A dying woman moved Redditors to anger and tears when she revealed she was forcing her parents into an impossible decision. As it turns out, it was a hell of their own making. Here is the whole story.
They Are Planning Life After Her Death
OP is a 38-year-old woman who recently received devastating news about her health. As a result, she and her husband have been planning what life will be like when she is gone.
A big part of that planning involves figuring out what to do with OP’s assets. Most of her money will go to her husband, who will have to raise their kids without his wife.
But both OP and her husband make decent money in their careers, and her husband loves his job. So he will still make a good living when she is gone, which means she has a little money to share with others.
OP has set aside part of those funds for her brother’s two daughters. It won’t just be fun money, but will instead be available only to pay for their education, which is no sure thing for them.
Her Parents Have Always Enabled Her Brother’s Bad Behavior
The problem is that OP’s brother can’t seem to get his life together, and his parents have always enabled his destructive behavior. Which led to him eventually dumping his two girls on his parents to raise.
OP always thought it was a terrible idea for her parents to take in their granddaughters, largely because she thinks they weren’t such great parents in the first place.
As part of a very conservative Christian denomination, her folks have very particular ideas about right and wrong.
That led to a strict upbringing for OP and her sister, which somehow didn’t seem to translate to her brother. Now, she and her parents aren’t close at all, and they don’t approve of her lifestyle.
When He Gave up His Children, She Tried To Get Custody
OP’s parents always thought a good Christian girl should stay at home with the family instead of going off to college to make her own life.
But when OP’s brother gave up his children, she tried to get custody of them. She had a solid home and was already raising her own kids, so it seemed like a great fit.
With the help of their congregation, though, OP’s parents hired a high-powered lawyer and effectively blocked her from any contact with her nieces.
She had left the church years before, and the whole flock turned on her.
Her Parents Can’t Wait To Get Hold of Her Money
OP knows her parents probably can’t wait to get their hands on her money, so she built some extra protection.
Besides limiting the use of the inheritance to her nieces’ education, OP put a time limit on the funds. Specifically, any money the girls don’t use by turning 25 will go to a charity OP picked.
The charity supports women’s reproductive rights, which is like a stab through the heart for OP’s parents.
So, when OP sent her folks a copy of her updated will, she was unsurprised that they had called her a cow.
Claiming They’re Sliding Deeper and Deeper Into Debt
Now they’re calling her selfish for not sending them money to help raise her nieces, claiming they’re sliding deeper and deeper into debt.
OP offered again to take custody of the girls, and her husband agreed that he could raise them after she was gone. Her parents rejected that idea and vowed to challenge her will.
Then OP’s brother got in on the act, calling her up and yelling at her for putting their parents in an impossible position.
They either have to encourage his daughters to go to college, or they have to watch a big chunk of money go to a cause they hate.
She Wants To Enjoy the Time She Has Left
OP’s husband is fully on her side, but most of her family members have been calling to tell her what a horrible person she is.
Now, OP wants to enjoy the time she has left. But she won’t back down and feels like she’s the only one looking out for her nieces.
Redditors overwhelmingly support OP for her desire to get her affairs in order the way she sees fit. They say it’s her money to do with what she wants.
And many of them think it’s absolutely delicious that she has forced her hypocritical parents to make a choice they will regret, no matter which way they go.
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