I know this sounds ridiculous but please bare with me.
My cousin (M16) is spending the summer with me (F16) and my family. As both of my parents work, I am expected to get food for lunch for me and my cousin and to cook dinner for the family.
The problem is my cousin is super picky with food. He has a very odd list of food that he will eat (traditional french dishes, fast food, junk food, sushi, pizza, steak tartare, etc) but he also has a long list of foods that he will not eat. This list includes most vegetables (including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and corn), some sorts of meat (turkey, duck, rabbit), most types of grains (barley, couscous, and brown rice), and then a bunch of other random foods (ketchup, apples, mayonnaise, bananas).
He will basically throw a fit if a meal isn't to his liking. It's become a big problem because my family and I normally eat a very diverse diet with a lot of different dishes from different cultures with many ingredients that he won't eat. He... keep reading on reddit ➡
Three days ago it was my(27F) twin cousins’(14M&F) 14th birthday. They are both into gaming and digital art, so I built them two computers to keep in their own rooms & two drawing tablets with a screen (how do you call those in English?) .
My cousins were, understandably, over the moon. My mother and my brother(14) were very pissed.
My brother has ADHD, and this quarantine has been hard on him because he has nothing to occupy himself with. No Switch (my cousins have 2, gifted them for Christmas this year), no computer (just an old laptop of mine I am not using that I gave him for school), no phone (he also has an old phone).
When he saw what I gifted my cousins he flipped out on me, and my mother was on his side telling me that she had begged me many times to gift him something to occupy his time with (she lost her job due to corona), because quarantine was impacting his mental health, but I refused saying that I don’t have money to waste. I answered that, yeah, of cours... keep reading on reddit ➡
My wife has two sisters and is close to both. Their mom died when they were young so they bonded over the loss and became very close. We have two kids. Chris (16M) and Kaylee (13F). My wife's old sister also has two kids. Owen (17M) and Emma (16F). They live about 5 minutes from us and our kids attend the same school. They have always hung out as a group of 3. My Chris and their Emma are a week apart in age and Owen is only a little over a year older so they grew up together and used to call themselves triplets. They are still quite close.
My wife's younger sister has a daughter, Gia, who is 3 months older than mine. The younger sister always made comments when our girls were babies about how she can't wait until they are the ages of the "big kids", meaning Chris, Owen, and Emma, because they'll be just as close. The problem is that Kaylee doesn't like hanging out with Gia and it's becoming more obvious as they get older that they are two different people. Kaylee likes soccer and vid... keep reading on reddit ➡
My cousin [30M] is getting married to his girlfriend of 4 years, [29F]. The wedding will be in January 2021 and the invitations arrived 2 days ago. His girlfriend's family is very rich/formal and the invitations reflected that.
My husband and I [27F] received the invite in the mail, and they were addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. John Smith." I was livid, because they totally erased my name and my identity by referring to me as an extension of my husband. My husband thought it was old fashioned but he didn't think it was offensive.
I called my cousin yesterday night, and told him that I will not be attending because of the wording on the invitation. I said, technically he didn't even invite ME because he never even wrote my own name on the invitation. I mean, I go by my maiden name and I never took my husband's last name when we married.
My cousin apologized, said his girlfriend and her family were mainly responsible for the wedding planning, including the invitations, and he said... keep reading on reddit ➡
My cousin (8M) asked me at a family gathering to play using my computer and I agreed. I told him to just not delete any games I had on it. However, he wanted to play Fortnite, but my computer had not enough space.
He then asked me if he could delete any games. I specifically told him not to do so. However, he still deleted Minecraft. When I heard the news, I was enraged. I asked him why he did that and he said that Minecraft was for babies and that Fortnite was better.
I had spent more than 2 years on a server and he had just simply deleted it. I then went to his mum to inform her. She called me childish for playing Minecraft and that I was better of without it. I was fuming. I demanded that she pay me $35 for the damages. She told me off and then proceeded to scold me when I didn't let my cousin play on my computer any more. She called it 'daylight robbery' that I was charging her.
So Reddit, AITA?
Basically title, but I’ve added lots of details let me know if you need more info for judgement.
