I don’t know what to do. I’ve been working at my company for over 10 years. I’ve gotten close with my boss and his family.
We decided to have a little get together on my birthday. We were all out on the porch and I went to go use the bathroom. Our guest bedroom just so happens to be on the way to it. As I walked past it, I heard someone try to get up quickly. That was when I saw the both of them in bed. My boss immediately tries to justify what they were doing but he knew I wasn’t buying it. I just couldn’t get the image out of my head of them together. I didn’t know what to do so I just decided to lock myself in my room. When I went back out my daughter had already left and my boss kept his distance.
This was almost a week ago but I haven’t been to work. I’ve been using my sick days to see whether or not I want to resign or not.
TLDR: I caught my boss with my daughter and I don’t know how to react
My daughter (16f) has been refusing to interact with her aunt(my sister). Aunt, who I’ll call Helen, comes over every Monday and Thursday to bring dinner and catch up with the family. My husband and I enjoy her company and it’s nice to have meals already made for two out of seven days.
My daughter, who I’ll call Amy, has been avoiding her aunt like she’s the plague. On Mondays and Thursdays Amy goes to either her friend’s or BF’s house. She leaves at around 10:00am and won’t come home until 10:30. We know that Amy isn’t doing anything bad because she’ll always tell us the night where she’s going, and will always come home before her curfew. I also have a tracker (which she knows about) on her phone so I know where she is. Amy has been doing this since the beginning on July.
Recently Helen has noticed that Amy is never home when she’s over. Helen loves Amy and really wants to spend time with her, but Amy refuses. On Thursday, after she came home and Helen left, I asked Amy why she k... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had my daughter a week ago. I had chosen her name a long while ago because it had a very personal meaning for me. Before I was pregnant my sister and I had been talking about what we'd like to name our kids and I told her the girl name I really wanted to use. She complimented me on it and then we didn't talk about it again. She gave birth to my niece five months ago and guess what name she used? That's right. THE name I had chosen so long ago. I didn't care. Was a little annoyed by it but I wasn't going to let it stop me from using the name.
Now she's annoyed I used the name too. She told me it was weird that I would use it and that the cousins have the same first, middle and last name. I told her I wasn't going to change the name I had wanted for a long time, that had a deep meaning for me, just because she decided to use it after I told her the name. She said as the first one to have a baby she got dibs. I told her to get over it and it was a name anyone could use.
I don't... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband and I are so incredibly furious. My husband shares a 15 year old with his ex girlfriend. They had her in high school. Ex is 30 and husband is 31. The ex never really makes good decisions and still acts like she's in high school. For most of step daughters life, she has lived with my husband. Two years ago, we had our first child together and step daughter was not happy and decided she wanted to live with her mom full time. Ex took us to court and somehow ended up getting 50/50 custody. We have tried to fight this to no avail.
We are more strict with SD and don't allow her to have boys in her room, go to parties, etc. Her mom on the other hand lets her do whatever she wants. SD was coming back to us the end of July, ex calls us and tells us her boyfriend tested positive for corona and thinks they should all self isolate together. We all agree.
My husband has been texting SD everyday to see how she's doing and she said she's tired and her muscles hurt. We think ok, she has... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve (47) recently begun dating a woman (33) about a month ago, and this week, I arranged for her to meet my daughter (12).
We end up going to a restaurant for lunch. My girlfriend does not particularly like interacting with waiters or waitresses- especially those at more casual dining places.
She’s had bad experiences with them, and feels like they often judge her ( and other customers) on her/ their food choices. She is also sensitive to entitled attitudes on their part.
So whenever she goes out with friends or with me, she prefers that someone else place her order for her, and does the rest of the interactions with waitstaff ( handing them the paid bill, asking for utensils/ refills, etc.)
So when it comes time to order and the waitress is asking my girlfriend what she wants, my girlfriend looks directly at me and I order for her.
My girlfriend wants another fork in the middle of our meal and she asks me to ask the waitress for it.
This triggers my daughter because the wait... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter (14) had anxiety problems ever since she was little but it was not severe. 3 months ago, my daughter changed drastically. She stopped eating, talking to us or her friends and her marks dropped. We were really concerned and her teachers strongly suggested we take her to therapy which we did and she was diagnosed with severe depression and social anxiety which was expected.
