Guardian refuses to support niece's expensive lifestyle

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When a sister and her husband are sent to prison, their daughter is left in the care of their sister. However, with most of their wealth seized, the sister struggles to provide for her niece. She had to transfer her niece from a private school to a local one and can't afford the fashionable clothes her niece wants. On top of that, the niece has been bullying her cousin and was caught trying to buy a dress costing over a thousand with her aunt's card. The aunt is doing everything she can to support her niece, but can't tolerate bad behavior or afford to pay for expensive clothing. Is she the asshole for refusing to support her niece's lifestyle? Read more to find out.

Stepping up to care for a niece in tough times 💪

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Guardian struggles to support niece after family's ill-gotten wealth seized 💰

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Education inequality between niece and commenter highlighted 😞

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Niece adjusts to new lifestyle despite school absence 🎓

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When fashion obsession clashes with financial reality 😕

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Struggling to keep up with niece's fashion obsession 💸

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Setting boundaries with family during tough times 💪

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Guardian's niece bullies 11-year-old daughter, causing many tears 😔

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Niece's expensive taste causes tension as guardian sets boundaries 🛍️

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Dealing with entitled family members can be tough 😒

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Struggling to provide for her niece's basic needs 😔

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Guardian sets boundaries for niece's behavior in custody arrangement 🚫👧

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Guardian stands firm on niece's extravagant demands 💪

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Setting boundaries with a struggling niece's expensive taste 💸🚫

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Guardian struggles with niece's expensive demands and bullying behavior 😔

The responsibility of taking care of a 15-year-old niece after her parents were sent to prison is already a big one, but having to do it without their wealth is a huge challenge. The guardian had to make changes, including transferring her to a local school from a private one, and buying her clothes that were within their budget. However, the niece seems to be struggling with adjusting to this new life and has been bullying the guardian's daughter. The guardian has had enough and set clear boundaries, but the sister insists on making allowances for her daughter's behavior. It's a tough situation, but the guardian is doing their best to provide for the niece while also taking care of their own family. In the comments, people shared their thoughts and opinions on how the guardian can handle this situation, and some shared similar experiences. Let's dive in.

NTA for not supporting expensive lifestyle. Concerns about niece's behavior and therapy discussed.

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Teaching tough lessons: Aunt won't fund entitled niece's lavish lifestyle 💸

Sweeper1985 | Sweeper1985

Niece's behavior is unacceptable, therapy and boundaries needed.

Flocceenaucee | Flocceenaucee

Niece's behavior prompts therapy suggestions in comment section. NTA.

CashieBashie | CashieBashie

NTA, but Amy needs therapy to address her bullying behavior. 💰🚫👎

Tiamat_fire_and_ice | Tiamat_fire_and_ice

Compassion and boundaries for traumatized teen adjusting to new life ❤️

WorriedOrchid | WorriedOrchid

Guardian refuses to buy $1000 dress for niece's caprice.

arezoofr | arezoofr

NTA refuses to support niece's expensive lifestyle. Family tension brewing.

chocopie18 | chocopie18

Setting boundaries with a troubled teen, NTA 👍

harry_jackson00 | harry_jackson00

Encouragement and boundaries are key for niece's future success. 🎓

Special-Parsnip9057 | Special-Parsnip9057

Spoiled niece learns a hard lesson after bullying incident 💰❌

Puppet007 | Puppet007

Parents must prioritize daughter's safety over niece's expensive lifestyle. YTA.

TinkPerk | TinkPerk

NTA. Niece's bratty behaviour needs to stop. Reality check needed.

SlytherClaw3 | SlytherClaw3

Don't sacrifice your financial stability for entitled family members. 💸

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OP gets called out for allowing bullying of 11-year-old daughter 😔

SearchingforTeaCake | SearchingforTeaCake

Teach her some morals and the value of earning money 💰

Issamelissa84 | Issamelissa84

Foster care payments and therapy recommended for niece's situation 💸💭

Celt42 | Celt42

Wise advice on dealing with entitled niece’s tantrums. 🤑💸

Allocrice | Allocrice

Supporting a niece's expensive lifestyle: NTA calls out sister's behavior.

Lemonowl234512 | Lemonowl234512

Real life 'The Mick'? Commenter thinks so 💰👩‍👧

BirthdayCake11 | BirthdayCake11

Commenter supports Guardian's decision, criticizes convicted criminals.

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NTA for not supporting niece's expensive lifestyle. Therapy may help.

TheOldPetrillo | TheOldPetrillo

Prioritize your daughter's mental health over your niece's lifestyle 💔

baconmashwbrownsugar | baconmashwbrownsugar

Positive reinforcement and setting boundaries for a scared child 💪

May_be_Antisewcial | May_be_Antisewcial

Setting boundaries is hard but important. 🤝

sageisthename | sageisthename

Commenter calls out subreddit's validation-seeking tendencies. 👏

bargle_dook | bargle_dook

Support and therapy are needed for troubled teenage niece 🙏

Myilana | Myilana

Niece's attempted theft exposes bad habits; OP not the a**hole. 🔍🚫

kanna172014 | kanna172014

Insightful 19F suggests setting new rules for entitled niece 🤔

Paragmaticsprite | Paragmaticsprite

Teen niece's behavior understandable but therapy could help 👨🏻‍💻

eat_jeff_bezos | eat_jeff_bezos

Commenter accuses OP of seeking validation with YTA post.

Peachapatchi | Peachapatchi

Advice on helping a troubled 15 year old adjust 💡👧

Plantboridgeforbees | Plantboridgeforbees

Amy needs therapy and education on budgeting, NAH.

JerseysLittleDevil | JerseysLittleDevil

Taking in a niece after her parents went to prison 👍

lexisplays | lexisplays

Commenter stands up against bullying in the family 👊

websterella | websterella

Commenter stands up for their child against entitled niece.

fullmoonalien | fullmoonalien

Ungrateful niece steals and bullies, NTA for setting boundaries. 👏

gambletown | gambletown

Aunt tries to help niece, but therapy is non-negotiable 💆‍♀️

TheEruditeTroglodyte | TheEruditeTroglodyte

Understanding a troubled teen's values and emotions 🤔

wesg2 | wesg2

Prioritizing own children over entitled niece, but with compassion 💪

Wader_Man | Wader_Man

Get help from state resources and DA's social services representative 💪

dca_user | dca_user

Set up an allowance system and consider professional counseling 💰🧘‍♀️

soultrayn | soultrayn

Teaching Amy the value of money and therapy 💰💊

somedayillfindthis | somedayillfindthis

Compassionate OP tries to help struggling niece despite difficult circumstances. 💕

Misha220 | Misha220

Prioritizing kids over entitled niece who emulated criminal parents 🙅‍♀️

annoyedpotatolady | annoyedpotatolady

Dumping entitled niece after disrespectful behavior towards child. NTA 👍

Responsible_Narwhal4 | Responsible_Narwhal4

Encouraging financial responsibility 💰

Cloudinterpreter | Cloudinterpreter

Teach her the value of hard work 💪 while bonding 👩‍👧‍👧

Lepopespip | Lepopespip

Supportive comments for Guardian's decision 🙌

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh69 | Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh69

NTA for refusing to support niece's expensive lifestyle 🙅‍♀️

th1rteenghosts3 | th1rteenghosts3

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