A woman whipped Redditors into a frenzy after she blew up at her sister over a photo of her husband’s first wife. Turns out, one of them had overstayed her welcome. Here is the full story.
His Late Wife Was Tragically Killed
OP met her husband a few months after his first wife was killed in a car accident. They had been married for eight years at the time of her death.
So OP knew immediately that her new boyfriend was grieving, and she promised never to try and replace his first wife. But she was hopeful they could build a new life together.
And that’s what they did. OP and her husband got engaged a couple of years later and have been together for six years.
His family accepted her easily, and OP is happy with the life they have. She knows her husband loves her dearly, and they are very good to each other.
His Sister-In-Law Moved in When She Lost Her Job
That was only reinforced when OP’s sister recently lost her job and could no longer afford to pay for her apartment. OP’s husband agreed they should help her, so the other woman moved in.
One day, while OP was reading on the couch and her husband was out for a while, her sister was poking around the house. That was fine with OP since her sis lived there, too, for the time being.
Eventually, the sister ended up in the husband’s home office. It didn’t take long before she came storming out, holding a framed photo, and confronted OP.
OP recognized the picture immediately, as it was the only one in the house showing her husband with his first wife.
SIL Was Furious He Had a Picture of His Ex-Wife!
OP’s sister was furious and wanted to know how she could allow her husband to keep a picture of his ex-wife in the house.
OP tried to be patient and explained that the dead woman was not her husband’s “ex” but had been tragically killed. They never had kids together, so this one photo was an important memento to him.
But her sister wasn’t having any part of it and said that an ex is an ex. She didn’t think OP should allow her husband to keep any photos at all.
At that point, OP was done with the conversation and told her sister to back off and apologize.
And Called the Dead Woman Awful Names…
Instead, OP’s sister doubled down, called the dead woman a few terrible names, and again insisted that her sister get rid of the picture.
Now OP felt personally insulted because her sister questioned the character of the woman her husband married. So she decided it was over.
OP told her sister to get her crap and leave. And, despite the other woman’s protests about having nowhere to sleep and the dangerous weather, OP stood her ground.
When OP’s husband got home, he was shocked that the sister was gone. He was grateful to OP when she told him the whole story.
The Relationship With Her Sister Probably Won’t Ever Be the Same
Now, OP’s mom is hounding her to take the sister back under her roof, but OP just laughs it off at this point. No way will she open her doors again with how her sister acted.
OP feels the relationship with her sister probably won’t ever be the same, but she doesn’t think she’s the one to blame.
Redditors overwhelmingly support OP’s actions in booting her sister. They think she was fully justified in standing up for her husband and herself.
There Was No Other Way…
Many point out that OP gave her sister a chance to calm down and walk back her hurtful comments, but her sis refused.
Some say OP’s sister left her no other way to handle the situation.
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