This Reddit user found herself at wit’s end when her brother-in-law and his “chaotic” kids overstayed their welcome. Her breaking point? When the kids accidentally shattered her cherished vase. Filled with fury, she made the tough call to kick them out. Now, her in-laws are pointing fingers, but is she to blame?
The Original Poster (OP) explains that she was recently forced to live at home with her husband, brother, sister-in-law, and their two children. It wasn’t what she wanted, but her husband’s family would have been made homeless otherwise…
She Had No Choice
According to OP, her brother-in-law and his family had to move in “because they got evicted.” She didn’t want his family to live with them because of historical issues they’d had, but she was willing to try and make it work for “the sake of the young children.” However, to avoid issues, OP set out some ground rules first…
The Ground Rules
If they were going to stay there, OP said that a) her brother-in-law had to actively look for a job and b) they must “RESPECT” her home. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for things to go wrong…
The Big Problem
OP started to notice her husband’s family neglecting their promises. In her own words, her brother-in-law’s family started to “slowly destroy” the home. She tells Redditors they don’t give two s****. And that was only the beginning…
They Didn’t Respect Their Husband’s Home
According to OP, the family never cleaned up after themselves, and the children “run rampant.” For example, one of the children peed on the couch recently. And that’s only half of it. They have also “colored” in walls, “trashed” the living room, and damaged her plant collection. OP’s husband spoke to them and things got a bit better, but then something happened that made her snap…
The Final Straw
When OP came home to find her “precious vase” that her mother had made for her broken into pieces, she knew instantly what had happened. She immediately called her husband and explained that his family wouldn’t be staying another night in their house. OP picked up all of their things and threw them outside.
When the family returned to the house, a “huge confrontation” started between OP and her brother-in-law. She told them everything they had done to her property and told them to leave by midnight. OP even called the kids “untrained dogs.” The family screamed back and forth, but they ended up leaving. Alas, this left the family divided…
A Divided Family
OP’s husband is firmly on her side, but his family is livid. OP has been called “heartless,” “cruel,” and “evil,” and her mother-in-law is extremely upset that her child and his family are now left without a home.
What Does Reddit Think?
OP turned to Reddit for answers. She wanted to know if she was wrong for kicking her husband’s family out, or if she did the right thing…
Reddit Was On Her Side
The overwhelming response on Reddit was that OP hadn’t done anything wrong. Almost all the top comments on OP’s post backed her decision. One Redditor commented, “They’ve s*** all over your hospitality,” while another said, “I can see why they were evicted from their last place.”
The Mother-In-Law Should Take Them In
A lot of top comments mentioned OP’s mother-in-law. One of the most common responses was that if she is “concerned, she can take them or buy a motel room.” Another reader said, “Unless mother-in-law finds another solution, mother-in-law has no input and can shut up.”
OP’s Husband Is Right To Defend His Wife
OP’s husband received praise from the Reddit community, with some readers saying things like “I’m glad your husband at least stuck by you.”
What’s Your Take?
So, what do you make of OP’s story? Did she do the right thing by kicking the family out? Or was she unfair? Would you have done the same? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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