The therapy sessions look like they helped her well, in the first month she already began making progress and started talking to us and her friends again and is eating whatever her mother is cooking. We were really happy to see this and every day she would get better and better. The thing is, her marks did not. They are terrible and she ended up barely passing the year. This is what infuriated me and made me cancel her therapy sessions. I know to some it might sound terrible, but paying $120 per session and seeing no progress in her marks makes me feel like I am seriously wasting my money (now that she re... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a 41M single dad with a 13 year old daughter Lacey. My wife died in childbirth and it’s just been me and Lacey all her life. My sister has been a big help in raising Lacey, and we do keep in contact with her maternal grandparents.
The issue started a couple of months ago when Lacey started her period. I knew this day would come so I spoke to my sister, my female best friend and my mother in law to be well prepared. I gave her the talk with her grandmother and aunt there, I buy her pads and tampons, I even have midol and heating pads ready for Lacey when she needs them.
The problem began when I began to notice a smell coming from Lacey’s room. I went in to investigate and found pads and tampons openly disposed of in her wastebasket. I checked her bathroom and it was worse. She had her bloodstained undergarments in the tub.
I took out her trash and did my best to get rid of the smell, but I didn’t know what to do with the underwear in the tub. Later, I noticed bloodstains on the... keep reading on reddit ➡
My son (22M) and his girlfriend, “April” (22F) live with us. My daughter (24F) moved out but visits often.
The other day was my daughter’s birthday and she came over for dinner. We ordered take out, watched a movie, had a good time. She also wanted to make these drinks she found online. Here’s the issue, my April doesn’t drink. Her dad died due to an alcohol related disease and it scares her. I completely get it. But it’s my daughter’s birthday. She didn’t have to drink, we had alternatives and this is just what myself, my daughter, daughter’s fiancé and my husband were doing.
Well, this bothered April. We weren’t getting drunk, just sipping on the deck and having a good time. My son pulled me aside and said we should stop. I said no, it was his sister’s birthday and while I feel for April, she can’t control who drinks and who doesn’t. My son got even more aggravated and he and April spent the rest of their night in their room.
The next day, April texted my daughter saying if yo... keep reading on reddit ➡
I(30m) have a daughter(6f) and a wife(28f)
Last night my wife walked into our daughters room and caught her with her hands down her pants. My wife is very religious and thinks that masterbaition is a sin. She scolded our daughter and asked me what a good punishment would be for her. I told her that she shouldn’t be punished and needs to go and apologize to her for scolding her.
This started an argument between us where she accused me of allowing sinful behavior and said that our daughter needs to be spanked. I took my daughter with me to stay at my brothers house because I don’t want my wife to punish her for something completely natural.
She text bombed me all night and I’m having second thoughts on our marriage. What should I do
Edit:we never spoke about this during our discussion on how we would raise her
Many months ago, I promised my son that I am going to buy him a laptop because he wanted one really badly. However, after seeing his terrible school marks I decided that the laptop will cause nothing but distraction so I ended up not keeping my promise. My son was devastated obviously but he moved on after some weeks.
Everything was great until yesterday my daughter decided to bring up the discussion about the laptop again. She told my son that she saved enough money for it and is planning to buy him one today. I was surprised that my daughter managed to save up this much but also mad because I made it clear that he isn't allowed with a laptop. I told her she is not allowed to buy one but then she told me that she's doing it with "her" money. Let me be clear, that money is in NO WAY hers. The cash she has was given from me or my husband whenever she wanted to go out (and I guess she saved most of it) and money she got from her relatives during her birthday. Things escalated quickly... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husbands girl best friend (we'll call her Madison) has never liked me, for reasons I guess I will never know. Anyways my fiance (we'll call him Michael) and I were having a hangout with a little bit of the friends that we shared. It was nearing the end of the night and Madison was the only "friend" left when Madison came out crying with Michael looking angry, (I was around nine months pregnant at the time). The thing that really caught my attention is when Michael called me a raging b**** and a c**t. Myself being a hormonal pregnant women started crying at the name calling. I asked through my tears what was going on and he then proceeds to tell me about a text message I sent to Madison. In the message I told her to f*** off and about how Michael and I would not allow her near our child. I will admit that I did send this, but it was taken completely out of context, I only sent this text after the many racist text messages that she sent me talking about my child and I. I am b... keep reading on reddit ➡
Forgive me if I get heated in this post, but this situation makes me extremely angry.
