Internet backs woman who called her brother ‘Mama’s boy’: ‘The truth hurts’

The internet is fully supported by a woman who defended her sister-in-law for her brother, calling him a “mama’s boy.”

Your brother is bad…. glad she has you…

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The situation was recounted in a now-rapid Reddit post titled, “AITA for Inviting My Brother to a Mama’s Boy and Refused to Apologize for Ruining His Birthday?” The post, posted on the “Am I the A** hole” subreddit, has received 15,000 upvotes and over a thousand comments since it was posted on March 16.

According to a OnePoll survey commissioned by NOW of 2,000 adults who had at least one sibling, 51 percent of them had a “competitive” relationship. In addition, 17 percent said there had been rivalry with their siblings throughout their lives.

The study also found that siblings tend to argue twice a month about things like politics or TV shows. A third revealed that they had even stopped talking to a sibling for some time due to a disagreement.

User @ throwar5567753, who the majority of commenters have declared not to be wrong, revealed that she is a 29-year-old woman with a 26-year-old brother who lives with his wife at his mother’s house.

For context, the original poster (OP) revealed that her mother gets involved in the marriage of her brother and sister-in-law (SIL) on a regular basis, and her brother allows it. The OP’s brother-in-law constantly complains that her mother-in-law is “interfering with her decisions and violating her privacy”.

But as soon as the sister of her sister in the original poster became pregnant, her mother’s condition worsened, she even bought a full nursery, and put her in her own room when the expectant mother already had one in her room.

There is also an issue with the mother “pushing” to be in the delivery room when the soon-to-be mother gives birth. The protocol’s sister-in-law said no to that, but her husband stands by his mother and promises her things to “keep her happy”.

The Internet supports a woman who called her brother “Mama’s Boy”. Here sister and brother are arguing.
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Last week, OP was at her mother’s house to celebrate her brother’s birthday. His friends finished, and asked why his wife was not at the dinner table.

“My brother said nonchalantly that she was just a princess, acting spoiled and immature over everything,” the Redditor said.

The OP was “shocked and hurt” by her sister-in-law, and she responded to her brother, “Actually…you’re probably upset only now that you realize you’re in the first grade willing to do what your mother says while ignoring your wife’s wishes.”

Calm prevailed at that point, and her brother’s friends just seemed to stare. But it’s not over yet. He began arguing how “disrespectful” she was, and her brother even asked her husband to say something.

Things got awkward, and her brother’s friends left early. That’s when her brother “goes” to her, saying she “embarrassed” him in front of his friends, and spoiled his birthday dinner. The OP chose to leave because her brother kept screaming. But her mother called her up to “demand” she apologize for the “rude things” she said, but the redditor refused to do so.

Over a thousand comments came about the situation, and most people are in favor of the OP given the circumstances. Harsh words were everywhere on Redditor’s brother.

One comment received over 21,000 upvotes of its own. “NTA .” [not the a**hole]Redditor said. “Someone is happy to defend SIL. The ice on top is that he called you from his mother after being moved by his feelings!”

Some saw the humor in the situation while the OP also agreed with the situation. “NTA. Looks like you gave your brother a brief moment of real-life honesty on his birthday,” one user wrote. “I can’t wait to see what you get for Christmas.”

Words of support flowed to the woman’s sister-in-law. The Redditor expressed it, “I feel for your SIL policy, and you obviously do too.” “No wonder your mother comes to you to defend him. If he values ​​his marriage, he will move out of your mother’s house.”

The criticism was so much for the OP’s brother, one even said, “Your brother is bad,” adding, “SIL is at least lucky to have someone sane enough in the family to stand up to her. I’m glad she hosted you. OP.”

Someone else believes the OP’s not the fault, and they haven’t retracted their thoughts toward her brother. “NTA, your brother is a horrible husband,” the Redditor said. “He definitely should do whatever makes his wife feel comfortable when she’s giving birth to their baby.”

Several people support the OP for what she said to her brother. One user said “NTA”. “You were honest with him and his friends. Sometimes the truth hurts.”

NEWSWEEK I reached out to u/throwar5567753 for comment.