A concerned aunt fired up Redditors when she told her niece the truth about her mother. Turns out, the family secrets run deep. Here is the full story.
They Were Wild
OP is a 38-year-old woman with a 42-year-old sister.
Both women had wild streaks when they were young, but both have settled down with families now.
It Caught Up With Her
OP’s sister lived a particularly fast lifestyle in her teens until it caught up to her at age 18.
She Was Never the Same
That’s when OP’s sister found out she was pregnant.
She ended up getting an abortion, and it changed her life forever.
She Turned Her Life Around
From that low point, OP’s sister decided to go to college, and she landed a really good job when she graduated.
They Settled Down
Eventually, she met a man she loved, and they got married.
Soon after that, they had OP’s niece, who is now 17 years old.
They Were Very Strict
OP’s niece has always been smart and studious, and she’s very responsible.
A lot of that had to do with how strict her parents have been with her over the years.
She Wanted Better
OP knew her sister didn’t want the girl to end up like her. She’d said as much many times over the years.
She Followed the Same Path
But despite her parents trying their best to control her at all times, OP’s niece ended up pregnant at 17.
She Was a Disgrace
OP’s sister and brother-in-law were devastated when they heard the news, and they kicked their daughter out of the house.
They told her she was a disgrace.
She Took Them In
The niece’s boyfriend’s parents booted him, too, which left the two kids with nowhere to go and a baby on the way.
So OP took them in.
She Found Out the Truth
Since the young couple moved in, OP has been trying to help them cope with their situation.
And in that process, OP has learned just how harsh her sister has been to the girl.
She Was Appalled
Apparently, one of the sister’s parenting techniques was to call her daughter names and degrade her at every turn.
OP was appalled.
She Was Done
After hearing some of the gory details about the girl’s family life, OP couldn’t take any more.
She Revealed Dark Secrets
So she told her niece all about her mother’s past, including the pregnancy and abortion.
OP told the girl that her mother had no room to throw stones.
She Confronted Her Mom
OP’s niece was shocked to find out the truth, and she called her mom right away.
She Was Mortified and Furious
When her daughter called her out on her hypocrisy, OP’s sister was furious that her secrets had been exposed.
They Turned on Her
Now, OP’s family is mad at her, too, with most of them saying it wasn’t her place to expose her sister’s lies.
They Had No Idea
But many of the family members are also upset with OP’s sister, because it seems many of them didn’t know the full truth about her.
She Wrecked Their Marriage
And one really ugly consequence that OP hadn’t counted on was that her sister’s marriage might be in trouble.
She Lied to Him
Apparently, OP’s brother-in-law had no idea his wife had had an abortion.
He didn’t know about most of the wilder parts of his wife’s past, either.
She Lit a Fire
Now, he’s calling his wife a liar and is completely devastated, and OP is worried about what sort of firestorm she set off.
For the most part, Redditors think OP was justified for spilling the beans about her sister as a way to help her daughter gain some perspective.
A few think she may have overstepped her boundaries, but even they tend to agree that OP’s sister caused all her own problems.
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