Is It Wrong To Ask My Sister To Stop Bringing Up Her Dead Baby?

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Losing a baby is a traumatic experience that no parent should ever have to go through. But what happens when the grief of losing a child is projected onto others, causing unnecessary anxiety and distress? In a post on r/amithea**hole, a woman seeks judgment on whether or not she was wrong to ask her sister to stop bringing up the possibility of SIDS in front of her newborn baby. Despite trying to be supportive, the woman's sister's comments were causing the new mother to feel anxious and upset. But is it fair for the woman to ask her sister to keep her grief to herself? Read on to find out what the Reddit community had to say about this heart-wrenching situation.

Supporting sister after loss: hope for new life 🙏

fluid_community_4422 | fluid_community_4422

Navigating sisterly boundaries with new baby anxiety 😬👶

fluid_community_4422 | fluid_community_4422

New mother's fear of SIDS causing distress; family tensions rising.

fluid_community_4422 | fluid_community_4422

Dealing with the sensitive topic of a dead baby 💔

fluid_community_4422 | fluid_community_4422

Sister's constant reminders of dead baby causing family distress.

fluid_community_4422 | fluid_community_4422

Navigating sensitive topics with family can be tough 😔

fluid_community_4422 | fluid_community_4422

Navigating delicate conversations around grief with loved ones ❤️

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Dealing with a sister's trauma after losing a baby to SIDS

Losing a child is one of the most traumatic experiences any parent can go through. And while it's essential to support them through their grief, it's equally important to remember that those around them may struggle. In this case, a woman struggles to deal with her sister's constant reminders of the possibility of losing a child to SIDS. While she understands her sister's pain, she also has to think about its impact on her other sister, who just had a baby. It's a delicate situation requiring empathy and understanding from all involved. In this post, we'll explore the complexities of dealing with trauma and grief and how we can support our loved ones while taking care of our mental health. Keep reading for more insights and perspectives from the community.

NTA for asking older sister to stop bringing up dead baby

Prior_Lobster_5240 | Prior_Lobster_5240

Asking sister to stop mentioning SIDS is reasonable 🙏

Timetobeatthewife | Timetobeatthewife

Protecting a new mom from harmful advice 🚫👶

ThinkingRose | ThinkingRose

Commenter sympathizes with OP's frustration towards sister's behavior.

Silvalirum | Silvalirum

Counseling might help Julie. New moms don't need that negativity 😔

PolyesterAtrocity | PolyesterAtrocity

Don't burden someone else with your grief, even if it's your sister.

ghostcraft33 | ghostcraft33

Commenter highlights importance of safe sleep and potential guilt of OP's sister.

Thediciplematt | Thediciplematt

Responding in kind might escalate the situation 🤷‍♂️

Geek_is_my_chic | Geek_is_my_chic

Misleading title aside, NTA for setting boundaries with sister.

Not-Today9041 | Not-Today9041

A grieving sister's anger towards a new mother. NTA.

Annalirra | Annalirra

Protective sibling stands up for scared younger sister 🙌

Delicious_Lobster468 | Delicious_Lobster468

Setting boundaries with a grieving sister 😢

Dunka_Chino | Dunka_Chino

Constantly reminding her sister that her baby could die is not helpful. 💔

poppyleaf | poppyleaf

Sharing helpful tips for preventing SIDS after personal loss 🙏

Rattkjakkapong | Rattkjakkapong

Heartbreaking loss discussed with empathy and helpful resources.

LikeEveryoneSheKnows | LikeEveryoneSheKnows

Supporting a struggling sister: NTA for asking her to stop.

StabbyRunner | StabbyRunner

Standing up for her sister's mental health 🙌

Conscious-Cress4285 | Conscious-Cress4285

Supporting a sister's trauma, suggest therapy to treat OCD.

