All family stories are more or less complicated, and this one is no different. A woman posted on Reddit, explaining how her self-centered sister became the step-mother of two kids, 10 and 6.
She verbally abused the kids and complained about them all the time. The kids’ father remained blind for what was happening, probably out of love for his new wife. Still, her sister felt bad for the kids and confronted the stepmother and her husband, the father.
Things escalated when this person met the kids’ real mother and told her what was happening. She heard all the bad things you could think of from her sister and her husband, as they blamed her for trying to wreck their family. This is why the worried person asked Reddit if she did something wrong.
You can read the whole story on Reddit.
And here is what people think:
1. The neglected kids
Well, the brave person who posted this story does not have a blind eye for sure.
2. The children
This post is resonating with what we have in mind about this ordeal. It doesn’t matter what others think, what matters is the kids’ protection.
3. The environment
It seems that not only did people justify what this person did, but they also strongly disliked the way her sister treated her children-in-law.
4. The family
We also think that those who are willing to testify against this behavior are the majority of family members, which speaks for itself.
5. The superhero
Yes, this is absolutely correct. We know that these kids didn’t tell anything about their experience, but they accept their aunt as a superhero.
6. The judge
Now, this is something that we could all imagine, and we guess that this is exactly the kind of thing that could happen if this situation continues to escalate.
7. The opinion
We understand that this post might be a bit excessive, but it shows nothing but the truth. We also think that the parents also need to step back.
8. The hero
It really seems that these kids were terrified to even speak about the episodes they had with their stepmother. This shows how they feel about the whole thing.
9. The person
Regardless of all the other facts related to this thing, what matters most is that these kids will get out of the situation they are stuck in.
10. The worries
This is a different shade of the whole situation. As you can see, this person suggests that the stepmom probably wants exactly this to happen.
11. The choice
Nobody should interfere with the life of others, but when it all comes down to the well-being of these kids. There is nothing more important.
12. The bond
Even if this person’s parents continue to take the abusive stepmother’s side, this should mean nothing. Everyone can see who is to blame for this situation.
13. The sister
There is no telling just now many people have thought about this but decided not to share their opinion. Children should be treated respectfully.
14. The father
It goes without saying that the father has his own fault for what is happening. We know that the kids’ real mother should probably take action.
15. The priority
There is no greater thing to do than guarantee a safe environment for kids, even if it is not your direct responsibility. This is what this person wanted to do.
16. The answer
It seems that the things that happened in the family had to stay there. At least this is what the husband and the stepmother wanted, but it all changed when the kids’ mother found out.
17. The victims
There is a problem about the whole ordeal that is bigger than the stepmother mistreating the kids. The bigger problem is the father not doing anything about it.
18. The person
There is no doubt that the stepmother would be delighted to have the kids out of the equation, so full custody of the real mother would comply with her interests.
19. The family
There is no real betrayal in this case, although it is technically the same kind of situation, and we guess that it was the right thing to do.
20. The sister
While the sister feels betrayed, she needs to understand that the whole ordeal was caused by her own actions. This is how things are for real.
21. The custody
The father of these kids should understand that their well-being is above all, but it appears that he is so blinded by his new wife that he considers her a great stepmother.
22. The kudos
Even when things are tough and controversial, we think that sticking to the truth is always the best thing to do. There is always a price to pay.
23. The favor
The post you see here also made us think that the whole thing would likely end up as a win for the abusive stepmother, as she constantly complained about them.
24. The tough decision
Of course, we all have no choice but to comment below this topic based on the information provided by the poster, but it is still a tough choice to decide who has the biggest fault.
25. The truth
Divorces are a problem mostly for the kids. We all know that. Still, some divorce aftermaths are fairly tolerable ones, but not this one for sure.
26. The treatment
We understand that we would have no way of knowing how this situation will end at some point, but we do hope the same as this person.
27. The mind
We really don’t think this person will change her mind about wanting to help the kids. She surely does not want to be involved, but she must be.
28. The human
We do not want to think about all those other kids who are possibly going to similar drama, but nobody is there to help them during such tough times.
29. The thing
We guess that there are mechanisms to use when one must cope with such a problem. This is truly a situation that we wish no kid needs to go through.
30. The treatment
Here is another comment that underlines the inability of these kids to tell their real mother what was going on. They were surely scared to do so.
31. The siblings
This user shared their own experience with abusive parents, and it seems that the person does not regret a single thing about stepping up to protect their siblings.
32. The protection
There are many people who don’t deserve the right to care about kids, and this step-mother just might be one of them, by the looks of things.
33. The consequences
This post reveals things as they are. Most bullies try to act as if they were the victim as soon as they get caught in the act.
34. The adult
Sisterhood is one thing, but being forced to see how your own sibling does not treat a couple of kids the right way is a different story.
35. The sister
There are people who would never dare to interfere with other people’s lives, but when it comes to kids and their protection, things are different.