Family drama: AITA for refusing to lie to my niece about cancelled ski trip?

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Aunt has a close relationship with her niece, but things get complicated when her brother and sister-in-law ask her to lie to cover up their decision to cancel the niece's ski trip. The niece is already upset with her mother, and the aunt doesn't want to make things worse. However, she also doesn't feel right lying to the niece. Read on to find out what she decides and whether she's the a**hole.

Navigating family dynamics when honesty is the best policy 🤔

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Christmas brings families together, but it's not always smooth sailing. In this post, a woman is unsure if she should lie to her niece about a cancelled ski trip. Her brother and sister-in-law want her to lie, but she doesn't feel comfortable doing so. This situation is complicated by tension between her sister-in-law and her niece, who is acting out in her attempts to establish her own identity. The situation is further complicated by the family's financial situation and Ashley's need for emotional space. Will the aunt lie to her niece, or will the family be forced to confront the truth? Keep reading to find out.

NTA and refusing to lie to her niece is the right move. Amy's attempt to guilt OP is an AH move.

Heavy_Sand5228 | Heavy_Sand5228

NTA, but can cancelling a ski trip really build a bond? 🤔

Xterradiver | Xterradiver

Honesty is the best policy. Niece needs therapy, not lies. 💯

krankykitty | krankykitty

Honesty is the best policy: NTA for not lying.

ResponseMountain6580 | ResponseMountain6580

Be the cool aunt and teach Ashley a lesson. 💁‍♀️

jenniw3g | jenniw3g

ASHLEY'S BEHAVIOR: Aunt criticized for not punishing her niece.

MagicianOk6393 | MagicianOk6393

Honesty is the best policy 🤥🤫👧

Background-Lab-4896 | Background-Lab-4896

Is it wrong to play the 'exotic' aunt? ESH.

Major_Bother8416 | Major_Bother8416

No ski trip for niece: NTA or ESH?

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Being honest is important for building trust with children 🤝

Status-Pattern7539 | Status-Pattern7539

Building a stronger bond with her daughter might be the real issue 😔

Mini_Hulk | Mini_Hulk

Honesty is the best policy 🤥🚫 #NotTheA-hole

TrayMc666 | TrayMc666

Canceled ski trip causes family drama and double punishment for niece. 😔

isi_na | isi_na

Honesty is the best policy 🤥 Niece's parents should take responsibility

Gypsy-Nyx | Gypsy-Nyx

Hold your ground, but offer a compromise for future peace 🙏🏻

SuperAmbear | SuperAmbear

NTA. Ashley needs independence from her mom. 🎿🏔️

stiletto929 | stiletto929

Niece disrespects her mother and needs to be put in check 💪

One_Arm4148 | One_Arm4148

Honesty is the best policy 👍. Don't take the bullet for them 👏

topjock002 | topjock002

NTA OP, but why does Ashley despise Amy? 🤔

manta002 | manta002

Helping your niece understand parental love is important 💕

MK_King69 | MK_King69

Don't be the cool aunt, honesty is the best policy 🏂

avast2006 | avast2006

Don't let someone else ruin your relationship with your niece ❄️

TheWardenDemonreach | TheWardenDemonreach

Solve the bigger problem, help Ashley and her mom 💙

CakePhool | CakePhool

Don't take the blame. NTA for telling the truth. 👍

columbospeugeot | columbospeugeot

Teaching honesty: NTA suggests that parents should set good examples 👍

Cometguy7 | Cometguy7

Don't be a**hole: Niece's parents should stop lying to her

Lgebbie1995 | Lgebbie1995

Honesty is the best policy 🤥 NTA wins this one

RonniDeee | RonniDeee

Influencing entitled behavior: Consequences for Ashley's actions 🤔

savvyblackbird | savvyblackbird

Encourage niece to call mom and make amends. Stand firm. 🏂

slinkychameleon | slinkychameleon

Encouraging support from commenter to help family dynamics. 👍

Unlikely-Emu2663 | Unlikely-Emu2663

Honesty is the best policy 👍 Niece should learn consequences.

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Send love from afar with gift cards and thoughtful presents ❤️

jammy913 | jammy913

Unfair to speculate, but Ashley's dislike is still a mystery 🤔

Flabberghast97 | Flabberghast97

Don't lie to your niece, build a relationship with her 🤝

CanILiveInAGlade | CanILiveInAGlade

NTA for not lying about the cancelled ski trip, but parents should not use OP as a scapegoat. Punishing Ashley further won't improve the relationship with her mother. 🤔

PineappleCome | PineappleCome

Being honest is tough, but lying isn't the solution 😔

Far-Ad-8888 | Far-Ad-8888

The commenter provides INFO on Ashley's apology and behavior afterwards 😕

On_The_Blindside | On_The_Blindside

A united front is key in avoiding family drama 👨‍👩‍👧

thejackalreborn | thejackalreborn

Holding back the truth? 🤥 NTA stands their ground! 🙅

larla77 | larla77

Aunt refuses to lie for niece's mom, calls for parenting responsibility 🏂

Limerase | Limerase

Experience matters, but overriding a mother's efforts is manipulative 🧐

HernandezGirl | HernandezGirl

Don't lie to protect others, honesty is the best policy 🤥🚫

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