Mom faces backlash after giving one of her kids a ‘$2 million gift’: ‘This is such favoritism’

A mother caused a rift between her children after she sold the family home to one and not the other.

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. Her son Henry and daughter Lisa were both looking to move into bigger homes. The mother and her husband decided to sell the house to Henry at a huge discount. When Lisa found out she felt betrayed. 

“My husband and I have four [adult children] Henry, Lisa, Elizabeth and Shawn,” she explained. “We bought a six bed/seven bath house for next to nothing before Henry was born. Now that all of our kids have moved out, we decided to sell our house and buy a condo on the beach. Henry and Lisa both live near me and my husband. I’d say we have a good relationship with both of them, but we’re closer with Henry. He and his wife, Abigail have us over for brunch every Sunday. Henry and Abigail currently live in a two-bedroom house but Abigail recently found out she’s pregnant and they’re looking for something bigger.”

The mother thought she came up with the perfect solution. That was until she heard Lisa’s reaction. 

“We offered to sell them our house (worth $3 million) for the price of the house they were going to buy ($1 million) and they were elated,” she said. “We drew up a contract and have a payment plan in place. We have enough money from the sale to buy the condo we were looking at. Lisa and I were talking today and she asked how selling the house is going and I told her that we’re selling it to Henry and Abigail. She was enraged when I told her and said that we should’ve offered to sell our house to her too since she’s looking for a bigger place too (she didn’t tell us this). I told her that Henry and Abigail need the space more because they have kids and she’s single and childless. Then she started to yell at me for ‘discriminating against her’ because she’s single and childless.” 

Reddit users didn’t think what the mom did was fair. 

“You’re the a****** for giving one-fourth of your children $2 million and three-fourths of your children nothing,” one person said

“This is such favoritism,” another said

“Your kids have every right to feel slighted,” someone commented

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