Family Drama Unfolds: Should the Black Sheep Welcome the Estranged Mother-in-Law Home?

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Imagine being the black sheep of the family, constantly belittled and overlooked, only to be called upon in a time of crisis. This is the predicament faced by a 45-year-old man, who, along with his wife, must decide whether to let his estranged mother live with them after she fell into hard times. Despite the emotional turmoil, they are considering the best course of action for everyone involved. Let's delve into this story and see how it unfolds. 🎭👵

The Black Sheep and the Unapproving Mother

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A Family Torn Apart

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The Unforgiving Mother-in-Law

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A Sudden Shift in Circumstances

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A Demand from the Favored Son

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A Financial Crisis Looms

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A Tough Decision to Make

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A Reminder of Past Mistreatment

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Seeking Alternative Solutions

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A Heated Exchange with the Brother

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Family Backlash Begins

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A Potential Compromise?

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Standing Firm on Their Decision

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A Family at Crossroads: To Welcome or Not to Welcome the Estranged Mother?

Caught in a whirlwind of family drama, a couple is faced with a daunting decision. Should they open their doors to the mother-in-law who has shown them nothing but disdain? Despite the emotional turmoil, they're considering all options, even looking into senior living facilities. But with the favored son and the rest of the family labeling them as 'cruel' and 'ungrateful', the pressure is mounting. The husband, once the black sheep, is wavering under the weight of guilt. However, his wife stands firm, reminding him of their own family's wellbeing and the mother-in-law's past choices. As the conflict intensifies, let's see how the internet responds to this tangled family saga. 🍿👀

NTA for not wanting to take care of abusive mother-in-law

Meretneith | Meretneith

NTA: Brother and family shaming you for setting boundaries 🚫

hello_friendss | hello_friendss

NTA. MIL mistreated him, favored younger child. Nursing home better.

Chaoticpixe | Chaoticpixe

NTA. BIL can take her in. Ding. Ding. Ding. 🎉

bluebell435 | bluebell435

NTA vs BIL: Family drama, favoritism, and ungratefulness. 🤔

coverLid | coverLid

NTA. Other family members should step up, not just you. 🙅‍♂️

sapphireminds | sapphireminds

NTA: Bringing her in could lead to divorce. 🚫💔

Isabi1025 | Isabi1025

"NTA, his mother hasn't apologized or made amends. Don't feel guilty." 💁‍♀️

CantChooseAFandom69 | CantChooseAFandom69

NTA. Your home, your decision. MIL's absence speaks volumes. 🙅

SlitheryPringle | SlitheryPringle

NTA. Family demands you take in estranged mother-in-law, offer alternatives.

korrarage | korrarage

🚫 Don't let her back in! The same old hateful woman. 💔

Mary_Misanthrope | Mary_Misanthrope

NTA. MIL can easily live with other relatives. Drop the rope! 👍

DiligentPenguin16 | DiligentPenguin16

Cutting ties with family: NTA takes a stand 💪

ExcaliburZSH | ExcaliburZSH

"Absolutely NTA. No explanation needed. It's their problem to solve."

peacsea | peacsea

NTA. BIL is a manipulative AH trying to guilt trip.

ChewMyFudge | ChewMyFudge

Protect your family from unnecessary drama. You're NTA! 🙌

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NTA. Stand firm in not allowing abusive mother-in-law in your home. Your suggestion of assisted living is reasonable. 👍

purpleglitterkitty | purpleglitterkitty

Stand your ground! Block the haters and live your life! ✊

Due-Cryptographer744 | Due-Cryptographer744

Caregiving is tough, focus on the challenges without mentioning her.

grumpi-otter | grumpi-otter

"Your husband needs to call out the family's hypocrisy! 🚩"

WaDaEp | WaDaEp

Stand your ground! Don't let guilt control your decisions. 🚫

Ydain | Ydain

NTA: Family members should have supported you earlier. Let them suffer.

Joey-Pope | Joey-Pope

NTA - Choose who lives in your home. Husband helps MIL find housing. Little brother needs to step up. In-laws favor BIL. United front with husband. 👍

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NTA. Stand your ground against the estranged mother-in-law. 👏

Bansidhe13 | Bansidhe13

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