Woman Loses Sister At Young Age, Boyfriend Makes Insensitive Jokes About Being An Only Child

Alfe Mercado
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Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when it's a sibling. For one woman, the loss of her sister at a young age has left a deep emotional scar. Her boyfriend, however, seems to think it's okay to make insensitive jokes about her being an only child. When the woman finally speaks up and tells her friends how hurtful the jokes are, they side with the boyfriend, leaving her feeling even more hurt and isolated. Now, she's left wondering if she was too harsh in her reaction. Was she? Or is her boyfriend and their friends the a**holes in this situation? Read on to find out.

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Insensitive boyfriend makes jokes about being an only child 😒

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Insensitive boyfriend makes jokes about being an only child 😔

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Grieving woman confronts insensitive boyfriend with a heartfelt response ❤️

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Insensitive boyfriend mocks woman's grief over sister's death 😔

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Setting boundaries with insensitive partner: Am I the a**hole?

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Insensitive jokes about losing a loved one? Not okay. 😠

Losing a loved one is never easy, and it can be especially difficult when others make insensitive jokes about it. This is the situation one woman found herself in when her boyfriend made jokes about her being an only child, despite knowing that her sister had passed away at a young age. The woman explained how hurtful these jokes were and how she still feels the presence of her sister in her life. However, some of her friends and her boyfriend argued that she was being overly dramatic and not accepting of jokes. This led to a heated argument and the woman questioning if she was wrong for standing up for herself. It's important to remember that everyone grieves differently and it's not okay to make light of someone's loss. In the next section, we'll take a look at some of the reactions and comments to this difficult situation.

Insensitive boyfriend and friends make jokes about woman's deceased sister. NTA.

Cat_got_ya_tongue | Cat_got_ya_tongue

Commenters sympathize with OP and condemn boyfriend's cruel behavior 😡

520throwaway | 520throwaway

Insensitive boyfriend and friends disregarding loss of sister. #BreakUp

EvilGreebo | EvilGreebo

Heartfelt condolences and a new perspective on sibling loss 💔

yarn_slinger | yarn_slinger

Lack of empathy from boyfriend for loss of sibling. NTA.

therealpoodleofdeath | therealpoodleofdeath

Dump the trash 🗑️, find someone who values you 🥰

Starbeets | Starbeets

NTA - Boyfriend and friends lack social skills, bully you. 😕

iwanttoquitposting | iwanttoquitposting

Insensitive boyfriend raises red flags for future support and empathy.

Shadowedwolf89 | Shadowedwolf89

Insensitive boyfriend? Dump him! You're NTA 💪🏼

that_fork_is_mine | that_fork_is_mine

Insensitive boyfriend refuses to stop making hurtful jokes 😔

Antici-----pation | Antici-----pation

Insensitive jokes about losing a sibling are horrid 😡

korli74 | korli74

Stand your ground against disrespectful 'jokes' from your partner 🛑🙅‍♀️

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

Insensitive jokes about death = major AH move 😒

strangerfish2 | strangerfish2

Insensitive boyfriend needs to learn how to be supportive 😒

Few-Entrepreneur383 | Few-Entrepreneur383

Insensitive jokes about loss of a loved one? NTA! Set boundaries 🚫

Parasamgate | Parasamgate

Dump him. You deserve someone who respects your feelings ❤

jakatakasaurus | jakatakasaurus

Insensitive boyfriend? Dump him! NTA, sorry for your loss 😢

icedcoffeemilknsugar | icedcoffeemilknsugar

Cut him and his friends off 🚫👋

the_real_aidan123919 | the_real_aidan123919

Insensitive boyfriend makes fun of loss, time for new partner. 💔

SummerOracle | SummerOracle

Commenter calls out insensitive boyfriend, labels him 'gross' 🤢

snappienap | snappienap

Setting boundaries is key. Stand up for yourself. ✊ #NTA

Lexx4 | Lexx4

🤔 Is the boyfriend really an a**hole?

[deleted] | [deleted]

Stand up for yourself, dump the insensitive duck 🦆

sarahlampi | sarahlampi

Insensitive boyfriend makes insensitive jokes. Commenter supports OP.

