A 31-year-old woman had shared a story on Reddit’s “AITA” subreddit. The woman stated that her 33-year-old sister asked her to be a surrogate for her, despite she was aware that it would put her sister’s life in danger, and the Redditor refused.
While they were growing up, the sister was the favorite in the house, as OP said, “my parents idolized her because of her looks, grades, she was athletic, and more. She is described as my parents golden apple baby I on the other hand, was both 2 years later. I was an accident. I was born prematurely with a heart condition. Growing up, I was in and out of the hospital receiving countless surgeries.”
Her parents were heartless in their comments against her, as they would say that she was draining their money, while it was her grandmother who was paying for anything their insurance was covering.
“She never hid her hatred towards me. She’d constantly bully me and my parents did nothing about it.” Redditor said about her sister. After she was graduated from her college, she begged her grandparents to help her go to a college away from her sister. “That was the best decision ever because that’s where I met my now husband Greg. Greg was a sweetheart. He always made me feel beautiful no matter what size I was.” OP said about her choice.
After she was graduated from her college, OP got married with her husband Gred, and his family had paid for everything, after OP’s family refused to pay much, as they paid for everything, for OP’s sister’s wedding.
Then OP continued as, “They didn’t even bother to attend the wedding. We ended up choosing to live in the city we graduated in. I rarely talked to my family back home outside of my grandparents. Greg and I later would have a son together. This was a high risk pregnancy. I was advised to terminate early on as the results could be fatal. Luckily we both made it. I almost didn’t though. The amount of strain it put on my heart was destrimental.”
The doctors stated that OP should never consider for a second child, as it would kill her. A month before OP posted her story, her grandfather got sick, and she wanted to be with him, so they moved back to her hometown.
“As soon as I moved back, my parents and sister started acting very nice to me. My mom would ask me how I was doing and tell me how proud she was of me, which is something she never does. My sister would join and do the same. I knew something was up but my grandmother said to give them a chance and maybe they missed me.” OP said about her family’s behaviour. Two weeks later, her mother and sister invited her over as they stated that they have a present for her.
Then they handed OP over a letter, which at first she thought that it was an apology letter. But it was a letter which was informing that her sister was infertile, and their desire for OP’s agreement on becoming a surrogate for her sister.
“I was floored. I told her that I cannot have her baby. I tried to explain what my pregnancy did to my body with my heart and she started crying. My parents began screaming at me for being selfish and not wanting to help out my sister. I explained that doctor’s instructed me no but they said “for family, you take risks”. I couldn’t believe it. I grabbed my husband and stormed out. I can’t help but to feel bad still.” OP continued, and asked for advices.
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