So, you’re probably wondering how we got here and honestly so am I. For background, my husband was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer last year and we are facing bankruptcy. His treatments are very expensive so in order to offset the costs I am planning a silent auction for him next month.
I posted about this on Facebook to get the word out and my sister-in-law’s friend reached out to me offered to make shirts for the event which is really awesome of her.
She sent me the first concept and it was a design of the American flag with the cancer symbol in the middle and the word “Fight.” I texted her back to say I had something different in mind. I want something that better represents my husband and his battle against cancer and while there’s nothing wrong with the flag, it just isn’t a symbol of him or what he’s going through right now. (He is not in the military and I’ve never seen him wear anything with the flag on it. He and I both agree that it wouldn’t fit his pe... keep reading on reddit ➡
My brother (29M) and sister-in-law (SIL) (29F) asked Wednesday if they could come for a visit at that weekend. (They 6h away). We said sure, love to see you. Friday afternoon, I (34F) had an ultrasound for my 8 week pregnancy. The ultrasound showed a likely miscarriage. My husband (35M) & I were upset, but as my bro & SIL were already driving, we didn't cancel the visit. We hadn't told them about the pregnancy, nor had we told our 3 kids.
When bro & SIL arrive they were excited to tell us SIL is pregnant, and due 2 weeks before I would have been due. I tried to sound excited and happy for them but I wasn't as excited as I normally would have been. Then it turned into a nightmare.
She didn't like supper; so we ordered in food for her. She needed the bed moved from 1 wall to another. Fine. She insisted on 5 pillows to sleep. I found a couple & she was upset I couldn't give her more & asked if she could go into the kids rooms and take theirs. I said no.
Next morning... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throwaway obviously, this is a pretty unique situation so I think my main account will get identified pretty fast otherwise. I'm 32/F/Florida.
So basically, I thought this was a pretty cut and dry situation, but apparently not, as I'm getting a lot of judgement (some bordering on abuse) from different people and my phone is blowing up. So I want to know if I was out of line.
So I'm 6 months pregnant, and I've been very open about what kind of way I want to give birth. I've discussed this with my group of girlfriends extensively, along with my family. I ideally want to have a natural, unassisted birth at home, which is near a hospital if things start to shape up as problematic. Now, for this process, I want support, and of course my husband is going to be there, but also I want my two sisters to be with me.
This is where things get controversial. In my many conversations with friends and family, I mentioned I want my sisters there with me. I do not want my brother there, that would... keep reading on reddit ➡
Group WIBTA on behalf of my mother, my sister, and myself. Throwaway for privacy.
I am a grad student living with my parents. I have an older sister who lives locally. Our family is very active on Facebook, but our father has zero clue how to use it and refuses to let us teach him. When we confront him about his weird Facebook posts, he simply replies that he knows how to use Facebook and it isn't a problem.
Our first problem happened was when he was privately told about my sister’s pregnancy and was asked not to share the news with anyone else. He tried to private message a friend about it, but instead wound up posting the news on his timeline. This is how most of our family wound up hearing about the pregnancy, way before my sister was ready. Our father simply got defensive about it, not wanting to learn the difference between PMs and your timeline.
We first considered the drastic measure of simply locking him out this past fall. Our parents had gone on vacation with our father’s... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (42F) would like to back out of being a bridesmaid in my husband's sister's (29F) wedding. I hate being a bridesmaid. My sister-in-law asked me to be a bridesmaid knowing this. She said that otherwise I would be the only sibling in her family that wouldn't be in the wedding party and as my husband is a groomsman "people would talk" and that would distract from "her day". So, I agreed.
Cut to this week. She has sent me a document that includes my duties for the wedding. I have expressed that I am not willing/able to do this list. But, she insists that it is normal and I would be selfish to not make it perfect.
My wife's sister Abby is "childfree." Neither my wife nor I could care less about whether Abby decides to have children, but over the years we have tolerated quite a bit of performative child-hating from her. Calling children "crotchfruit," talking about how dumb people are for becoming parents, and so on.
We had our first child last year and as a result she's been less outright rude about children but more bragging about how our lives are harder now and hers is free of responsibility. Stuff like "I think I might go to Europe this summer. I'll tell you about my trip for when you're able to go there in twenty years." Or talking about a concert she's going to go to, to which she says she'd thought about inviting her sister, "but it starts at 9 o'clock and I'm sure you'll be in bed by then." You get the idea.
