Woman Calls Out Niece's Bad Behavior, Sister Calls Her An AH

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Living with family can be tough, but what happens when a niece's bad behavior starts affecting your work and personal belongings? One woman has had enough and decides to take matters into her own hands. After numerous incidents of her niece's screaming, disrespecting personal belongings, and even drawing on the walls, the woman finally reaches her breaking point.

But is she in the wrong for calling her niece a spoiled brat? Read on to find out the full story and decide for yourself who's in the right.

Cramped quarters and high tensions. Can they coexist peacefully? 🤔

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Niece's constant screaming causes family tension and frustration 😫

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Struggling with a noisy niece? Here are some tips! 🤫

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Niece ruins laptop, sister pays to replace it. 🙄

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Dealing with a difficult sister and a grieving niece 🤔

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Niece plays with Nintendo Switch, aunt not happy 😒

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Aunt takes back Switch from niece, sister calls her AH 🎮

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Niece draws on wall, aunt freaks out, sister defends niece.

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Niece misbehaves, aunt scolds, sister defends. Drama ensues. 🍿

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Woman stands up to entitled family, receives verbal abuse in return

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Setting boundaries with family can be tough 😢

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Niece causing trouble at work and home, sister defends her behavior.

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Navigating family conflicts: AITA for calling out bad behavior?

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Niece's disrespectful behavior leads to family feud 😠

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Dealing with a difficult niece and a defensive sister 🤷

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Setting boundaries and seeking therapy for troubled family members ❤️

aunttired67 | aunttired67

Living rent-free doesn't mean putting up with spoiled behavior 🙅‍♀️

Living with family can be tough, especially when it's crowded and emotions are high. But what happens when a niece's bad behavior becomes too much to handle? A woman reached her breaking point when her niece's constant screaming and disregard for personal belongings led to her losing her temper.

Despite repeatedly trying to talk to her sister about the issue, she was brushed off and told to let her grieve. After her niece drew on the living room wall with a Sharpie, the woman called her a spoiled brat, leading to a fight with her sister.

While it's understandable to feel bad for a family member going through a hard time, it's important to set boundaries and not accept disrespectful behavior. The woman made it clear that her niece's actions were not only causing trouble at her job but also risking her security deposit.

As tough as it may be, sometimes tough love is necessary for everyone's well-being. Read on for reactions and advice from the community about this situation.

NTA stands up against entitled niece and sister's bad behavior 👏

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Sister's divorce doesn't excuse her from parenting, NTA.

skidoo1033 | skidoo1033

NTA. Niece's behavior risks your job, apartment and sanity 🤯

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Commenters agree: niece and sister need to leave 🚪

Reddit-Username-JR | Reddit-Username-JR

Parenting struggles and sisterly drama. 🤔

ConfidentSeaweed949 | ConfidentSeaweed949

Prioritizing mental health is important, but parenting should not suffer.

bogo0814 | bogo0814

Stand up for yourself and give your sister an ultimatum 🙅

SpeedBlitzX | SpeedBlitzX

When bad behavior starts to affect your work and apartment 🤷‍♀️

Such-Awareness-2960 | Such-Awareness-2960

NTA. Niece jeopardizing your job is unacceptable. Put your foot down.

LeoSolaris | LeoSolaris

Setting boundaries with family 🚪🙅‍♀️

FlyingFlipPhone | FlyingFlipPhone

Commenter defends herself after sister calls her an AH.

emeraldechos | emeraldechos

Niece neglected due to sister's depression, OP urged to contact CPS 🤔

Grace_Alcock | Grace_Alcock

Commenter suggests calling the father to parent niece, receives explanation of mother's mental illness.

plscallmeRain | plscallmeRain

Respectful boundaries deserved when offering free room and board 🏠

strangespecies | strangespecies

Niece's bad behavior could be a cry for help 😔

catillacful | catillacful

👍 Agree! Sister and niece are ungrateful, NTA.

Pleasant_Cold | Pleasant_Cold

Divorce grieving is no excuse for parental negligence. 🙅‍♀️

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Commenter throws shade, receives hilarious and relatable reply.

Upstairs_Fix_7148 | Upstairs_Fix_7148

NTA, and teaching natural consequences to a grieving 7-year-old 🧒

Elevenyearstoomany | Elevenyearstoomany

Setting boundaries early can prevent entitled behavior later. 🙅🏻‍♀️

Dark_Phoenix25 | Dark_Phoenix25

NTA calls out sister's bad parenting, defends yelling at niece 💪

Brave-Cheesecake9431 | Brave-Cheesecake9431

Setting boundaries with family 👊🏽

neworderfan | neworderfan

Protect your space! Get them out now and breathe easy 😤

CasperGGGD | CasperGGGD

Supportive comment offers cleaning advice and sympathy for tough situation.

