I M30 have a younger step brother Kevin 22. I let him move in to my old apartment and pay cheaper rent along with his two other friends because they're struggling with college. needed a cheaper place but couldn't find. I'd help him out by getting his car fixed, lend him money, bring him meals.I take care of my mom who's at the hospital. My fiancée and I decided to have a small celebration at a restaurant. 8 people. There were a lot of people I wanted including mom but couldn't. I have high blood pressure that despite medication, gets worse.Kevin wanted to bring his friends to my engagement party. I declined and explained that we're having a small celebration. He was upset but then dropped it
We got to the restaurant. And just as we started eating. I got a call from Kevin saying he is at the hospital where mom's staying. I asked him why and he sounded worry telling me mom was very sick and that I needed to get there because it seemed like she was having a stroke. I dropped my fork. My fiancée and parents noticed how pale I was. I hung up. And I was getting ready to leave. They asked what was going on I told them mom was very sick and I needed to go to the hospital. fiancée wanted to come but I didn't take her.
I got there. I went to the nurses who were handling my mom's care and they denied her having any sudden issues let alone a stroke. I couldn't stand on my feet. I called Kevin several times until he picked up. He started laughing along with the others in the background. I was confused. He told me it was a prank and that I fell for it.
He said we're even since they couldn't show up to my engagement party. I started yelling at him til he hung up. my fiancée's parents were calling I felt terrible because I didn't know what to tell them. It was a prank. my fiancée's family thought I was lying I kept saying my mom's doing okay, I drove to my apartment where Kevin was staying. Got into argument with him and his buddies. I yelled at them for ruining my engagement dinner and causing me stress knowing I have high BP. I told them to pack their things and move out. Kevin started begging saying I can't do this over a prank and they had nowhere to go. I told him it wasn't my problem. They kept saying it was a prank and they didn't expect me to react like that. Then They left. My aunt called me saying Kevin was an asshole for what he did but kicking him out was extreme and I was too harsh on him. Eventually that's my brother and I need to be supportive of him... keep reading on reddit ➡
Yesterday I had a bad headache. I went to to my room to go lie down until it went away. Some time later my stepbrother came in and asked me to leave because he had his therapy session. We share a bedroom and he always has his sessions locked up in here.
Normally I just leave and go to the living room when he has his sessions, but I really didn’t feel good and even moving my head hurt. I told him I had a headache and didn’t feel good.
He kept trying to get me to leave. Telling me that he really needs to talk to her and needs privacy. I told him to have his session somewhere else in the house. No one else was home and I wasn’t going to be getting out of bed so anywhere else would have been private. Could have even locked himself up in our parents room if wanted extra privacy.
He just said our room is the only place he feels comfortable talking to his therapists. Says it’s where he’s most comfortable.
He keeps getting louder and louder trying to get me leave and it hurts, so I tell him to be quiet. He keeps talking. I grab my noise canceling headphones and tell him if it’s so important he can have his appointment here and now since I won’t be able to hear with them on. I put them on and close my eyes.
A little while later he comes and pulls off my headphones and tells me to leave. He starts freaking out and basically screeching saying he really needs her help and that he’s now late for his session. I’m really angry and my head is still hurting. I ended up yelling at him that I don’t care and to leave me alone. That finally gets him to leave and I eventually fall asleep.
My stepbrother apparently never ended up going online to do his appointment. My stepmom says because he was too stressed out by the sudden change. She and my dad are angry saying I really should have left because he needed the room more than me. They say I really hurt him because I said I don’t care and should apologize. But I don’t think I do care. Especially not now. He obviously didn’t care when he was hurting me by screeching at me when he knew I had a headache. Why should I care about someone who continues to do something knowing it hurts me?
Edit. I’m going to see if I can live with my mom full time like my older sister.
Edit Someone told me to add our ages here. In 14. He’s 18. A lot of people are also for some reason thinking I’m a girl. I’m not.
Also I asked my dad if he is autistic because a lot of people said he probably is and my dad said no.
