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Help! My Spoiled Half-Sister Is Demanding I Fund Her Gap Year in Bali.

Slate
 25 days ago

Cover picture for the articleDear Prudence is Slate’s advice column. Submit questions here. I am much older than my stepsiblings and half-siblings. I also had several lucky breaks that landed me financially secure at a pretty young age (plus, no college debt). My younger stepsiblings on my mother’s side weren’t that lucky. When my stepfather died, he didn’t leave a lot behind. His ex doesn’t make a lot, and that left my two stepsiblings staring down serious loans to even go to community college. I covered the costs until they got their associate’s degrees and helped out with some living expenses. We grew up together. On my father’s side, I have my 18-year-old half-sister Molly. Her parents have spoiled her most of life. She got a brand-new car when she turned 16.

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Alisa Oliver
25d ago

Not your problem or obligation to pay for her frivolous trip to Bali. Period. Tell her that, then lose her number. If daddy doesn't like it, do the same to him. Neither of them would be a loss to you at this point.

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Sally Martinez
25d ago

You worked for what you have, explain that to spoiled half sister. Explain that you are not a bank and don't owe her anything. If your dad walks away from you a second time, count your blessings.

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Elizabeth McDonald
25d ago

he paid for his step-brothers to get associate degrees at community College. his half sister already has a college fund so he just helped his brothers get what his sister already has. he is a good brother and doesn't owe anyone anything.

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