Title sounds very bad and horribly racist, but let me clarify:
So my brother (He's 25) has been dating an American-born girl to indian parents since last year (She's 23). Her parents do not like their relationship because he's White and probably prefer her to find an indian man.
He has been trying to gain their approval but failing and from what he said, they continue to shrug him off and actively exclude him if she tries to bring him to her family events.
This has annoyed me because my brother is one of the nicest people I know. In the mean time, I proposed to my girlfriend and we're sending out invites to everyone. I came to the difficult decision that since his gf's family will not accept him, we will not accept her. I talked it over with my girlfriend and told her how strongly I feel about this and she agreed.
I didn't want to spring this up on her, so I asked his gf if we could meet up and I sat down with her and explained that in good conscious, I could not invite her to our... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (21F) love makeup, and buy makeup that lasts longer and is of higher quality, but also thus more expensive. It's worth it to me, however, and I save money from my paycheques every month to go towards these purchases. I probably spend $80-100 a month on makeup.
When I got home from last night, my brother (28M) had his girlfriend over and they were watching a movie. I said hello and went on to do my own thing the rest of the night.
The next morning, when I went to put my makeup on, I couldn't find either of my mascaras, my eyeshadow palette or my red lipstick. I didn't start to panic yet, as I thought it could've been me or my mom who just moved something temporarily. My brother got up from bed during my search, however, and when he asked what I was looking for, I told him. He said 'Oh I lent that stuff to Kara. We're going out to a fancy dinner tonight and she doesn't have a lot of nice makeup."
I WAS PISSED. I asked him what gave him the right to lend MY makeup to his girlfriend w... keep reading on reddit ➡
Okay so bear with me I do not do Reddit, a friend just suggested I post this here for an outside perspective. I've read the rules and the formatting stuff but I'm also a giant fucking moron so I can make no promises I'll do this right lmao. For context, I'm a 25 year old guy, my girlfriend is a 28 year old woman, my brother is a 16 year old guy.
Basically, my parents are dicks. They've always been more concerned with what the neighbours might think above all else and their relationships to my siblings and I definitely suffered for it. We weren't mistreated per se, but there was definitely tension if we didn't fit their standards exactly. My little brother, who is the youngest, suffers particularly badly with these. He's kind of goth/punk and our parents don't really approve of his fashion choices, which they fight about a lot. He's also gay, which is a weird point of contention. Our parents are very much "we have no problem with gays, we just think they should keep it behind closed... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve had an all-day trip with two flights, one being 8h and other 10h with 1h40m overlay. I was planned to land at 6:20 AM and had a job interview at my workplace at 9 AM so I really needed to get at least some sleep. First flight was kind of horrid and I managed to get barely any sleep, and I was kind of dreading the 2nd one already, but I get there and it’s just me and an older man with an empty middle seat in between. I’m quite tall so this worked perfectly as I could spread my legs and fall asleep nicely. However, flight attendant comes up to me and asks me if I would be open to giving up my seat so brother and sister can sit together (she said they’re young, don’t know how old). I asked where I’d be moving and she said “Miss, just follow me, I’ll show you everything”. So I thought for a second and realized that wherever she puts me it will be a worse deal than what I have now, and if it was any other situation, I would totally give my seat up, but I REALLY needed to get some rest,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a little irritated writing this so my apologies if things come out jumbled. Please ask for clarification on any of the following and I’ll happily try and give more info.
My partner is of southern Italian descent living in the UK. His entire family are Italian however it’s been many years since their family immigrated and they are British in terms of values, attitudes (for the most part) etc, all except my boyfriends brother.
He married a Christian British- Italian girl he’d known for 6 months. They’re been married for 4 years now so obviously their marriage is working but he always has her wrapped around his little finger.
He talks to her like she’s a child, won’t say please or thank you. Stuff like ‘Sofia, make me coffee’ etc. She seems entirely content and happy which is her business and I’m really not judging her at all, but moreso his attitude and behaviour.