My (26f) stepbrother (27m) and I have known each other for twenty years now. Our parents married when we were both 7, he was just about to turn 8. He has never accepted me as family. As kids he wanted nothing to do with me. Would always say I wasn't his sister or part of his family, didn't want to know me at any point and for a long time it sucked but then I got used to it and accepted that he just didn't want to even be friends (because he didn't). There were some years where he would get so mad if I called him even my stepbrother or said "our family". When he moved out he ceased all communication with me. He did not show up to my wedding, didn't even RSVP no just acted like it was never sent, and ignored his dad when he asked him about it. I truly gave up at that point and decided I was better off just acting like he was a random stranger in the world.
Now he has found himself in need of a place to stay for a while and he asked me if he could stay with me "being family and all". I told him I thought he said we weren't family and he said it's whatever and if he needs to he will deal with staying with me for a while. I told him he couldn't stay. That I didn't want someone in my home who could barely tolerate my existence and ignored me for twenty years. He told me if I really saw us as family I would just accept him. My reply was I gave up on that a long time ago. He said I was never genuine then, called me and asshole, but still wants to stay with me.
My mom said I'm doing the right thing but my stepdad said this could be a way to finally bridge the gap and maybe we could be family at least.
My wife had an affair with my stepbrother. It was possibly the single most devastating thing I've been through.
My marriage is over and everything is wrapped up money wise.
But I have a lot of anger and resentment at my dad for even bringing the piece of shit that is my stepbrother into my life.
He was always a negative presence in our family and I've complained to my dad numerous times as to how our stepbrother was awful to my sister and myself. But my dad turned a blind eye because he was desperate to keep the sham of a family together.
My dad has begged for forgiveness but I no longer talk to him. My sister doesn't talk to him as well as an act of solidarity.
I also told my grandad that I can no longer work in his company if my dad and stepbrother work there. I told him I was quitting.
My grandad ended up firing my dad and stepbrother instead. And he's cutting my dad out of his will because he saw how hurt I was by everything. He doesn't want my stepbrother to benefit from him in any way.
My dad reached out recently to say he is separating from his wife so there will be zero link to my stepbrother. And if I would be open to talking to him. I said he was 15 years too late and stopped responding.
AITA for blaming my dad for playing a part in this?
My dad's family has a tradition of passing down a baby blanket through the generations to the first child of each generation. My grandma gave it to me before she died saying she wanted me to be able to use it when I had a child (I'm the oldest bio grandchild by five years). At the time my dad was married to my stepmom and my stepbrother was known to the family for about three years. I still have the blanket and have always intended to use it.
My stepbrother is about to become a dad in February and wanted the family blanket. He asked some of the family and they all said it went to me as the oldest grandchild. He was hurt because he's older than me and it wasn't given to him. I told him I wanted to keep it and use it when I have a child. He said it's breaking the tradition, unless nobody in dad's family considers him equal. I told him I couldn't speak for everyone else but he and I were never close and never considered each other siblings. He acknowledged that but said he still wanted to be considered the oldest grandchild having the oldest great-grandchild.
He still wants to have it. My dad told me he should have it. The rest of my family say I should keep it because it was given to me with the intention I use it for my first child.
AITA for not giving it to him?
A lot has happened since my last post. I have been DMd asking for an update, it’s been a long time since my last post and a lot of the advice and support given was so heartwarming. original post for context
Now on to the update: My ex wife for a long time was on my daughters side, eventually her and i had a long discussion and it was clear after than my daughter had twisted the story to seem more accidental. We both agreed that staying with my ex was the best for her until she agrees to seek therapy. 2 weeks ago she finally relented and started her first session on Thursday.
My wife and stepson all discussed the idea of her coming back for visitation once she’s had the help she needs. We even installed a padlock on my stepsons door (his request) to make him feel more safe.
We plan on going back to our monthly dinners with my ex and daughter slowly. But hoping that therapy will help her. My stepson refused therapy and said he “just doesn’t trust her like he used to”.
