Mom Insists on Including Deceased Brother in Every Family Event, Son Finally Snaps 😲

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Imagine growing up with a ghost sibling. That's how the youngest of three brothers felt, as their mother insisted on including their deceased brother, James, in every family event. James was born still, but their mom couldn't let go, making him a part of family portraits, Christmas cards, and even mentioning him at every significant event. But when Christopher, the eldest living brother, is about to get married, he and his fiancée take a stand, leading to an emotional showdown. 😢

The Ghost Sibling

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Always Included

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Uncomfortable Brothers

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The Eldest Brother's Wedding

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Mom's Reaction

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Taking a Stand

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The Emotional Confrontation

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Mom's Heartbreak

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A Family Torn Apart by a Ghost Sibling

In a heart-wrenching confrontation, the youngest brother finally tells his mom that they don't view James as their brother and she needs to stop forcing him on them. This leads to tears, anger, and a family divided. While his brothers support him, other family members are furious. The emotional impact of this situation has everyone questioning who's right and who's wrong. Let's see what people have to say about this delicate family matter... 😔

"NTA. Parents' enduring grief over stillbirth affecting siblings' happy occasions 😲"

Icy_Blueness1206 | Icy_Blueness1206

NTA. Mother's obsession with deceased brother overshadows son's wedding 😲

lemon_charlie | lemon_charlie

NTA. Mother's obsession with deceased brother overshadows son's wedding 😲

wealllookeduptoolate | wealllookeduptoolate

NTA. Parents' unhealthy grief interferes with relationships. Time for help. 😲

smokymtnsorceress | smokymtnsorceress

Supportive comment, empathizing with the OP's difficult situation. 👍

AffectionateTruck984 | AffectionateTruck984

Son stands up to mother's unhealthy attachment to deceased brother

watchingbigbrother63 | watchingbigbrother63

NTA. Respectful boundaries are important for everyone's healing process. 🙏

Maximum-Ear1745 | Maximum-Ear1745

NTA. Mom's obsession with deceased brother disregards living children's emotions 😲

gmagick | gmagick

NTA: Mom's obsession with deceased brother causing family tension 😲

JohnRedcornMassage | JohnRedcornMassage

NTA! Sacrificing accomplishments to a ghost? Time for a conversation! 😲

pandora840 | pandora840

Comment suggests counseling for parents, advises caution and empathy.

NobleNarrative | NobleNarrative

NTA, but be mindful of how you express your feelings 🙏

cp2895 | cp2895

Therapist supports setting boundaries with deceased brother inclusion. NTA 👍

Lefty-boomer | Lefty-boomer

NTA. Parents need mental health help. This isn't healthy 😲

murphy2345678 | murphy2345678

Grief is never resolved, parents never get over losing a child 😢

Unfair_Finger5531 | Unfair_Finger5531

NTA: Mom's obsession with deceased son is hurting her living child 😢

tiny-pest | tiny-pest

Engaging comment about the tradition of including deceased family members.

SawwhetMA | SawwhetMA

Christmas card with a photo of a dead baby?! 😱

Least-Feedback-597 | Least-Feedback-597

Heartbreaking loss leads to unhealthy grief behavior. NTA for setting boundaries. 😢

LeadmeNotFL | LeadmeNotFL

Son stands up to controlling mom at brother's wedding 😲

PauliousMaximus | PauliousMaximus

Son feels overshadowed by deceased brother in family events 😔

Crazy_Past6259 | Crazy_Past6259

Heartbreaking loss and a mother's unhealthy obsession with her deceased son 😢

WearAdept4506 | WearAdept4506

Son's solution for deceased brother's inclusion in family events sparks debate

agentcarter234 | agentcarter234

NTA. Therapy needed for mom and enablers. 😲

-tacostacostacos | -tacostacostacos

NTA. Commenter shares traumatic experience with deceased baby photos.

Filhopastry79 | Filhopastry79

Son snaps after years of excessive memorializing at family events 😳

WishSuperb1427 | WishSuperb1427

NTA: Deceased brother overshadows living children, parents need professional help 😲

drharleenquinzel92 | drharleenquinzel92

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