When the Original Poster (OP) opens her home to her younger, pregnant sister, tensions quickly mount over household rules, particularly concerning smoking and the care of OP’s beloved cat, Julian.
A New Beginning
After a sudden breakup with her boyfriend, OP’s younger sister moves in with OP and her fiancé, hoping for a fresh start. With the added responsibility of her pregnancy, she carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. The household adjusts, trying to accommodate everyone’s needs and preferences.
OP, sensitive to her sister’s situation but concerned about the household environment, sets forth a rule: smoking is only permitted outside. She is baffled that her pregnant sister is choosing to smoke, but there is nothing she can do about her choice.
Under One Condition
The presence of Julian, the beloved cat, becomes a topic of contention. They decide that Julian is not allowed in OP’s sister’s room. It seemed like they would be able to both be happy with this agreement.
Despite the established rules, OP and her fiancé catch the sister smoking indoors on multiple occasions. Each transgression leads to heated arguments, but forgiveness prevails.
Julian’s Great Escape
One day, as OP returns home, she’s met with a heart-stopping sight: Julian, always an indoor cat, wandering the streets. Panic sets in as the possible dangers Julian could have faced race through OP’s mind.
Unveiling the Betrayal
Confronting her sister, OP discovers the shocking truth. Driven by her desire to smoke indoors and her misplaced concern about Julian’s exposure, the sister had deliberately placed him outside. A betrayal that tests the limits of OP’s patience.
OP’s patience is exhausted. She delivers an ultimatum to her sister: find another place to live within a month. This seems like a generous offer to OP.
Facing impending homelessness, the sister’s emotional breakdowns become more frequent. She weeps, trying to grapple with her decisions and the looming deadline. The atmosphere grows thick with remorse and regret.
Parents in the Picture
Word reaches OP’s parents about the decision to evict the sister. Outraged, they confront OP, demanding answers and justification for doing this to a fellow family member.
No Room at the Inn
In an ironic twist, while the parents side with the sister, they themselves cannot offer her refuge due to space constraints in their new home. Tensions rise, with blame passed around and no easy solutions in sight.
Amidst the chaos, Julian, the feline victim of the turmoil, shows signs of distress from his outdoor ordeal. His normally vibrant demeanor is subdued, causing OP and her fiancé additional worry.
Sister’s Hidden Sorrows
As days pass, OP begins to notice cracks in her sister’s facade. The breakup with her boyfriend, coupled with her impending motherhood and the looming eviction, weigh heavily on her.
A Hard Choice
As the eviction day nears, OP faces a difficult decision. Torn between standing her ground and supporting her struggling sister, she wrestles with her own feelings and the needs of her family.
Was Kicking Her Pregnant Sister Out Appropriate?
The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter.
One reader said, “Just because she’s pregnant doesn’t mean she can stay in your place living by her own rules.”
Another Commenter Thinks
Another responder wrote: “I’m going to guess the actual reason why your parents don’t want to take her in is because they don’t want to deal with her.”
A Third View on The Story
A different person states, “Your sister is concerned about the unborn fetus developing a cat allergy but smokes cigarettes while pregnant? That sounds like an impulsive and poorly thought out attempt/response to a situation in which she tries to manipulate you to abide by her ways.”
A Final Perspective on the Matter
Another viewpoint on the story: “If your sister wanted to stay in your home, she could have followed your simple rules. That includes treating your feline family member with respectful tolerance.”
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts on their actions?
What would you have done in this situation?
This story is inspired by a thread from an online forum.