SIL's Obsession with Niece: A Desperate Cry for Help? 😲

Diply Social Team
Unsplash | Unsplash

Imagine having a sister-in-law who constantly visits your home without notice, just to spend time with your oldest child. Sounds exhausting, right? 😩 One woman found herself in this exact situation, and she's had enough. The reason behind her sister-in-law's obsession? A tragic miscarriage that happened over a decade ago. But is it time for her to seek professional help and move on? Let's dive into this emotionally charged story. 🎢

Two Pregnancies, One Tragedy 🤰

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Fast Forward to Today 🕰️

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Surprise Visits 🎉

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Unwanted Houseguest 🏠

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

The Real Reason Behind the Visits 👧

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Bitterness and Bonding 😠

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Ignoring Her Own Children 🙁

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Grieving and Moving On 💔

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

The Breaking Point ⚠️

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

A Painful Reminder 😢

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Suggesting Therapy 💬

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Husband's Support ✊

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

The Fallout 🌪️

trick-plenty | trick-plenty

Enough is Enough: Time for Therapy? 🛋️

Our protagonist has reached her breaking point with her sister-in-law's constant, unannounced visits. The SIL's obsession with her niece, who would have been the same age as her miscarried child, has taken a toll on the family. After suggesting therapy instead of plane tickets, the SIL becomes bitter and cuts off communication. Is it time for her to seek professional help and move on for the sake of her own children? Let's see what the internet thinks of this emotionally charged situation... 💭

After years of sporadic visits, OP finally snaps at SIL's obsession. Mixed reactions ensue 😕

chabuddy108 | chabuddy108

SIL's grief or obsession? NTA sets boundaries for disruption.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Setting boundaries with family is important for mental health. NTA 👏

50M3K00K | 50M3K00K

SIL's obsession with niece raises red flags, NTA for addressing.

garlic_braed | garlic_braed

NTA commenter calls out SIL's harmful behavior, receives support.

loudent2 | loudent2

Coping with stillbirth, commenter advises SIL to focus on her kids.

rbaltimore | rbaltimore

Setting boundaries with SIL's grief and surprise visits 🙏

earthgirl76 | earthgirl76

Navigating grief can be tough, but obsession is not okay 😕

Peacesalam | Peacesalam

Setting boundaries with family can be tough 😢, but necessary for self-care 👍

Order66-Cody | Order66-Cody

Protecting your daughter from SIL's unhealthy obsession. NTA 👍

purplechunkymonkey | purplechunkymonkey

Sister needs therapy for SIL's obsession with niece. NTA.

jessgebs | jessgebs

SIL's obsession with niece is concerning, NTA suggests therapy. 🚨

Smiley-Canadian | Smiley-Canadian

SIL's obsession with niece: a mental illness or just an excuse? 🤔

christina0001 | christina0001

Setting boundaries with family can be tough 😔

Ladyughsalot1 | Ladyughsalot1

NTA's comment highlights the abnormality of SIL's behavior 😕

jsangi | jsangi

Set boundaries with SIL's obsession. NTA. 🙌

rapheALtoid | rapheALtoid

Heartbroken parent shares how SIL's obsession is unacceptable 😢

makawitch | makawitch

SIL's bizarre behavior affecting all kids. NTA for intervening. 🙌

insomniac29 | insomniac29

Set boundaries and stick to them to stop SIL's favoritism. 🙌

afterthestorms | afterthestorms

Setting boundaries with family for their mental health 🙏

ManateeFlamingo | ManateeFlamingo

Setting boundaries with SIL for niece's sake 🙏

[deleted] | [deleted]

The sudden change in SIL's behavior raises concerns 🤔

wolverinehokie | wolverinehokie

SIL's obsession with niece raises concern for medical intervention. NTA.

starwarschick16 | starwarschick16

13 years of unannounced visits and leaving kids? NTA needs therapy 😕

Joepost19 | Joepost19

Loss can be tough, NTA suggests therapy for SIL 🙏

[deleted] | [deleted]

Aunt's love for niece turns obsessive, but OP's NTA intervention helps

whiteshadow88 | whiteshadow88

SIL's concerning obsession with niece raises red flags 🚨

EveMB | EveMB

Gentle approach failed, time for tough love and counseling 🙏

TsukaiSutete1 | TsukaiSutete1

SIL's obsession with her 'angel baby' and avoidance of reality. NTA.

