Hmmmm, this sounds like a complicated situation.
Not wanting your daughter to spend time with your own sister-in-law?
Sounds like there is some major drama going on here, right?
But who’s to blame?
Check out the story below and see if you think this woman went too far.
AITA for keeping my daughter away from my sister in law?
“During the first four-ish years of my daughter’s life my husband and I had many fights and struggles. At one point he was living with my daughter and his brother for almost two years and we nearly got divorced. My daughter bonded very strongly to his brother’s wife.
Covid opened my eyes and my husband and I have healed a lot and I am repairing my relationship with him and my daughter. I attend sobriety groups and parenting classes. I understand these things take time. However he continuously brings my daughter to visit his brother and her wife. If you ask my daughter she’ll say her favorite person is her aunt.
My daughter can’t help this but my sister in law certainly can. She is always calling my daughter “my baby”, taking her on outings, etc. She will FaceTime my husband just to speak to my daughter. She seems to not want to relinquish the place she took in my daughter’s life.
A few weeks ago I took my daughter to get her ears pierced for her birthday. This was supposed to be a special moment for us, it was the same birthday my mom took me. But instead my daughter started panicking uncontrollably and wanting my sister in law. She didn’t want to do if without my sister in law there.
At this point I decided to put my foot down. I have been trying to decrease the visits and the FaceTimes. But now my husband is catching on. I try to explain my daughter needs to spend time with us as a family without outside influences, and she needs to bond with her mother without being confused.
He says I am being selfish. I don’t see how it’s selfish to want to repair my relationship with my child. He says that is is unfair to my daughter, and I explained yes it is but he is making it a thousand times worse by not ripping off the band aid.
I have worked so hard to get my family back, meanwhile my husband will not even give me an inch. It’s frustrating that I am always made out to be the bad guy when all I want is to fix things.
Here’s what Reddit users had to say.
This reader said she’s an a**hole and that she’s trying to hold her daughter hostage.
Another Reddit user agreed that she’s an a**hole, even if her feelings are natural.
And this Reddit user also said she’s an a**hole and that she needs to earn her daughter’s trust.
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