Financial instability is a tough place to be in. You don't want to have to ask for help but there are times when you may need to ask family or friends. What happens when your family lacks empathy for your financial situation?
AITA for not getting my SIL a baby shower gift after she wouldn’t take my handmade one?
Due to financial challenges, I am currently broke right now. This coincided with my sister-in-law’s baby shower. It’s the first baby born to any of my siblings so it’s a big to do. I had money set aside but had to use it to cover some unexpected expenses that came up with my car.
By the time I got things sorted and got around to the registry, the smaller items were gone. All that was left were the big-ticket ones of 100+ dollars which honestly I can’t afford right now. However, I can knit pretty well and have a yarn stash so in the downtime between work and general life I knitted up a baby blanket for my new niece. I did pick up some smaller items too, pacifiers, some of those little texture books, and whatnot.