I Asked to Move in With My Dad to Get Away from My Sister. AITA?

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Growing up, sibling rivalry is common. But what happens when it goes too far? One woman shares her story of how her sister's jealousy and emotional fits made her life miserable. After finally moving in with her dad to escape the drama, she made a comment that still haunts her sister to this day.

Is she the a**hole for finally standing up for herself? Or is her sister's reaction justified? Read the full story to find out.

Dealing with a difficult sibling and considering drastic measures. 🤔

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Separated siblings seek separate dads for separate lives. 🤔

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🏡 Wanting to escape from a toxic sibling relationship, AITA?

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Desperate to escape sister's wrath, I begged to move out 🏠

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Moved in with dad to escape sister's attacks. Improved family dynamics.

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Sibling rivalry and custody battles 🤔

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Sister in therapy over my comment. AITA?

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Moving in with my dad to escape my sister. AITA? 😕

Growing up with my sister Hannah was a nightmare. She constantly argued with me and destroyed my things. When I told my dad how miserable I was, he offered to take care of me. I begged to move in with him and his new wife in Portland.

My mom agreed, and it worked out. I finally had a family where I felt safe and loved. But recently, Hannah found out that I moved in with my dad because of her behavior. She's now back in therapy and feels terrible about it.

Am I the a**hole for telling her the truth? Read on to find out what others think about the situation.

Reconnecting with sister after therapy, NTA for speaking truthfully.

LittelFoxicorn | LittelFoxicorn

Therapy is important, but is honesty always the best policy? 🤔

jammy913 | jammy913

Sibling conflict and past trauma. NTA for setting boundaries.

AQualityKoalaTeacher | AQualityKoalaTeacher

Sibling conflict and family dynamics discussed with empathy and understanding ✨

PettyHonestThrowaway | PettyHonestThrowaway

Breaking free from terrorizing sister and mom's fiction. 🚶‍♂️

cassowary32 | cassowary32

Sibling rivalry and healing. 🤝

lumpthefoff | lumpthefoff

Honesty is key 🗝️. Though it was a tough call.

MamaofTwinDragons | MamaofTwinDragons

Honesty is the best policy. NTA for setting boundaries 🚪

RevolutionarySea15 | RevolutionarySea15

Sometimes honesty is the best policy. 🤷‍♀️

Mpg19470 | Mpg19470

Therapy isn't a punishment, NAH. Mom shouldn't have lied.

kdsexologist | kdsexologist

Honesty is the best policy. 🤝

SpicyMayoGuy | SpicyMayoGuy

Commenter suggests sister had attachment disorder, but NAH overall.

hanzmac | hanzmac

Sibling jealousy can be tough. Honest communication is key. 👍

_RealFakeDoors | _RealFakeDoors

Moved out at 12? That's young! 🤔

Lovegivingadvice | Lovegivingadvice

Expressing feelings = Emotional maturity ☝️

noellesbroke07 | noellesbroke07

Commenter suggests sister's behavior is due to lack of dad; replies mention therapy

Shadyside77 | Shadyside77

Healing takes time, but forgiveness and honesty are key. 💛

TwoCentsPsychologist | TwoCentsPsychologist

Navigating family relationships in therapy. 💭

sourpuz | sourpuz

Being honest helps people grow. NTA 🙌

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Moving away from a toxic sibling is healing 🌳✂️

paperkeeb | paperkeeb

Supporting OP's decision to move away from toxic sister

deepvoicednerd | deepvoicednerd

Sibling struggles, but NAH. A bit of mom-shaming involved 😬

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Encouraging therapy is a great step towards self-improvement 👍

TheBaddestPatsy | TheBaddestPatsy

Learning to forgive and grow after childhood conflicts. 🌱

kabeanie5 | kabeanie5

Supporting OP's decision and acknowledging sister's mental health concerns ❤️

dysphoriurn | dysphoriurn

Choosing a parent is tough, but standing up for yourself matters.

Maleficent_Ad_3958 | Maleficent_Ad_3958

Mom's lies and sister's rampages - tough family dynamics 😞

ComprehensiveBand586 | ComprehensiveBand586

Standing up for yourself and setting boundaries. 🙌

Jzumong | Jzumong

Maturely handled NAH situation with therapy 🙌

purplepluppy | purplepluppy

Commenter suggests sister's therapy indicates deeper issues. NAH.

