A young man took to Reddit to ask for opinions about an argument he’s been having with his sister. It seems she thinks he’s trying to steal her in-laws! Here is the full story.
They Used to Be Close
The original poster (OP) is a 25-year-old man with a 27-year-old sister. They got along just fine for most of his life, until a few years ago.
She Resented Him
That’s when OP’s sister told him she had always considered him a golden child who could do no wrong in their parents’ eyes.
That made life tougher for her all around.
He Thought It Was Part of the Deal
While OP agrees that his parents handled him with kid gloves, he thought it was all just part of being the younger sibling.
But now his sister seems to harbor some hard feelings toward him.
She Invited Him to Her Party
The relationship had been icy for a while when OP’s sister invited him to her engagement party, partially as a way to reconnect.
He was happy to go and was excited for his sister.
They Hit It Off
But at the party, OP met his sister’s future brother-in-law, and the two hit it off right away.
They became good friends in no time and eventually realized they had romantic feelings for each other.
They Made It Official
After keeping their relationship quiet for a year or so, OP and his new boyfriend announced their relationship to their families.
That happened about a month before his sister’s wedding..
He Fit Right in with the Family
To OP’s relief, his new partner’s family were all warm and inviting.
He figured it would be that way since they were very kind to him even before they knew the men were dating, but they heartily welcomed him to the family.
It Was Like He Came Home
OP was the first person his boyfriend had ever brought home to introduce as a partner, and he had been nervous.
But his parents and even his little brother made OP feel right at home.
She Didn’t Get the Same Treatment
One day, OP and his sister were comparing notes about the future in-laws, and OP told her how wonderful they had been to him.
It was all too much for his sister, who hadn’t received the same sort of warmth and love while she was dating her future husband.
He Thought She Overreacted
OP’s sister was hurt and angry, and she told him this was typical of what happens when two “golden children” get together.
OP told her that was ridiculous and that she was being defensive for no reason.
He Was Trying to Steal Her In-Laws
But his sister lashed out at OP, asking why he had to pick her husband’s brother as a partner, out of all the people in the world.
She said that OP had stolen much of her childhood, and now he was trying to steal her in-laws, too.
He Was Caught Flat Footed
OP was pretty shocked by his sister’s outburst, and didn’t know what to do.
He Wanted to Rat Her Out
After the argument finally fizzled out, OP’s first instinct was to tell his partner’s parents about the meltdown his sister had.
But he decided to hold off since she was already mad at him for interfering with her future in-laws.
And He Still May Tell on Her
OP isn’t sure where to go from here, though, and he might still end up spilling the beans to his partner’s folks. He took to Reddit for some additional perspective.
He’s Sabotaging His Own Sister
And Redditors were happy to oblige, with most of them telling OP that he is a major jerk for continually undermining his sister’s happiness.
Many of them say he may not even think he’s doing it, but he is.
A few commenters give OP the benefit of the doubt and think that he may not be trying to cause trouble for his sister.
But they warn that if he even thinks of tattle telling to his partner’s parents, then he risks blowing up the relationship with his sister forever.
He Was Named After a God
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He’s a Family Man
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Bucky’s Parking Predicament
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