There have been lots of comments like this, but I've noticed that while Abby talks a big game, she never does seem to do any of the stuff she talks about. She doesn't actuall... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a baby girl. Turns out that my husband’s sister is also expecting her first baby... also a little girl who will be born a little under 3 months after ours. We are of course thrilled for her. However the news has unfortunately come with huge family drama. Sister-in-law has been demanding for months now that we tell her what we’ll name our little girl and that we show her what birth announcement cards we’ve chosen,... basically everything. My husband and I on the other hand wish to keep especially the name a secret, we haven’t told anyone and want to share the name only when she’s born. Since we refuse to tell, this has led to a huge family drama with SIL who has been angry with us eversince. She claims that she cannot name her child and that we are selfishly ruining her experience because the risk of her choosing the same name would be huge. My husband and I however want to enjoy having at least this one secret (we already told the sex of t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was talking to my sister and she put me on speaker so I could say hi to my 7-year-old niece. I asked her how long she was out of school for.
She said, "I don't have to go back until the end of April!"
I replied, "Wow, that's a long vacation!"
In the background, my brother in law let out an anguished cry:
"This is not a vacation!"
RIP to everyone stuck at home with kids for the foreseeable future.
Think I'll have a beer or six and catch up on my reading.
This is about my sister in law. He and I both have more siblings, but all are male. She was pregnant when my husband and I were engaged. I got pushed into hosting her baby shower, and my then fiancé decided last minute to make lemonade and mixed up my lemon flavored crystal light with my caffeinated, NOT EVEN LEMON FLAVORED crystal light. I didn't know about this, and she had...a lot of caffeine that day. Probably about 600-800 mg. She lost her baby a short while later. I don't think caffeine is dangerous, I used it with my children. The jury was out, and the family let it go. I haven't heard anything more about this incident until now.
My husband and I got married, and too quickly had two children (Irish twins). She seemed kind of sour towards me, but I never understood why. I didn't make the drink in the first place, and neither I nor her doctors think caffeine was the problem. To be honest, I'm very used to being the "only skirt in the room". I don't really understand what it is to... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband and I are in law school. While we were visiting family on Christmas, my sister-in-law said having kids was harder than law school. It was totally random. My husband replied with doubt and she said "you don't have kids" and my sweet husband replied "you've never been to law school." But of course, she REALLY admired those people who went to law school AND had kids. Like maybe you're right, having kids looks miserable, that's why we don't have them?
My SILs children are awful. I hate to say it, I usually love kids but in their case it’s just true. To be clear, I don’t blame the children at all(5 & 3 btw) their parents are coddling them to absolutely no end, they’ve never once heard a “no”, they’ve barely ever even heard a “later” they always get what they want right when they want it
The kids are absolute terrors, every time they’ve been to my house something has been destroyed and/or I’ve been left with a HUGE mess. My SIL always just says “boys will be boys”/“theyre just children” her husband mostly just ignores it but if it comes down to it he’ll always agree that they’re “just being kids”
Tonight they came over after church and the boys started a food fight(not the first time this has happened to be clear, they’re mom always acts like it’s funny/cute behavior) and while my husband and I were trying to clean up the boys knocked over our living room tv and busted it. My SIL had the nerve to blame us for that, she yelled at... keep reading on reddit ➡
My SIL has been getting massages from a guy pretty regularly for a few months. She’s been very open about the fact that she’s very attracted to him, they have great conversations, and she is clearly interested in trying to date him. My wife and I have had many conversations with her about the ethics of flirting with her masseuse, how to test the waters to see if he’s receptive, trying to understand why this particular guy is the one she’s obsessed with, etc.
This went on long enough that my wife booked a session with him and was going to inquire about his willingness to date her sister. Luckily she didn’t have the courage to do so, but did come away from the massage thinking he was gay.
Today SIL finds out that he is actually bisexual. This discovery instantly makes her 100% no longer interested. I’m obviously ok with the right for anyone to choose who they date, but to rule him out on the fact that he dates both men and women made me ask my wife “why is she a bigot?”... keep reading on reddit ➡
Some quick notes.
SIL is gay, she and her partner had IVF.
It's a big deal as this is the in laws first grandchild.
We're currently living at the in-laws while our house is being built. So we see the baby and mums a lot here.
My wife and I have made ourselves quite clear we are CF, for myself personally I can't stand babies and toddlers, I tend to ignore their presence in general. Everyone who knows me, knows this about me.
