“I live with my husband and our two children in a small town. We have a good life, paying off our mortgage while raising our children.
My husband is the breadwinner, and I spend my days with my daughters, taking care of all the household chores.
Our extended family lives in the same town as us, except for my sister-in-law, who lives in another city.
We haven’t had particularly close relations with her. We haven’t had any conflicts, but we haven’t been particularly friendly either.
She has been focused on her career for a long time, working a lot, buying her own apartment and car.
She hardly ever thinks about the kids and family. In recent years, she has been traveling abroad frequently. She still looks down on us, my husband, and me.
Recently, my daughter started teething, and it was a tough night for both my husband and me. In the morning, our daughter finally fell asleep, and I decided to take a nap with her for a few hours.
Suddenly, my sister-in-law called and immediately started giving orders. She told me to rush to my mother-in-law’s house.
She claimed that their mother had a fever in the morning and was talking incoherently. My sister-in-law insisted that it was an emergency.
Instead of jumping to conclusions, I called my mother-in-law. She said everything was fine now, she had taken some medicine, and she had gone back to sleep.
My sister-in-law also called my husband, and he, like me, reassured her that everything would be fine with their mother.
Then, my sister-in-law called me back and started a quarrel. She ordered me to leave my child and immediately go to her mother’s house.
However, I decided not to be dragged into it and hung up.
If she wants to see her mother so badly, she can go there herself.
My husband and I have responsibilities, and we can’t drop everything for her incomprehensible whims.”