A few months ago, my daughter smashed her iPhone for a social media post. In the post, she said “it’s okay, my parents will buy me a new one.” The thing is, I definitely would have bought her a new one that same day and would have never known if it wasn’t for the fact her brother tipped me off and showed me the post.
Her father and I were obviously extremely angry. We both came from rough childhoods and worked hard to build a good life for our kids, so to see her take advantage of that was extremely upsetting in a way I can’t even describe. Her father and I are divorced, but we sat down and agreed that 1) we are cutting off her allowance, and her purchases now have to come through us, 2) we will never buy her a new phone but we might consider a flip phone when she goes to college, 3) we will monitor her social media to make sure she’s not participating in damaging content, 4) if she gets a job and... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (37M) have three girls; 8, 10, and 12. Their mother walked out on us for another man when our youngest was around 4. My ex still stays in contact, though, and pays child support.
A few weeks ago while doing laundry, I saw red spots on my oldest's underwear. I asked her if she knew about it, and she cried and told me she tried to call her mom, but my ex didn't call back. She'd been stuffing toilet paper in her underwear, hoping that would work. I explained to her that periods are nothing to be ashamed of, and found some great resources online for us to review together. I took her to the store to pick out brands of feminine products she wanted to use (she picked Playtex Sport because she's a gymnast).
After we were done, I decided I should do the same thing with my other two. My 12yo volunteered to be part of preparing them, and we made a whole night of it; it was wonderful, and I learned a lot. I even learned what a menstrual cup is, and how they benefit the environment.
The other... keep reading on reddit ➡
Context: When my wife was pregnant with my now 15-year-old daughter (Claire), I begged her to abort her as I felt that I wasn't ready to be a father. She refused and long story short I divorced her over it. I still paid child support but I was an absentee father for most of her life until around she was 10. When she was 10, her mom and I reconnected and I took a much more active part in Claire's life. My Wife and I remarried about 2 years ago and we have a 1-year-old daughter together too.
Conflict: Claire and I were hanging out late at night and we were having one of those late-night chats where you talk about life and such. She asked me why I wasn't in her life much when she was little and why Mom and I divorced at first. In the past, her Mom and I would just blow off the question and said we had differing values and such. But I decided to tell Claire the truth because I felt she was entitled to a real answer, I told her at the time she was born, I wasn't ready to be a father and... keep reading on reddit ➡
Anna One, Anna Two
I have been remarried for a year now to my wife. I have a 15 year old daughter and a 11 year old son from my first marriage. I also have a 15 year old stepdaughter.
My wife has always gotten along with my children very well and has gone above and beyond to integrate our families.
And although at first my daughter was very standoffish to my wife, my wife was eventually able to bond with her. Only then did we get married.
A few weeks ago, my daughter found my wife's diary that she had been writing to when we went to marital counseling before we got married. Both our first marriages were terrible so we were determined to do it right. I also was given a diary.
My daughter then proceeded to read everything and even take photographs of certain pages. She then posted the photographs on Facebook and called my wife a bunch of cruel names.
My wife had written a few things about how she wished I didn't have kids before we met so we could have had less issues dealing with my ex.
She also sai... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter (15) and I (38) moved into my boyfriend’s (56) home a month ago. We’ve been dating since March and wanted to take the next step in our relationship.
When we moved in, all I asked of my daughter was that she respect that this was my boyfriend’s home and to be respectful towards him.
As with practically all apartments in NYC, space is limited. Therefore, every time my daughter practices her violin, everybody else can hear.
This has proved to be an annoyance to my boyfriend, and one of his house rules is that she practice when he’s not home.
Flash forward to last week I wake to her playing away. My boyfriend is already at his desk working on a project for work and he says he’s so annoyed and can’t focus right now.
