May 14, 2024 at 8:55 pm

Her Husband Revealed His Daughter Will Inherit Their House, And She’s Not Taking The News Very Well

by Matthew Gilligan

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The family drama in this story from Reddit is STRONG, ladies and gents!

And it’s up to you to decide if you think this woman who married into a family is acting like an *******.

Get started now and see what you think!

AITA for being mad that my step daughter will inherit our house?

“My husband (65) and I (47) have been married for 10 years.

She was in for a shock.

After my husband’s retirement party, the discussion of wills and inheritance came up.

My husband informed me that he is leaving our marital home to his daughter (30) in his will which left me feeling completely blindsided and shocked.

I am aware that due to our significant age difference, I will mostly likely outlive husband by many years and will probably have to spend the last decades of my life alone.

She’s not taking it well.

So I was really upset but also angry to learn I will most likely be kicked out of our house after my husband’s passing and left homeless.

My husband explained to me that I knew the house belonged to his late wife who inherited it from her parents and that I couldn’t possibly expect him not to leave his house to their daughter.

I replied that the house now belongs to him and as his wife I have a right to my marital home and it’s not fair that I will be kicked out of our home.

This after I spend so much time and effort redecorating it and making it my own and become homeless after his passing.

I am a housewife and have nowhere else to go, he has an obligation to ensure my financial safety after his passing.

He said that it will be incredibly unfair to his daughter and his late wife if I inherit the house and his wife would have never wanted that.

His wife passed away unexpectedly at a relatively young age before she got around to making a will so my husband automatically got the house as per inheritance laws.

He also explained that I am the sole beneficiary of his life insurance and any savings left will be equally divided between me and his daughter.

However, I don’t think this money would be enough for me survive the rest of my life especially as my husband plans on having expensive cruises and holidays for the rest of his retirement.

This is where, unfortunately, our argument escalated and we starting yelling at each other.

I told him he is screwing me over after everything I have done for him, after I gave up my job and my career for him to look after our home and that I deserve to be compensated.

He fired back.

He retorted that he never asked me to become a housewife and it was completely my own choice, that I knew the risks and benefits and made an informed choice and he will be leaving a reasonable inheritance and if I am not happy with it I should go back to work.

I told him I never knew that I wouldn’t get the house and that it’s late for me to return after being out for over 10 years.

That he is an ******* for leaving me stranded like this and that this is not what I agreed to and he is being a ****** jerk by not recognising my contribution to our family.

That didn’t go over well…

He laughed at me, saying I never any kind of financial contribution, as we hired cleaners and housekeepers to do most of the chores and if anything I was a drain by all the money I spend.

Honestly at this point I was so enraged and in tears, I screamed at him he is being completely cruel to me and locked myself in the guest room.

So AITA for wanting the house if my husband passes away before me?”

Check out what folks had to say about this story.

This person made their feelings known.

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Another reader shared their thoughts.

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This Reddit user didn’t hold back.

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This person said she’s an *******.

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And another reader thinks she’s a gold digger.

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Those comments were pretty harsh, but probably rightfully so.

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