Family Drama: Refusing To Be An Aunt To Stepsister's Baby

Alfe Mercado
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When this woman's stepsister moved back in with her mom and stepdad, her mother tried to convince her to move on from the past and be an aunt to her new stepsister's baby. But the woman refuses, citing her terrible relationship with her stepsister while growing up. She tells her mom she can't be an aunt because she has no siblings and doesn't want to pretend to be one to make her mom happy. But her mother is upset with her decision. Was the woman stubborn or not the A-hole in this situation? Read on to find out.

Step-sister nightmare: refusing to be an aunt 🙅‍♀️

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Step-sister's destructive behavior creates family tension and heartbreak.

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Dealing with a toxic stepsister's entitlement and bad behavior 🙄

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Stepsisters' bitter past resurfaces: Refusal to be aunt to stepsister's baby

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Dealing with family drama and hurtful words. 😔

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Strained family ties over new stepsister's baby 👶

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Strained sibling relationship despite therapy and effort to reconcile.

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Strained family ties over stepsister's new baby, urged to reconcile.

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Stepsister forgives and wants to move forward after previous conflict.

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No love lost: woman refuses to be aunt to stepsister's baby

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Stuck in the middle: navigating family drama. 😕

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Stepsister's baby gets no love from unwilling aunt

Family drama runs deep for one poster who has refused to be an aunt to her stepsister's baby. Despite years of a tumultuous relationship with her stepsister, including acts of destruction and cruelty, the poster's mother has encouraged her to move on and be a part of her stepsister's child's life. However, the poster has made it clear that she has no interest in being an aunt and no love for her stepsister or child. Is the poster in the wrong for refusing to forgive and forget, or is she justified in her stubborn stance? Read on for reactions and comments.

Stepsister's fake forgiveness without apologizing, NTA. 🙅‍♀️

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Step sister's cruel behavior causes family drama 😔

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Valid feelings, no forced auntship. Stepsister forgives but doesn't apologize.

everydayimcuddalin | everydayimcuddalin

Step-sister needs to acknowledge her fault and apologize, NTA 👍

DubiousPeoplePleaser | DubiousPeoplePleaser

No obligation to include stepsister in life. Not family. 🙅‍♀️

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NTA for refusing to be part of abusive stepsister's family.

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

No obligation to a toxic stepsister's baby. NTA 👍

atomic_winter | atomic_winter

Forgiving and forgetting may not always be possible. NTA 👍

ApartLocksmith1 | ApartLocksmith1

Forgiveness is a two-way street 🤝 NTA

Borgteddy | Borgteddy

NTA. Step sister wants free babysitter. 🙄

sinking-fast | sinking-fast

Forgiveness doesn't always mean reconciliation. 🙅‍♀️

AceofToons | AceofToons

Resentment towards stepsister. NTA. Cut contact if necessary. 🙅

Warlundrie | Warlundrie

Stand your ground 💪, it's not repairable. You're NTA.

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Forgiveness is a two-way street. NTA ✨

8kijcj | 8kijcj

Commenter receives fake forgiveness from stepsister via video 🙄

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Forgiveness optional. Apology needed for moving forward as NTA.

jcqrze | jcqrze

OP is NTA for not wanting to be an aunt. 👍

PerryChastain | PerryChastain

NTA, but be prepared to set boundaries with demanding family 👀

Stomach_Junior | Stomach_Junior

Don't let her guilt-trip you, you're NTA! 🙅‍♀️

AdderWibble | AdderWibble

Standing up to entitled stepstranger seeking free childcare 🙅‍♀️

turtleprime | turtleprime

NTA stands up to abuser, gets blamed for the abuse. 😡

murder-she-yote | murder-she-yote

Step sister plays victim and OP is NTA, stick up!

Usual-Aware | Usual-Aware

Family drama: Pushed beyond limit, not the a**hole for snapping 🤯

ebwoods1 | ebwoods1

Setting healthy boundaries with abusive stepsister. 🚫🧑‍👧

Mindful-Reader1989 | Mindful-Reader1989

Don't let anyone dictate your feelings. You're NTA 👌

Responsible-Seat1082 | Responsible-Seat1082

Stay away! 🚫 NTA's stepsister is only after free childcare. 😒

wurschtradl | wurschtradl

Don't let toxic people control your life. 🚫🧑‍🦱

Psychotic_Froggy | Psychotic_Froggy

Step-sister feels no remorse. NTA. 👏

MattrixK | MattrixK

Cutting ties with a destructive stepsister 👍

staffsargent | staffsargent

Selfish stepsister wants free childcare, commenter is NTA 👍

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Stepsister expects unpaid babysitting, commenter takes a stand. NTA.

Seelvor | Seelvor

Stepsister forgives without apologizing? NTA stands firm. 😊

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Apology works both ways. NTA 🙌

Soranic | Soranic

User refuses to be an aunt to stepsister's baby. NTA!

Much_Luck2470 | Much_Luck2470

Clear NTA judgment, confusion on forgiveness. 🤔

yoneboneforjustice | yoneboneforjustice

Forgiveness doesn't always mean reconciliation. NTA for setting boundaries.

Dskyme21 | Dskyme21

Disowned sister wants free babysitters, NTA for refusing. 🙅‍♀️

Massive-Emergency-42 | Massive-Emergency-42

Reflecting on a tough childhood, NTA receives support ❤️

ieya404 | ieya404

Standing up to family can be tough, but sometimes necessary 💪

rebelwithmouseyhair | rebelwithmouseyhair

Stand your ground and don't let their toxic behavior win! 👊

rtmfb | rtmfb

Stepsister destroyed photos of dead relatives, NTA stands up to abuse 👏

Aggravatingpension79 | Aggravatingpension79

Commenter suggests step-sister's teen pregnancy not surprising. NTA.

GrWr44 | GrWr44

You don't owe her anything, not even being an aunt 🙅‍♀️

Nomanodyssey | Nomanodyssey

Commenter refuses to be an aunt, demands apology. 🤔

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Cutting out your abuser - standing up for yourself 🙌

OkSaladFace | OkSaladFace

NTA. You were honest and not sugar-coating your feelings. Keep distance.

Ginger_Tea | Ginger_Tea

Stepsister's toxic behavior leaves OP justified in saying no 👍

frankensteeeeen | frankensteeeeen

Savage response to stepsister's audacity 🤯🔥

mathhews95 | mathhews95

No obligation for relationship, family fantasies not your responsibility. 🚫

ImpossibleBop | ImpossibleBop

Is forgiveness really overrated? 🤔

WindStill1514 | WindStill1514

Forgiveness granted? NTA confirmed! 🤝

madmadamesmiley | madmadamesmiley

No obligation to forgive. NTA for not being an aunt.

Many-Prior | Many-Prior

Forgiveness and family drama. NTA wins the day 🎉

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Setting boundaries with family is important. NTA 👍

Original_AiNE | Original_AiNE

Validating the importance of receiving a sincere apology before forgiveness.

SpiderGwen42 | SpiderGwen42

Forgiveness or free gifts? Doubts arise in family reconciliation. 🤔

gnixfim | gnixfim

Stand up to your mother and define your own family ❤️. NTA

WriteAnotherWoods | WriteAnotherWoods

Protecting your own needs and boundaries is not selfish 🙌

HerGirlFriday | HerGirlFriday

Don't let manipulative stepsister guilt you into being an aunt 😒

greenglossygalaxy | greenglossygalaxy

Commenter refuses to forgive and forget, January 6th reference 🙄

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Commenter defends OP's right to not forgive abusive stepsister.

jdtrouble | jdtrouble

Surprised by the lack of diagnosis: NTA comment.

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