A woman who took her grandfather into her home and cared for him after her parents threatened to put him in a nursing home has revealed that her parents now want the house that the grandfather left to her in his will.
The story was recently posted on a Reddit forum where members of the public turn to the internet for advice.
In the post, a 27-year-old female asked readers whether she was in the wrong for wanting to keep the house or whether she should give the house to her parents, who expected that they would receive the home as part of her late grandfather’s will.
The woman revealed that she grew up in a very strict religious household and that she developed closer bonds with her grandparents than she did with her actual parents.
Her grandparents had a very beautiful home and her grandfather, who had a severe back condition, began to deteriorate rapidly after his beloved wife died. However, he refused in-home care because he ‘refused to have a stranger in his home’.
Due to her parent’s extreme religious beliefs, the granddaughter claims that they refused to provide care for her grandfather, as they believed that his back condition was punishment for his sins, and they threatened to put him in a nursing home against his wishes.
“In the time I took care of him, we filled the home with the [same] love and laughter my grandmother brought to [my grandparent’s home],” she wrote in the post.
As her grandfather’s condition progressed, the granddaughter revealed that she did not receive a single call from her father, mother or brother regarding the wellbeing of the elderly man.
The grandfather also said that he should give his house to the granddaughter when he passed away, but she assumed that he was joking.
Sadly, the grandfather did pass away and the granddaughter informed the family of the death and reconnected with family members for the first time in years at the funeral.
To her surprise, the grandfather did leave his house to her in his will. The house, according to her father, was supposed to be for him so he could pass it down to his son.
The granddaughter revealed that her brother came to her house in tears ‘begging to give him the house because his house is too small for his wife and baby’.
“He argued that because it’s just me and my husband and we don’t want kids, I don’t need it,” she wrote.
The granddaughter now feels guilty about owning her grandparent’s home and admits that she does have a well-paying job and she could just move somewhere else, but knows that her grandfather would not want her brother or father to have the home.
After hearing the story above, we ask our readers what advice would you give the 27-year-old woman in the story above?
Should she keep the house? Or should she give in to family pressure to keep the peace?
Give us your thoughts in the comment section.