A recent poster on a popular Reddit subthread wanted to find out if she was in the wrong for refusing to give any of her grandparent’s inheritance to her father’s wife.
A Woman With a Dilemma
Abi is a 27-year-old woman with a dilemma.
Father Marries a Younger Woman
This summer, just gone, her dad married a 29-year-old woman.
Abi Doesn’t Like His New Wife
She has no relationship with this woman and does her best to avoid any family events she knows she’s attending.
Abi Loves Her Grandparents
Abi’s dad didn’t have a great relationship with his parents, but she was always close to her grandparents.
Due to Inherit
Because of this, her grandparents told her she would receive most of their inheritance and holiday home.
Two years ago, her grandfather sadly passed away from a heart attack.
Caring for Her Elderly Grandmother
Abi worked hard, graduated from college, and devoted herself to caring for her grandmother.
Grandmother Loses Battle With Cancer
In May of last year, her grandmother passed away from cancer.
Moves Into the Holiday Home
Since her grandparents passed on, Abi has kept their holiday home precisely the same as they left it, and she is living there with her girlfriend.
Paid Off Some Debts
She spent some of her inheritance on her student loans and debt but still has money in the bank.
Planning a Trip
Abi’s been thinking of spending it on her girlfriend and taking her on a trip to visit her family.
Her girlfriend’s from Australia but hasn’t been home to visit her family since she moved to America.
Dad Showers Wife With Gifts
Her dad, meanwhile, spent all of his inheritance money on clothes and holidays for his new wife.
Last month they announced they were pregnant.
As her dad works and his new wife doesn’t, they are struggling to afford the baby’s necessities.
They told everyone they were having money issues when they announced the pregnancy.
Asking for Money
That’s why Abi wasn’t surprised when, seemingly out of the blue, her father reached out to her regarding the inheritance.
He asked if she would give some money to his new wife, as she needed money to purchase baby clothes and other bits.
A Flat Refusal
Abi responded by telling him flatly that “the money I received was mine,” and she had no interest in giving his new wife anything.
Supported by Her Mother
Abi’s asked her mother about it, and her mother completely supports her decision in this, but her father hasn’t spoken to her since reaching out.
On top of that, his wife has started spreading lies about Abi to different parts of the family.
Is She in the Wrong?
Abi wants to know if she was in the wrong for not offering up her inheritance money to her dad’s new wife to buy baby clothes.
Not Entitled to Anything
The consensus on Reddit was that Abi was not in the wrong.
The top-rated comment had over 5000 upvotes and was written by Aunty_Fascist.
They said, “Your dad’s younger woman isn’t entitled to squat from your inheritance.”
Beneficial-Way-8742 agreed, exclaiming, “Exactly! It’s their baby, not yours, and they need to learn how to support that baby.
Stand your ground, or they will most likely nickel and dime you till your inheritance is all gone.”
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