A Woman’s Entitled Sister Kept Demanding She Use Her Inheritance To Help The Sister’s Sick Husband, But When The Woman Refused, The Sisters Went To War

A woman recently asked for advice about how to deal with her demanding sister. The sister demanded that the woman spend her inheritance on surgery for her brother-in-law, but was the woman right to refuse? Here’s what she had to say:

The Woman And Her Sister Had Lost Their Father

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“My sister (F27) and I (18F) lost our dad a year ago. He was my only parent; mom was never in mine or my sister’s life. Dad left money (inheritance) for me and my sister,” the woman explained. But she and her sister had different priorities when it came to money.

The Woman’s Sister Liked To Live The High Life

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While the woman saved her money with the intention of using it to go to college, her sister chose to use her inheritance to have fun. She purchased several new cars and redecorated her house. It didn’t take long for the sister’s inheritance to run out.

A Rift Existed Between The Woman And Her Sister

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“My sister and I haven’t been close. It started after she got married to her chronically ill husband, who was allowed to make backhanded comments about my dad, mock his illness, and make a scene at the funeral.”

The Husband’s Health Deteriorated

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The woman learned that her brother-in-law’s health was getting worse. The main problem was with his heart, and he had been to the hospital on several occasions. He would need surgery to stabilize his condition. But there was a problem.

The Sister And Her Husband Were Flat Broke

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The woman’s sister was not shy about asking for financial help. She pointed out that her husband needed the surgery, and they couldn’t afford it themselves. But if the woman lent them her inheritance, they promised to pay her back within a year.

The Woman Wasn’t Convinced

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The woman really needed her inheritance money to fund her time at college, and it would soon be time to apply. She doubted that her sister would be able to pay her back in time. It was one thing to risk the inheritance, but her sister was asking her to put her future at stake.

The Sister Couldn’t Take Rejection

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When the woman refused to part with her inheritance, the sister blew up at her. The woman’s sister accused her of lacking empathy and being deliberately cruel. Why was she saving the money for college when somebody’s life hung in the balance?

The Sister Dialed Up The Guilt

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The woman refused to yield. She didn’t see why her brother-in-law’s health was her responsibility. Her sister told the woman that, if she didn’t help, she would be widowed. Her children would grow up without a father. It was a grim picture, and the woman felt selfish to refuse her request.

The Woman Held Her Ground

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No matter what tactics her sister deployed, the woman stayed true to herself. Her first priority had to be herself. However, it was hard to silence the nagging doubts.

The Woman’s Friend Floated An Alternative Solution

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The woman discussed the situation with one of her friends. The friend wondered why the sister didn’t sell the expensive things she’d bought with her share of the inheritance. Wouldn’t that pay for the operation? Most of all, he advised the woman against parting with her money.

Was The Woman Selfish?

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The woman struggled to decide whether she’d made the right choice. Her sister was clearly in great need, but the woman couldn’t trust her to return the money. If the sister had been more thrifty, she would have been able to afford the operation herself. Was it really the woman’s responsibility?

People Responded

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One person said, “Your friend is correct. You’ll never get the money back because sis isn’t willing to give up her luxurious lifestyle. She chose how to spend her inheritance, didn’t save for a rainy day, and isn’t entitled to yours because of her poor financial planning.”

Another person also chimed in: “Your sister chose to spend her money instead of saving it, DESPITE having a chronically ill husband. This was irresponsible on her part. You need to look after yourself first.”

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