She's 14, He's 17 With Epilepsy... And Mom Expects HER to Care for Him FOREVER! 😱

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🚨 Buckle up, folks! We've got a juicy family drama brewing between a 14-year-old sister and her 17-year-old brother with nocturnal epilepsy. 😱 Mom's playing favorites, and our girl is fed up with being her bro's personal caretaker. 🙄 She's dreaming of the day she can break free from this family circus, but Mom's got other plans! 🎪 Is she a selfish a-hole for wanting to live her own life? 🤔 Let's dive into this sibling showdown and find out! 🍿

🚨 Family Drama Alert: Sister vs. Brother Showdown! 😱

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💊 Medication Mayhem: Mom Blames Everything on Vimpat! 🤦‍♀️

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🧠 Smarty Pants Brother Just Won't Study! 📚

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🎉 Straight A's? No Reward for You, Sis! 😒

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🌍 At Least I Can Name All 7 Continents! 🤷‍♀️

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😡 Brother's Mood Swings: Nice One Minute, Mean the Next! 🙄

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🚌 Stuck on the Creepy Dude Bus! 😬

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😴 Sleepy Brother Yells When I Try to Wake Him! 🗣️

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🙅‍♀️ No Way I'm Taking Care of Him Forever! 🚫

oh-yikes16873 | oh-yikes16873

🏃‍♀️ Can't Wait to Get Away from My Family! 🙌

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😠 Mom's Pissed: Am I a Selfish A-hole? 🤔

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💊 Remembering Meds: Easy at Night, Harder in the Morning! ⏰

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🎢 The Sibling Caretaker Rollercoaster: Will She Ever Get Off? 🤷‍♀️

Our 14-year-old protagonist is stuck in a never-ending loop of taking care of her 17-year-old brother with nocturnal epilepsy. 🔁 Mom's constantly babying him, blaming his meds for everything, and ignoring our girl's achievements. 😒 She's forced to ride the creepy dude bus 🚌 and make sure her bro stays awake and takes his meds. 💊 But when Mom drops the bombshell that she expects her to be his caretaker for life, even renting them an apartment for college, our girl puts her foot down! 🙅‍♀️ She's ready to break free from this family circus, but Mom's not having it. 😠 Is she a selfish a-hole for wanting her own life, or is Mom being unreasonable? 🤔 Let's see what the internet has to say about this sibling showdown! 🍿

Don't let your parents force you into being a caretaker 🙏

-MadSci- | -MadSci-

Brother with epilepsy, NTA not obligated to care for him 👍

round_robin959903 | round_robin959903

Being 14 does not mean being a caregiver. Stand up! 💪

Smiley-Canadian | Smiley-Canadian

Sibling responsibilities? NTA says it's not her job. 🙅

thesedigs | thesedigs

You're not responsible for your brother's care. 👍

AnArmAndaPlague | AnArmAndaPlague

Epileptic husband takes responsibility for meds, brother should too. NTA 👍

kaitcav | kaitcav

Planning for dependents' future is important. Consent is necessary. 👍

gwacemom | gwacemom

Sibling with epilepsy, but not my responsibility. NTA 👍

ShortStreets | ShortStreets

Overcoming epilepsy challenges, NTA is right to refuse caretaking.

nolechica | nolechica

NTA. Focus on yourself, work hard, and aim for success 💪

oylaura | oylaura

Don't sacrifice your future and life for your brother. 😖

Zolivia | Zolivia

You owe your mother and brother nothing. Take control 💪

BenjaminaPugsington | BenjaminaPugsington

Sibling with epilepsy: NTA advises moving out and independence.

Elfich47 | Elfich47

Mom expects 14yo daughter to care for epileptic brother forever 🤯

DontMessWMsInBetween | DontMessWMsInBetween

Teen's mom expects her to care for 17-year-old brother with epilepsy. Commenter advises to focus on teen years. NTA.

BillScorpio | BillScorpio

Being a caregiver at 14? That's a lot of responsibility! 😔

PartyPorpoise | PartyPorpoise

Study hard, get a scholarship, and get out! NTA 👏

Dark_Phoenix25 | Dark_Phoenix25

Brother with Aspergers and seizures grew up babied, only started working at 25. NTA

DanniByrd | DanniByrd

Understanding the concerns behind overprotective behavior. You're NTA.

FuuHouhouji | FuuHouhouji

Don't let your mother burden you, focus on your future! 👍

jennyirvine | jennyirvine

Epilepsy doesn't define him, your parents are the real problem. 💪

OurLadyofMorningStar | OurLadyofMorningStar

Encouragement to pursue own life and not enable mother's denial 👏

BigFitMama | BigFitMama

NTA, convincing your mom to prepare your brother for independence 💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA! Don't force parental duties on siblings! 👏🏻

ThatAstrologyHoe | ThatAstrologyHoe

14-year-old not responsible for 17-year-old brother's lifelong care. NTA 👏

juliechho | juliechho

Confused but supportive comment with NTA verdict.