We were at family dinner and he said to me ‘pass the bowl’. I said ‘say please’ because his rude demeanour really... keep reading on reddit ➡
I love my little brother to death. I'm in my mid-20s, I have siblings older and younger than me. The brother in question if the youngest by quite a gap so sometimes he feels like an only child. He is 12 and has had a happy family upbringing. But the reaper of death is always looming, we've lost 2 grandfather's and an aunt in his lifetime all of which he remembers. My aunt was only 61 and my parents are now late 50s so this really brought the reality of death a lot closer to home for him.
I love my parents and even I am still struggling with the idea of them growing old and leaving us someday but I can't imagine how my little brother feels. Some nights I'll go upstairs and he'll be in his room crying and it just breaks my heart, I love him so much and I hate seeing him upset. I've tried to talk to him and explain that yes they will die and yes it might be sooner than his friends parents but our parents are healthy and still have plenty of time. I've told him that he'll always have his... keep reading on reddit ➡
My brother's wife's parents own a nice hotel in rural maine and recently some guests had a bad experience and gave them a 2 star review on tripadvisor. MIL showed up late causing the guests to wait 2 hours in the cold to get in and the heating also stopped working several times so I think the 2 star review was generous. Well there was some vague writing about negative reviews and MIL fined them 450 dollars and charged their card since they left a negative review on yelp and on Facebook or something. Im not sure about the exact wording or the law on this but the couple is now suing MIL and she's bitching about it on Facebook and at a family gathering.
She at the dinner with like 60 of us said its unfair about the bad review damaging her business and now she's getting sued. I told her she wouldn't have this problem if she wasn't such a bitch to her customers and petty af like that and I pointed out the irony of her calling trump and republicans "fascists" and "nazis" on Facebook when sh... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throwaway because I'd rather some people I know not see this. I'll try to keep this short.
So my daughters wedding is soon, and we sent out invitations last week. Let's call my daughter's fiancé James just for this. James' is a very nice man with good values and I believe he is perfect for my daughter. James' family however is VERY religious, and after meeting with them before, it's become pretty clear they're extreme homophobes, especially his parents (James has no problem with gay people himself however). My brother is gay and he has a partner he's been with for a few years now. James' family knows about this, and it's something they are really bothered by. They don’t directly tell us, but they've mentioned it to James who has told my daughter who has told me.
So when we were going to send out invitations last week, James told me personally that his family didn't want my brother to come to the wedding. I'm assuming my daughter doesn't know about this. I knew why his parents didn’t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Relevant BG: My brother (David) is my step brother and lived in Europe for about 10 years. He has one kid (15 f, Martha) He married a woman (Donna) with 2 children about 5 years ago. Kids are currently 16 (Rose) and 9 (Jack) He moved back to our hometown in Ontario in January. They are staying in my house until their house closes at the end of March. Donna has been cold and standoffish the whole time and I chalked it up to cultural issues or homesickness from the move. Nope, she hates me and most of our family.
Last weekend was Rose's birthday and we had a small family party for her. A few days later, Rose asked me why I gave her a present. I explained to her that I usually give cash to the older kids, but since this was my first opportunity to buy her a physical present I decided to do that. Then she asked why we had suddenly decided to acknowledge her birthday at all, since we haven't in the past.
I've been sending Rose, Jack and Martha birthday/Christmas money every year. I sen... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me (26f) and my brother (27m) grew up close. As kids do, we eventually grew apart into our teens. My brother wound up dropping out of HS and falling in with a bad crowd. I got a full ride to college. I don't begrudge my brother not going to college. College isn't for everyone, and sometimes education in general is not compatible. It's fine. I loved him dearly, still do.
It's just that he's 27 and hasn't ever had a job. Any job. Literally any job. He lives in an apartment paid for by our parents in a very expensive part of the city and does nothing but smoke pot and play video games all day. He knows my mom is too afraid of him being homeless to stop supporting him, and my dad just goes along with it. They've refinanced their house several times to support him, which meant they never supported me financially.
Recently, my grandpa died. I was really close to him and the news hit me hard. I would go over once a week at least to clean his house for him (he was 95) go grocery shopping, ru... keep reading on reddit ➡
When I was home over the holidays my brother's friend (16M) raped me (21F). The short story is that I was sleeping off a hangover, he overpowered me.
