Never mix family and money! This successful young woman is adamant she doesn’t want the burden of her struggling siblings and their kids. Even if it means they end up on the streets!
Youngest Sibling in a Large Family
The Original Poster (OP) is a 22-year-old living with her 26-year-old husband.
She is the youngest of her four siblings, aged 30, 32, and 33. Her siblings have a total of 14 kids between the three of them.
She’s a Success, They Aren’t
None of OP’s siblings attended college and hold entry-level positions with average or low earnings.
OP started college while still in high school and finished last year. She now works as a nurse, and while she doesn’t want to reveal what exactly her husband does for a living, she says he works on airplanes.
OP shares that the typical household income where they reside is around $200,000.
She Was Always Unappreciated
When OP was a teenager, her siblings frequently requested her to babysit for them.
She did it for a bit. However, when she was around 16, she stopped after realizing there was no benefit to her and that they didn’t appreciate anything.
Shut Down on Requests
Since her siblings are the kind who request favors but never offer help when needed, OP has adopted the “don’t ask me for anything” attitude for the past six years.
Siblings Don’t Pay Their Debts
Plus, her siblings constantly borrow and never return money from their parents.
The story started when OP’s oldest brother, his girlfriend, and their four children asked to stay with OP and her husband since they are about to be evicted.
Family Not Welcome
OP has a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, and her siblings frequently move in, fail to pay their rent, and then refuse to leave, so she told them no.
Plus, her oldest brother tolerated their four children’s utter destruction of every rental they occupied—painting on the walls, making holes in them, etc.
They Were Livid
The story took a turn when OP was at her mother’s birthday celebration, and her brother and his girlfriend lost it and blew up at OP and her husband.
Forced to Stay in a Shelter
OP’s brother and his family are going to have to stay at a shelter, and they started blaming OP. But she says it’s their own carelessness.
In agreement with her brother, the other two siblings added that they thought OP was in the wrong.
She’d Be Forced to Evict Them
OP says that if she permits them to occupy her home, she will eventually have to evict them, as they will not make any payments.
She Just Made Better Choices
OP thinks that it’s not fair that her siblings always ask her for money as she makes more money than they do, and they treat them like they are upper-class elitists because they made good choices in life to be able to buy a house early.
She Did the Right Thing
OP took to Reddit to ask whether she was in the wrong for saying no to her brother, and hundreds of comments said she was not wrong.
One Reddit user said that she did the right thing and that family members were not entitled to her money.
He’s Acting Entitled
Another Redditor wrote, “The title had me so ready to call you out. Homelessness is an awful thing, especially for kids. Your brother’s attitude, however, has managed to overcome that. Your brother acts entitled, takes no responsibility, and causes trouble.”
A third Reddit user commented, “Congratulations on having firm, healthy boundaries at such a young age. The outcomes of their poor choices are certainly not your responsibility.”
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