Categories: Unexpected
Tags: AITA, drama, family, family heirlooms, heirlooms, jewelry, picture, reddit, top

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You see this kind of story on Reddit from time to time

People who have been gifted a family heirloom and then someone steps in later and demands it back.

And I bet you can guess where this is headed…

Was this woman wrong for what she did?

Check out her story and see what you think.

AITA for refusing to give back a family heirloom to my grandma?

I 22F was given a beautiful necklace by my stepdad Jake when I graduated college last year.

It was from his grandma’s jewelry collection and I wear it every day.

There are some family issues.

Jake proposed to my mom when I was 12 and we were really close.

I have only met Jake’s family a couple times over the years as they live very far and initially didn’t approve of my mom.

They tolerate my mom and me on holidays and are civil for Jake.

Tragedy hit the family.

A few weeks after my graduation, Jake and my mom passed in an accident and the last year has been really hard on me.

I fell out with Jake’s extended family when I was organising their funerals. Jake was brought up Christian and his family wanted to hold his funeral in their family church.

My mom and me are atheist and I know she wanted to be cremated, so this many their funerals would be separate.

I asked James family if we could have a joint wake for my mom and Jake but they insisted on doing it in their church hall which I refused as my mom was not religious and wanted to do it at my mom and Jake’s house.

We fell out over this and I haven’t spoke to them since as they decided to hold a wake for Jake in the church and not invite me.

They want it back…

Yesterday, I got a message from Jake’s mom asking for the necklace Jake gave me.

She said it’s a family heirloom, to be added to the oldest daughter and she wanted to give it to Jake’s sister who is pregnant.

I refused as Jake gave it to me, and she got very hostile and threatened to sue me.

I am not sure if she can as Jake was never married to my mom or officially my dad, but he was my dad regardless.

Here’s what people had to say.

This person said she might want to get a lawyer involved.

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Another Reddit user made a good point.

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This person said she’s NTA and thinks this woman is horrible.

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Another person said she needs to cut these people off.

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And this Reddit user said she’s NTA at all.

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Yeah, this family is just being petty.

Keep that heirloom!