Now he has been dropping hints that he will report me to the police for raping him, a minor, unless I make myself available when I am home for the summer. Does he have a case? Can it be such that both of us were at fault here?
What can I do e.g. should I let his parents know? I am reluctant to go to the police unless it is 100% clear that I will not be in danger of being charged. For info the state where this took place is WA. Thanks!
I asked him to drive over to the school and bring me pads, (which he did, thanks bro) and he asked "why I couldn't have packed for this yesterday" He wasn't being malicious he was just confused. I said I didn't know it would be today, he asked how I could forget. "Wouldn't you remember the date or something? You have google calendar on your phone, you can mark it right now for next month" And that's when I realized it.
He thought that it happened the same day every month. I explained it to him and he apologized and got all emmbarassed. Bless his heart my boy is out here doing his best
So, my brother and I are eating lunch at a restaurant our friend works at. The friend is our server, and grabs us drinks. My brother, being his usual smartass self, says his coke is too cold and asks for it to be warmer.
Our server, also a widely known smartass, says ok, and takes his coke to the back. He comes back to the table with my brother's drink and a huge smile and says "that should be warm enough."
My brother took a sip and spit it out. Friend had microwaved the coke for 2 minutes. Lesson learned for my brother, there's always a bigger fish.
I will make this quick and save most of you the trouble of reading a lot. I am a Lt in the military and I work as a pilot.
A few months ago both my wife of three years and our child died while she was giving birth. Everyone tells me how sorry they are, how amazing of a woman she was, how much of a great father I would’ve have been. I don’t like hearing it, I don’t want to know what I could have been, should have been, or would have been because it doesn’t exist anymore.
My brother is getting married later this summer and everyone is preparing for that. I’m really happy for them and both families. Plus it slowly took everyone’s focus off me and they can focus on the happier future. I was obviously going to be a groomsmen for him, was going to give a speech after the best man, and just tease him in front of his new wife and family. My wife was looking forward to it and so was everyone else. People say they like my speeches and toasts, and my wife used to joke that every time I talk the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Are we the assholes, really since this involves my wife, too.
My brother-in-law Gary needed a ride to the international airport in a major city 2+ hours away from where we live. His car had just broken down and he didn't want to book a seat on one of the little connecting puddle jumpers from the airport in our smaller city.
He asked my wife and I for a ride, and since the destination city has a bunch of craft breweries, we figured it'd be fun to make a long weekend out of checking out breweries. Rent a hotel, get some beer, back to hotel, more beer the next day.
We agreed, and loaded up the car and started the drive early in the morning when he had an evening flight. Since he has longer legs, we let him sit up front.
He decided about 40 minutes into the drive he needed to smoke. I asked him not to smoke, and he glared at me and asked why not - I explained neither my wife or I smoke, and we can't stand the smell of cigarettes in a confined space. I didn't want my car smelling l... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is the second time he has done it, this time he stole my Visa card instead of my parent's. I am currently trying to refund the money. However, i am more concerned about him, my parents are too busy to care and they gave me full authority to deal with his case. They told me to take his pc and his phone, but he doesn't have friends or anything to do without them. How can i punish him in a way that gives him a life lesson?
I thought of making him work to earn the money back and buy what he wants with it, what do you think?
Your help is much appreciated.
Edit: i went through his email and found out he connected my parents card into paypal, didn’t count all the transactions but seems like sh*t ton of money. He is also giving youtubers lots of money through patreon. I also discovered he is not doing well in school and is barley passing his exams.
This is bigger than i thought, i am really shocked, he is using more money each month than i am earning. I took his pc and phone... keep reading on reddit ➡
MS Teams/Skype and other similar programs automatically set your status to away after ten minutes. If you want to look as though you're busy doing work without actually being at your desk, put an optical mouse atop an analog watch. The second hand will cause the mouse pointer to move, keeping your status set to active.