My family (2 adults, 2 kids) recently moved across the country to a place that gets a lot of tourists. My cousin wants to come visit later this year/beginning of next year.
Our house has a dedicated guest room with an on ensuite bath. The shower is small, if you google “small fiberglass shower” you’ll basically see plenty of examples of some roughly the same size. This is the smallest bedroom/bath in the house. I agree this probably wouldn’t work for her but I didn’t think of that when I agreed she could visit.
My two kids share a room (their choice) that also has an attached bathroom but with a much larger shower/tub combo.
Everything seemed ok but yesterday she asked which bedroom she’d be staying in. I said the one that was painted blue in the listing photos. She then asked if when she visited if she could sleep in boys room instead because it has a bigger shower. I said no but she... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello fellow assholes, first off thank you for giving my some perspective on my previous post about me and my wife. It helped us start a conversation and reach a better position in our marriage.
My wife’s cousin let’s call her Sara wants to move in with us because she recently had her second baby and wants more room to raise her family. Both me and my wife were the first people to marry outside our races and we came from very different backgrounds. My wife is huge on family and I’m not so much.
My wife’s family has lived with us before her aunt lived with us lived with us for two years when she fell on hard times till she got a good job and moved out. Her other cousin lived with us for a year after getting out of prison until he also got a job and moved out, I was fine with all of this.
I am not ok with Sara moving in with us, Sara is a single mother of two kids who lives completely off government assistance, government housing, utilities, food stamps you name it. Tax dollars provid... keep reading on reddit ➡
When my Grandpa passed 20 years ago, he left two houses to his kids, my Mother and my Uncle. My Grandpa didn't make a will, so they both had a 50% share in each and were both entitled to using the houses in the same way. One of these houses is a pretty huge beach house that my cousins (my Uncle's kids) and I spent our summers in and is the "crown jewel" of the inheritance.
My Uncle had gotten divorced during that time too (20 years ago), and that divorce left him in debt. My Mother tried to help him settle the debt at the time, but we weren't too comfortable financially either, so she couldn't. As a result, the debt piled on and kept increasing.
It wasn't pretty for my Uncle and he probably fell into a pretty severe depression (I'm only saying "probably" because it's undiagnosed). Divorced, in debt and soon after, his my cousins stopped talking to him, he was a broken man and sort of withdrew from all of us entirely. The situation remained unchanged for the next 8-10 years, at which... keep reading on reddit ➡
I made a throwaway because this situation has been weighing heavily on me and caused some conflict within my family.
My aunt's husband died fairly unexpectedly a few weeks ago. They have a seven year old kid that he left behind. For background purposes, my aunt is a devout catholic.
I have seen them a few times and although the kid is a bit upset, his mother keeps telling him that it's okay and their dad is in heaven and they'll get to see him again one day. Some of the times I've spoken to my cousin, he tells me that at least he'll get to see his dad again and seems optimistic that his dad is watching over him. I feel sorry for him and I truly don't think he understands the gravity of death and this might set him up for failure or ridicule.
I took him aside and told him that "death is permanent" and that his dad loved him very much but unfortunately loss is part of life and he won't ever see his dad again. I want him to grieve properly and now, so I felt obligated to tell him this... keep reading on reddit ➡
him: Knock knock
me: Who's there?
him: A snail
me: a snail who?
him: a snail you threw out of the window two weeks ago asking why
So thanksgiving 200-whenever, when Prisoner of Azkaban was released on DVD, my parents and I pack up and go to my aunt and uncle’s place for thanksgiving. I remember buying HP3 on DVD and keeping it sealed so my cousins and I could open it and watch it that night when our parents and grandmother went to sleep. Aunt and uncle decide to stay up with us. Okay, I didn’t care. I was just excited to watch this movie for the first time since that summer. My younger cousin is a piece of shit. He believes that the transformers films deserve oscars (I like the first three but not even that much), that football and nascar are God’s gifts to earth and that if he can’t have something he wants, then nobody can have it. Aunt and uncle are sensitive to things too. “Crap” is a swear word to my aunt and my uncle thinks it’s just hilarious to fart when the car gets cold (have you ever smelt a cold fart?) We’re watching through this film and we get to the part where Harry inflates his aunt. Aunt marge s... keep reading on reddit ➡
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DH and I have wanted kids for a very long time, but have battled with infertility. We've spent thousands on fertility treatments, but nothing worked.