Ok, so as I mentioned above... not a 'kid person' This includes "wanting a hold" or "pushing them in the stroller" I keep to myself when mothers and babies are around. I'm not some asshole that treats them differently or anything like that.
Even before my SIL was pregnant and the subject of me being an uncle came up I was always giving her and my in laws fair warning that I'm not going to interact much with the baby, I'm not out to offend anyone, it's just how I am.
So let me cut straight to the many times I've been cornered since the birth of the baby
My brother has been married to his wife (we will call her Melissa) for two decades. Our family is from another country and we all speak our native tongue when we get together. Melissa was born and raised in the U.S. and only speaks English. Early on in their marriage, Melissa told my brother that she feels uncomfortable when we were all speaking our native tongue and she was also paranoid we talking trash. He confronted the family and asked asked if we could only speak Spanish when Melissa is around because she gets uncomfortable. The problem is that we all speak our native language and our grandparents don’t speak English. So at family events we want to tend to family more than we want to worry about her insecurities. Mind you at any other time when its just my brother and her we only speak English. AITA for wanting her to engage in our culture and learn the language so she can enjoy family events. Most in support of her husband and family-in-law? This situation has caused a rift in... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister and my best friend threw my bachelorette weekend since they are my matron and maid of honor. They asked me what I wanted and since I’m very low maintenance, I didn’t ask for much, just dancing and drinking with my favorite girlfriends and for everyone to wear black so I could stand out in white. I thought it was a simple request since my girlfriends and I are known for donning all black on a regular basis.
My bachelorette weekend comes and we are getting ready in my hotel room. I asked my sister-in-law what she was planning on wearing and she responded, “I have a really nice white romper I wanted to wear”. There was a mass turn of heads as all my girlfriends knew I wanted them to wear black. As a matter of fact, my type-A best friend wrote up an itinerary and an overview which highlighted wearing black or dark colors. I asked her if she was kidding and she said “No, I haven’t had a chance to wear it, so I thought today would be the perfect time”. I’m usually pretty passive... keep reading on reddit ➡
There is a post on AITA right now. A woman plans to give birth at home and wants her two immediate sisters with her. Her brother in law feels entitled to be present in this “expression of femininity” because he will never be able to give birth and now she’s a transphobe for wanting to control the guest list during a terrifying and life threatening major medical event
The male entitlement is off the charts in this one.
So, hear me out please. I got into a fight last night with my brother because he claims i'm an asshole. But I think differently. It all revolves around his fiance (we'll call her Carol for now). Carol is nice and all, but she really opinionated and really stupid. And when I say stupid, I mean stereotypical blonde dumber than a rock stupid. If you want an example she constantly will say things like how
she "thinks global warming is a myth because how can the sun be heating up the planet when all it does is rotate around the earth", i'm not exaggerating here. She constantly says things like this, and everytime I just am impressed by how stupid she is. What makes it worse is sometimes she thinks she's right and refuses to listen to reason. Me, my siblings, and my mom and dad all make fun of her for this kind of stuff and my brother knows. We don't say anything to her though because like I said, she is nice enough and my brother really does love her.
Well, last night though I lost it w... keep reading on reddit ➡
I [30M] am invited to my brother and his wife’s [27 M & F] gender reveal party. I’m going to be honest with you, I do not want to go. I find gender reveal parties really stupid and honestly a bit presumptuous, as it really is a sex reveal party, but whatever, an argument for another time. What complicated things are that my dad and stepmother are attending, flying in from out of state.
Our mother died when we were both very young, and our dad got remarried to an absolute harpy. She abused the shit out of me emotionally, physically, and verbally, and many years ago I cut her and my dad out of my life.
I’ve reconnected with my dad recently (we started texting a bit about six months ago), but still under no circumstances do I wish to see or speak to my stepmother again. So now I’m conflicted. I love my brother and his wife, even if they are a bit basic. I want to support them. But my brother missed a fair bit of this abuse and has had a mostly normal (if strained) relationship with... keep reading on reddit ➡
I said I'd throw this one up here to get a wider perspective on it...
Basically, I (M34) haved lived in America with over six years now after moving over through my company. I met my now wife (F32) a few months after moving, we hit it off instantly. We were and are based in a large city on the East Coast, so as she was from a good bit away it was a while until I met her family. Her parents and siblings were grand and friendly, or so I thought, so I didn't think much else beyond that. We got married three years ago and again, all cordial. Last year we had our little child (F1) (and she might just be our final!) and most everything up to this issue has been good between us.
