Teen Asks If She’s Wrong For Not Visiting Special Needs Step-Sister, Redditors Got Her Back
In this story, a concerned teenager seeks help online. They grapple with a tough decision: whether to visit their stepsister, who has special needs. Our original poster (OP), who is 15 years old, has a stepsister a few years older. She has significant disabilities, can't speak, and often experiences seizures. Taking care of her can be challenging, especially when it means sacrificing time with friends.
A few days ago, the stepsister had a long seizure, and the doctors admitted her to the hospital. OP doesn't want to visit her there because they have a painful memory of her own mother passing away in a hospital when they were younger. Hospitals remind her of that sorrowful time.
However, OP's parents are upset with them and believe she's acting very cold. They don't understand that visiting the hospital revives those painful memories. That's why our young and confused OP simply wants to know if she's wrong for not going to the hospital. Let's continue reading to delve into the full story and discover how fellow Redditors reacted.
The story in detail:
OP has a stepsister who is a couple of years older than her and severely disabled.
OP is often on her own because her stepmom is always busy with her daughter and OP’s father.
OP has to do things for her stepsister that she doesn’t wanna do and resents doing and her parents get disappointed due to this.
They become disappointed whenever they ask OP to attend to her step-sister and OP has actually become tired of it.
A few days ago, OP's stepsister had a long seizure and went to the hospital. But OP doesn't want to go there because they saw their mother die in a hospital before.
When OP told her dad she doesn't want to go to the hospital because it makes her think of her mom, he got even angrier and told her to stop being selfish toward her stepmom.
OP wants to know what Reddit thinks of this situation, so be wise guys and let OP know.
And the comments from other Redditors roll in…
To which OP warmly replies:
Solid facts right here!
This user is praising OP for explaining his emotions
Here comes another user who thinks OP is NTA.
Disabled people require special persons to take care of their needs and it is selfish and unreasonable of OP’s parents to force her to attend her meets.
OP also needs someone by her side.
For sure, the situation is made worse by OP’s father and he needs to take it easy and be emotionally available for her often.
OP really needs therapy as soon as she can, as no one has been available for her emotional needs. And she has been going through a lot lately.
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