My boyfriend goes in her room and asks if she forgot the house rules. She retorts that she has a virtual audition in a couple hours and needed to practice.
I had told her not wait until the last minute to practice but she did so anyway. It was 7 and my bo... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter died six years ago. She was a freshman in college, and I kept her room exactly how it was the day she left, for whenever she came home. She never had the chance to come back. For the first year after she died, I couldn’t bring myself to go into her room. Kept thinking about what could’ve been. I finally went in on the 1 year anniversary of her death. Now, her room has become a place of remembrance. I go there everytime I miss her, which is constantly. I look at her pictures, I touch her clothes, and I read her books in that room. I have nightmares about the way she died, and sometimes I sleep in her bed. It gives me a form of peace letting me know that while she was here, she was happy. As you can tell, her room, and keeping the room the way she left it, is extremely important to me.
My brother and SIL both lost their jobs due to COVID and are getting evicted at the end of this month. I am their only relative who lives in the same city as them, everyone else would be at l... keep reading on reddit ➡
When I was 16, my girlfriend got pregnant and her family sent her away and I've had no contact with her or my child until recently when my daughter found me.
I was excited to reconnect with her at first, but quickly found out she was carrying a lot of bitterness and resentment from lies that her mom's side of the family told her.
One lie they told her was that I was the one who had run away after she was born.
Another lie they told her was that they had been trying to reach out to me for years to get to me reconnect with her. The truth is, I was the one over the years who kept coming back, asking where they had sent her.
Also, her personality is horrific. The first time she met my wife, she turned to me, and said, "You left my mom for that? She's not that pretty."
I wanted to cut off contact with my daughter right then and there, but my wife has actually been the one urging me to keep going.
The last straw happened recently. She came to visit us at our house and my wife ma... keep reading on reddit ➡
I can tolerate alot of the talk about how pets are similar to having kids, in fact it makes a lot of sense. I can even see calling a pet your "baby" as thats a broad term we use for lots of things and people. Ill even give you saying that your pets miss their "mommy" or "daddy." Not my cup of tea, but sure.
I draw a line at saying about your pets: "my son is waiting for me at home" or "my daughter is just like me, has a weird sense of humor." Its weird. Maybe its just me, but over-personifying pets is incredibly offputting. Your dog doesn't have your sense of humor...its a dog. At days end, you dont have a kid. You have a pet.
Disclaimer: pets are awesome and I'm a big fan. Im also very much not anti-pet owner.
My husband (28) and I (43) had a small birthday celebration for my daughter (15) in our backyard.
She was able to eat and hang out with her two best friends. Everything goes fine until her stepdad walks out with a buddy of his to grab some chips and drink a bottle of beer.
We have a very large deck and they were sitting in lawn chairs on the other side of it, yet my daughter kicks up a fuss and asks why they were there. She asks her stepfather to leave, and he says that this happens to be his deck, not hers.
I tell her that’s no way to treat her stepfather. In response, she says that she’s going over to her friend’s house to finish the rest of her birthday cake.
I was furious that she left despite my protests that she apologize to her stepdad first.
For her birthday, I had agreed to buy her a laptop because she had previously complained about having to share the large home computer with her stepfather, who likes it for his graphic design work and asks her not to keep clearing... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m 30f, and I’ve been married to my husband (42) for a year. We’ve been together three years total. He has a daughter that just turned 16 and a son that’s 14. His son is special needs, and requires full time care. The kids live with their mother most of the time.
My dad died when I was in high school; he’d been sick a long time and he planned for the end well in advance. My sister and I had a trust set up for our inheritance. Once we were 18 we received $2500 a year. The rest was off limits until we turned 30. Dad wanted us to be responsible before we got the majority of the money, so we wouldn’t just waste it in our early 20s. The inheritance is, well, substantial. Dad was an entrepreneur with a lot of successful businesses. Not enough to live off of forever, but it’s a good safety net and an investment for the future.