I want to thank everyone for their advice and kind words and id like to thank the mod team for dealing with my bs regarding this whole post. In a few weeks, if my daughter is comfortable, i may join to get a better perspective on what she’s thinking. Im truly hopefully that things will get better over time but this has been a huge improvement. Considering she absolutely refused every time it was brought up and tried to say her stepbrother was the problem.
Edit: a lot of people have asked why my ex and I believe therapy was necessary over what happened. So i will just copy and paste a comment i made to one of users asking aforementioned question: “The therapy is to get to the root of the issue of why she not only lied, tried to claim her step brother pushed her, and refused to admit she did anything wrong despite multiple conversations. She kept sticking to the lie that her brother pushed her for no reason. I want her to have a therapist to help understand her thought process because it’s pretty scary if I’m being honest. Not only that but the fact my step son says he doesn’t trust her leads me to believe there may be more to the story that therapy could help illuminate. Not to punish her for having curiosity, but her curiosity should never impede on another persons privacy.”
I (15f) have a stepbrother (15m) and we’re actually quite close.
A few days ago I went into his room to ask if I could borrow something of his. He was on vid-call with his friends and one of them said “Omg is that your stepsis” And they all giggled and made inappropriate jokes because as you know there’s lots of memes on step-sibling relationships.
My stepbrother laughed along and I was super uneasy. After he hung up I told him to tell anyone he meets in the future that I’m his real sister and not his stepsister because I don’t like the jokes going around. He said he doesn’t understand why I’m making a fuss because it’s clearly just a joke and there’s nothing going in between us and that I was essentially asking him to lie. AITA here?
I’m divorced and have joint custody with my ex wife. Alternating every week. My ex wife remarried a little over a year ago to a man with a son the same age (12). My son and him don’t seem to be crazy about each other but seem civil for the most part.
Their school is doing a new term in the new year for their classes student council rep. Currently my sons stepbrother is the rep and he is running again. My son decided he wanted to run against him. My ex told him he can’t, saying it was inappropriate since he never showed an interest in something like this before and thinks he’s just trying to be petty against his stepbrother. And said they’re family so he should support him.
When he was at my house he asked me if he could run since he only needs one parents permission. While I acknowledge he might be doing it to be petty, I’m thrilled that he’s taking an interest in a leadership activity so I’m ok with it. So I signed the permission slip.
My ex now thinks I’m trying to sabotage her new blended family and being an asshole. We have even custody so there’s nothing she can actually do but she keeps telling me I’m just doing this to make her mad. That’s not the case, I’m just glad my son is trying to get involved so think the ends justify the means. My sister however is on my ex wife’s side and says I’m being petty.
People are acting like my sons the cool jock and the step bro is a nerd he’s going to easily beat. The step bro won once so he has friends, there’s no guarentee my son will win. It just doesn’t feel fair to not let him even try. He says it’s not just about beating the step bro but he wants to try new ways to get involved. I’ve been encouraging that for a while so now that he’s found something he wants to do, I feel inclined to support him.
this blew up more than expected over go it. The vast majority are on my side so I feel vindicated. Thank you to everyone who commented, with the exception of the ones who called a 12 year old child a dickhead.
My stepbrother Alex,17 (fake name) and I have never been extremely close (m18 here). My dad married Alex's mum when I was 14 and Alex had just turned 13. We're civil to each other and even joke around sometimes but we'd both rather hang about with our own friend groups.
Here's the thing, Alex has always been EXTREMELY flamboyant. Like to the point where it was a surprise to no one when he came out as he was such a walking gay stereotype. I have no issues with him or his boyfriend but the way he acts and talks, and sometimes even the way he dresses, is really annoying. I can say it's not a phase as he's been that way since I met him but it doesn't make it any less frustrating. I even thought he was genderqueeer or something for a while. He used to have pretty long hair, which he's ditched for the minute, and is not opposed to wearing crop tops. It's embarrassing. I actually cringe for him sometimes, he was mistaken for a girl so many times when he had long hair and it never bothered him. Whereas I'd be kinda humiliated if someone thought I was a girl.
