A 19-year-old took to Reddit’s AITA feature to ask fellow Redditors whether he was wrong for not sharing his inheritance with his sister. The ‘Am I the A*****e?’ segment over Reddit is where people share their frustrations, arguments, and dilemmas asking other people if they are right about a certain thing or what their course of action should be.
He wrote, “ I (19M) Have been caregiving for my Grandpa with cancer for about 6 months (unpaid). My life has completely turned around, I should be working a job and making memories with friends. My grandpa realized this and gifted me about $60k. I was shocked but also felt bad for this sudden money.
My mother is the one who gets all his stuff when he dies (House, Bank account) and she was very unhappy that I was gifted this. We’ve never gotten along, and she’s always treated me kinda poorly. She decided to call all my family and tell them about this transaction, shitting on me. Then trying to manipulate me into giving half to my sister (24F) who has never worked a day in her life (They are very buddy buddy).
I agreed and said as long as she does half the work. Ever since she hasn’t helped me with really anything, going on vacations, etc while I’m stuck here. I told them that I would no longer give her the rest of the money (already gave her $4500). Basically a long story short, there are many more factors that play into it but AITA??”
Many Redditors seem to agree and support the teenager in his frustration, one of whom told him, “Don’t give them a dime.” They believed he had the right to keep the money since he did the caregiving work, giving up on his own social and personal life. The above is a known format used in the Reddit community.