A man shares his story of caring for his brother-in-law, who is paralyzed and requires constant care. The man's in-laws struggled to handle the responsibility, so the brother-in-law came to live with him and his wife. However, when the in-laws expressed a desire to see the brother-in-law again, he refused. The man's wife believes that they should reconcile, but the brother-in-law is still hurt by their past actions. When the in-laws showed up at the house unannounced, the man refused to let them in. Was he in the wrong for respecting his brother-in-law's wishes?
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Family feud over paralyzed BIL's visit with in-laws 💔
Respecting wishes or being an a**hole? Family feud over visitation.
Should she have let in-laws see paralyzed brother-in-law? 🤔
Man refuses in-laws visit to paralyzed BIL 👨👦👦
A man shares his story of how his in-laws stopped visiting his paralyzed brother-in-law, leading to the man and his wife taking care of him. After over a year of no contact, the in-laws want to make amends, but the brother-in-law refuses to see them. When they show up unannounced, the man refuses to let them in, causing conflict with his wife. He questions whether he was in the wrong for not letting them see his brother-in-law. Read on to see how this family navigates this difficult situation.
NTA. BIL deserves autonomy to choose when to reconcile with parents.
Respecting autonomy of the paralyzed BIL is not A-H move 💪
NTA for standing up for paralyzed BIL and his feelings ❤️
NTA. Wife needs to respect brother's autonomy and feelings.
NTA stroke survivor defends BIL's agency, wife owes apology 🙌
NTA. Family should respect his decision to not have a relationship 🙅♂️
Respect disabled person's opinion. In-laws overstepping boundaries. 🙅♂️
Respect paralyzed BIL's decision. Don't let wife control everything. 👍
Supportive comment defends BIL's autonomy against manipulative in-laws.
Respect Jason's decision, but communication is key for resolution. 💬
Respect BIL's agency and autonomy 👍
NTA. In-laws abandon paralyzed son and feel entitled to visit. 🤦
Wife disregards wishes of disabled BIL for own family reconciliation 🤦♂️
Wife acting like an a**hole or just tired?
Respect Jason's autonomy - NTA comment is spot on 👏
NTA, but have a serious talk with your wife. 🤔💬 Taking care of someone can be taxing and her mental health might be suffering. 💭
Supportive comment, but concerning situation. 🤔
Prioritize family counseling and alone time with wife for support 😌
Empathy for paralyzed BIL, wife urged to consider his feelings ❤️
Respect BIL's autonomy and choices, wife needs to understand that. 👍
Protect your BIL's boundaries with a doorbell camera 🚪📹
Wife trying to force paralyzed BIL to see in-laws is abusive 💔
Defending a disabled relative's right to choose associates. 👍
Supporting NTA, commenter defends BIL's right to choose visitors.
Respect BIL's autonomy. Wife owes apology for infantilizing him. #NTA 👍
Meeting in public place is best. NTA. 👍
Protective BIL caretaker gets NTA judgement, suspicious in-laws questioned 🤔
Standing up for paralyzed BIL's autonomy 👍
Empowering decision-making for family members. 👍
Defending paralyzed BIL's rights against in-laws. Legal advocacy recommended. 🙌
Protecting a vulnerable man from abusive in-laws. NTA! 👏
BIL's brother-in-law stands up for him, NTA. 🙌
Respect for autonomy vs. family: A difficult decision 😕
Debating the ethics of decision-making for paralyzed family member 🤔
Respecting boundaries: NTA stands up to pushy in-laws 👍
Standing up for BIL's right to choose, NTA 🙌
NTA! Wife invalidating BIL's feelings sounds heartless 😢
Commenter believes the man is not the a-hole 👍
Respecting Jason's decision to not reconnect with in-laws. 🙌
Defending the decision while acknowledging its impact on BIL 💔
Respecting wishes of paralyzed BIL 👏
OP is the only one respecting paralyzed BIL's feelings ❤️
BIL's autonomy disregarded by patronizing sister, OP is supportive. 👏
Is the wife hoping for a break by inviting in-laws?
Standing up for paralyzed BIL causes marital strain 😔