The original poster (OP) has a wonderful wife. OP and his wife lived in a lovely home down the street from his family. They were living the good life, but a problem was brewing.
OP’s Beautiful and Serving Wife
OP’s wife was a beautiful soul who loved to serve others. She had a heart of gold and didn’t mind going out of her way to make people happy. But as you’ll soon see, even the kindest hearts can reach a breaking point.
OP Has a Teenage Sister
In OP’s life, there was also his younger sister, who was just 17 years old. She was a sweet girl but had a habit of crashing at OP and his wife’s house with her friends. This would soon become a source of tension in their home.
The Sister and Friends Come Swim at Their House
At first, OP’s wife was pretty easygoing about the whole situation. However, there was one issue that started to bother her – the messes left behind by OP’s sister’s friends. Specifically, towels on the floor after they used the pool. It’s a common issue when you have a pool, but it was beginning to wear on her patience.
His Wife’s Requested They Leave the House Clean
OP’s wife kindly asked OP’s sister to ensure the house was clean after her friends left. OP’s sister agreed, and things did get a bit better. But this was just the beginning of their household drama.
His Wife’s Belongings Went Missing
Another issue arose when OP’s wife noticed that some of her perfumes, clothes, and personal items seemed to be mysteriously disappearing. She confronted OP’s sister about it, but she denied any involvement. OP believed his sister and chose to trust her.
She Baked Cinnamon Rolls
One day, OP’s wife decided to bake a couple of pans of cinnamon rolls from scratch. One pan was meant for them to enjoy, and the second one was for a co-worker’s family who was going through a tough time. It was a kind and thoughtful gesture, but little did they know how this would turn out.
The Sister Came When Nobody Was Home
One day, while OP’s wife went to the gym and OP headed off to work, OP’s sister and her friends came by. They at the first pan of cinnamon rolls but that wasn’t enough for them. They noticed the second pan of cinnamon rolls and texted OP’s wife, asking if they could eat them. The reply they received wasn’t what they hoped for.
They Ate All the Cinnamon Rolls
Despite OP’s wife’s clear “no,” OP’s sister and her friends decided to help themselves to the second pan of delicious cinnamon rolls. When OP’s wife found out what had happened, she was understandably upset.
Changing Locks and Broken Trust
In response to this incident, OP’s wife decided to take action. She went out and bought new locks for the house. When OP came home, he tried to calm her down and offered to replace the stolen cinnamon rolls with store-bought ones. But for OP’s wife, this was more than a matter of pastries.
His Wife Was Tired of Being Taken Advantage Of by the Teenagers
OP’s wife made a decision she felt was necessary. She handed OP a new key and informed him that no one else should have access to their home. This decision was more about trust than pastries. She felt her trust had been broken repeatedly.
OP’s Mom Called to Ask for a Pool Party
Soon after, OP’s mom called and asked if OP’s sister could have a back-to-school pool party at their house. OP agreed, believing that his mom would be there to supervise. But sometimes, assumptions can lead to trouble.
His Wife Was Furious
When the day of the party arrived, OP’s mom couldn’t make it, and the situation took a chaotic turn. OP’s wife came home to find their house in disarray. She sent OP pictures of the mess, and the situation escalated.
OP and His Wife Argued
It was at this point that OP’s wife accused OP of changing the locks without discussing it with her first. She felt he had broken her trust and that their home was no longer a safe place for her.
She Was Upset and Left
Feeling hurt and unsafe, OP’s wife decided to leave and stay with a friend for a while. The trust between them had been strained, and their home had become a battleground for their conflicting loyalties.
The Question of Responsibility
Now, OP is left questioning if he was in the wrong or if he had tried to make amends in a challenging situation. It’s a tough spot for a husband to be in, and he’s left pondering his actions and their consequences.
The Readers Respond
The popular opinion was that OP was completely wrong and has been giving his sister a free ticket to wreak havoc in his wife’s life repeatedly without any consequences.
How Does He Not Understand?
“What is wrong with you? Your free-loading young sister and her ‘crew’ go into YOUR home and eat food, leave towels on the floor, and what not…..and you’re ok with that because it’s not YOU who’s doing all the cleaning but your wife!”
“Just replace the homemade cinnamon rolls with store bought, he says. What a tool. OP’s wife is a freakin’ saint, if it were me heads would be rolling. I’d probably cry first, but then violence.”
Everyone Believes OP’s Wife Should Leave Him Permanently
“She should replace the husband instead. He doesn’t clean the mess. He brushes off the theft. He didn’t make the cinnamon rolls. He doesn’t care.”
“If I was her, I’d have changed the locks again, only this time OP wouldn’t get a key. Oh, but he would get divorce papers.”
She’s On Vacation with Her Fiancé and His Family But His Sister is Constantly Using Her to Hold Her Baby and Nobody is Intervening
The original poster (OP) and her fiancé went on a trip to California. She was expected to hold her sister-in-law’s kids the whole time without being asked. She ended up locking herself in her room just so she wouldn’t have to hold the baby. Is she wrong?
His Sister Thinks He Should Give Some of His Inheritance to Her Children Because He is Gay and Will Likely Remain Childfree
The original poster (OP), a gay male with a sister sibling, recently lost his last remaining parent. The inheritance was to be divided between both siblings, but the sister says that OP should give her at least 1/4 of his money so she can support her kids better, because he likely won’t have kids.
She Refuses to Use Her Inheritance From Her Mother to Pay for Medical Bills for Her Half-Sister Who Was a Result of Her Father’s Affair But He’s Giving Her the Guilt Trip
OP had a mother who left her a large inheritance when she died. The father, who cheated on the mother and had another child through the affair, came asking for money to help pay for the half-sister’s medical bills. OP refused to give them any money, and ended up feeling conflicted.
She Calls Her Sister an Attention Seeker and Told Her Gender Reveal Parties are Tacky But There’s a History of Sibling Rivalry Between Them
The original poster (OP) is one year older than her sister, who she refers to as the ‘golden child.’ Her sister would always outperform her and it hasn’t ended even now that they are adults.
Her Sister Thinks She’s Setting Her Marriage Up for Failure By Insisting She Get a Prenup to Protect Their Jointly Owned Properties
The original poster (OP) and her sister are property investors. She really wants to protect their shared assets but her suggestion to get a prenuptial agreement has everybody in the family up in arms, including her sister.