Man Refuses to Care for Disabled Brother: Cruel or Justified? 😲

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Imagine growing up with a severely disabled sibling, knowing that your parents expect you to take care of them for the rest of your life. That's the reality for a 32-year-old man who recently had a heated conversation with his parents about the future of his brother, Drew. Drew suffers from a genetic disorder that leaves him with the cognitive abilities of a four- or five-year-old, and his parents have devoted their lives to caring for him. But what happens when they can no longer do so? The man's explosive response has left the internet divided. 😬

Meet the Family 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦

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Drew's Struggles 😔

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Parents' Devotion 🙏

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Reconnecting Attempts 💔

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The Unspoken Expectation 😨

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The Burden 🏋️‍♂️

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Parents Pushing 🤬

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The Zoom Call Showdown 📹

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Moving Plans 🚚

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Enough is Enough 😤

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Guilt Trip Attempt 🎻

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The Bombshell 💣

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Parents' Fury 😡

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Standing His Ground 🚫

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The Hang Up 📞

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Wife's Reaction 💬

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A Heartbreaking Dilemma 💔

This man's explosive response to his parents' expectations has left the internet divided. While some argue that he's being cruel and heartless, others believe he's justified in wanting to live his own life without the burden of caring for his severely disabled brother. It's a heartbreaking dilemma, and there's no easy answer. So, what do you think? Was his response too harsh, or is he right to prioritize his own life and future family? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🤔

"You were not the AH until this: 'The day after you die, I'm sending Drew to a nursing home and I'll never visit him again.' ESH 😲"

Dszquphsbnt | Dszquphsbnt

E**hole or Justified? Sibling care debate sparks heated discussion. 🤷‍♂️

stitchinthyme9 | stitchinthyme9

YTA for how you said things, but NAH for the situation. 😲

Fallout4Addict | Fallout4Addict

Dude, YTA! Your comment to your parents was jawdroppingly cruel 😱

greenseraphima | greenseraphima

Is refusing to care for a disabled brother justified? 😲

irisshadow | irisshadow

"YTA. Abandoning your disabled brother is unnecessarily cruel. 😢"

ol_miss_ana | ol_miss_ana

NTA: Siblings ≠ parents. It's not your responsibility, choose freely! 😲

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ESH. Brother neglected, parents assumed OP would care, need conversation 👍

Dr_Poopski | Dr_Poopski

YTA for treating your disabled brother worse than a dog 😲

612marion | 612marion

Not your responsibility. Family shouldn't expect you to care. 😲

alexisleefoster | alexisleefoster

OP refuses to care for disabled brother, parents are upset 😲

lelouchgirl07 | lelouchgirl07

Dumping disabled brother in a home and never visiting? YTA 😕

hereforwow | hereforwow

Leaving your disabled brother in care: justified or heartless? 😲

ChocolateChipShame | ChocolateChipShame

Toxic grooming and neglect: NTA for prioritizing your own family. 😲

ReaffirmReality | ReaffirmReality

🤔 You handled it poorly, but not an a**hole for refusing.

Squish_the_android | Squish_the_android

Parents' lack of planning and sibling's resentment lead to ESH.

lexisplays | lexisplays

NTA. Caring for mentally disabled brother is overwhelming and dangerous. 😲

bella0520 | bella0520

NTA: Tough love for family, but you have to prioritize yourself. 👍

happy-gofuckyourself | happy-gofuckyourself

"NTA. Parents assumed you'd care for disabled brother forever. 😲"

mileaf | mileaf

ESH: Heartbreaking fear of a parent and differing perspectives on care.

ElizabethHiems | ElizabethHiems

Unpopular opinion, but NTA. Harsh, but they deserved it. 😲

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Understanding the struggles of a difficult family situation. 😲

rtfcandlearntherules | rtfcandlearntherules

Family dynamics cause pain and confusion, but empathy can heal. 💜

justsippingteahere | justsippingteahere

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