Mother Called Out By Sister for Using 'My Love' to Refer to Her Daughter

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Family dynamics can be complicated, especially when one member tends to make everything about themselves. In this case, a mother's sister takes issue with a nickname she uses for her daughter. The argument reveals deeper issues of sibling rivalry and jealousy.

Who is in the wrong in this situation? Read on to find out more.

Sister always makes everything about her, even niece's name 🙄

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Chaotic family dynamics with a questionable parenting style.

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Virtual family reunion for adorable 4-month-old sparks controversy 🤔

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Endearing nicknames or overstepping boundaries? 💕

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Sister says 'my love' only for romantic partners, not family.

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Sister insulted parenting skills over 'my love' nickname for daughter.

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Mother defends using 'my love' to refer to daughter 💕

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Family feud over endearment usage, who's the a**hole? 🤔

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Mother defends terms of endearment for daughter against sister's demands 🧐

Family dynamics can be complicated, especially when one member tends to make everything about themselves. In this case, a mother is feeling attacked by her sister's demands to not use the term 'my love' when referring to her own daughter.

The sister's reasoning? Her new boyfriend calls her that. The mother finds this unreasonable and defended her right to call her daughter whatever she pleases. The argument escalated quickly, with insults thrown around and family members taking sides.

But who is really in the wrong here? Let's dive deeper into the situation and see what people are saying in the comments.

Don't let her steal your spotlight. 🌟

9okm | 9okm

Using 'my love' as a term of endearment is harmless, NTA.

jg700 | jg700

Calling out bad parenting 👎 Congrats on the baby 👶

Ju5tSomeb0dyEls3 | Ju5tSomeb0dyEls3

Setting boundaries with family 🚫👨‍👧‍👧

Every_Spread_5086 | Every_Spread_5086

Sassy comment wins the day with hilarious comeback 🤣

annabelle1378 | annabelle1378

A humorous comment about endearment with a playful reply.

IamPlatycus | IamPlatycus

Commenter defends using term of endearment, replies support.

AimMick | AimMick

Sibling rivalry at its finest 🤣

ForwardPlenty | ForwardPlenty

Being an only child has its advantages 😅

Springtrap-Yugioh | Springtrap-Yugioh

Sibling conflict and mental health concerns 💔

sarahwalka | sarahwalka

Sister's grudge-holding reputation challenged by witty reply.

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Playful nicknames shared among family members spark joy ❤️

EricsGirl325 | EricsGirl325

Don't let anyone shame you for calling your daughter 'my love' ❤️

Groundbreaking_Mess3 | Groundbreaking_Mess3

Is using 'my love' a term of endearment or inappropriate?

IFeelMoiGerbil | IFeelMoiGerbil

Defending a mother's innocent endearment term against an entitled sister 😳

purpleowlie | purpleowlie

NTA, sister shouldn't dictate how you address your daughter. 🙄

Eviltechnomonkey | Eviltechnomonkey

Calling your baby 'my love' is fine, sister is entitled 👍

Status-Pattern7539 | Status-Pattern7539

Sister drama squashed with a bit of tough love 💪

Flaky_Tip | Flaky_Tip

Stand your ground, NTA! 🙌

darkstarsxx | darkstarsxx

NTA with a killer comeback 👏

RumSoakedChap | RumSoakedChap

Commenter sympathizes with poster's frustration towards one-upper sister.

ducktruck27 | ducktruck27

Stand your ground, NTA commenter! 🙌

RandyMarsh_88 | RandyMarsh_88

Sister criticized mother's affectionate term for daughter; commenter defends mother.

Equizotic | Equizotic

Endearing term 'my love' for daughter sparks debate.

RE-AS1628 | RE-AS1628

Sassy response to entitled sister. Not the a**hole.

tjo1975 | tjo1975

Endearing nicknames are harmless, NTA ❤️

airisu86 | airisu86

Standing up against family favoritism 👏👊

sw33tlips | sw33tlips

NTA with a clever response for future use 😏

artusd | artusd

Sister drama? Avoid the attention seeker, NTA 🙌

ughneedausername | ughneedausername

Sister needs to back off. 'Love' is not romantic only ❤️

freethewimple | freethewimple

Ignore the messy sister, keep a safe distance. #NTA 🙌

Spiritual-Check5579 | Spiritual-Check5579

Agreement with a hint of humor 😂 NTA.

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Defending the use of 'my love' for family members. 😂

TheWelshMrsM | TheWelshMrsM

Sister approves of mother's endearing nickname for daughter ❤️

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Celebrate the love! 🎉 Supportive comment brings smiles 😊

_Ruby_Tuesday | _Ruby_Tuesday

Nicknaming daughter 'my love' causes family drama, but NTA.

FoxWolfTheSlayer | FoxWolfTheSlayer

Pet names are up for grabs! NTA wins.

coolbandshirt | coolbandshirt

Using 'my love' is NTA, trademarking it is lol-worthy. Zinger!

ladollyvita84 | ladollyvita84

UK's common endearments: 'my love', 'm'dear', 'me duck', mate' 😊

noddyneddy | noddyneddy

Commenter praised for being a hero and not the a**hole 🦸‍♂️👍

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Standing up for herself, OP handles sister's absurd demand gracefully 💪

Yonderboy111 | Yonderboy111

Sister gets called out for her behavior towards niece 👎

joeyo1423 | joeyo1423

Don't let anyone dictate how to show affection to family ❤️

SiameseCats3 | SiameseCats3

NTA, but apologies could mend family relations 👭

Nic0kami | Nic0kami

Standing up for your parenting. 💪🏼

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

Welsh caregiver defends affectionate language, calls one client 'sausage' 🤗

Food-in-Mouth | Food-in-Mouth

Refusing politely could have avoided drama 🤔

blue-and-bluer | blue-and-bluer

You've got support! NTA 🙌

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Expertly shut down with a sprinkle of psychology 🧠

sunbeam713 | sunbeam713

Commenter calls out ESH judgment and adds some spice 🔥

Kagia001 | Kagia001

Sister called entitled for calling out innocent endearment ❤️

Regular-Landscape-83 | Regular-Landscape-83

Coping mechanism or toxic behavior? NTA for using 'My Love'.

GlytterGremlyn | GlytterGremlyn

Sibling rivalry can be draining, but NTA for setting boundaries.

nonchalantenigma | nonchalantenigma

Embrace regional language differences, NTA for using 'my love'.

JJSymons | JJSymons

Protecting yourself from a narcissistic mother. 🛡️

OkPhilosopher1313 | OkPhilosopher1313

No rationale for a foolish request, NTA 😊

bobledrew | bobledrew

No drama here, commenter supports mother's endearment towards daughter ❤️

musical_spork | musical_spork

Sister's criticism backfires as commenter calls her an attention seeker 💥

Zalhei | Zalhei

Keeping it classy with a subtle clapback 👌

genomerain | genomerain

Sibling support! 🤝 NTA for shutting down rude sister.

zintheryx | zintheryx

Supportive comment with possible diagnosis sparks debate among replies.

OdeToOvaltine | OdeToOvaltine

Laugh out loud 🤣 comment defends mother's endearment, NTA

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