A man won’t let his sister have her honeymoon at his home, and it’s causing a rift in the family.
He asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. He bought his family’s lake house in 2017. His parents needed the money to pay for his sister’s college, and he needed a house. The arrangement worked out perfectly until his sister got engaged. She is determined to have her honeymoon at the lake house, but the Reddit poster doesn’t want the newlyweds staying there.
“My house used to belong to my parents,” he wrote. “But they sold it to me in 2017. It had been a family vacation home. My dad suggested I buy the lake house from them. Turns out, sis didn’t have any savings for college and didn’t get some scholarship like she’d planned? And our parents couldn’t afford to pay for everything. Their solution was to sell the lake house and use the money from that to finance her college. I had lots of good memories from the lake house, so eventually, I agreed. My girlfriend moved in permanently last year before lockdown and it’s been pretty blissful.”
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Things got less blissful after his sister told him her post-wedding plans.
“[In] 2019, my sister and her college boyfriend got engaged,” he explained. “Parents agreed to pay for her wedding. Issues came up recently when my sis asked where I was going to stay for the 2 weeks after her wedding? Puzzled, I answered, ‘my house?’ She got a sour look and said that wouldn’t work [because] she and her fiancé would be there and they wanted private time. I asked why they’d be at my house, and she said that’s where they were having their honeymoon. I said that was news to me. She insisted our parents said it was fine. I said no again, so sis threatened to remove me from the bridal party. I just shrugged and said okay. She’s not speaking to me and I’m uninvited to the wedding. Our parents keep calling me and saying I should do this for her.”
Reddit users thought the family had unreasonable expectations.
“Your sister is crazy for expecting that before even confirming with you,” someone commented.
“What she needs is a reality check, not a wedding,” another wrote.
“It’s your house, not a hotel,” a user said.
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