Most of us know that if we loan money to family, that money is effectively gone. While it's ideal for a loved one to make good on their promise to pay back a large sum - or a portion of it, real life gets in the way, and taking care of each other often means not keeping a tally.
That said, when someone explicitly asks for a big sum of money with a promise to pay it back, and you watch them advertise expensive purchases on social media, it can sting and put you in an awkward position. Even if you never truly expected to see that money again.
AITA for calling out a family on social media for showing off their fancy purchases, when they owe me money?
I’m 50 and work as an engineer. Straight middle management; not too ambitious. Decent salary, nothing spectacular. Have a wife (SAHM) and one son, we put him through school, now my wife sells homemade scarves on Etsy. Middle class. We have a small, two bedroom house we still make payments on. Son (25) is now a middle school math teacher.