AITA for telling my cousin that his kids may not want to be around him when he's old?

I truly understand why you said what you did, your cousin should be allowed around anyone ever and were he single you would absolutely N B T A.

However, YTA for saying what you did when you have knowledge of the way he treats his wife and kids. Someone like this is likely to escalate and his wife is not going to nay-say him when he decides that you are a bad influence and she cannot be friends with you any more. Then she'll be alone and without the safety net you and the rest of your family are providing. She ended the call so she could mitigate the damage of that interaction and assuage his hurt fee-fees.

I hope you and the rest of the family can convince her to grab the kids and leave his abusive ass soon and that she can get back into her career.

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