StephanieSays66 | StephanieSays66

SIL's entitlement to niece's time: NTA calls for therapy 😲

[deleted] | [deleted]

Sensitivity is key! SIL's behavior may be a cry for help 🤷‍♀️

Driftwood1884 | Driftwood1884

Heartbreaking situation. Seeking professional help is crucial for healing. 😢

[deleted] | [deleted]

Setting boundaries with SIL's unhealthy obsession with niece. NTA.

[deleted] | [deleted]

SIL's unhealthy attachment to your child? NTA, set boundaries. 🙏

Bucketmouth3 | Bucketmouth3

Prioritize living kids' needs over SIL's angel babies obsession. 👍

ClockWeasel | ClockWeasel

Commenter relates to SIL's grief but recognizes the need for therapy.

TheOnlyScout | TheOnlyScout

Aunt's unannounced visits to busy family, NTA but... 😕

mountainmamax2 | mountainmamax2

Being honest doesn't always come across as nice 😐

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

Concerned commenter suggests talking to SIL's spouse about obsession.

dca_user | dca_user

Commenter finds SIL's behavior creepy, like a Lifetime movie. 😱

lelouch312 | lelouch312

SIL's obsession is alarming, NTA for suggesting she needs help 😱

[deleted] | [deleted]

Communication is key: NTA should have been informed beforehand 📲

PFXvampz | PFXvampz

SIL's obsession with niece causing harm. NTA for setting boundaries. 🙏

lucue_ | lucue_

Setting boundaries with family during grief 🙏

FlagCityDiva | FlagCityDiva

SIL's grief over her baby's loss is manifesting in unhealthy ways 😢

ilovepancakes134 | ilovepancakes134

Oldest's opinion matters: NTA asks about their thoughts 🤔

heyshugitsme | heyshugitsme

Setting boundaries with SIL is crucial for daughter's well-being. 🙌

AnctEgypt | AnctEgypt

Setting boundaries with family can be tough, but necessary. 🙏

ohtheheavywater | ohtheheavywater

NTA- SIL's obsession is unhealthy and stalker-ish. Major therapy needed. 😱

JHunter1986 | JHunter1986

Enjoy the free time while you can! 😊

28appleseeds | 28appleseeds

_Ruby_Tuesday | _Ruby_Tuesday

Agreeing with the judgment but empathizing with the frustration 😤

Extra-ordinary88 | Extra-ordinary88

Setting boundaries with obsessive SIL for the sake of children 🙏

MadWitchLibrarian | MadWitchLibrarian

Not the a**hole, but what's the backstory? 🤔

jaime_riri | jaime_riri

Clear and concise. Shutting down SIL's obsession. 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Silent victory: When silence is the best response. 🙌

TassieBorn | TassieBorn

Being right doesn't mean being rude 🙌

ShadowDigit | ShadowDigit

Honesty is the best policy. NTA comment delivers tough love.

Celinder_pigen | Celinder_pigen

Being honest can still hurt, but therapy could help. 😢

Pacificcru | Pacificcru

Encouraging therapy for SIL's obsession can prevent future reliance. 👍

bouchhdag | bouchhdag

Not the a**hole, but why the obsession with niece? 🤔

MinervaHZD | MinervaHZD

Unannounced visits are a no-go 🚫, but OP is NTA 👍

vitaminrat | vitaminrat

Setting boundaries with family member's unhealthy obsession. NTA.

cwg-crysania | cwg-crysania

Commenter suggests SIL needs therapy for niece obsession 😕

[deleted] | [deleted]

Finally speaking up. 👏

[deleted] | [deleted]

SIL's obsession with niece is not healthy. NTA. Therapy needed. 🙏


Setting boundaries with family can be tough. NTA's SIL needs help 🚧

Dachshundmom5 | Dachshundmom5

Aunt's NTA verdict highlights concerning behavior towards niece. 🤯

EchoTangoJuliett | EchoTangoJuliett

Commenter calls out neglectful parent in intense family drama 🔥

elationonceagain | elationonceagain

Commenter expresses concern for SIL's well-being and children 😢

[deleted] | [deleted]

SIL's inappropriate behavior with niece: NAH, but therapy needed. 🙏

SkepticalTumbleweed | SkepticalTumbleweed

Filed Under: