Tensions are running high in a lot of households these days, and one family's in crisis because of their preference to not speak English at home.
A woman took to Reddit to ask for advice after her sister-in-law got upset that she couldn't understand the bilingual family's non-English conversations. She says she should speak whatever language she wants in her house, while the sister-in-law says that's rude and exclusionary.
My (33f) husband's (36m) sister (35f) is currently staying with us because of many circumstances. She will be staying with us for the foreseeable future. I'm gonna be honest, I wasn't exactly excited about her staying with us but she didn't have anywhere else to go so I relented. I frankly just don't really like her, although we're completely civil.
Now, my parents are from a certain European country and my first language was that country's language. My heritage is important to me and being bilingual has helped me out immensely throughout my life. When we first started dating, my husband made an effort to learn the language, and now although he isn't exactly fluent, he can understand and speak it well.