Used-Atmosphere2422 | Used-Atmosphere2422

You go, NTA! 👏 Speaking your mind is tough

Top-Passion-1508 | Top-Passion-1508

Agreeing with the comment, no love lost between sisters 💔

prettyleaf21 | prettyleaf21

Helpful cleaning tip for stained walls, sympathizing with frustration 😔

residentcaprice | residentcaprice

Setting boundaries is key 🔑. Niece needs to show appreciation.

KccOStL33 | KccOStL33

Calling out bad behavior in a 7-year-old, sister's lack of parenting

LayCub | LayCub

Commenter sympathizes with OP's situation and offers support. ✊

OhNoaDynamiteshark | OhNoaDynamiteshark

Supporting a niece's emotional needs while balancing personal responsibilities 💪

Visual_Composer_9336 | Visual_Composer_9336

NTA! 🙅 Kick them out before more damage is done.

Tesstarosa13 | Tesstarosa13

Aunt stands up to bad behavior, sister calls her an AH 😬

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Setting boundaries and offering support, but sister sabotages efforts. NTA

Tazee333 | Tazee333

Prioritizing grieving sister's child and calling out bad behavior.

BeeOk6214 | BeeOk6214

Encouraging comment helps with sharpie clean-up, offers support for sister.

mh6797 | mh6797

NTA stands firm against bad behavior 👊

farofaQueens | farofaQueens

Not everyone is cut out for parenthood 💁

wylfredred | wylfredred

NTA suggests fix for sharpie mishap with helpful hack 💡

cashew996 | cashew996

Set boundaries and speak up 👍

amore-7 | amore-7

Calling out a bratty niece leads to sisterly drama. 🤦‍♀️

Lessa22 | Lessa22

Supportive comment suggests tough love for sister's parenting failure 👍

LadyKnightAngie | LadyKnightAngie

Setting boundaries is key to healthy relationships. 👍

DesertSong-LaLa | DesertSong-LaLa

Protect yourself and set boundaries for your destructive sister and niece.

LaughingByCampfire | LaughingByCampfire

Encouraging comment suggests counseling and a solution. 💛

Aviation_nut63 | Aviation_nut63

Setting boundaries with family is tough 😬


👏 Standing up for yourself and setting boundaries. NTA.

Over-Marionberry-686 | Over-Marionberry-686

Setting boundaries with family can be tough, but necessary 💪

DucDucVroom | DucDucVroom

Tips on removing marker stains shared with struggling parent 🙌🏽

Comfortable-Wall2846 | Comfortable-Wall2846

Watch out for overstaying guests as a tenant! NTA 🏠

AA6671923 | AA6671923

Setting boundaries with family is tough 🤷‍♀️

Doozwa | Doozwa

Being a responsible parent is not an option, it's mandatory 👍

gretch137 | gretch137

Suggesting niece go live with her father, NTA wins.

ScammerC | ScammerC

Assertive comment encourages OP to evict freeloading family members 🙅‍♀️

Usagi_Shinobi | Usagi_Shinobi

Setting boundaries for family is tough, but necessary. 🤔

Agitated-Armadillo13 | Agitated-Armadillo13

Setting boundaries with difficult family members. 🙅

Peak_Aware | Peak_Aware

Setting boundaries is important, but empathy towards a grieving sister too 💛

Ok_Flamingo8749 | Ok_Flamingo8749

Don't tolerate entitled behavior from family. #NTA 👏

conmeohaman | conmeohaman

🙌 Standing up for what's right! 👏

Cronchy_Tacos | Cronchy_Tacos

Agreeing with commenter, sister needs to parent her child 👍

Interesting-Shirt897 | Interesting-Shirt897

Parenting shame and property destruction in family drama 🤦‍♀️

firewifegirlmom0124 | firewifegirlmom0124

Commenter suggests kicking out sister and niece for own wellbeing 👋

Coffey2828 | Coffey2828

Setting boundaries with family for own sanity. 👏

pigwigge | pigwigge

Sister's parenting struggle puts aunt in a tough spot 😬

SeattlePurikura | SeattlePurikura

Sister needs to step up as a parent 🤷‍♀️

UglyDucky_00 | UglyDucky_00

Supervisor commends OP's tough love approach to niece's behavior.

uninvitedfriend | uninvitedfriend

NTA. Don't abuse generosity. Sister needs medical help. Ultimatum needed. 🙏

TarantulaPets | TarantulaPets

Setting boundaries with family to protect job and finances 🚫💸

Kephri1337 | Kephri1337

Standing up to family's bad behavior. 👍

solitarybydesign | solitarybydesign

Kick them out! 💪👊 NTA takes control.

counselorq | counselorq