EDIT: Many employers do not allow nonapproved software (e.g., Caffeine or another automover) to be installed. Like the VBA script option though. Same goes for changing restrictive settings, they are often centrally managed. This was just meant to be a very low-tech option.
Hi guys. RTO here.
I have had incredible support from this community over the last few years and I wanted to give back. What I realized is that there isn't a place that offers really in-depth guides made by the best players in League of Legends that you don't have to pay for. So I reached out to some of my Challenger buddies and we have worked together to create a place that does all of that.
Every guide that you find is
Current Contributors (All have reached Challenger on this champ):
It is surprisingly easy to convince challengers to do this so we plan on releasing about 2 per week... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened this evening. My Mother, little brother and sister(7&8, and very well behaved might I add), and me(F16, oldest sister) were at a resturant. (Dad stayed home because of a cold) A little bit after we sat down to eat my, little brother said he needed to use the restroom. Dad wasn't there to take him to the boys room like he usually would, But I Also needed to go so I said I'll take him, Mom said that was fine.
My mom has taken all of us to the bathroom before with no problem, so why should we worry?
So, I took him to the bathroom. It was a rather busy place but the bathroom was less busy it seemed. All the stalls were took. Great. My little Bro was dancing around being a bit impatient but wasn't causing any trouble.
Then finally. A Stall opened. It was the large stall, Out came one kid, two kids, three kids, four kids, Five total little girls who all looked like under 6. They all seemed reasonably behaved. Then the woman of the hour came out.
She didn't look like a s... keep reading on reddit ➡
Seth Curry was lights out tonight and along with KP kept Mavs in the game.
Career high 37 points for him on 13/15 FGs, 8/9 3FGs and 3/4 FTs
My dad has been dying for cancer for the past while.
He’s always been conservative but he has a good heart and has never tried to push his beliefs on us.
I’ve known my older brother Kit has been gay for almost a year now. He had a hard time accepting it and I know that only recently he has finally started to go on dates with dudes.
We’ve known that our dad wasn’t going to live much longer for a while now. Recently, the doctor has given him a month to live.
I went to go see him yesterday. When I got there he was very emotional about Kit and was saying that he feels as though Kit has been pulling away from him. He said that he wishes that Kit would be more open with him.
I don’t know what came over me, but I just ended up saying, “That’s because he’s gay, Dad. And he didn’t want you to know.”
My dad immediately started crying and said that he wished that Kit had told him.
I left not long after that.
Today, Kit went to visit Dad and apparently Dad mentioned that he knew Kit... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I have to head off now, but I want to thank you for a warm welcome and great questions! Reddit - I would really appreciate your help getting word out to the many Americans (including dual nationals) living or studying abroad, to tell them they can vote Bernie in the DemocratsAbroad.org global primary. Early online voting is easy and open right NOW. In person voting in polling stations around the world from March 3-10. You are doing an amazing job. Solidarity, Larry
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My brother had a tumor break off from a existing on about 8 years ago. It started growing in his brain and caused him some minor blindness in his right eye.
He had to get gamma knife ( precise radiation treatment)
He got a MRI a couple weeks ago and it showed his tumor shrank significantly.
This will help him out so much
Anyways just thought I would put this here to show others good things can happen in bad situations.
So while the title sounds bad, please read, hope to clarify why I did it.
My brother and me get along great and when we were younger, we'd try to include each other in any celebrations/birthdays, etc. So like when we were 7, at each of our birthdays, we'd blow out the candles together, or when he graduated high school he'd make the party about me too (I graduated the following year and also used my party to also celebrate his successful first year in college).
Last weekend was my brother's wedding and since we were so close and generally had no problem sharing the spotlight, I figured I'd propose to my girlfriend. After some dancing where couples danced with their SOs, I went to the DJ and asked him to quiet down the music. I got down on one knee and made my proposal. My girlfriend was ecstatic, people congratulated us, etc. My brother also congratulated us, but about a half an hour later he came up to me and asked to speak privately.
He told me he didn't have a problem with my prop... keep reading on reddit ➡
The Bucks lost to the Lakers in a heated affair tonight. Looks like all's not alright in the Antetokounmpo camp.