Djhinnwe | Djhinnwe

Being parentified - not the a-hole. Check out r/raisedbynarcissists.

singingsox | singingsox

Don't stress, there might be tech solutions for epilepsy care 💻🤔

6a6ylam6 | 6a6ylam6

Don't sacrifice your life for your sibling's special needs 🙏

Harvest_Moon_Cat | Harvest_Moon_Cat

Insightful comment on the complexities of epilepsy medications and effects.

catloving | catloving

Daughter treated like a carer. Move away from both. NTA.

shontsu | shontsu

Leaving home at 16 with epilepsy. NTA, deserve a life.

maddy7448 | maddy7448

Teen with epilepsy expected to be caretaker? NTA says comment.

Just_not_Myself | Just_not_Myself

Sibling responsibility? NTA! Parents need to step up parenting game 💪

nan1ta | nan1ta

Sibling's cautionary tale about sacrificing your own future. NTA 👍

Hung1039 | Hung1039

Being a caretaker at 14 is unfair. Seek guidance counselor's help. 🙅

karmagrl31276 | karmagrl31276

Don't let your parents burden you with their responsibilities 🙏🏼‍♀️

YankeesLady44 | YankeesLady44

Encouraging NTA comment on not being a third parent and promoting independence 💪

henchwench89 | henchwench89

Plan for independence, don't engage with mom's expectations 💪

periwinkle_cupcake | periwinkle_cupcake

Mom expects 14yo to care for 17yo with epilepsy? NTA!

legitimatelyclueless | legitimatelyclueless

Empathetic NTA comment acknowledges difficulty of epilepsy and importance of autonomy.

colonelchaos92 | colonelchaos92

Mom wants her to care for him forever, but she's NTA 😊

Copenhagen65 | Copenhagen65

Don't let them bully you into caregiving 🙌 Consider studying abroad 🌎

Savethedance | Savethedance

Encouraging words for a young caretaker, keep shining 👌

MikaleaPaige | MikaleaPaige

You're not responsible for your sibling's care. #NTA 👏

whoknows-who-cares | whoknows-who-cares

Daughter refuses to be her brother's permanent caregiver. NTA!

babybellcheeserounds | babybellcheeserounds

Daughter is not a servant. NTA for not wanting responsibility. 🙌

scarletteapot | scarletteapot

Younger sibling given too much responsibility, deserves positive reinforcement. ✌️

666POD | 666POD

Sibling responsibility or parental neglect? NTA takes a stand.

AWard72401 | AWard72401

Epilepsy not always serious, mom responsible for disabled child. NTA 👍

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Concerned commenter questions absent father's role in family dynamics 🤔

himit | himit

Reader sympathizes with OP and calls out parents' behavior. 👏

raychini | raychini

Siblings with epilepsy, but is it her responsibility? NTA

ValiantCharizard | ValiantCharizard

Misdiagnosed epilepsy turned out to be acute obstructive apnea 😱

Fraerie | Fraerie

Sibling responsibility? NTA. Mom's burden? Set boundaries. 🙅

kt-bug17 | kt-bug17

You're not obligated to sacrifice your life for your brother! 👏

RagaMuffinSun | RagaMuffinSun

Don't sacrifice your life for your brother's epilepsy. #NTA 🙏

commissionerdre | commissionerdre

NTA, his personal responsibility needs to be addressed 👍

sreno77 | sreno77

Not your responsibility! Your family should explore other options. 💪

lamb6814 | lamb6814

Mother calls 14yo daughter selfish a**hole for not wanting to care for brother with epilepsy 😱

miss_dasey | miss_dasey

Mom expects sister to care for brother with epilepsy forever. NTA.

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Don't sacrifice your life for your brother with epilepsy. NTA 👏

sparklesparkle5 | sparklesparkle5

Sibling not responsible for caring for brother with epilepsy. #NTA

jao812 | jao812

Parents unfairly expect too much responsibility from daughter. NTA 😊

ulalumelenore | ulalumelenore

Don't let your mother ruin your life. Stay strong! 💪

Wintersmight | Wintersmight

NTA! OP is a child, not a second mother to her brother 😡

HighCdownLow | HighCdownLow

Don't burden your children with your responsibilities. NTA 👏

stirfriedcassi | stirfriedcassi

Encouraging comment. 👍 Suggests applying for scholarships and moving away.

Doesnotfempute | Doesnotfempute

Don't sacrifice your own growth for caregiving. Prioritize your needs. 🙌

[deleted] | [deleted]

Being forced into caring for your brother forever is unfair. 😔

Wolfy-Corpse | Wolfy-Corpse

A refreshing take on a difficult situation, with a positive outcome 😊

youngcatlady1999 | youngcatlady1999

Encouraging NTA comment advocating for independence with helpful advice 👍

alt-tuna | alt-tuna

Sibling not responsible for caring for brother with epilepsy. 👍

Bambers14 | Bambers14

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