The issue My SIL (F29?) is fairly vocal on social media. Shes politically minded (no issue with that, I used to be mad into politics back home) but until recently I never paid much attention to it as I'd only met her a few times a year anyway. Recently my wife but a picture up on Facebook of our little child, whic... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm 26. I likely have autism, but it's never been diagnosed. This causes a major problem with food. I have a major issue with some textures and tastes. The phrase "they won't starve themselves" doesn't apply to me. I absolutely will choose starving, I spent time in the hospital as a kid because of it. My family considers this to be an eating disorder. My weight has fluctuated from 150 to 190 pounds (back and forth, and very quickly) my entire adult life.
I realize that it's distressing, especially in a larger family, to see someone just...not eat for days sometimes. I've been accused of anorexia. While I don't hate how my body looks while on the thinner side, it's really just an issue with me just not being able to cope with certain foods. I don't WANT to be picky, and I usually eat everything I can as long as it doesn't make me feel like I'm going to vomit.
My brother married a very nice vegan woman. She invited everyone in the family to a dinner party. My brother knows of my issue... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister has recently left her husband and kids without an explanation. She’s done this before out of the blue for a period of a couple of months then always goes back again after she’s messed around with different guys and let off some steam. My sister has MH issues
My brother in law is older but generally an okay guy. My sister is a lot younger and immature, hasn’t given a reason for leaving etc just packed a bag, drew out all of their rent money and went partying. She hasn’t spoken to the children in 10 days.
Anyway I get a message from my sister saying that she is seeing someone else (big surprise). No job, still living with his parents at 35 and generally just not aware of what he’s taking on. My sister tells me they’re in love etc etc and she’s planning on taking the children from their dad from school.
I work in CPS and know she has every right to take them but they need their routine and I’m worried she isn’t in the best place right now to be making decisions about my nie... keep reading on reddit ➡
So this was just a bit after Christmas. I had gotten my sister in law (15) a RC car for a present. She lives in another state so I had to send it in the mail.
I thought she might think she was too old for it but I knew she loved cars and I would still think it was cool, so I got it.
Anyways she calls me to say thank you and her mom (my mother in law) is with her on speaker phone. She says that she really likes the car and I wanted to say something along the lines of “I hope you don’t feel like you’re too old to play with RC cars” and “we’ll put bricks on your head to stop you from growing” but I knew those wouldn’t come across right so my stupid brain goes
“Well you better like it and not feel too old or I’ll have to... pound... pound you down... uhm... I uhhhh...”
And my mind goes blank and her mom is like “alright it was good talking! Bye!”
I talked with my wife about it and she felt embarrassed for me and I don’t even want to bring it up to them and try and make it better.
I’m... keep reading on reddit ➡
First world problems. Throw away.
My husband and I rent out houses, we've got 5 rental properties not including our beach house.
Our beach house has a hot tub, heated swimming pool, a tennis court and access to a gym.
The beach house is our baby.
SIL asks 5months ago to use the house January 9th-19th
I told her sure, I don't know why anyone would go to the beach in this horrible weather but who am I to judge?
I told her we usually charge £286 a day, it is reasonable, since shes family I'd be willing to charge £250 (not saving much but still)
We usually charge £300 to heat the pool for a week, I'd be willing to do it for £270.
It was agreed upon and has been fine for months, when she started complaining about lack of money because saving up to pay me was draining her funds, she is a single mother after all.
I asked her to stop complaining, I have given her a discount.
She didn't and we argued about how I let MIL rent the house for £200 a week and that I'm being selfish... keep reading on reddit ➡
My SIL doesn’t work and has been surviving on handouts from her mother (MIL) for years. For the last couple of years MIL lived with SIL (her daughter) and took care of her. SIL had access to MIL’s money and spent a ton of money.
Three months ago MIL got very sick. She has dementia. She had pneumonia and had lost a ton of weight and was dehydrated. We decided that SIL was not able to care for her and moved her into a nursing home. The nursing home is not fancy but it is very expensive.
My wife has taken over control of her MIL’s assets and SIL is cut off. Since MIL and SIL were living together we feel obligated to continue paying the rent until the end of the lease. My wife, as power of attorney, had to sign for the lease so we are legally obligated to pay through August. SIL has until August to get a job, make money and pay her own rent. It has been three months and she has not looked for a job.