Radiant_Ad_5142 | Radiant_Ad_5142

Offering support to a grieving sister 🙏

TheLacosteCroc | TheLacosteCroc

Supporting a grieving sister without sacrificing your own sanity. 🙏

Barfing_Rainbowz | Barfing_Rainbowz

Encouraging seeking professional help for sister's well-being 🙏

abigailwiIIiams | abigailwiIIiams

Setting boundaries with family is tough 😔

ruralife | ruralife

Commenter shares personal grief and suggests family therapy for sisters.

WonderfulAd2255 | WonderfulAd2255

Sharing grief is important but not at the expense of others 💔

tacos_beer | tacos_beer

Supporting a grieving sister while prioritizing your family ❤️

AprilL4163 | AprilL4163

Tragic story emphasizes the importance of seeking mental health treatment 💔

weewarmself | weewarmself

Grieving sister projecting loss onto Ashley, not fair or healthy. #NTA

ollyator | ollyator

Support for NTA's need to distance her sister from her baby 👶

narrissa | narrissa

Dealing with the trauma of losing a child and respecting others' experiences ❤️

yellowchaitea | yellowchaitea

Expert argues for safe sleep practices, prompts SIDS discussion 🤔

Scouthawkk | Scouthawkk

Offering compassion and sound advice. 🙏

DarkObserver0457 | DarkObserver0457

Julie's behavior towards Ashley is out of line 🤬

goeatyourjello | goeatyourjello

Sensitivity is important, but constantly bringing up grief is unhelpful. 😢

[deleted] | [deleted]

Encouraging therapy can help Julie heal from her loss ❤️

Shane_Diggity | Shane_Diggity

Encourage therapy for sister to avoid destroying relationships and anxiety 😔

Acceptable_Swim_1174 | Acceptable_Swim_1174

Mental health struggles don't justify cruel behavior towards new moms 😔

Maggaggie | Maggaggie

Don't let grief turn into toxicity. Shut her down. 👍

That-Significance150 | That-Significance150

A grieving sister needs help and compassion, not judgment 💔

durachok | durachok

New mom needs support, not fear. Angel mom should seek help.

Debramac2 | Debramac2

Helping a grieving sister understand boundaries and positivity 🙏

OwlBig3482 | OwlBig3482

Sibling's trauma overshadows new baby's birth. 🤔

_sharkhead | _sharkhead

Insensitive advice on SIDs, NTA called out for being psychotic 😬

Osito509 | Osito509

Encourage therapy for sister grieving deceased child to ease conversation.

UisgeRuithe | UisgeRuithe

Protecting your younger sister from your older sister's trauma. ❄

bibbiddybobbidyboo | bibbiddybobbidyboo

Grieving mother advises against insensitive comments to expectant mothers.

sobeit38562 | sobeit38562

Insensitive sister needs professional help, you're NTA 🙅

Practical_Sir_133 | Practical_Sir_133

Setting limits for destructive behavior of sister is necessary. 🛑

magicbeen | magicbeen

Encourage seeking help for sister's behavior 🤝

epiphanette | epiphanette

Projecting tragedy onto new mother creates anxiety. NTA for stopping.

just4shitsandgigles | just4shitsandgigles

Protecting a vulnerable new mother and her baby ❤️

Zehnfingerfaultier | Zehnfingerfaultier

Setting boundaries with a grieving sister. 🙏

c_girl_108 | c_girl_108

Grieving mother causing pain to others with her comments 😔

Tea_and_Biscuits12 | Tea_and_Biscuits12

Being unattached to loved ones is inhumane. NTA needs therapy.

ShakeSlow | ShakeSlow

Encouraging response to sister's emotional manipulation. 🙌

BeTheCheeto | BeTheCheeto

Setting boundaries with a projecting sister 🚫👶

Daniellia19 | Daniellia19

Understanding Julie's trauma and need for therapy 💔

Plastic_Wealth9883 | Plastic_Wealth9883

Calling out Julie's insensitive behavior towards Ashley's baby 👶

Spkpkcap | Spkpkcap