> Giannis and his brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo got into heated exchange with a fan on the way to the locker room after their loss to the #Lakers
I was on the phone with my brother a few weeks ago. We shot the shit, he talked about his new job and I talked about school. Usually phone calls between my siblings and I end with a "Well, gotta go. Talk to you later" and that's it. Growing up we didn't get told I love you at all from our parents, and never got shown any physical affection. It was just normal for us to reflect that in the relationship on each other because we didn't know anything else.
So we get to the end of our phone call and I go for the classic "talk to you later" and he responds "ok, I love you". It caught me so off guard that I had trouble even processing those words before he hung up. "L-love... you too...".
These last few weeks I've tried my hardest to end all of the phone calls I have with him and my sisters with "I love you". Its such a small thing, but I can always hear the smiles on their faces in their response.
I wasn’t actually drunk, but I’m very small (5’3, 100 lbs) so a little bit of alcohol effects me enough to not be able to drive for a while.
I’m 21F and live with my parents and 30 year old brother. My parents and I were chilling tonight watching the Oscars together with some wine and appetizers. I wasn’t drinking because it’s my time of the month and alcohol usually makes me feel worse especially during the first 2 days.
My brother called and wanted a ride home from work. My parents had drank about 3/4 a bottle of wine by that point and didn’t feel comfortable driving. I don’t feel good about what I did, but when my brother called and mom said “well let’s see if your sister will come get you.” I chugged the remaining 1/4 bottle of wine and said “sorry I’ve had too much to drink.”
My mom starred absolute daggers at me and my dad had to excuse himself to go to the bathroom because he was laughing so hard. My brother had to take a taxi home which he complained cost too much money.... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister Beth has lived with her friend John for the past fifteen years. They are platonic life partners, they both own their house, share finances, and are planning retirement together. They got legally married a few years ago because they wanted all the rights and benefits of being next of kin. They literally just signed the paperwork and that was it. They don't wear rings or call each other husband and wife.
The backstory for how they ended up living together is that Beth and John suffered a very traumatic experience that gave them both PTSD. They originally moved in together temporarily for emotional support, and also because Beth had a temporary disability and needed help. They decided that they liked being together and seem to have a good life. Not everyone needs a traditional marriage. Maybe things would have been different if the traumatic event hadn't happened, but that's irrelevant. Beth is happy now, and that's what matters.
My brother Ben started to dislike John after Be... keep reading on reddit ➡
This post was written from the perspective of my mother. No one in my family are medical experts and this is in NO WAY medical advice. If you have questions or concerns please consult a medical professional! Apologies now for the wall of text. TLDR at the bottom.
“On Monday, March 9th, my husband was admitted to the hospital with COVID19.
A little history on his timeline:
He came home from a Florida business trip on Friday, Feb. 28th where we have since learned that other people present tested positive for COVID19. We didn’t find out this information until he had already been admitted.
Wednesday evening he felt dizzy. His temperature was 102.5.
On Thursday he was seen by his regular doctor and he tested negative for flu A and B. He was coughing quite a bit but the doctor didn’t feel it necessary to do a chest X-ray.
On Friday he was sicker and I took him to the ER.
After many tests were run to absolutely rule out all other causes of illness, he was diagnosed with viral pne... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey there everyone,
I need help with something kind of complicated. My brother approached me today about our half-brother who is 15 years old and who I don't see that often since he lives with his mother. My brother sent me a few screenshots of a conversation he had with my half-brother which made it clear that he is going down the pewdiepipeline. Currently he is at the stage where he finds Nazi and racist memes funny o there is still hope. I think we can save him if we find a way to get through to him if we find a few videos that show him how wrong he is and what these people are trying to convince him of. However there is a catch to this whole thing his English is ahm let's say not great so I doubt he would be able to understand videos in English well enough to convince him. That means I am looking for videos in out native language: German. I hardly watch any YouTube in German meaning I have no idea what could help. If you know any German Breadtubers or anyone that gets close to it... keep reading on reddit ➡