Sister Walked Out of Free Vacation Home When Her Rich Brother Tried to Control Her! Would You Have Done the Same?

A Reddit user confessed that he caused a lot of upset after leaving a free vacation paid for my his brother. 

Things Weren’t Ideal

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Caroline and her brother, Nathan and his spouse, Julia extended an invitation for her and her daughter, to join them on a vacation with their children. 

Financial Status Very Different

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Nathan and his wife are financially well-off, with both holding high-paying jobs and collectively earning around $350k.

In contrast, Caroline and her daughter are part of the middle class, with Caroline owning a small house and her daughter attending a public school.

Although her daughter leads a comfortable life, it pales in comparison to the luxurious lifestyle of her cousins.

A Free Vacation

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Nathan and Julia rented a house and covered all costs including food and activities.

Caroline only needed to pay for gas when driving herself and her daughter to the location.

A Troubled Relationship

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While Caroline and Nathan do not have the best relationship, mainly due to their parenting style.

Her brother tends to discourage his children from being kind to others and sharing their belongings, and he does not discipline them when necessary.

Different Parenting

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On the other hand, his partner, Julia, encourages her kids to share with their cousins and will reprimand them if they are impolite to other kids or adults.

Sleeping Arrangements

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They rented a 3-bedroom house. Nathan and Julia occupied the master bedroom, while Caroline took the second bedroom, which had a double bed.

The children were going to share a room with two bunk beds, which meant four beds.

Trouble Brewing

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On the first night, there was an issue with the kids, who had brought many toys but refused to let their cousin play with them.

Julia intervened and reminded them that sharing was essential, and she had warned them before leaving for the vacation.

Staying In

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Although there was some rudeness, the situation calmed down for the rest of the night.

However, on the second night, when Julia went out for dinner with a friend, Nathan and Caroline were left to take care of the kids.

An Argument Breaks Out

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While getting the children ready for bed, an argument broke out among them because the brother’s kids decided not to share with her daughter and told her to sleep on the couch.

Will Brother Do the Right Thing?

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Expecting Nathan to intervene and remind the kids that the bedroom was for all of them, he told his niece to sleep with Caroline or on the couch.

His House, His Rules

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Caroline was taken aback when Nathan told her daughter to sleep on the couch because his children were uncomfortable sharing the room with her.

Despite her objections, Nathan insisted that he had the right to dictate who slept where since he paid for the house.

Threatens to Leave

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In response, Caroline told her daughter to pack her bag and informed Nathan that they would leave if she did not have a proper bed.

No Room for Reconciliation

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About an hour after they left, Julia returned and inquired about their sudden departure.

Meeting In the Middle

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Upon learning what had happened, Julia expressed regret and promised to handle the situation with Nathan and the children, emphasizing her desire for her kids to have a good relationship with their cousins.

She then invited Caroline and her daughter to return to the vacation home.

Refused to Return

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She refused Julia’s offer to return to the vacation home and instead decided to leave with her daughter. 

An Angry Phone Call

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Shortly after they arrived home, Caroline received a call from Nathan, who was angry about the scene that had unfolded and blamed her for causing problems between him and his wife.

He also accused Caroline of being ungrateful for the free vacation they had provided.

Family Taking Sides

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Nathan went on to involve their parents in the situation, and they sided with him, insisting that the vacation was free and that Caroline could not be picky.

She was left wondering if she was the one in the wrong for leaving with her daughter.

Should She Have Walked Out?

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Many Reddit users agreed with her stance on leaving the vacation early. They all confirmed that Nathan and the children were disrespectfully treating them, which should not be tolerated.

One user wrote “It’s not “free” when there are strings attached. In this case, Caroline and her daughter were treated like the second class because they didn’t pay for the vacation.”

What do you think? Would you have left the free vacation early as well? Has anyone ever had a financial hold over you? Comments!

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