So, the last time I had friends over, pre covid, they thought it was pretty amusing when we walked in on Alex dancing around the living room, in a crop top, with our little sister Jess (she's 6). They were blaring lady gaga or beyonce or some crap and my friends thought it was absolutely hilarious. They teased me about it for ages, they still bring it up now. I was very self conscious about having friends over after that.
A friend of mine recently had a fall out with his parents and has been essentially kicked out. My dad and his wife said that he can stay here if need be as we have a sofa bed but I was really hesitant. I know for a fact that my friend will take the absolute piss after staying here for a couple weeks and he'll tell all of my other friends about my weird step brother. Alex asked me several times why I was so hesitant and made out like I didn't want to help my friend. He seemed to be talking down to me like a child so I snapped at him. I told him that he makes me a laughing stock amongst my friends. They humiliate me for having anything to do with him.
He was a bit taken aback by me snapping at him and left the room, I later found out he'd been crying. My dad gave me an awful lecture about "how I treat Alex" but I think I was just stressed out and the words just came out. I wish I hadn't said them and I would take them back in a heartbeat if I could but I can't. Plus, I think Alex was a bit... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I (F28) have a health problem for a while now. It's not treating my life, but it's a constant source of pain, days in bed, and incapacity. Last year my doctor agree for a surgery that would change my life completely, so I started to save money.
Muy mom has always had a preference for my stepbrother (M17). It's so obvious that everyone just knows. My stepbrother is a really difficult teen, he's about to drop school, had to be move for a school to another and can't do things for his own, because he don't want to. So many things, like payments or house work, I have to help my mom. I don't live near them but tried to help when needed.
Coming back to the problem. Today my mom tell me she's gonna pay for my stepbrother's cosmetic surgery because he doesn't like he's nose. I has speechless. First of all, he Is a minor, that just drop school so why reward his behavior? And secondly she knows I was saying for a surgery too, not just a cosmetic one, but one that really would make my life so much better.
So here is where I may be an asshole. I confronted her. I ask why she's paying for my stepbrother surgery that cost double than mine, instead of helping me out. I feel bad because I have a job and can pay for my own things and my stepbrother don't, so I guess that make him more entitled to the money. But I was feeling really frustrated because I didn't know my mom have the money to pay for it, and never suggest it, but is her money and she can decide what to do with it.
So AITA for asking my mom to give me the money?
My son is 2 and a half and he’s recently been talking about his “daddy” a lot. As far as I was aware, he had never met his dad since my ex didn’t want me to keep him and we broke up when I had a really bad breakdown at the abortion clinic and he still tried to persuade me to go back. My SIL babysits my son for me occasionally and I thought he had just picked up the word from her kids.
Other weird things I had noticed recently was that my stepbrother was constantly arranging playdates at his house but would never invite my SIL’s nephew who is closer in age to his children. My stepbrother is also not a very involved dad, so it was strange that he suddenly had such an interest in my son when he barely had any in his own children. Another weird thing was that he was always buying my son a lot of gifts even though he's never bought anyone a gift since I've known him.
My SIL recently found out my stepbrother was cheating on her and finally confessed the truth to me yesterday. All of those times I thought they were watching my son, they were actually taking him to see his dad, who was paying them to arrange all of this. According to my SIL, my ex tried to reach out just after my son was born but my stepbrother told him I was mentally fragile and it would be a bad idea for him to speak to me because the breakup had caused me to completely lose it and they were worried contact from him would cause me to go off the rails again. At first, my stepbrother was just giving my ex small updates about me and the baby, but after my SIL started babysitting for me my ex offered them “a lot” of money in exchange to see our son. My SIL justified it by saying that they needed the money and since she was babysitting for free, I should understand.
I’m beyond angry right now. I’ve never tried to stop my ex from having contact with our son, but he still decided to be sneaky. And I don’t even want to ever see my stepbrother again. I told my parents what happened, and my stepmom is telling me to just let things continue how they are because my stepbrother needs the money and also my son is getting to bond with his dad this way. She also pointed out that this way I don’t have to deal with my ex because my stepbrother handles everything and since they’re sneaking around, I get to dictate when he sees him.
