Twin Drama: Aunt Accused of Playing Favorites 😱

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Imagine having twin nephews, but one is clearly favored by their mother. What would you do? One aunt (26F) found herself in this predicament, as her sister (36) has four teenage boys, including fraternal twins Alex and Bryan (14). The aunt loves having the twins over and has been trying to balance out the favoritism by giving more attention to the less favored twin. However, both twins have asked her to stop, leaving her in a moral dilemma. 😕🤔

The Aunt's Dilemma 🤷‍♀️

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Aunt's Bond With the Boys 👩‍👦‍👦

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The Twins' Frequent Visits 🏠

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The Obvious Favorite 🌟

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Alex: The Golden Boy 🏆

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Bryan: The Quiet One 🤐

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Alex's Cruel Streak 😈

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A Disturbing Dare 😳

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Bryan's Confession 😔

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Alex's Hurtful Comments 💔

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Sister's Dismissive Attitude 🙄

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Aunt's Attempt to Balance ⚖️

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Aunt's Tactics 🎬🍽️

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Alex's Growing Anger 😠

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Bryan's Plea 🙏

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Aunt's Struggle 😟

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Aunt's Moral Dilemma: To Stop or Not to Stop? 🤔

This aunt is stuck in a moral dilemma as she tries to balance the favoritism between her twin nephews, Alex and Bryan. Despite her good intentions, both twins have asked her to stop. Bryan fears Alex's retaliation, while Alex grows increasingly angry. The aunt struggles with her decision, as her sister refuses to address the issue. As the tension rises, the question remains: should the aunt continue her efforts or respect the twins' wishes? 🙇‍♀️💭

Fighting favoritism with favoritism isn't the way to go 🚫. Document Alex's issues and suggest therapy. ESH.

hey-demons-its-me-ya | hey-demons-its-me-ya

ESH except Bryan. Commenter suggests showing Bryan special attention privately 🙏 to avoid Alex's bullying. Others suggest involving school or counselor.

ThinkingRose | ThinkingRose

NTA, but reverse favoritism is only helping OP feel better.

AmethysstFire | AmethysstFire

Being a supportive aunt is important, but subtlety is key 👍

bamf1701 | bamf1701

Encouraging separate friendships and quality time with each twin 👫

AMerrickanGirl | AMerrickanGirl

Aunt accused of playing favorites, but commenter calls out abuse.

Lesley82 | Lesley82

Suggests taking nephews separately for one-on-one time with auntie. 👍

Miserable_Panda6979 | Miserable_Panda6979

NTA tries to warn the aunt about favoritism, but gets backlash 😬

freethis | freethis

Commenter calls out favoritism and bad parenting, suggests equality.

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Father in prison, adding to twin drama 😞

C0pper-an0de | C0pper-an0de

Sibling rivalry and favoritism lead to troubling behavior. 🤔

SleuthingSloth009 | SleuthingSloth009

Concerned commenter suggests calling CPS over bullying in home 😱

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Soft ESH verdict for aunt trying to help neglected nephew 😔

MysteriousChicken552 | MysteriousChicken552

Sibling rivalry takes an ugly turn. YTA needs to stop 🤯

Double_Reindeer_6884 | Double_Reindeer_6884

Aunt not the a**hole, but approach may worsen twin drama 🤔

dioor | dioor

Commenter suggests alternative solutions to aunt's favoritism dilemma.

nickyfrags69 | nickyfrags69

Don't play favorites, it'll backfire. Treat them equally 🙌

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ESH situation with Bryan suffering the most. Involving school recommended 👍

hoth87 | hoth87

Favoritism with good intentions can still cause harm 😔

yay_darkness | yay_darkness

Aunt accused of playing favorites with nephew, receives YTA judgement 🤯

9r7g5h | 9r7g5h

Suggests alternative to playing favorites with nephew 👍

deviousboffin | deviousboffin

Sibling rivalry escalates, but how can the aunt intervene? 🤔

OWL8616 | OWL8616

Aunt's good intentions causing more harm than good 😔

UnicornCackle | UnicornCackle

Learning to help in the way asked is key 👍

nancybabitch | nancybabitch

Sibling rivalry at its finest. One comment, two opinions 🤔

SlinkyMalinky20 | SlinkyMalinky20

Navigating favoritism and family drama, YTA called out. 🤯

Complete-Sense-758 | Complete-Sense-758

Fairness is key in family relationships 🙌

NefariousnessGlum424 | NefariousnessGlum424

Bryan says stop, but is OP really NTA?

