Siblings at Odds: A Struggle with a Disabled Brother 😔

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A 20-year-old shared their struggle with connecting to their younger brother, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The age gap, the brother's deteriorating condition, and the parents' constant worry have created a rift in the family. The situation escalated when the older sibling admitted to not liking their brother, causing further tension.

Unexpected Brother and Diagnosis 🚼

unacaoimhe | unacaoimhe

Resentment and Lack of Connection 😞

unacaoimhe | unacaoimhe

Brother's Rapid Deterioration 😢

unacaoimhe | unacaoimhe

Tension Escalates 🌩️

unacaoimhe | unacaoimhe

Ignoring and Admitting Dislike 😔

unacaoimhe | unacaoimhe

Realization and Apologies 🌟

unacaoimhe | unacaoimhe

A Family's Journey to Reconciliation 💕

After admitting to not liking their disabled brother, the 20-year-old faced backlash from their mother. However, upon reflecting on their actions and reading comments from others, they realized that fear of watching their brother deteriorate was the root of their resentment. The family has since apologized to one another and started working on rebuilding their relationships. Share your thoughts and reactions below! 👇

OP is called out for lack of empathy towards disabled brother. 😔

NewYorkDancer | NewYorkDancer

OP's mistreatment of dying brother causes family rift. YTA.

writesgud | writesgud

Sibling's ableist behavior towards disabled brother sparks outrage. YTA.

aspartameheart | aspartameheart

A heartfelt personal story urging OP to treat their disabled brother kindly.

senortipton | senortipton

Sibling jealousy and ableism. YTA for taking it out on him.

jesskunkel | jesskunkel

Sibling resentment towards disabled brother, resulting in ESH judgement.

M4Strings | M4Strings

A callous 20-year-old is embarrassed by his dying brother's medical equipment. Commenters suggest therapy and growing up. 🙄

badb-crow | badb-crow

Sibling resentment and ableism - commenter calls out YTA behavior 😔

elliegalloooo | elliegalloooo

OP's behavior towards disabled brother is unacceptable 😠

HolyScheizze | HolyScheizze

OP's misplaced anger towards disabled brother while still living at home. YTA 😒

ArtPresence | ArtPresence

Blame game ensues between siblings over disabled brother. 🤦‍♂️

RoseTyler38 | RoseTyler38

A call for empathy towards a struggling family member 🙏

Significant_Risk | Significant_Risk

Don't let past scars affect your relationships with family 👍

Koleilei | Koleilei

Commenter calls for topic closure due to extreme behavior. Reply questions authenticity.

Asmodeus_82 | Asmodeus_82

Sibling resentment towards disabled brother, but NTA for seeking family counseling.

milee30 | milee30

Don't be selfish, put yourself in his shoes 🤔

Lousing_My_Mind | Lousing_My_Mind

Insensitive behavior towards disabled brother. YTA. 😔

tofuvendor | tofuvendor

Sibling struggles with disabled brother, told YTA for expressing dislike.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Sibling resentment towards disabled brother, but parents also at fault. 😔

babamum | babamum

Heartbreaking story of a disabled brother and his unsympathetic sibling 😢

JudgmentEagle | JudgmentEagle

Commenter calls out OP for being mean to disabled brother 😔

lincra | lincra

Sibling resentment towards disabled brother, but should communicate calmly. 👍

stp2395 | stp2395

Commenter calls out YTA for hurting disabled brother's feelings 😢

ILikePiandPie | ILikePiandPie

Harsh judgment from commenter on family dynamics. 😕

SonorousBlack | SonorousBlack

Sibling of disabled brother shares experience of neglect and abuse.

bigorangetabbykat | bigorangetabbykat

Parents at fault? ESH agrees, but who's the real victim?

dogs4life444 | dogs4life444

Sibling struggles with disabled brother, called out for ableism. 😔

dabekah_dababy | dabekah_dababy

NTA but sibling deserves love and respect 😔

avoidingroyster | avoidingroyster

Sibling defends disabled brother, educates on DMD, calls out YTA 👏

I_can_fuck_with_that | I_can_fuck_with_that

Dealing with resentment towards disabled brother, ESH. Therapy advised 👍

OsaBear92 | OsaBear92

Commenter calls out the OP as a big jerk 😠

RedWomanZ | RedWomanZ

Sibling blames brother for parents' actions. YTA. 🤪

supermouse35 | supermouse35

A heartfelt plea to open up and love your disabled brother ❤️

Taciturntup | Taciturntup

Harsh judgment! How will OP react? 🤔

mextrawork | mextrawork

Sibling's neglect leads to disturbing cruelty towards disabled brother 😔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Commenter called out for playing the victim. 🤨

ohdearitsrichardiii | ohdearitsrichardiii

Sibling age gap doesn't matter, YTA for not connecting.

kippersbigsis | kippersbigsis

A fiery response to a controversial comment 🔥

FullmetalPinetree | FullmetalPinetree

Sibling struggles with disabled brother, commenter calls out selfish behavior 😒

Nikki3to | Nikki3to

A harsh ESH comment with no sympathy for a disabled brother.

Midknight226 | Midknight226

A scathing comment calls out immaturity and suggests therapy.

Throwaway1262020 | Throwaway1262020

Sibling's anger towards disabled brother, YTA comment urges reconciliation ❤️

LeftHand_of_Kindness | LeftHand_of_Kindness

Ouch! Someone's not happy with this person's behavior 😕

ru12345678900000 | ru12345678900000

Commenter calls out selfish behavior with a frowning face 😞

ginger2020 | ginger2020

Lack of empathy from both sides caused this family struggle 😔

GaninContact | GaninContact

Commenter calls out entitlement and lack of empathy in sibling.

synesthesiah | synesthesiah

Growing up with a disabled sibling is tough, but ESH now. Help out a little and be friendlier 🙏

throwaway999424999 | throwaway999424999

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