The OP explained that she always hosts the family Christmas, and her sister and 5-year-old nephew usually stay at her house.
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She explained that her sister has some personality disorders which can make her difficult to deal with, and she leaves the house in "complete chaos" when she goes.
So, this year, the OP suggested that her sister and nephew stay in a hotel. But, of course, the sister wasn't impressed and came up with every possible excuse as to why that wouldn't be a good idea.
Some of OP's co-workers also told her she was "being mean" for expecting her sister to stay in a hotel.
So, the woman decided to ask the Reddit community for advice.
Here's how people reacted.
"This is your holiday too."
"Your house is not a hotel."
"You have boundaries, and that's a great thing. Don't give in!"
"Your sister is throwing a tantrum."
Can't she stay with your parents?
"Your sister is trying to play victim."
"You shouldn't have to be their maid and babysitter."
"Tell her she can take it or leave it."
What about a spare room or sofa?
Don't listen to your co-workers.
"Your sister needs to get some basic life skills."
Unpopular opinion. YTA.
What's your take on this situation? Do you think the OP is overreacting, or is it entirely reasonable for her to want her sister to stay in a hotel?
Hosting Christmas is a big deal and a lot of work. So, it's fair that the OP would want to minimize stress as much as possible.
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