Far_Caterpillar5917 | Far_Caterpillar5917

Standing up to insensitive jokes, NTA handled it like a boss 👏

lydia_videll | lydia_videll

Insensitive jokes about loss show lack of care and empathy. 😔

tinyredbird | tinyredbird

Empathetic comment, suggest leaving insensitive boyfriend. 💔

jolovesmustard | jolovesmustard

Stand up for yourself and your sister 🙌

Nib2319 | Nib2319

Being an only child doesn't justify insensitive jokes about loss 😔

AccessibleBeige | AccessibleBeige

Dump his sorry a** 🤬

cho-won-tchou | cho-won-tchou

Grieving sibling defends their right to mourn. ✊💜

TWAndrewz | TWAndrewz

Insensitive boyfriend continues to make hurtful jokes about sister's death.

rmric0 | rmric0

Insensitive boyfriend needs to stop invalidating her sister's life. 😠

GinPineapple92 | GinPineapple92

Supportive comment section, defending against insensitive joke with informative reply 💛

irirriri | irirriri

Insensitive boyfriend and friends need to grow up. #NTA 👏

Pretend-Panda | Pretend-Panda

Insensitive boyfriend makes jokes about sensitive topic, seek help.

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Dump the insensitive boyfriend and prioritize your mental health 💔

Ahsoka88 | Ahsoka88

Grieving is normal, telling someone to stop is okay 💔

ADHDLifer | ADHDLifer

Insensitive boyfriend makes tasteless jokes, invalidates partner's feelings #NTA 💔

DazzlingAssistant342 | DazzlingAssistant342

Insensitive boyfriend lacks basic empathy, NTA for leaving him.

justlookinthnx | justlookinthnx

Insensitive boyfriend makes painful joke, earns NTA judgment.

DelurkingtoComment | DelurkingtoComment

Standing up against insensitive jokes - NTA shines through ✊

SafariOleg | SafariOleg

Empathetic commenter offers advice to support OP dealing with boyfriend's insensitivity.

krabbypattyformula1 | krabbypattyformula1

Insensitive boyfriend repeatedly hurts feelings, time for a better one 😒

lemonlimeaardvark | lemonlimeaardvark

Stand up for yourself! You deserve someone who respects you 😊

sarahdragon26 | sarahdragon26

Setting boundaries is important. If he can't respect them, leave.

Dork86 | Dork86

Support for not being an only child despite sibling loss. 🙌

FromThePort1990 | FromThePort1990

Dump him 💔. No one deserves to be invalidated.

SlinkyMalinky20 | SlinkyMalinky20

Insensitive boyfriend makes hurtful jokes, friends may be involved too 🤷

mwmystic | mwmystic

Sibling loss stays with you forever. BF's insensitive joke=NTA

Hatchem08 | Hatchem08

Grieving is personal, your boyfriend is not respecting that 💔

horsearound8 | horsearound8

Heartbreaking loss, unsupportive partner. You're not alone ❤

squelchette | squelchette

Defending against cruelty, 🙅‍♀️ NTA stands strong 💪

LucyLovesApples | LucyLovesApples

Insensitive boyfriend gets called out for disrespect by NTA commenter 🔥

RedPretender | RedPretender

Dealing with death is hard, but invalidating it is worse 💔

Odd-Amount-4591 | Odd-Amount-4591

Supportive commenters encourage OP to leave unsympathetic partner and friends ❤️

MaidenMotherCrone3 | MaidenMotherCrone3

Commenter suggests a solution to insensitive boyfriend with sarcasm 😒

khan_ofkhans | khan_ofkhans

Navigating questions about being an only child after losing a sibling 😔

LilDcent | LilDcent

Partner's insensitive 'jokes' cross a line. You deserve better. 💔

imstupidafsry | imstupidafsry

Empathy shines through in support of OP's actions ❤️

General_Distance | General_Distance

Boyfriend's insensitive jokes are bullying behavior, time to leave him 👋

Advanced-Extent-420 | Advanced-Extent-420

Commenter calls out double downers as major a**holes 💥

FairyFartDaydreams | FairyFartDaydreams

Dump him 💔 You're NTA

Emergency-Aardvark-6 | Emergency-Aardvark-6

Losing a sibling is tough. Boyfriend's insensitive jokes are unacceptable 😠

Karlizzle26 | Karlizzle26

NTA's boyfriend is a bully who enjoys hurting her feelings 😔

bizianka | bizianka

Dump the insensitive boyfriend. True friends offer apologies. 💔

Abject_Researcher_12 | Abject_Researcher_12

Insensitive jokes after tragic loss? Not cool 😞

Cocoasneeze | Cocoasneeze

Dump the insensitive boyfriend, he's a cruel a**hole 🚫💔

SatelliteBeach123 | SatelliteBeach123

Dump the monster bf. You still have a sister 💔

raindrop349 | raindrop349

Heartbreaking story of insensitivity towards sister's loss by boyfriend 😔

pudgesquire | pudgesquire

Defending departed sister against insensitive boyfriend. 💔

brazentory | brazentory

User defends poster and calls out boyfriend's insensitivity 😒

HistoricallyLurking | HistoricallyLurking