Last night she texted my wife asking for more money. My wife replied NO... keep reading on reddit ➡
So here we are again.
For background: I am friends with my fiance's sister. But of course she will always be closer to her brother owing to having survived a messed up childhood together.
My future sister in law does not often ask anything of her siblings. They all live in differebt cities. Lately though my future sister in law has been freelancing. Her work sometimes takes her to the city where my fiance and I have an apartment. Sometimes she asks to hang out there to get out of rush hour. Yesterday though she dropped in unannounced. My fiance just told me after the fact
My fiance has admitted that sometimes he gives in too easily to his sister's requests, however few they are. How do I set the boundary there?
About 15 years ago my sister-in-law sold Melaleuca and talked me into joining. I love "natural" stuff so I thought it would be cool. I only joined to get a discount on the stuff that I bought. BUT in order to get the discount and stay active, you had to place an $80.00 order once a month. At first I got excited to get the stuff delivered so that I could start trying everything out. Then I started ordering things that I didn't need like Then I started having multiple bottles of Melaleuca cleaning products, laundry detergent and other stuff piling up in my closets. After about a year, I told her that I was going to quit. My sweet, christian sister-in-law got furious! She said that she was just getting ready to promote me! (Yeah, right). Like I even cared. She said, "What are you going to do? Switch back to using crap?" I told her that I couldn't afford to keep spending $80.00 a month on things I didn't use. She sneered, "Yes , you can! You and Mark have good jobs!" (Mar... keep reading on reddit ➡
We will call her Eve. Eve currently has 2 kids. When we were discussing our families one day she mentioned how she never wanted kids until she met hers. And by met, she doesn't mean when her 1st was born. She means when she was nine she started being visited by a little girl spirit. That little girl spirit had chosen Eve to be her mother and even told Eve what to name her (a stupid made up name). Since she met the little girl spirit, Eve found her so amazing she didn't want to 'have kids' she wanted to have HER, the spirit. Which works out on both ends I guess. She was often visited by this little girl spirit, and when they were dating she even introduced the spirit to her future husband (my husband's brother). So when their first born was a boy, they knew they would have more kids cuz they still had not made the body for this little girl. Apparently, she had met her son before too and didn't realize it. She claims that when he was born she held him for the first time and exclaimed "Yo... keep reading on reddit ➡
(Edit: I appreciate the input from everyone, from this post I'm taking "You're an asshole for not containing your feelings in that moment, which would have been better for your wife." Heard. Hopefully I can grow from this.)
She's a mother and she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Her life is in jeopardy at this exact moment, and my wife freaked out on me because I got angry when I heard she went through the windshield. It seems like a perfectly normal reaction to me, if it was my sister I'd be so angry at her for not wearing her seatbelt.
Alright, more info
I'm home with my son he's on Christmas break. My wife is at work. My phone rings. "[My sister] got in a car accident." "Oh no! Is she alive?" "Yes, she's got a broken hip she went through her windshield." "Holy shit what the fuck is wrong with her she wasn't wearing her seatbelt she's a mother!" *wife hangs up on me*
I then text her that I got angry because she's a) alive and b) wouldn't be so hurt if she wasn't a moron. My wif... keep reading on reddit ➡
Two days ago, my older brother (34) his pregnant wife (31) lost their first baby. They are in the hospital now and we do not know any details, because my brother told us all not to message or call them for the time being. Of course, we all respect that. But my family is very shocked, since we were all looking forward to this child (that ought to be my nephew). She was in the 6th month of her pregnancy as well, so it was also past the critical stage and presumably a very difficult emergency. I will respect this no contact demand, but I will see them again eeventually (we are all living in the same town) and I don't know how to behave in such a situation. I don't want to come off as too 'pitiful', if you understand what I mean, but at the same time, I want to make sure that I they know that I care and that I am there if they need any help. And I don't know how she feels "strictly speaking" since I've never been pregnant myself. I am very worried to do or say something wr... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was informed today that my (29f) sister-in-law (35f) is moving in with us. Not asked. Informed that this is happening and I don’t have a say. WIBTA if I fight this?
This is all a bit messy. Where to start. SIL is divorcing her husband. Nothing major happened (not that I or anyone can truly is going on in someone else’s marriage). SIL and us are on good terms especially lately. However she is a self declared bitch. She can turn nasty in a second. I have always avoided her bad side until now. She has still sworn at me in a way no-one else ever has. SIL and BIL have 2 young kids.
