OP (Original Poster) just wanted to ensure that his sister’s set for life and that she gets her inheritance, so he prevented her from coming out to their grandfather. Now everything is a mess!
An Accepting Older Brother
OP is 28, while his sister, Lexi, is 25. As far back as OP could remember, he knew Lexi was a lesbian.
He noted that he accidentally caught her “making out with girls,” and he’s completely fine with it. Fortunately, their parents were okay with Lexi’s choices, too.
He then went on to share that their family was “pretty rich” because of his grandfather, who was “very wealthy.” OP’s grandfather, however, doesn’t have much time left to live, and his doctors said he had around two months left.
A Strained Relationship Between a Grandfather and His Granddaughter
Only OP and his parents knew about his grandfather’s condition, and they’ve not told Lexi yet, per his wishes. OP mentioned that he and Lexi “do not have a good relationship” anymore because of his h*********.
Biased Point of View
For OP, his grandfather has “always been h*********” because of the way he was raised. He also kept saying “h********* s***” whenever he got a chance.
A Turning Point
When, at 16, Lexi realized she was a lesbian, her view toward her grandfather changed. She’s been pretty cold to him since then.
There are currently many secrets in OP’s household. OP wrote, “He does not know she’s gay. She does not know he’s about to die.”
OP’s grandfather and Lexi’s relationship was indeed strained. Even so, as a grandfather, he still loves his granddaughter.
As part of his estate, he’ll be leaving OP and Lexi $2,100,000 each upon his passing. Their parents will also receive some of his assets.
I’m Coming Out!
OP went on to note that his grandfather loved hosting “formal parties and stuff” often. But what he didn’t expect was his sister deciding she’d come out to the whole family at the party, wherein even the families of their grandfather’s siblings would be attending.
Putting a Stop to It
He was immediately against the idea and told Lexi she “couldn’t do it.” Since she made up her mind, OP and Lexi fought about it the day before this story was posted.
OP noted, “She wouldn’t budge, I wouldn’t either.”
Laying Out All His Cards
Because he couldn’t convince Lexi without telling her the truth, OP finally caved and told his sister that their grandfather was dying. He was stopping her from coming out because he didn’t want her to lose her inheritance.
OP noted, “She was a bit sad but said that she didn’t care much about him anymore.”
No Chance to Speak
OP and Lexi fought again, but he didn’t give up. He really didn’t want his sister to lose out on what she could have when their grandfather passed away.
So, OP didn’t let her talk a lot when the family dinner came. He shared, “I always kept changing topics when she started to talk and wouldn’t let her talk much.”
She’s the Bravest Person Ever
Lexi was livid, but OP’s parents agreed with him, saying he did the right thing.
OP said, “I know it’s really hard for people to come out, and it takes courage, but it’s $2,000,000!”
Living in Silence
OP noted that though it was hard, he and his parents only wanted “two months of silence.” They, as a family, don’t want her to miss out on the money.
Giving in to the Guilt
He just did what he thought was right. But now OP’s torn, as he broke his grandfather’s trust and also Lexi’s.
He wrote, “I know what I did might be terrible, but she’s my sister, and I don’t want her to miss out on such a huge thing, and now I’ve even broken my grandfather’s promise. I feel like such a c***, and all I’ve been doing is spending time thinking if I should post it here or not. Am I the a**hole?”
What the Community Thinks
Redditors reassured OP that he didn’t do anything wrong; Lexi doesn’t deserve to get cut off the will just because she was a lesbian. On the other hand, OP might face consequences either way.
A top commenter said, “Not the a**hole. I’m 100% on board with lying to h********* to get their money just to say f*** you.”
Another said, “D***** if you do, d***** if you don’t. If you allowed Lexi to come out, she would lose her inheritance and then most likely demand some of yours to make up for it.”
It’s Not Your Call
Others think OP crossed a line by forcing his sister not to come out. For some Redditors, OP didn’t have the right to stop her.
“OP, while you were attempting to help your sister, I would like to point out that your wording doesn’t paint you in a good light. Whatever your intentions, that’s not your call to make,” said one user.
Another person wrote, “I was thinking the same thing. Good on you for looking out for your sister, but it’s not your call to make. She should be prepared to accept any consequences for her actions—losing the money—even more so since you warned her.”
Do you think he went too far? Would you also stop Lexi if you were OP?
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This post first appeared as He Forced His Sister to Hide That She’s a Lesbian So She Could Get Her Hands on Her $2,100,000 Inheritance When Their Homophobic Grandfather Died. We Think He’s Right! on Quote Ambition.