I’ve had plans for the money for a while. I want to pursue a PhD, which has been a long term goal, and use the money to upgrade our home, and, my biggest goal of all... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sound bad I know but I’m not an evil stepmom. My husband and I were planning on getting married this June but due to you know what we couldn’t really do the wedding we wanted and funds are tight. So we ended up doing a courthouse marriage which is fine because I love my husband dearly and being married to him was what I wanted and not the wedding. Once things cool down with the you know what then we are going to renew our vows in front of family and friends and also our baby is due in November so by then our son can be apart of our wedding.
Now my stepdaughter is wanting to get married next year sometime and of course her dad was going to help with it. She came over yesterday with a run down of the costs and just the venue for an hour is 3,000. Not to mention dress, decorations and food. It’s just way to much to spend for one day.
I would love to be able to fund the entire thing but we just can’t do it the money just isn’t there. My husband said he would try to scrape up the cash... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter has recently let me know me that my brother sexually abused her multiple times over the course of 3 years - she was 8 when it started. To say that I’m feeling sick, full of guilt and heartbroken is an understatement. I’ve always been so close with my brother and I never thought he would be capable of doing this.
I stand by my daughter 100%. I’m making sure she knows this. I no longer have a relationship with my brother, and it hurts, but I know it’s the right thing to do. My daughter doesn’t want to press charges. (Should I still encourage her to?)
After telling my parents about this, I come to find out my mom already knew about this years ago when my brother confided in her. According to her, my brother is remorseful and she has already forgiven him. It makes me so angry that she knew and did nothing. In my eyes, she failed me, my daughter, and her other grandchildren.
Here is the part where this gets confusing for me. I don’t know how to proceed with this. It breaks... keep reading on reddit ➡
He wanted the party to be extravagant but wanted to spend as little money as possible. He had finished all of the other decorations, and he was left to work on the cake.
"Why not get it ordered from an upscale bakery?" his wife said.
So the father visited a ton of different bakeries and did research, but found the prices to be too high.
"My daughter is inviting all of her friends, and I'll look bad if I don't put together a good cake", he thought. Then, he stumbled upon a shop that opened once a year to provide a free cake to its customers.
"How quaint*",* the father thought, but desperate, he walked inside to see if they could provide a cake for his daughter's birthday.
He was met by a Buddhist monk chanting and lighting incense.
"Hello," the father asked, "I would like to buy a cake."
"Of course," the monk replied, "just draw a picture of the cake you would like on the notepad on the desk."
The father thought this to be weird, but want to save as much money as possible,... keep reading on reddit ➡
My ex girlfriend and I had a daughter (17f) just before I finished my last year of medical school. Things went south with our relationship during the pregnancy, mostly because I was so busy with my schooling that she had to do most of the legwork. We’ve since broken up, and she is now married with two other children (15f, 13m), and I am married with one other child (8m).
I've shared custody of my daughter 50/50 since day one. My wife and I met during residency. We are both radiologists and do quite well for ourselves. As such, we have the means to provide a lot of things for our two children. My ex is a SAHM, but her husband owns a small business, and while they are not rich, they do live comfortably.
While my ex is happy that our daughter gets the privileges that she does, she has always expressed a mild resentment towards the fact that her other two children do not enjoy the same benefits. She has never expected that we buy things for her other children, just that we try not to ove... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, Reddit. I (47M) have been saving for my daughter's (18F) college education ever since she was born. I don't feel comfortable disclosing the exact amount, but it was enough to send her to a good university, buy all of her supplies, etc. My wife and I both went to college, and we were expecting our daughter to go as well. So you can imagine our disappointment when she told us that she wasn't going. However, we respected her wishes and didn't make a big deal. The day after she told us, I bought a boat. My wife and I have been wanting one for years now, and so I finally bought it. It cleared out most of our daughters college fund, and we put the rest in savings. A few days pass, and we hadn't told anyone about it. But my mother in law hosted a small family barbeque (in accordance with our state safety regulations concerning COVID.) and it eventually came up in conversation. My daughter was there, and when we said that we bought a boat, she asked where the money came from. So we ans... keep reading on reddit ➡
Its getting really hot where I am. AC is not always a solution. Me and my son have been going shirtless around the house a lot due to this. Even before this we would often be shirtless. My daughter [18F] asked me if she could also go topless around the house and I told her she can wear whatever makes her comfortable so yes. We are in the United States but I've never tried to teach that breasts are inherently sexual so I was happy she felt comfortable enough here to ask if she could dress how she pleases.