My husband (32m), myself and our daughter (1f) are currently living in the 3 bedroom house my father-in-law built for SIL. SIL and BIL moved out of here last year July because she wanted to work from home as a dog groomer and security estate the house is built in would not allow that.
(I did not want to move in here! I was worried it would get messy getting more involved with his family! Guess what...... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister-in-law has two kids (son and daughter) who are 4 and 6 and she LOVES to take pictures of them and share the photos with everyone. She also loves to throw large birthday parties for her kids, and she’ll get upset if you don’t make it, because she feels that these are very important family functions. Ok fine.
Every year for each of their birthdays, she’ll put together a slide show of photos with music that usually runs about 20 minutes long. She invites the entire family over for their birthday celebrations, and after everyone arrives she has everyone sit down in front of the tv, and watch a slideshow that consists of only pictures of either son or daughter (depending on whose birthday it is of course.) Each year they have usually ran around 15-20 minutes, but last year each slideshow was almost 30 minutes long. Most of the family has gotten visibly and vocally irritated at this point; I.e. rolling their eyes when she announces the slideshow is going to start, taking bets for... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister-in-law Hannah and her fiancé just had to cancel their wedding because of the quarantine. Today is her birthday and this was such a sad day for her. She has a really really tough year, in and out of the hospital. They are an amazing couple and they are devastated (not to mention the fact that they lost a bunch of money on deposits).
I think they would really appreciate any positive vibes the internet can send their way! Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
I share a property with my parents and my grandmother. My mom is retired so she voluntarily babysits my niece after school on days that my sister-in-law works.
My sister-in-law is off work today and just called to inform us that my niece is sick and was sent home from school with a fever and a cough, so she will be leaving her with us all day tomorrow while she's at work.
My sister-in-law works in a hospital that has four patients that are quarantined pending Coronavirus testing. My mom has COPD and my grandmother is 89 years old. I don't think my mom or grandma have any business being exposed to my sick niece. I don't even want to be exposed to her because I can't afford to get sick and miss work.
Would I be the asshole if I told her she can't drop my niece off here while she is sick? I know she won't take it well and will throw a huge fit about it.
My sister-in-law just had a devastating miscarriage. I'm heartbroken for her. She made a Facebook post to let her family and friends know about her situation - I left a comment and I said many encouraging and supportive things, but one thing I said seemed to rub my aunt the wrong way. Part of my comment was "Grieve according to your own timeline". Well my aunt messages me after reading it and said I was being terribly insensitive and that there is no timeline for grief. I thought that was implied in what I said? Like don't compare yourself to others or what anyone else says, take as long as you need to with this. Was that an asshole thing to say and I just don't realize it?
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I’m new to Reddit and this is my first post. To be honest I’m quite desperate and can’t share my story with anyone close, so I thought I’d give this forum a try.
I’m in my early thirties and have been happily married for almost 10 years. My husband is a really nice guy and I love him dearly. He’s a great dad to our 2 kids and I thought we’d be together forever.
Our sex life went from great to virtually non existent, but until recently I didn’t worry too much about this dimension of our relationship given that everything else was going well. I attributed my lack of libido to post pregnancy effects, this was consistent with a lot of the feedback I was getting from friends in a similar situation.
All of this changed a few months ago, when I started feeling increasingly attracted to other women. I’ve always been attracted to girls and did my share of experimenting before I met my husband, but that was a while ago and long before I started a family. However, my libido seems to h... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened and I need your guys advice. Am I (are we) the asshole?
My SIL is a piece of work (as you can read on the previous post I wrote about her). She has two young kids and is a single mom.
A few nights ago, we were at his parents' home. She was there too with the two kiddos. Normally they behave like normal kids, energetic but not brats. The younger one (4 years old) of the two is more of an entitled brat though. However, SIL has a tendency to give her phone more attention than her kids when she's over at her parents, because she knows her parents or my SO or I will keep an eye on the kids.