ChandlerMifflin | ChandlerMifflin

Building a relationship with your nephew? NAH, but tread carefully 🤔

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Supportive comment defends OP's actions, calls out sister's neglect. 💪

Seabastial | Seabastial

Listen to your nephew and be there for him 👥

Right-Mind2723 | Right-Mind2723

Sibling favoritism causing bullying and hurt. Talk to sister ASAP 🚨

LingonberryPrior6896 | LingonberryPrior6896

Sibling rivalry and favoritism lead to a dark comparison. ESH.

NotARobotDefACyborg | NotARobotDefACyborg

Commenter criticizes sister's parenting and advises aunt on helping nephew. 👍

bluecarnallove | bluecarnallove

Sibling favoritism and abuse - seeking help for the victim 🤝

pokethejellyfish | pokethejellyfish

Mom calls out toxic parenting, defends son against favoritism accusations 💪

utter-ridiculousness | utter-ridiculousness

Aunt accused of playing favorites, YTA for not stopping.

DeshaMustFly | DeshaMustFly

Commenter calls out harmful behavior towards bullying. ESH.

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Letting go is hard, but holding on makes you YTA 🙄

Jhesus_Monkey | Jhesus_Monkey

Creating a safe haven for Bryan 👏

DragonsFan66 | DragonsFan66

Favoritism and bullying causing twin drama, adults need to act 😱

Snoo_59080 | Snoo_59080

Suggests spending time with Bryan alone to resolve issue 🙏

Temporary-Currency80 | Temporary-Currency80

OP urged to take sides in twin drama 😱

darkenedgy | darkenedgy

Everyone sucks here? This should be interesting... 🤔

caitiejbb | caitiejbb

User suggests punishing one twin for aunt's favoritism 🤷🏼‍♀️

bornii3 | bornii3

Commenter calls out sister's favoritism and suggests alternative solutions. 👏

xiionaa | xiionaa

Commenter advises to stop playing favorites for nephew's sake 🙏

AromaticLet4078 | AromaticLet4078

Commenter defends Bryan in twin drama, chooses NTA side 👍

Weskit | Weskit

Clever approach to even things out and avoid blame game 🤔

JadedSlayer | JadedSlayer

Commenter empathizes with Bryan's situation and suggests solutions. 🙏

cassowary32 | cassowary32

Bryan is being abused and needs to be moved ASAP 😱

invisible-rogue | invisible-rogue

Commenter calls out OP for making situation worse 🤔

Risky-business89 | Risky-business89

Selfish aunt accused of playing favorites causing family drama 😒

everylastlight | everylastlight

Both kids need therapy for the psychological abuse and trauma. 🙁

Ok_Juice7282 | Ok_Juice7282

ESH, but there's hope. Ask Bryan how to help 👍

Kristaraexoxo | Kristaraexoxo

Suggesting quality time with nephew to ease sibling rivalry 🤓

you-sirrr-name | you-sirrr-name

Suggesting counseling for toxic family dynamics 🙏

Outsidedave123 | Outsidedave123

Encourage Bryan to a hobby or job to escape toxicity 💪

DelsMagicFishies | DelsMagicFishies

Concerned commenter worries about potential harm to Bryan 😱

Professional-File370 | Professional-File370

Navigating family drama and favoritism 🤷‍♀️

eileen_i | eileen_i

Family drama and bullying. ESH except Bryan. 🤷🏻‍♂️

garlicbread0 | garlicbread0

Model fair treatment 👨‍👦 and avoid misdirected actions NTA.

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Sibling struggles: Sister plays favorites with 'good' child 😱

BreuckelenWoman | BreuckelenWoman

Suggests solution for twin drama, calls out everyone's behavior ESH 🤷‍♂️

Squidjit89 | Squidjit89

Parenting advice sparks ESH judgement and concern for Bryan.

CoronaFunTime | CoronaFunTime

Setting boundaries with family can be tough 😢

Candid-Ear-4840 | Candid-Ear-4840

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