My husband's cousin who is 20 years old is pregnant. She wants to give up the baby for adoption so MIL suggested that we adopt the baby. Husband is thrilled. This is a way to keep the baby in the family as the baby will have bio grandparents in his/her life etc. But I'm not so sure. I feel like if we adopt this baby we will be expected to bow to family pressures on how to raise the kid, especially since bio grandparents will be in the picture.
Plus I know that the grandparents aren't happy that their kid is giving the baby up and will encourage her to stay in the baby's life in any capacity. I'm NOT okay with an open adoption. If she decides she wants the baby back or something it will destroy me.
I tell my husband my concerns. He's gutted. He tells me I'm looking a gift horse in the mouth, and we shou... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi! I (21F) have a married cousin, 'Cass' (30F) who has always been sort of holier-than-thou in our family just because she is the oldest, rather successful and first to settle down. She is pregnant with her first child, a son, and has announced the name. Both are family names, and the middle actually is after our grandfather. The name would be perfectly fine if it wasn't for the surname. The initials of the name is M.O (ie if the name is Matthew Owen) and her surname is Leicester (pronounced 'Lester'). Her husband commented 'can't wait for our little mo to come!' He likes the initials Mo as he is an avid runner and admires Mo Farah.
I saw the obvious red flags in the name, and texted her saying, 'Are you sure about the baby name, just say Mo Leicester out loud.' She replied, 'yeah it's a lovely name, anyways we're just calling him mo, he'll be called by his first name at school.' I left it after that, as she's pretty hard to argue with - until she posted a picture of a babygro with... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know the title looks bad, but hear me out. This is my first time posting here, and excuse my typing ahead of time. This happened a few months back, but the subject was brought back up recently, and while I myself feel I'm right, I recognize I may have been unjustly harsh in the delivery.
A few years ago my cousin started seeing a married man, he eventually left his 4 year old son(at the time) and his wife of 10 years for her. They marry soon after and have been together ever since. I hadn't seen my cousin in over 10 years, and was fairly excited to see her, her kids, as well as the rest of my family. After a good meal, a day of visiting and reminiscing we were all sitting around a bonfire drinking spiked hot chocolate and just laughing and 'shootin the shit. Someone brought up the subject on how she met her husband.
She said she met him at work, that they had worked on a project together and she found him extremely attractive(he is, I'll give him that)and she knew he was married... keep reading on reddit ➡
My boyfriend [19M] has been dating me [19F] since we were 14. I am close with my uncles, aunts, cousins, and grandparents. We get together often to hangout, celebrate holidays, and eating out for birthdays. We eat out like every month together. My boyfriend almost always comes with me. My extended family and him love each other and consider each other family.
At our dinners, either I pay, my parents pay, or me and my parents both pay partially, for whatever I order. My boyfriend pays for what he orders. Whenever the two of us go on dates we both pay for whatever we order most of the time. We both like this arrangement. We both work and have very close salaries.
My cousin's [32M] girlfriend [33F] has been coming to these dinners for the past two years. However the past year she's been rude and sexist (in my opinion) to my boyfriend. It started with her passively aggressively loudly talking about how guys who are good boyfriends always pay for the girl's order. She also would announ... keep reading on reddit ➡
My uncle Jim-Bob recently married my old babysitter KATHY who id lost touch with after she left for college. She removed back a few years ago.
KATHY has a 13 y/o daughter Danielle who is so great but... not following her mom’s footsteps to homecoming queen. she’s quite overweight and has very bad acne.
My husband & I see Danielle out running frequently & she really eats very healthy and very little. But this has been for a year & she never loses weight. She complained about her weight the other day and her grandma (aging mean girl) said, “Ask land whale; she used to be really fat and lost like a hundred pounds one summer. How did you do it?”
It is a really painful memory for me.
I pulled myself together & told Danielle healthy comes jn different sizes and it’s great that she’s a runner like me. But I also told her,
“My doctor found out I had some medical problems that were making me very overweight. So she treated me for those and I decided tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throwaway because kids. If you would’ve told my cousin, let’s call her Krissy, 10 years ago that she’d have 8 kids, she would’ve laughed and told you to gtfo.
