Sibling rivalry turns nasty after college rejections

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Sibling rivalry is common, but this AITA post takes it to a new level. The author and her brother both applied to their dream college, but only the author got accepted. Her brother's jealousy turned into destructive behavior, and the author struggles to deal with his anger and resentment. Tensions are high as they share a study space, and the author wonders if she's in the wrong for mocking her brother's rejection. Read on to find out if you think she's the asshole in this situation.

Siblings feud over dream college rejection 🎓👨‍👧

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Age and education level fuels intense sibling rivalry ⚔️

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Sibling rivalry over college acceptance leads to assumptions and disappointment.

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Dream school obsession leads to sibling tension 💥

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Study buddies turned enemies due to college rejections 😱

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College apps fuel sibling rivalry; jealousy and tension arise 🎓

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Overcoming toxic competition between siblings during college application process 🔥

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When college decisions pit siblings against each other 😔🎓

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Tension rises as sibling's jealousy overshadows college acceptance. 😕

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Sibling rivalry taken too far with laptop sabotage attempt 🙈

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Brother's jealousy over college acceptance leads to toxic behavior 🙄

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Gender bias allegations spark sibling rivalry

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Empathizing with a sibling's college rejection 🎓❤️

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Sibling rivalry takes toll on college-bound student 🎓

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College rejection fuels sibling rivalry, ends in state school attendance.

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From condescending to conforming: a sibling's college rejection meltdown 😤

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Navigating shared spaces with difficult siblings 😩🤦‍♂️

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Stuck sharing a room and a desk with your frenemy? 🙄

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Brother destroys room in college rejection-fueled rage 😡

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College rejection fuels sibling rivalry and headphone divide 🎧

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Overcoming sibling rivalry for academic success 🎓

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College rejection fuels sibling rivalry in hilarious argument 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🎓

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Hoodie wars - when college rejection hits too close to home

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Prank war escalates with superglued rejection letters 😂

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Sibling rivalry taken to the extreme over college rejections 🎓👨‍🎓

College rejections can be tough, but for this brother and sister duo, it turned into an all-out war. When both applied to the same dream school, tensions rose as the brother became increasingly competitive and refused to even study with his sister. When decisions came out, the sister was accepted and the brother was rejected, leading to a massive panic attack and a spiral of anger and jealousy. Even after the summer, tensions have not subsided as the brother is now set to attend a state school and takes out his frustration on his sister by breaking her belongings and constantly belittling her achievement. As classes start soon, the sister is just hoping to be able to study in peace without her brother's constant screaming and anger. Read on for the comments and reactions to this intense sibling rivalry.

Sibling rivalry turns nasty after college rejections. Op snaps back.

PlukvdPetteflet | PlukvdPetteflet

NTA. Brother's jealousy reaches obsessive levels, parents need to intervene.

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Sibling rivalry turns toxic with no intervention from parents. ESH.

ChungusMcGoodboy | ChungusMcGoodboy

Sibling rivalry escalates over college rejections. NTA wears H merch.

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Sibling's jealousy reaches psycho level; brother's college rejection backfires.

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Sibling rivalry turns nasty over college rejections. ESH but brother more.

ElectricMoccoson | ElectricMoccoson

Avoiding toxic sibling sabotage: attending University of Zoom instead 😷

carlocarlow | carlocarlow

Getting rejected never felt so satisfying 🤣 #NotTheAsshole

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Sibling's college rejection tantrum: NTA responds hilariously, parents MIA 😂

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Sibling rivalry escalates over college rejections. ESH, but brother's entitlement? 🙄

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Sibling rivalry over college rejections, commenter says NTA.

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What college did they get rejected from? 🤔

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Sibling rivalry escalates to college rejection. NTA, but crossed line.

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Sibling rivalry escalates after college rejections. ESH but OP seeks solution.

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Sibling jealousy and bullying is not okay, revenge is not justified 😕

Dharsarahma | Dharsarahma

Sibling rivalry turns ugly after college rejections. Both are hurting.

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Sibling rivalry escalates, but commenter finds humor in revenge tactics.

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Negligent parenting leads to sibling rivalry, justified NTA response. 🤔

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Sibling rivalry with a GG reference, hilarious 🤣

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Proud H alumni warns against resting on laurels 🎓

Jamaalette | Jamaalette

Sibling rivalry gets out of hand, but NTA. Stay calm 😌

MadamDanny | MadamDanny

Stand up for yourself, you're not required to take his sh*t 💪

SolelyCurious | SolelyCurious

Sibling rivalry turns abusive, NTA fights back fiercely 🔥

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College acceptance causes sibling feud. NTA takes the high road 🎓

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Commenter praises revenge tactics with enthusiasm 👏

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Sibling rivalry can be tough, but expressing gratitude may help 🙏

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Sibling rivalry turns nasty after college rejections. NTA standing up to bullying 🚫👊

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Sibling rivalry causes misery, but NTA. Parents are the a**holes. 🤦‍♀️

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Suggesting a solution for a difficult family situation. 😕

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Sibling rivalry taken to extreme, hilarious lengths with superglue prank 😂

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When sibling rivalry goes too far 😜 ESH learns a lesson.

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Sibling rivalry turns nasty after college rejections, but commenter defends NTA

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Sibling rivalry turns toxic with one sabotaging the other's future. ESH.

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Sibling rivalry escalates to emotional abuse, NTA sister stands her ground.

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Agreeing with the commenter's sentiment 🙌

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Sibling rivalry escalates with negligent parenting. 😒

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Parents' "settle this amongst each other" policy leads to toxic situation. NTA.

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Magical response to college rejection. Not the a**hole.

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Sibling rivalry escalates, but commenter advises mature communication with parents 🗣️

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Is H the dream college? The commenter is curious 🤔

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Don't let sibling rivalry turn into bullying. 🚫👊

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Justified retaliation or going too far? 🤔

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Sibling rivalry escalates due to brother's lack of plan B. ESH. 💥

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Turning college rejections into opportunities: advice for rejected siblings 🎓

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College rejections lead to superglued drawers in sibling feud 🤦‍♂️

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Parenting overprotective parents: NTA comment takes a stand 💪

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Sibling rivalry turns nasty after college rejections. ESH but brother went full psycho.

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Commenter finds humor in rejection letter, deems poster not at fault.

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Don't let your sibling's bullying dim your accomplishments 💪🎓

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Siblings fight over college rejections, but who needs to grow up?

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