The death of a father and the dividing up of a family estate has led to strained relationships between siblings, as one struggles to make her dream of having children come true.
Three siblings have been left their inheritance, after their 65-year-old father passed away. But one brother, who says he doesn’t need the money, is considering giving his share to his brother with children, rather than his sister who is struggling with infertility.
“I have enough money and don’t really need the inheritance,” the 34-year-old man explained on reddit. “My siblings and I were talking about the money that is supposed to be divided three ways.
“I’m childless, my 33-year-old brother has three small kids and my 41-year-old sister has been trying for a baby for over a decade now.
“I told them since I don’t need the money, I’m thinking of giving it to my brother, because he has been struggling financially and can use the money. My sister asked if I could instead give it to her for her last round of IVF (that would cost her share plus my share of the inheritance) as it’s her last chance to have a baby.”
While the brother sympathised with his sister’s struggles, having himself dealt with infertility with his ex-partner, he doesn’t intend to give her the money.
“I told her I’m sorry, but our brother doesn’t have much money and has three kids depending on him, so I feel that it’s better he gets my money. She asked me if my brother’s kids are more important than hers and I said, ‘Well yes, the living children take priority over the imaginary’.
“She was very hurt, called me an a**hole for 1)not helping her out and 2)insulting her and belittling her struggles.”
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