I’m not sure what to do now. I did text my ex asking him to call me, but he made some BS excuse up about how he had meetings all day, so he’ll try to call me “later” if he gets the... keep reading on reddit ➡
(I sent the text - he answered positively, details at the bottom)
TL;DR : My mother was bipolar, she committed suicide when I was 18 (2012). She had children before, and I reconnected with my halfbrother at her funeral. He's always been so kind to me, we text each other every once in a while since then. Except, I've developped bipolar disorder as well in 2013. It scared my father and brothers, they were so afraid they sent me to the ER all the time, they never listened to me when I talked about my therapy and healing. I didn't even show much symptoms last year, but they told me they shouldn't have to live their whole lives taking care of others, and they went no contact. They fucking don't, I've had my own apartment for 7 years, nailed university and kept a job for three years.
I want to reach out to my halfbrother but I don't know how he feels about family now, I'm afraid I'll scare him off if I tell him the truth. And I don't want to hurt him, he's precious. He went through some crazy shits on his side of the family as well. You have a right to tell me to leave him alone if you read this and believe I'm too much to handle at the moment. I don't trust my own judgment I'm too lonely. Or maybe you were in a similar situation at some point, and you'd greet your little sister whatever the circumstances ?
This is the long version. Note : I have 4 older halfbrothers, and 3 brothers, and I'm the 7th child.
My mother married once when she was 18 and had 4 boys with her first husband. But the marriage went terribly wrong, he went from practicing medicine, making a lot of money, to prescribing drugs to his friends, drinking, then his licence was taken away, and he died from cirrhosis in jail. Leaving my mother with 4 teenagers and 1 mio euros in debt.
She turned to her lover, my father, and asked for his help. My father was 6 years younger than her, but he took evening computer classes and soon enough, he got a better job and was able to rent a nice place for my mother and her boys. My oldest halfbro was 18 and the youngest was 12 when my parents started wondering if they could afford both higher education for the oldest, and having children of their own by then (they had been waiting for my halfbros to be mature enough to understand). They discussed the situation openly with the oldest, they offered to pay for his first year in uni, and if he made it, they'd pay for the second, if not, he should find a job. My oldest halfbro did... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened last year.
I have a 12 year old son with my ex. He got married in February of last year and now has a stepson. His stepson's birthday and my son's BFFs birthday are the same date. Both had their parties the same day. We RSVP'd for his BFFs birthday party when ex told me about his stepson's birthday and the party. I told him our son already had plans. He told me family comes before friends and I should tell the other mom and let him come. The next time my son came home from a weekend with his dad (ex gets EOWE) he told me that his dad told him that he needed to tell me that he would rather go to his stepbrother's party but he wanted me to know he really want to go to his BFFs birthday. I told him not to worry and I told ex not to pressure our son, that if he wanted to go to his BFFs birthday then that was that.
Ex brought it up repeatedly ever since and still uses it to say I'm a mad mom and our son should have been made prioritize his new brother over a friend. I told him that he could have solved the issue if he had chosen one of his weekends for the party since he had him the weekend before the actual birthday, and the weekend after he was with me.
But I don't know if he has a valid point or not.
For the past few days, my (38M) daughter (11) has been sullen and has mostly kept to herself. At dinner, when I attempted to start a conversation between her and her stepmother or stepbrother, she just pushes the leftovers on her plate around and mumbles a few noncommittal responses.
She was like that since I got home from work on Thursday so I decided to confront her yesterday about why she was being openly rude to her stepmother (37F) and stepbrother. She broke down in angry tears and said that when she was weighing herself in the bathroom she forgot to close the door and her stepbrother walked in and saw the number on the scale. He said to her " It's a good thing you don't look like you weigh that much."
I went to find my stepson and found both him and his mother in his room. I asked my wife whether she heard anything since she was at home all day reviewing documents for work.
