A fed-up mom riled Redditors when telling her son he needed to get over his childhood crush. It was his sister who stirred up all the old feelings. Here is the whole story.
She’s Done Her Job
OP is a 47-year-old woman with two adult children, a 26-year-old son and a 23-year-old daughter.
It Was Young Love
When OP’s son was 11, he had his first girlfriend.
They Were Cute
It was a typical middle school relationship, with OP’s son and the girl going on a few “dates” to school dances and the bowling alley.
She Didn’t Like Kissing Him
After about five months, the girl broke up with OP’s son, telling him she didn’t like kissing him.
He Got Over It Quickly
That hurt OP’s son’s feelings, and he sulked for a day. But he moved on quickly, and OP never thought much more about it.
He Has a Family Now
Today, OP’s son has been married to his sweet wife for about a year. The couple is expecting their first child in a few months.
She Came Home
Meanwhile, OP’s daughter moved back to her hometown after finishing college.
They Supported Her
The girl came out as a lesbian when she was a freshman in high school, and OP’s family has supported her.
She Never Got Serious
Even so, OP’s daughter never had a serious relationship that she knew of.
They Moved Fast
But recently, after she moved back home, OP’s daughter started dating a new girl. Things got serious fast, and the couple seemed to be in love.
They Have Similar Tastes
The wrinkle in all this is that OP’s daughter is dating her brother’s first girlfriend.
She’s Happy for Them
OP thinks the girls make a strong couple, and she’s delighted that her daughter has finally found a good relationship.
He’s Not Thrilled
But OP’s son has a real problem with his sister’s new relationship.
She’s Ruining His Memories
The brother thinks it’s weird, for starters. Mainly, though, OP’s son thinks his sister is ruining his sweet memories of his first love.
He Needs to Get Over It
OP thinks that’s ridiculous and has told her son he must get over it all and grow up.
It’s Driving Him Crazy
But OP’s son gets increasingly worked up with every step his sister takes in her new relationship.
He Got Vicious
When OP’s daughter and her girlfriend signed the lease for their new place together, her brother called her a backstabber.
He Swears He’s Over Her
OP’s son swears that he doesn’t still have feelings for his first love, and OP mostly believes him.
He Could Ruin Everything
But OP also thinks her son is acting childish and risking his current marriage by focusing on a crush he had when he was just a kid.
She’s Had Enough
Finally fed up with his silly behavior, OP told her son that he needed to shape up or she’d have to limit contact with him. She was done with all the drama.
She Was Choosing Sides
OP’s son accused her of playing favorites and choosing his sister over him.
She’s Trying to Move On
But OP is just trying to have adult relationships and protect her mental health.
They’re Completely Torn
OP asked some friends about her situation, and most support her position. Some say they can understand her son’s feelings, however.
For their part, Redditors overwhelmingly agree with OP and think her son should clam up.
They think he’s acting like a child and his feelings for his 11-year-old crush are ridiculous and irresponsible.
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