8kijcj | 8kijcj

Mom's favoritism backfires, NTA for setting the record straight 🙌

nomoreuturns | nomoreuturns

Not the a**hole for wanting space from sister 🚪

nimajneb21 | nimajneb21

Navigating familial relationships can be tough. 🤝

knittedjedi | knittedjedi

Agreeing with the judgement, commenter respects OP's restraint 🙌

brandonbadtkes | brandonbadtkes

Supportive comment for OP's decision to live with dad 🙌

littlebeanonwheels | littlebeanonwheels

Sibling relationships can be complex - honesty can lead to healing ❤️

kittensandcookies | kittensandcookies

Don't feel bad about it, NTA 🙌

minisimy | minisimy

Mature approach to therapy and self-reflection 💪

4D_Madyas | 4D_Madyas

Acknowledging past hurt and moving forward. 🙌

PurpleWomat | PurpleWomat

Starting to grow up at 26 🌱 Good for you!

katecrime | katecrime

Supportive comment section with NTA judgement and therapy recommendation 💛

arsonfairy | arsonfairy

Sister's behavior was awful. NTA for wanting to move out.

Iron_Avenger2020 | Iron_Avenger2020

Therapy can help uncover the root of the issue. 💆‍♀️

Doolie12000 | Doolie12000

You did nothing wrong and your parents should have supported you. NTA ✊

Voltaire_747 | Voltaire_747

Encouraging words for sister's therapy journey. 🙌

Shebolleth | Shebolleth

Compassionate response to therapy progress, 🙌 for growth and healing.

Bubblegrime | Bubblegrime

Glad they're healthy now! NTA for telling the truth ❤

Loud-Neighborhood-76 | Loud-Neighborhood-76

Sibling rivalry and family secrets come to light. 👀

daughterofnarcs | daughterofnarcs

Breaking free from toxic family dynamics. 🙌

sasslafrass | sasslafrass

Honesty is key. It's tough but it seems to be working out. 💪

OdinTheBogan | OdinTheBogan

Honesty is the best policy. 🤥 NTA.

sdbinnl | sdbinnl

Getting away from an abusive sibling, NTA. 🙅

TheNameIsBertrant | TheNameIsBertrant

Choosing honesty over lies in a toxic family environment. 👏

FirebirdWriter | FirebirdWriter

Sometimes the truth hurts 🤷‍♀️ But it seems like therapy is helping 🙏

Matelot67 | Matelot67

Give your sister a chance to redeem herself. 🤞

WillowmereCottage | WillowmereCottage

Sister was an arse in the past, but now in therapy 🙏

Transbian_Mess | Transbian_Mess

Moving away from toxic family members is important for mental health 🚶‍♀️

nobody_important0000 | nobody_important0000

Sibling conflict resolved through therapy and safe space 🤝

msbeesy | msbeesy

Support for NTA commenter's succinct statement 👍

tri220987 | tri220987

Empathetic NTA comment suggests sister needs therapy. 🤝

DifficultFlounder | DifficultFlounder

Compassionate response to family conflict. 🤝

Cosmicshimmer | Cosmicshimmer

Validating the struggles of a troubled sibling, hopeful for future.

glowingsnakeplant | glowingsnakeplant

Compassionate response to a sensitive topic. ❤️

AlwaysPlaysAHealer | AlwaysPlaysAHealer

Not the a**hole for seeking safety and space 🚶‍♀️👋

LalaZora | LalaZora

Hold her accountable! 👊 NTA for wanting space.

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Moving in with dad to escape sister, NTA says commenter.

coatrack68 | coatrack68

Honesty is the best policy! 🙌 NTA

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

Sibling drama: commenter empathizes with OP's struggle and calls out sister's issues 👀

leahchandler82 | leahchandler82

Jealousy and mental illness may have played a role. Complicated feelings 💭

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Sibling rivalry exposed: NTA stands up to sister's behavior 👊

HolaWhatup2021 | HolaWhatup2021