This daughter literally put her life and education on hold for her family, and now she’s expected to give up her inheritance too? This can’t be real, and yet it is.
This thread was posted to Reddit’s
r/AmITheA**hole subreddit by u/Icy_Office2441, who attempted to explain her reasoning for asking her daughter to give her inheritance up to her brothers after she paid for their medical school degrees and ran the family business for six years.
Talk about an ungrateful mother. Jennine, the daughter, finally achieved a level of freedom after those six years: her brothers were done with schooling and were beginning their respective residencies, she was getting married, and her father had started to recover health-wise (which was the initial reason why she took over the family business in the first place). Her Dad, who deserves points for being Father of the Year in this story, wants to put it in his will that Jennine will receive 70% of the family business sales, with the rest split among the two brothers. Given that Jennine (and the business) paid for the brothers’ schooling and that Jennine transformed the business by tripling its annual profits since taking over, this all makes sense to us.
Somehow, even when she laid out all these facts, 70% didn’t make sense to the mother. Among her most baffling reasons are that Jennine is marrying a wealthy man of her own and doesn’t need the money, whereas her brothers don’t want to marry working women, so they do need it. I’m sorry…WHAT?! Does this woman live in the Pleistocene era, or does she hold some kind of vendetta against her daughter? Jennine, do NOT give up your hard-earned money. You deserve that 70%.
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