A frustrated husband drew fire from Redditors when he revealed that he threatened to cut his wife off from their joint bank account. At issue was the way she was treating her sister. It’s an outrageous story, and we just knew we had to write about it! So here is the scoop…
She’s Always Been With Them
OP has been married to his 25-year-old wife for five years.
All during that time, and when they were dating, her sister has been a big part of their lives.
He Didn’t Care About Her Issues
That sister, who is now 20 years old, has a partial disability which makes it difficult for her to work.
They Do Get Along
It’s something OP has always known about, and he and the younger girl always got along.
They All Watch Out for Her
OP’s wife and her sister are super close to each other.
And, thanks to the younger woman’s ongoing health concerns, the older sister has always watched out for her, just like the rest of the family has.
He Thought She’d Grow Out of It
OP was fine with that relationship when the women were younger, and he figured that his wife’s sister would eventually grow up and become more independent.
It’s Only Gotten Worse
But now that they’re both adults, OP’s wife seems to have taken on more and more responsibility for her sibling.
She Takes a Lot
Not only does OP’s wife spend a lot of her money on her sister, she also drives her back and forth to doctor’s appointments.
And even when the sister does invite OP and his wife out for lunch, she expects them to pay.
She’s Not Working
It was all a little annoying but mostly manageable, until OP and his wife welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl.
His wife has been off work since the baby was born, and that’s where the conflict is coming into play.
She’s Focusing on the Wrong People
Now that they are down to one income, OP thought his wife would put all her focus on their baby, but she still spends a lot of time and money helping her sister.
And it doesn’t help that they live 45 minutes apart, which means his wife is away a lot and also costs more money for gas.
She’s Spending Too Much
So now OP feels like he is supporting the family on his own and also paying for all the things his wife wants to do for her sister.
He thinks they should be spending any extra money they have on their new baby instead.
The Money’s All Gone
And part of the problem is that there’s not much extra money in the first place.
OP says they’re barely making ends meet on just his salary.
She Had to Stop
With all of those concerns swirling in his mind, OP sat down with his wife and told her that she needed to stop spending so much money on her sister.
She Didn’t Like That Idea
That idea didn’t go over too well, and the couple ended up in a big fight.
He Couldn’t Hold His Tongue
OP called his sister-in-law some pretty mean names, including an “irresponsible leech.”
Overall, the argument got way out of hand, but he ended it with an ultimatum.
He Gave Her a Choice
OP told his wife that she had to stop spending money on her sister, or he was going to cut off her access to their joint bank account.
Then he told her that her other option was to go back to work so she could contribute to the family income again.
The Bills Don’t Pay Themselves
That really stung OP’s wife, and she reminded him how much she was contributing by taking care of their baby.
He agreed but said they still had to pay their bills.
She’s Stuck Between Them
Now, OP’s wife is panicked because she feels like she still needs to help her sister out.
And OP feels bad for putting his wife in a tough spot and straining their relationship.
He Has to Cut Her Out
The bottom line for OP, though, is that he has to keep his family afloat financially. And there’s just not enough room in the budget to support his sister-in-law.
It seems this conflict won’t have an easy resolution!
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