A Dickens of a problem

An aunt is pondering on whether or not she should leave a substantial inheritance to a rather “ungrateful” niece. The aunt and her niece unfortunately differ on every subject under the sun, including their political views. The aunt is unsure if she wants to disperse any of her inheritance to her “ungrateful” niece, who she feels doesn’t deserve any inheritance from her at all! You can read more by clicking on the link below: 

A Dickens of a problem!

Whether or not an aunt should leave an inheritance to an ungrateful niece is a personal decision that depends on many factors. This is a Dickens of a problem! Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Family ties: Family relationships are complicated, and sometimes they can be strained or difficult. It’s important to consider the relationship between the aunt and the ungrateful niece. Is the relationship irreparably damaged, or is there a chance for reconciliation? If there is a chance for reconciliation, leaving an inheritance may be a way to extend an olive branch.
  2. Values: Some people feel strongly that inheritance should be reserved only for those who have earned it or who are appreciative. Others believe that family should support each other no matter what. It’s important for the aunt to consider her own values and beliefs in making this decision.
  3. Financial considerations: An aunt may have financial obligations to other family members or dependents that take priority over leaving an inheritance to an ungrateful niece. It’s important to consider the aunt’s financial situation and make decisions that are in her best interest.

It’s worth mentioning that the niece, Patsy, isn’t destitute and has an inheritance from her father. If you don’t get along with someone, why would you want to leave an inheritance to that person?