It was getting late (about 22:30) and SIL calls the kids to make themselves ready to go home. Oldest on perfect behaviour, youngest is being difficult. My SO and I were sitting in the living room, finally talking to his parents (we rarely see them) and having some alone time. Suddenly the youngest kid comes crashing our conversation. I tell the kid sternly: "Name, listen to your mom, sh... keep reading on reddit ➡
>This is where things get controversial. In my many conversations with friends and family, I mentioned I want my sisters there with me. I do not want my brother there, that would just be weird! But, in these conversations, my trans-sister-in-law was present, and she got the idea she would be included in this childbirth situation. Just for reference she transitioned around 3 years ago. I was unaware of this until last week, when she told me if there is anything in particular she should bring for the birth. I calmly mentioned that I am very selective over who I want in this very intimate situation, and told her than I hope she isn't offended if she isn't there for the birthing.
>This is when things blew up. She lost her temper and I got a torrent of emotional outbursts. She said that she would never be able to give birth herself and excluding her is taking away from her womanhoo... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister and her husband woke up to an absolute nightmare this morning. They discovered their Uhaul with literally all of their belongings in it was gone.
It’s a stretch to think anyone might see anything, but just in case, here are the facts:
• Police report has been filed (info below)
• They live in NE Portland near Kennedy School.
• Neighbors didn’t see anything or have any cameras.
• We’ve confirmed that it hasn’t been towed.
• No laptop or phones were in the truck so nothing can be used to track it.
• The Uhaul was completely locked, front and back.
• A neighbor said it wasn’t out there at 6am, so it likely vanished between 10pm yesterday and 6am today (2/4/20).
(Edit: Original post was taken down as it lacked a case number and police contact information)
It’s a long shot, but if anyone knows anything or sees a large Uhaul with Arizona plates AG16688 please contact:
Officer Scott Morgan #92086 North Precinct Case #20-39556 Front Desk: 503-823-5700 Cell: 503-318-6... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a friend who really, REALLY hates her sister-in-law, who unfortunately exists in many of the same social and community circles. They have a lot of drama between them on any given day, and it has gotten so bad that the sister-in-law has spread rumors to ostracize my friend from people they go to church with, people they attend common fundraisers and networking events with, and from other family members.
My friend often shows me photos of her nieces and nephews. One of them is her brother's child with this sister-in-law. She regularly states how adorable her nephew is and that he looks exactly like her brother at that age.
However, to me he looks exactly like the hated, "evil" sister-in-law. Same nose, face shape, eyes, and my friend seems to not want to see it.
WIBTA if I told her that her nephew really looks exactly like her sister-in-law, who she hates, and does not resemble any of her relatives who I have seen or know?
EDIT: She has held up photos asking my opinion specifi... keep reading on reddit ➡
My wife’s sister just turned 40 a few days ago. She and her boyfriend went out of town to celebrate and got engaged at the same time. Now that they’re back in town, we visited them for an hour or so to see the ring and congratulate them. She invited us out to dinner tonight with her business partner and said it was last minute, but it would really feel special if we went. I don’t even think this is supposed to be a birthday/engagement dinner. We already have plans to celebrate with her tomorrow night at a friend’s house.
So would I be the asshole if I didn’t go to an expensive last minute dinner, when we already have plans to hang out the following day?
EDIT: As with icebergs, there’s always a lot more going on under the surface. The party tomorrow is actually celebrating three birthdays. So it won’t be a special one just for my SIL. Also the friend hosting the party is kinda jealous of my SIL and won’t want to discuss her engagement. So I get that she wants to celebrate with people... keep reading on reddit ➡
First of all, it is a long and a horrible story, so apologies in advance. Second, English is not my first language so pardon any mistake I may make.
This happened in August 2017 and involves two lengthy lawsuits, one of which lasted one and half years and another for almost 2 years. I'm not directly involved in it, as it happened to my Sister-in-law. Back in 2017, my sister-in-law (sil for short) was in her final year for nursing school. She was required to intern as trainee nurse for 6 months. She chose to join a private school for her internship. It was one of those "International" private schools where kids of ultra rich parents go.