The heat has gotten a bit better but she still is topless sometimes. She also has started occasionally walking from one room to another naked while getting ready or leaving her room if she wakes up at night to grab something without getting dressed again. This is something my son has already been doing every now and again.
The mother of my children got here early to find me, my son, and my daughter all sitting on the couch at the table and playing cards. Me and my son were shirtless... keep reading on reddit ➡
I don't even know why I am asking for advice. I am in tears writing this and know what I have to do but hoping someone thinks I should stay.
In March my daughter was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. To say this has destroyed my wife's and my world would be an understatement. We also have an 11yo son who is not biologically mine but I am his only dad.
We were both at the hospital and there was an alarm that her blood sugar was dropping (type 1 diabetic) I picked up her phone and there was a conversation with a man asking for another pic. I let it go but it was eating me up
A couple hours later when my wife was sleeping he messages again. This time I respond he said he's sorry it got weird but he thought that him and my wife were "exposed." I wake her up and have a huge fight at the hospital.
The next day we are discharged. About 5 minutes we get a call from the radiologist, there is blood in my daughters brain. Since I drive and my wife doesn't, and... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me (32M) and my wife “Andy”(34F) have been together for about 3 years now, we are married for one of those years. We get along really well, only problem is her daughter “Carrie”(16F). She is a daughter from my wifes previous marriage. Her father (my wifes ex-husband) died in a car accident about 5 years ago. When me and Andy started dating we took things really slow, she didn’t introduce me to Carrie until she knew things were serious between us. When I met Carrie she was acting really distant and overall she was mean to me. But I understood that, of course. I tried to bond with her and spend some time together, but I never forced her to do anything she didn’t want to do. I told her to address me with my first name and had no intention to “replace” her father, I just wanted us to get along. Things got better, but sometimes she was rude to me and had some inappropriate comments. I never said anything to her, because my wife told me to just give her some time. Things really escalated a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Doesn't she know there's no such thing as "depression" and you can find happiness in Jesus?
My older daughter is now 31 and my younger daughter is 27.
4 years ago, my older daughter's fiance left her for my younger daughter a month before their wedding.
Yes, it is as terrible as it sounds. Made even worse by the fact that my younger daughter was 2 months along in her pregnancy.
I was extremely disappointed in my younger daughter. They both claimed they were in love and are still married till now.
It literally destroyed our family. My older daughter has banned her sister from coming around her. Which everyone has been accommodating all these years. It makes holidays very stressful but it is what it is.
I've tried my best to have a good relationship with my grandchild while navigating the family issues.
My older daughter has made very cruel comments about my grandchild which I've ignored. That's a mistake on my part for not shutting it down.
In February, my older daughter dropped by our house unexpectedly and encountered my younger daughter, son in law and grandchild.
I... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm 55M, my daughter is 28F. I have other children (30M, 34M) but my wife is no longer with us. This post only concerns my daughter.
When my three kids turned 25, I bought them each a house. I gave them a budget, they found the house they like, scheduled their own showings, and my realtor handled it all. The houses are in their names, not mine. I expressed to them that they don't need to keep the house forever, they can sell and look at a more expensive home and I'll front the bill if it costs more. Money is no object to my family, if it's not clear.
My daughter expressed interest in getting a bigger home in a more rural area. She had been trying for a child and had a long term boyfriend (8 years), so they wanted to have a place more fitting to raise children. My daughter fell pregnant five months ago.
So we get to work with my realtor, we're looking at homes, getting everything settled, when she unfortunately has a miscarriage. Because of the miscarriage, her boyfriend left her. He... keep reading on reddit ➡
My mother died back in March. Her estate ended up being a little over a million dollars. She had the belief that only women should be inheriting as they "need/deserve a leg up". She grew up in a very misogynistic home that favored sons to an extreme, then ended up in an abusive marriage to my much older than her father, where she had no agency until he died. She had two sons, me and my brother.
