A young woman sparked outrage and debate among Redditors after she exposed her half-sister’s lies about their childhood. The aftermath has been explosive for both women. Here is the full story.
OP is a 24-year-old woman with a 27-year-old half-sister. They share the same father but have different mothers.
From the time she was born until she was five, OP lived in dread of the weekends. That’s when her dad would bring her half-sister home for his weekly visitation with her.
Every time the older girl showed up, she spent her time bullying OP. Even if their parents kept the two girls apart, OP’s half-sister would break her stuff and lie about her to get her in trouble.
And every weekend, OP’s parents would end up in a shouting match with her half-sister’s mom when she came to pick the girl up.
She Would Start Crying
It was extremely stressful, and OP would start crying when her dad even mentioned the half-sister’s name.
Things got much more tense when OP’s half-sister was 11, the year, her mother died, which set off a family firestorm that’s still burning.
Though he looked for other alternatives because of the rift between the girls, OP’s dad had no choice but to take custody of his older daughter.
No one in either his or his ex’s family wanted the girl.
And Spent Hours Screaming
When OP heard that her sister was coming to live with them, she came unglued. She spent hours screaming about it and even called her grandparents to ask them to come and get her.
OP’s mom also didn’t want any part of raising her stepdaughter. She had watched the girl torment her own daughter for years and didn’t want them under the same roof.
So, facing pressure from all sides, OP’s father sent his older daughter to boarding school. She went to stay with other members of her dad’s family during school breaks, so the two girls hardly ever saw each other.
Then, OP’s parents got divorced when she was 14. The two girls started running into each other during visitation with their dad, but there was no bullying. They argued quite a bit, but both had grown up too.
Her Friends Got Fidgety
Several years later, the two women landed in the same town as adults. OP didn’t run into her half-sister right away, but she did meet the other girl’s boyfriend and some of his friends.
Recently at a party, though, OP saw her half-sister as soon as they walked in. They made eye contact and waved, but that was the end of their interaction.
During a conversation with some mutual friends later that night, one of them asked OP how she knew the other woman. When she said they were half-sisters, everyone in the group got quiet and fidgety.
OP wanted to know what was happening, and they said that her half-sister had told them about her childhood, how OP and her mother had forced her dad to send the older girl away to boarding school and cut all ties.
Her Half-Sister Had Said She Made Her Homeless as a Kid!
According to the friends, the half-sister had said that OP made her homeless as a kid.
OP couldn’t let that slide and decided to set the record straight. She told the group of friends that her half-sister’s bullying was why her mom wouldn’t let her stay with the family.
OP’s dad could have taken in his older daughter, but his wife would have left and taken OP with her.
A couple of days later, OP’s half-sister called her up to chew her out for spilling the beans about their relationship.
Did She Do Something Wrong?
Her friends had turned on her, and she was concerned that the truth might even impact her job.
OP can’t see any way she is at fault for whatever problems her former bully is experiencing. However, other people in her life are telling her she was too harsh. Now, she wonders if she did something wrong.
Redditors are somewhat split on this story. Some think OP was out of line for bringing up ancient history, and they don’t see much difference between her version of events and her half-sister’s version.
But others think OP was justified in exposing the truth. They say that the step-sister brought all her problems on herself when she bullied OP for years.
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