So, I wanted to put a situation my dad and my little sister are going through right now. I have heard one side pretty much, but am staying out of it.
My dad works as an LVN/LPN in NC. he pays for my sister's cell phone and gives her money and a place to live whenever she comes home (from college) and whenever she asks for the money. She has lived with her boyfriend since she went to college (we all advised against it, but its her life) and she has made his family pretty much her family and hardly ever talks to us anymore. Anyways, we have always been a close knit family through thick and thin and she was too until she went to college and became 'estranged' from the rest of us.
So since my dad was doing this and she is still a dependent student (she pays for college with financial aid and student loans) on taxes at least for my dad, he claims her at tax time. He then offered to pay her half of what he got back from her being a dependent. So it was like 1000$ and he gave her 500$. At first she was like, yay, alright I have 500$! Then next year comes around and my dad says the same thing.
But when he said that he was getting a thousand dollars for using her as a dependent, she became silent and then said I thought it was 500$ last year. And since she realized it was only half, she got really upset at him and said I thought you gave me the whole thing. So she said she is hurt by this, and feels betrayed, yadda yadda. And suddenly she said she doesnt want him paying for her cell phone or having anything to do with her. She did eventually take her name off the cell phone, and doesnt call him or anyone else anymore. She is also getting married and has yet to invite any of us either. I have done nothing wrong to this girl except be an older sister and give her advice and help when she needed it.
This hurt my dad because that is the only kid left on the east coast, and is his baby girl. The rest of us dont know what to do. and i wanted to know what you ladies thought/
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