Part - 1 The Incident
15th of August is India's Independence day, and there was a celebration in the school. It was your usual flag ceremony with flag march by students and student band, some plays by student depicting events of freedom movement, some cultural exhibition put together by each class, food and game stalls by teacher etc. At the end o... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've tried writing this like 4 times & it turns into a whole book of my emotions so I'm just going to try to keep it short. My sister and her spouse took part in raising me since I was a baby, I grew up with my nephew as he's only a year younger than me. My mother was a single mom until she found her boyfriend, who turned out to be a abusive alcoholic. So as I got older going to my sister's house it would be like paradise compared to my abusive home. When I realized what I was happened when I was around 10, my sister would doubt me asking if he was just "massaging" me instead. He would sit there, crying his eyes out and denying everything. My mother would even have a little doubt for a while. He would pick me up from home, touch me in his work truck on the way to my sister's house. Even asked me to be his girlfriend and tried to kiss me once. It took a lot of courage to deny his kiss. He was never threatening, but I was uncomfortable/scared out of my mind. And the scariest part is... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just don’t know how to react or feel anymore. I’ve know my sister in law for nearly 8 years now. She and my brother in law had their first child when they had just finished high school. I’ve had loads of reasons to not like my brother in law but I’ve never hater my sister in law. Let call her Brandy. When I first met Brandy in the family we worked at job #1 together. Then when I went on to job #2 she shortly followed. Same for job #3 and finally job #4. I then moved into a job that was not with a company and she followed in the same field less than a month later! And now that I am moving on from that into another field she is too! Now they also got engaged just months before us(only because BIL knew my husband was going to and had to beat us to it) and married 6 months before us. I have not gotten to have a life moment without having to share it with her or be followed. Now she has always said she never wanted another kid but all of a sudden, when we share that we plan to start... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister in law has a history of not getting along with me calling me a fat cunt and more. Well her brother and I have been engaged for a few months and are getting married in April of next year. She is marrying a guy she has known a week and is rubbing it in my face that she is gonna be married before me. We went to visit my mother in law and sister in law was there talking about how she’s having her ex over to sleep with him as a bachelorette party and not to snitch on her. She is having my fiancé be the best man and chose his ex (who she has also fought with) as her maid of honor so he has to walk her down the aisle. (She only started getting along with my fiancé’s ex when he started dating me so she could have her over when my partner and I were living there.) My fiancé and I both agree she is choosing him to cause drama. She answered the phone and was bragging to my fiancé and then she told him to take it off speaker so I wouldn’t hear and he just hung up. Would I be the asshole... keep reading on reddit ➡
So a bit of background first. Husband and I have been together for 9 years (since high school), married for 4. His sister is older, now in her early 30s and married with a 6 month old daughter. She's a teacher (I have total sympathy for teacher salaries sucking as I'm in education as well) and her husband has a good, salaried job in the automotive industry.
Ever since we've been together, and maybe even before then with her other family members, she always does handmade gifts- really terrible paintings. When she was in her early 20s and in college it was one thing. I get it, I've been a cash strapped college student before too, but it never stopped. We exchange Christmas lists or give indicators as to what we might like every year and we always spend at least a decent amount of money getting her what she asked for (averaging around $50 probably) as well as now for her husband and this year for her daughter. Even as a wedding gift she made us a painting which looked like an 8 year... keep reading on reddit ➡
She is always trying to find something wrong with our kids. She swears there is something wrong with my daughter’s legs(there isn’t. She has been checked). Then just the other day when my nephew was twirling around in circles with a shoe string, she freaks out and yells at him to stop! My BIL was like, “it’s fine, mom, he is just playing.” She says, “Don’t you know that spinning is a sign of autism??! Does your wife know that?” He is fine as well...just a normal 2 year old. I think she might have Munchausen or something. She’s fucking bizzaro.
Have an eight week old, so I spend a lot of time nursing and browsing my favorite sub! Maybe I have baby brain, but Sam “Carseat” Dillard was born on July 8th, 2017, right? No Duggar woman of childbearing age has ever gone 2 1/2 years without announcing a pregnancy, unless you count Michelle and JB’s first few years of marriage before Sex Pest was born. The Dillards’ claim they have sex 3-6 times a week, so we know they’re not abstaining (or are lying)! Did Sam’s mysterious birth have lasting negative effects on Jill’s ability to bear more children? Are they using birth control? Did Derick decide on no more kids and Jill agreed with her headship?
Almost every time my sister in law baby sits something glass usually one of my candles becomes broken. She claims they 'Flew across the room like someone threw it!' The more likely scenario is that she wasnt paying attention to the toddler and he knocked/chucked it whatever. I am not upset about it being broken(I am a little) but lying about how. She has always pulled this ghost shit and I'm starting to get sick of replacing candles. It doesn't help that she buried the candle in the trash and from looking at the damage I can tell it just fell off the bookshelf. My husband said something funny about the situation though "Apparently after 2 years this ghost only shows up when we're gone and she's here with the baby"