My wife told me she saw my stepson walk in to the bathroom and heard him say something along the lines of her carrying her weight well and my daughter freaked out and said some rude things to him and stormed away. My stepson concurred that it was meant to be a compliment and that he was just surprised and it slipped out.
He said he was tired of her glaring at him and wanted to move on but he's also pissed about some of the things she said to him including that he thinks he's popular at school but people really just tolerate him because they don't want to get on his bad side.
I went back to my daughter and said that obviously things were said that both parties didn't like to have been said, but that this was becoming a grudge that should have run its course and been done days ago. She got mad at me and said that she didn't want to forgive him for calling her fat until he apologized and meant it, and that my wife had followed her to her room trying to make her apologize to her son.
I knew that my stepson was also angry and any apology from him would be a forced one and I knew I couldn't make him do that. So I reiterated that she needed to let this go because it's being blown way out of proportion.
We sit down for Christmas dinner and I assumed that she'd at least be pleasant during this occasion. But when my wife turned to my daughter and said she and my stepson made cookies and my stepson said they made a lot of them she started crying and asking if this was another jibe about her being fat because she obviously knew they were making cookies. When I tried to stop her she... keep reading on reddit ➡
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My mom and dad got divorced 4 years ago. After the divorce, my mom quickly found a new guy and dragged me halfway across the country to marry him. Now I live with him and his son David together in his house.
I always found David a bit weird and strange. He is more of a loner and hasn't really any friends so I tried to be friendly to him. I pretended to show interest in his hobbies and gave him fashion advice. But I guess this was a mistake since he started making awkward jokes about how weird it would be if we started dating. He also started to give me unwanted compliments and began acting really bitter towards my boyfriend. I talked to him about this and put an end to this or so I thought.
Yesterday I texted him to ask if I could move a series from his hard drive onto my laptop and he told me where to find his hard drive. It wasn’t where he said it would be so I looked through his desk and found what I thought was the same hard drive. I plugged it into my laptop and quickly realized it wasn’t the same one that he kept the series on. It only had one folder titled 'Sex stories'. At that point, I should have stopped looking but I didn’t. I know snooping is wrong and I really have no excuse.
As it turned out the folder contained over 30 sex stories my stepbrother wrote himself. I didn't read all of them but the few I read all followed more or less the same pattern. The protagonist, who resembles my stepbrother has a crush on his step-sister who looks exactly like me. The protagonist is a great guy and not like all these awful guys who don't respect her or women in general but his stepsister won't see it until some bullsh*t happens (stepsister's bf dumps her for another girl and she finds comfort in her stepbrother's arms or stepsister's bf leaves her shortly before prom and she is forced to go with her stepbrother but finds out how great he is or he saves his stepsister from a drunk in a bar, you get the idea). Then they proceed to have the greatest sex ever and his stepsister falls in love with him and finally sees what a great guy he is.
This whole stuff was truly creepy and freaked the fuck out of me. I got genuinely scared of my stepbro but when I told my parents about this they didn't really seem to care and just told him to delete the stories. I got really angry at my parents for not taking my worries seriously. I packed my things and left to stay with my best friend.
I don't know where to go from here. What should I do next?
Tl:dr; My stepbrothe... keep reading on reddit ➡
My (27) stepbrother (27) has a friend who I’ll refer to as James (27) to make things less confusing. James was very generous with my stepbrother and would take him on free luxury vacations, would fund any actives they did and even let him stay at his apartment for free for years. They were planning to start a business together before things fell apart.
I met James three years ago when my stepmom asked me to go to his apartment to drop some things off for my stepbrother. My stepbrother wasn’t there but James was. He pretty shamelessly flirted with me the first time we met and the day after, he messaged me on facebook asking me for my number. I told my stepbrother he was flirting with me, but he didn’t seem to care and told me James can do whatever he wants.
We started dating a month after this and my stepbrother still didn’t seem to care. Until a month ago when I broke up with James and he decided to cut ties with my stepbrother too.