But she met this guy, and they had a beautiful baby.....girl. And another 5 total.
Well, after her fifth girl, she said how disappointed she was and how her husband said his “heart broke into a million pieces.” She lamented that her miscarriages were probably boys. This all not even before leaving the hospital. Honesty, I was so disgusted I couldn’t even look at her. I just held the baby as she continued her pity party. How many women (and men) would be grateful for one healthy baby?
Krissy became absolutely obsessed with the “science” of conceiving a boy. Positions, foods to aid Y sperm, really bizarre stuff. There was no talking to her. She put on a happy front to her friends, but told me she was “dying inside” because she couldn’t give Mike a boy. She wouldn’t listen to reason.
Well, she finally had her precious boy with... keep reading on reddit ➡
Alright so, my vegan cousins are visiting from California in June, and before you object, we live on a rural farm and they're following all hygiene protocols when traveling so virus transmission is slim to none. But anyway, since we live on a farm, there's a lake on the land we own and I like to go fishing there every once in a while. Now, I've told them this so they know, but they've said stuff like, "If you fish, we're not coming", and "You abuse fish by fishing". The thing is, I stop after I catch one fish, and I only do it like 3 times a week, so it's not like I'm poaching an elephant every day. So yeah, AITA for fishing while they're here?
Edit: yes, i will be cooking the fish while they’re here, but i’ll be cooking it outside far from the actual house so the smell doesn’t annoy them.
My family all says I am being an asshole for this but I think they are just too non confrontational but I will leave it to the internet to decide so here is the story.
Background 9 years ago my cousin got married to his his highschool sweetheart after she graduated community college. They had been living together and my cousin did not go to college as he was supporting her through college. She is accepted into a school in (no fault state) so off they move. They have a child which He takes care of and works nights to send his wife to school. In her final years she gets a job in her field under one of her professors. Right after graduation she tells him that she wants a divorce she has been sleeping with her boss/professor for 2 years and now that she is no longer her teacher he is leaving his wife and they are getting married. ending their 7 year marriage. I was not informed of any of this to call her out at the time I was never actually told of the divorce just my parents told me to... keep reading on reddit ➡
I [28M] am getting married in the autumn. My cousin [32M] is engaged to his girlfriend [28F]. She was awarded a PhD in Health Informatics last year.
My wedding will be a bit formal and the invitations reflect that. For example some military members are being invited and their names on the invites appear as “Major John Smith” or “Lieutenant Dave Brown.”
However I addressed my cousin’s fiancée as “Miss Jane Doe” because it didn’t feel right to address her as “Dr Jane Doe” since she’s you know, not actually a medical doctor. Just someone with a PhD. I DID invite some guests who are practicing doctors (eg surgeons, dentists, family doctors) and addressed them as such.
Anyways, my cousin was all upset because of this. He texted me and said “Its not that big a deal, but my fiancée was offended that you referred to her as ‘Miss’. She worked hard for her degree and if you’re going to address other doctors as ‘Dr’ then I don’t see why you can’t show her the same respect.”
I replied that he... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was going to post this on my main account before I came to my senses. This isn't really a throwaway but more an account ill use to share stories of my entitled family (mom)
Before you call bullshit and start joking around saying Sweet Home Alabama.
Im 20 and male Cousin is 19 and female
Spanish was my first language
I have a third cousin in Dominican Republic, they are not well off in that country and her mom is a little neglectful, at this point it feels like my mom cares more about her than me but whatever, she deserves it. She's a good kid who does well in school and wants to move to the US to go to nursing school, she can't however because she isn't a legal citizen.
My mom decided that it would be the best plan for me to go to the Dominican Republic in June or July and marry my third cousin...... To make... keep reading on reddit ➡
My cousin has a YouTube channel and he has been kinda obnoxious since he's had it.
He's been into doing YouTube pranks, and at a family event last week he walked up to me and knocked my phone out of my hands and broke it while his sister filmed. I was really upset because I had a lot of vacation pics on it that I hadn't backed up, plus I just liked my phone. It wasn't terribly expensive, I only paid 200 bucks for it refurbished but I still liked it.