There are only 3 grandchildren, my son and daughter (2 year old twins) and my brother and his wife's 8 year old daughter. My mother decided to set the inheritance to only go to the two girls, who now have 500k each while my son has 0. These trust funds are controlled by the respective parents.
While the most fair situation would be to pool it and split it in 3, I can't control that. But in our household, we're in a situation where one of my children is getting HALF A MILLION and the other is getting absolutely nothing, on gender alone. This feels horrible as a parent, and technically I can s... keep reading on reddit ➡
I live in a middle-class neighborhood and there is this family call them the Dinklebergs. I don't associate with them much, but the mom is really active in the PTA. I don't know why but they really see themselves as experts when it comes to raising their kids and are super vocal about it.
I have a 16-year-old daughter and I got her a car but the rules are that she has to be home by 10pm. Also that she needs to keep her GPA up (we want her to go to a good University). I later hear from my daughter that Mrs. Dinkleberg told my daughter that she should do what she wants that part of being young is going out and doing wild things and not to worry that your parents "will get over it."
After hearing that I confronted Mrs and Mr. Dinkleberg and told them not to parent my daughter, that we are fully capable of ourselves and that is especially hilarious that they think they are qualified on giving parental advice considering their daughter is a single mom.
The Dinklebergs have then went on... keep reading on reddit ➡
My (48F) daughter is 25 and a recent single mom of a 7 year old boy and a 2 year old girl.
Her late husband, 24 at time of death, was trying to start a business and left her and her son with a lot of debt that he didn’t tell her about.
I admit that he probably expected sunnier days financially speaking soon, but at the same time, I never liked the boy- I felt like he was too soft at everything he did.
My daughter is left with a lot of debt. They were sending their kid to a private special needs school and she begs that I cover the tuition for that, along with the utilities/ gas for her apartment.
At that moment, I’ve become shaky on my confidence in my daughter’s decisions so I make her a deal that she forwards me the utility bill for the next three months, and that she cannot go over $200 a month.
First two months go by ok, but this month, I see that her bill comes out to about $215.
She explicitly broke her side of the deal so I told her that I will not be financially supp... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened a few years ago. I had been together with my finance for 15 years. We were both in a severe accident while I was driving. (Wasn't my fault. hit and run. police never found who did it.) I survived. He didn't.
I grew up in an abusive household and they had always been like a family to mme before this. My bf was their only son (adopted). After his death, they started hating me and treating me really harshly.
In the two months after the accident: they blamed me for his death. Constantly told me how I should have died instead of him. They made me give back the engagement ring. They made me give them all the things he ever gave me because I didn't deserve them. They made me give back all the money we saved. They told me they would sue me if i didn't. I asked them why they were doing this and they told me it's because I wasn't family. They told me to never contact them again.
I lost him and I also lost people whom I had loved and considered to be my family.
I was dealing... keep reading on reddit ➡
I called my daughter’s father to check up on her, and when I called I heard a woman in the back. I thought it was his mom or sister, and told him to tell them I said hello. He said it wasn’t them and then tried to change the subject. I asked who it was then, and he said it wasn’t my business and to not worry about it. I said that I didn’t care who he hangs out with, but it becomes my business when that person is around our 2 year old daughter.
Eventually it came out that this was his girlfriend, and I asked if I could meet her if she was going to be around our daughter, or if he could maybe have her come by another day when my daughter isn’t there, and if he couldn’t do that then I’d feel more comfortable if my daughter came home with me. We previously agreed to wait until he met my boyfriend before bringing him around my daughter, and even then I waited until I was in a relationship with him for 6 months before allowing him into my home when my daughter was there. He got angry, told... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have three children: Mary (23F), Fiona (19F) and Jacob (7M). My daughters are from my first marriage, Jacob is my husband's son.
Mary was always the responsible one. She had good grades and was very responsible with money. She worked from age 16 onwards every summer and after she graduated, she picked up a job that she held throughout university. I know for a fact that she saved most of the money, using it only for major purposes. I was always very proud of her for the fact that she could pay for everything herself and never asking for a single cent.