My stepbrother has refused to talk to me ever since and we were close before. My stepsisters have both taken his side and whilst our parents have tried to not take sides, I know my stepmom blames me for ruining his future. I feel absolutely awful but the one thing that would fix this (get an abortion) is something I can’t do.
I need an alternative idea on how to fix things with him because I’m pretty desperate at this point.
TL;DR – I dated my stepbrother’s best friend who he was supposed to open a business with. We broke up and now he’s cut my stepbrother off as well. My stepbrother refuses to talk to me and both of my stepsisters have taken his side and won’t talk to me either. I want to fix it but the one thing I know will fix it, isn’t something I can bring myself to do.
My stepbrother is 19 and currently redoing his last year of highschool. He also has an obvious eating disorder that started about 3 years ago. He was in hopsital because of it once, but he was incredibly angry that we put him there and run away for a while because he said we only did this to humiliate him and that he does not trust us anymore. (yes, we kind of tricked him into the hospital stay back then)
Before the lockdown his whole day revolved around doing a hell lot of cardio and eating healthy. It was clearly problematic then but not as bad as it's now.
Now he refuses to eat at all before late afternoon "because of online classes, he does not need any food for just sitting in front of his laptop". My stepmother (his mother) tricks him by pretending that she sees nothing wrong with his concerning habbits and so he trusts her to prepare his food sometimes wich is mostly only low fat kefir with cucumber or other veggies but my stepmum (working at a old people's home ) puts some stuff in, usually given to old, very malnourished, sick people.
The problem is, he looks very skinny but still in a "normal" range, but he is not. He is indeed very weak by now. He fainted in the shower 3 times (thanks god only got some bruises from that), he had a kind of fit and passed out when he was with his friends the last time, when he was at school(before they switched to online classes only) teachers sent him home because he could not handle the temperature of the classroom and 2 of his friends had to bring him home, literally holding him like a small child because he was too weakened by the cold. My stepmum and my dad somehow decided that we all have to take care of him because he could seriously get hurt by literally everything and everyone acts like this is not at all weird or concerning. That means someone of us has to help him in the shower, whenever he has to do something outside or has an appointment somewhere one of us has to be with him because him going on public transports alone seems to risky and so on. I also suspect my stepmum to drug him with something that makes him tired so he can t do his workout anymore. She also gives him money if he promises to take some of the dietary supplements she gets for him. Last week he had a fever and my stepmother checked on him every 30 minutes or so to see if he was still breathing. We share a room and now she told me to check on him because she often has to work at night and she then even texts me in the middle... keep reading on reddit ➡
here is some backround info, my stepbrother is Muslim and my smart as dad always says shit about it. we were going somewhere and I wanted to invite him. P.S. Muslims dont eat pig meat. so we were coming in to our house and I suggested to bring my stepbrother. his smart ass said not until he eats bacon! like WTF! then I asked him again and he yelled at me. I SWEAR TO GOD WHY IS THAT NECCESSARY?!
My fiancé likes buying watches, so he has an extensive collection.
A week ago, my stepbrother came over and asked me if he could borrow one of them. He said he wanted to make a good impression at a job interview. I told him it should be okay, but I had to double check with my fiancé first. I asked my fiancé and he said it was fine since it was for a job interview.
My stepsister came to drop something off yesterday and I brought up the job interview and she told me my stepbrother was lying and that he really wanted the watch so he could impress his date. Apparently, he’s been lying to his current girlfriend about his job and income, so he wants the watch to make the charade look legit.
I called my stepbrother to ask him and he admitted it was true. I told him not to bother coming on Friday to get the watch and he called me an AH and claims he’s going to have to cancel his date because of me. My stepdad has since called me to try and convince me to let him use the watch and I’m starting to think I should just let him.
Was I TA?
Short backstory: I work for a company where I travel alot with my stepbrother and a few months ago I convinced my girlfriend to hop on with us. We have a long chain of command but I am their direct boss. This job also drug tests.