I was like "what the fuck would you do that for" and getting mad. And he was like "chill, it's just a prank, you get a new iPhone' and he gave me this phone that I guess was the newest iPhone.
I was like "what the fuck, I want my old phone fixed' and he was being like 'but this is worth like 10 times as much' and going on and on about the specs. He seemed baffled I didn't want it, and I wanted my shitty old phone back
I asked him if it was really mine, mine to keep, to do whatever I wanted with. And he goes yeah. So I throw the phone at... keep reading on reddit ➡
Since quarantine started I’ve gotten a babysitting job to do on top of school to earn some extra money. School is about to end so I took another babysitting job to put some money away for a car. The day I took my second job my mom told me I really should split my check evenly between me (F16), my sisters (F17&F12) and my cousin who’s visiting from Chicago (F17). I said hell no and my mom hasn’t spoken to me since.
Edit: thank you so much for your comments but please don’t comment if you’re going to say “open a new account” or “don’t give them money.” I’ve seen around 50 of those already not to mention how many PM’s I got.
This happened over the holidays, but some members of my family are still upset about this and I thought I'd post here to ask.
I (25F) am currently halfway through a PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. My B.A. is in English and my M.A. is English Studies with a focus in Rhetoric & Composition. My cousin (28F) is currently doing freelance PR and social media work and runs a blog on the side. Her B.A. was in PR.
This winter break, we had a few different family gatherings. At the first, an aunt asked me how school was going. I mentioned that after I get feedback on my final papers, I wanted to submit one to a journal so I can hopefully start getting some publications to my name. My cousin said she'd be "happy to let me have a guest post or two on her blog." I declined, saying that I needed to focus on academic publishing. She said "you know, my blog isn't some little thing, I have thousands of followers." I said I knew that, but that academic publishing is an entirely differen... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, I (M29) have a step son who is 6 years old. I love the little fucker. He is hilarious and very articulate for his age. Better than I am honestly. Little shit.
He speaks ALL DAY LONG. Every morning he wants waffles for breakfast. Doesn't matter what morning it is or what we have in the house. Waffles. Just waffles. So... I started fucking with him. I told him "You know... if you continue to eat waffles like you do there is a chance you will turn into a waffle". Then I get a "What do you mean?" So I just spill some bullshit about how it's some disease that is extremely difficult to get blah blah blah.
A few weeks of this goes by every morning. He never believes me and I always laugh at his. Yesterday morning however... was different. I kept looking at the back of his head and when he would quickly turn to look at me.. I'd look away with that "Yup I wasn't looking!". He kept asking me what I was looking at and I told him that the back of his head is turning into a waffle and I think... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (22M, big dick, dropshipping got me an 8 figure salary, fucking hate cats) recently allowed my cousin Jennifer (30F, breeder, ultra religious, unmarried) to move in with me after she was temporarily laid off (Starbucks).
This morning after I rolled out of bed and kissed my gf and her sister (25F, twins, DDD tits that I paid for, I like the sister more), I asked my chef Lucas (idk M, hot, gay) to whip up some eggs for us (scrambled, shredded cheese on top) and we were called to breakfast when it was ready (7:30am EST). My cousin trudged down the stairs and slopped her child-bearing belly that’s baking her future crotch goblin onto the counter (Calcutta marble) as she sat down (I think I heard my Bistro 31” Swivel Bar Stool crack, should I sue?)
I politely asked if she was hungry, to which she snorted, licked her chops, and practically came when she said yes. Lucas scooped a couple spoonfuls of egg onto her plate (Le Frenchies Dessert Plates, gift from daddy) and poured her a hot... keep reading on reddit ➡
I really don’t know where else to post this, hopefully you guys can share in my absolute frustration with her irresponsibility
about 3 months ago, my cousin told my sister and I (21 and 19 respectively) offhandedly that she hasn’t had her period in 4 months. we were so concerned; we even bought her a pregnancy test but she refused to take it, insisting that she didn’t need to, and that she would know by now it and it must be something else. eventually we let it go.
the other day, our families got together for the first time since COVID, and she looks pregnant. not ready to burst, but pretty obvious that there is a bump, she must be 6-7 months. her mom, my mom, and my grandma didn’t say ANYTHING which is crazy to me because it seems obvious, and even if they though she’s just gaining weight, they’ve been very critical of my sister and I’s appearances in the past.
