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, | Unfiltered | March 20, 2023

I do not like my father’s sister. I never have, but I was always polite to her growing up, mostly for my parents’ sake. We were never close, even though my parents often left me with her when I was younger – family babysitting, what can you do. She always tried to have this super close relationship with me, but I just couldn’t do it. As I got older, it was harder and harder for me to ignore her actions, however I did try to stay polite. The following story is what made me decide to say ‘to hell with this b*tch!’ and cut all ties with her.

It is many years ago, I am 23, and my mother is dying. It is a horrific, truly terrible experience, and I am heartbroken. It’s me, my father, my (paternal) grandparents, and this woman in my mother’s hospital room, about to say our goodbyes whilst she is still coherent enough to understand. I am standing next to her bed holding her hand, sobbing, barely able to speak, wondering how I can possibly go on without her, and this pathetic excuse for a human being comes up to me, hugs me, and says the following:

Dad’s sister: Don’t worry. I’ll always be a mother to you.

At the time, I was crying so hard I could barely focus, so I just pushed her away and gave her a ‘WTF?!’ look before going back to my Mum. A month or so later, after the funeral and everything else, I told my Dad that I would rather stab out my own eyes with rusty nails before spending any more time with her every again. He was a bit taken aback, but understood once I explained everything that had happened. To this day, he’s never forced me to spend time with her, and I do my best to not speak ill of her in his presence.

And before anyone comments something along the lines of ‘Oh, she was just trying to be nice!’ – no. There is a time and a place for comforting comments, and not only was this not that at all – who in their right mind would try to ‘comfort’ a grieving person, who is holding the hand of their dying mother, by saying ‘it’s all good, at least I’ll be here for you once she’s gone!’?!

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