to the recurring issues, in a sly remark, OP offers to pay for vasectomies/tube tying for her siblings this Christmas. She also extends a monetary gift to cover a week’s stay at a hotel for her evicted brother. This is her final offering, and she hopes it will resolve the situation.

The Line in the Sand

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Completing the previous chapter, OP declares her home a no-favor zone. She decides to end her role as the family’s safety net and sends out a clear message: she will not be answering any more requests or calls for help. Her declaration creates a clear boundary between her and her siblings.

The Unexpected Backlash

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The siblings, feeling scorned by OP’s final offer, react negatively. They reject her proposal of birth control procedures and accuse her of trying to control their lives. The tension escalates as the family divide widens.

The Parental Intervention

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Seeing the family falling apart, the parents intervene. They hold a family dinner in an attempt to bring peace, offering to mediate the discussion. However, the meeting quickly dissolves into a shouting match, revealing deeper, unresolved issues.

The Frustrated Husband

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Meanwhile, OP’s husband grows increasingly frustrated with the family drama. His patience wears thin as the ongoing feud starts to strain their marital relationship. He urges OP to take definitive action to put an end to the turmoil.

The End of the Drama

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With her marriage on the rocks and no room left to deal with the family drama, OP sides firmly with her husband and tells the family she is done. She makes clear she will cover a week if they need it at the Red Roof Inn, but otherwise, she is done.

Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “Your brother acts entitled, takes no responsibility, and causes trouble. It would be one thing if he couldn’t pay for rent, but he was at least keeping his kids in order. Instead, he just trashes places? Presumably, he’s getting evicted for having trashed their current place.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “Why do people put themselves in this position? So that others in the family can pay for their family?”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “These are not your children; your siblings are not your responsibility. They are adults and should take care of themselves.

If they were sick or had an accident, and it was a one-time thing? Ok, but no, they just don’t pay rent for a habit.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “Your older siblings are a joke. I have siblings 11 and 13 years younger. I would be embarrassed and ashamed if I had to ask my baby sister to help keep a roof over my and my kids’ heads. You are absolutely right that if you entertain this nonsense, they’re going to trash your house and make your life terrible.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a Reddit thread.

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