last night, she snapchatted me while she was DRINKING, which means she really must not know that she’s pregnant. I guess... keep reading on reddit ➡
It’s was about 2 weeks before my aunts wedding we were all bridesmaids (me and my 5 cousins) we were just trying on the dresses to see if see we needed any final adjustments . We all tried on our dresses mine fit alright but a little too big but my cousins was too big on her as well so she suggested that she try on mine.My cousin wasn’t obese or anything just bigger than the majority of us and I knew she wouldn’t be able to fit in a size 4 which I was wearing in dresses. I said why and she said oh cause we are basically the same size at this point everyone else kinda just looked away in the awkwardness and I felt bad so I said sure and led her to the bathroom so we could switch them while we were there I said to her in these exact words “I’m not trying to hurt your feelings but I’m not sure if this dress will fit it might be too small” When I said this she looked shocked and offended and said I’m not fat I told her “ I don’t think your fat at all your a perfect weight” she accused me... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter is planning on getting married very soon. However, I found out last week upon doing research on our family tree that my daughter's fiancé is her fifth cousin.
I initially didn't know how to break this news to her, but I finally did several days ago. My daughter apparently thought that this is perfectly fine, and that she's still going to marry him anyway.
I told her that I don't approve of this marriage, and that even though I initially agreed to pay for this wedding, I will not be paying for it if she decides to go through with it. We got into a huge fight, which ended with her telling me that she's cutting me out of her life.
I honestly don't know what to do. I just don't want my daughter to marry her friggin cousin.
Y’all! I feel like I have dodged a friggin bullet. We have a cousin in-law (CIL) that is about two months more pregnant than me. Well they just had a gender reveal and these brave souls decided to announce the name they had chosen (I’m saying brave because we are not discussing names with anyone and we’re only letting everyone know once it’s down on the birth certificate, as per this forums advice).
Well, they decided to use MIL’s family’s last name as the first name, think Jackson. It’s a last name that could easily be used as a first name. So the kiddo is ‘Jackson’ middle last and it sounds great!
Now, why have I dodged a bullet?? Because their family literally went ballistic; saying they were SO happy that someone finally listened to them and used a FAMILY name for a baby because they’ve been saying for years how it would be such a good baby name and so traditional. Literally, MIL looked straight at me and said isn’t it great to see a FAMILY name be used.... Um 😐 yes I married... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, I can't sleep because of this even that happened at I wanted to share my story. This happened last year the day before Christmas Eve. I am on mobile and it is 10 at night for me.
Me: a handsome transgender
EA: my Entitled Aunt
EU: my Entitled Uncle
C: my cousin
The day before Christmas eve is when my family goes to my Grandpa's house, since my Grandparents are divoured. My EU lives with my Grandpa with EA and their two boys. The snacks were out and we can grab what we wanted to snack on. I felt like having some chips and dip so I grabbed a chip and I scooped some dip with the chip. Apparently, EA saw this and got pissed.
EA: Deadname! You're not supposed to scoop the dip! It's called Dip for a reason!
I looked at her confused. The thing is, I never told her my dead name so that confused me.
Me: I'm sorry? Does it matter on how I eat chips and dip?
EA: yes! I am a little sick right now and if I do that then I could get someone else sick! It's common courtesy! Why d... keep reading on reddit ➡
My cousin is 21, a waitress, living away from home for the first time, with her boyfriend of ~6 months. She has decided to stop taking birth control. She's "not TRYING to have a baby, but letting the universe choose her path"
She's says she's at a financially and emotionally stable enough place to give a baby all it needs. She thinks she's going to travel the world with this kid and give it an amazing life that she never got, on 40k/y.
I told her I love her and respect her right to make that decision, but please take more time to seriously think about what a huge responsibility a child is.
She's thought about it all, she says. "I know it all," she literally told me. Just because I don't want children doesn't mean I can push my agenda on everyone around me, she says.
Okay, cuz. Let's talk later.
Any suggestions would be appreciated! Loved so far the tiffin bars The quality street candies and the smarties.