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Woman Sparks Debate for Saying She Can't Take Care of Her Niece after Her Grandmother Dies

Kareena Koirala
Oct 20, 2019
10:00 A.M.
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A woman on Reddit sparked a heated debate after she shared her story of how she cannot take care of her niece, who in the custody of her dying grandmother.

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Stuck in between wanting to be a good guardian and not being able to do anything about it, a woman faced a major dilemma after being faced with a situation that required her to take care of her 11-year-old niece.

According to the woman, her 85-year-old grandmother had custody of her niece. The old lady's ailing health led her to be admitted to a hospital.

The emergency ward of a hospital. | Source: Pexels

The emergency ward of a hospital. | Source: Pexels

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Things took a turn for the worst after the old lady had to be intubated following a breathing failure. According to the Reddit user, she might not have a long time to live.

That leaves the user with her niece, who is still a minor and does not live with her parents. Currently, the little girl is staying at her aunt's.

A sad girl. | Source: Pexels

A sad girl. | Source: Pexels

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THE USER CANNOT MAKE TIME FOR HER NIECE

The user mentioned that her niece won't be staying at her aunt's for a long time. She added that her mother will come to the US from her home country to take care of the little girl.

Until her mother arrives, the user is expected to take care of her niece. But the problem is, she and her husband have a super busy schedule that will not allow them to care for the little one.

A stressed woman. | Source: Pexels

A stressed woman. | Source: Pexels

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When the user told her mother about her situation, she wasn't very supportive of her. "Okay I know I can’t count on you," is what her mother said, adding that she would have to take the little girl to her biological father.

The 11-year-old cannot stay with her parents because they are dealing with their own issues--her mother has poor mental health and her father is a "hot garbage juice" who does not have a job.

A sad little girl. | Source: Pexels

A sad little girl. | Source: Pexels

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According to the user, there is nothing that she can currently do to make time for her niece. She mentioned that the child needs proper care and warmth of a family which she and her husband cannot provide with their status quo.

USERS ENGAGE IN A DEBATE

Many users took to the comment section to express their opinion on the matter. Given the situation the user was in, the majority of them supported her.

Meanwhile, they criticized her mother for being "selfish" and "manipulative."

A user's comment on Redditor "longanizacontostones"'s post. | Source: Reddit

A user's comment on Redditor "longanizacontostones"'s post. | Source: Reddit

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A user's comment on Redditor "longanizacontostones"'s post. | Source: Reddit

A user's comment on Redditor "longanizacontostones"'s post. | Source: Reddit

A user's comment on Redditor "longanizacontostones"'s post. | Source: Reddit

A user's comment on Redditor "longanizacontostones"'s post. | Source: Reddit

Previously, a man sparked a heated debate on the Reddit after sharing his story of how he wasn't sure if he should let his estranged brother know about the death of their dad.

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