The main story: My girlfriend joined up with us and was able to complete 2 jobs (each job site being 3 months long) with us. I noticed something off with her halfway through the first job. She was constantly going over to my stepbrothers hotel room to smoke weed with him ( I don't do that so she couldn't smoke with me). After the completion of the first job I knew something was definitely going on and confronted her about it. She brushed it off as me being jealous. A few days ago she was forced to tell the truth or her best friend would tell me. She had been cheating on me with multiple different guys at each job site, one of them being my stepbrother.
The Revenge: As soon as I heard this i began seeing red. I instantly started plotting my revenge. I called up my boss and told them that my ex-girlfriend and my stepbro lied on their drug test. They were retested and failed. Both of them lost their jobs. Next I left an anonymous tip to the police about their less than legal habits (lone star state carries a heavy penalty/fine for this stuff). They got busted and charged with a misdemeanor. Now for the finale. I informed her family of her actions and they completely shut her out (they liked me more). Now they are both thousands of miles from home, with no job, no money, she can't afford the payments on her brand new car, a criminal charge, and she has no where to go home to.
TLDR: GF cheats on me with stepbro. Losses job, car, her relationship with her family, and gets a criminal charge.
EDIT: Thanks for all the love on my first post! If yall want I have another story somewhat like this dealing with my first ex. Would yall like me to post that?
As title says, need to sign exchange documents for our house purchase and need a witness, however national lockdown doesn’t help this!
Can it be a stepbrother who has a different surname? My dad is married to his mom and we have different addresses.
I'm 18 and my stepbrother is 17.
I consider my stepfather my father and he's been married to my mother for 11 years. He treats me like his own son.
My stepbrother has been very hot and cold towards us over the years. And one time when he was 14, his mother came to our house and screamed a bunch of shitty things at my mother and myself.
My stepfather then told her she wasn't allowed to come to our home anymore. This created a huge thing with my stepbrother where he refused to come to our home if his mother wasn't allowed to.
So my stepfather has been seeing my stepbrother at my step grandfather's house for the last two years. I haven't seen my stepbrother for the last 2.5 years.
Many years ago, my stepdad bought a classic car from my step grandfather. His plan was to have both me and my stepbrother work on the car with him, and then eventually share it.
Well, my stepbrother has refused to come to our house so only I've been working on the car for the past year with guidance from my stepfather and step grandfather. And I got my driver's license so I've been driving it around.
My stepbrother has come to find out about this and has started a huge issue with my step grandfather. My step grandfather now wants us to split our time with the car and that the work on the car should be done at his house so my stepbrother can also work on it.
AITA for refusing this? I've put in most of the work and I've bought parts with my own money.
My step grandfather has now stopped talking to me and it hurts not going to lie.
My stepfather is having to deal with issues his father and son and while he hasn't blamed me or anything, I can't help feeling like I'm responsible.
My mom wants me to give up the car and that she'll pay me back for all the money I've spent on it. That my stepfather is extremely torn up about how this is affecting his relationship with his son.
I feel like that is really unfair..
I did some overnight babysitting last night for my aunt and uncle. On my way home I stopped to pick up some donuts. Me and my sister love donuts and we don't get them a lot because our dad doesn't like to waste money on junk food. I ended up getting a dozen donuts.
When I got home my sister and I immediately starting eating, but I found out my stepbrother couldn't have any because he had a gluten allergy or something. He started getting upset that we were eating donuts and he couldn't. My stepmom was mad and said I should have known since they've been living with us for months now, but she never told me and since most of the dishes in our culture don't have bread in them anyway it didn't seem like he had a special diet.
My dad told me I needed to go out and get him something else from this gluten free bakery nearby right then because he was feeling left out. He said I need to treat my siblings equal and since I got my sister a treat I needed to get my brother one too. I didn't want to because I was tired from babysitting (one of the kids kept waking up during the night) I wanted to take a quick nap before I had to go to school.
Also that bakery is really expensive one freakin cupcake would have cost almost as much as a dozen donuts and I didn't want to have to spend more of my money. I don't exactly have many opportunities to make any money and I don't get an allowance.