Fiona, on the other hand, was never good with money. She had several low paying jobs over the last few summers but spent everything she had on clothes or other accessoires she didn't really need. When she turned 18, I paid for her driver's licence. I also gave her an allowence of 20$ a week since she got a boyfriend, so she could occasionally pay for dates, etc. Fiona moved in with her boyfriend this January after we got into a pretty... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is so stupid. I can’t believe I’m even posting this here because I’m sure I’m not the asshole, but my husband keeps bringing it up and making me feel like an asshole, so I figure I’ll see what you guys think.
Super short and simple: My husband’s family is going canoeing on Sunday, and they want us (my husband, daughter, and me) to go, too. I told my husband that if he wants us to go (him and me), that’s fine, but we need someone to watch our daughter. He’s not happy about that.
Context: Our daughter is only nine months old. My husband already cleared everything with the company that handles everything, and they said that they don’t care as long as she has a flotation device, but even assuming that the weather holds up, that’s several miles down a river in a canoe. She’s a tough little cookie, but that’s a lot for her, even with stops for diaper changes and boob juice and snacks. As of right now, it’s supposed to be sunny and over 80F on Sunday, and she just doesn’t do well in he... keep reading on reddit ➡
This post is somehow more controversial in 13 hrs than the one about Jeffrey Epstein's madame being a Reddit user. Also, some political pundits are not aware of the the word drama in the sub's name.
Quotables and flairables!
when he's ramped up it's very difficult for him to accurately articulate the complex thought he's having. He has a hard time explaining the nuances behind his statements, which i think is his biggest flaw
[How the fuck are you going to compare kanye to the corporations that he is literally dismantling
I (50F) have three children: 30F, 17M, and 16F. My oldest has a different father from the other two, and was obviously fairly grown once her siblings were born. I will admit that, during her teen years, my oldest took on a lot of babysitting duties in the house. I worked during the afternoons and evenings, so she would pick the babies up from daycare and watch them until I got home at night. This unfortunately has led to my daughter and I having somewhat of a strained relationship as she's become an adult. She has told me that I used her as a second parent, and that it caused her a lot of stress and stunted her social life during adolescence.
I know that I made mistakes as a mother during that time. We were struggling financially, and she always seemed eager to help with the babies, but I shouldn't have taken advantage of her like that. We've discussed it a lot in the years since, and though we still have problems between us, I like to think our relationship has made progress.
Since... keep reading on reddit ➡
I(17f) got pregnant by by bf during our first time(I know it was irresponsible please don’t leave any nasty comments about it) and didnt abort since I am against having an abortion but I don’t judge others for having them. I gave birth 3 days ago.
I couldn’t take care of her so I dropped her off at a safe haven and when I told my parents they screamed at me for not accepting my responsibility as a mother and my dad has been saying that he regrets having a daughter. My little sister(12f) is the only one who is being kind to me and I honestly feel really bad that I gave up and failed to even try to be a parent.
I feel really alone because the only person who supports me is my sister and everyone else is treating me like I’m not human and I feel guilty about giving up my daughter, what should I do
I have two daughters, Gemma (7F) and Harlyn (2F)
My (31M) wife (29F) is ginger with green eyes; she can’t tan to save her life so is naturally extremely pale.
I have darker skin, dark hair and dark eyes so when Gemma was born with pale skin and blonde hair we were stumped as we both don’t know anyone blonde in my wife’s family, and as she’s grown up a bit she looks absolutely nothing like me; she has my wife’s smile but that’s it.
Harlyn however takes almost exactly after me other than her mothers eyes and there’s no question in my mind that she’s my daughter.
As Gemmas grown she’s taken more after me, personality wise, and the question slipped my mind and the doubts left my mind.
My wife’s pregnant again, third and final child.
During a conversation about the children I was asked if I was scared to have a third daughter- I’m not.
Somehow it got to the topic and I confessed my past doubts about Gemma actually being my daughter, I love her the same and she is mine biological or... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened three years ago and my daughter "Mallory" still resents us for this. I'm asking now because my son is going to be starting the eighth grade next school year, permitting that schools will reopen again and this event isn't cancelled.
At my kid's school, there is a big annual spring break trip to New York City and Washington D.C. It's something that most of the kids, including my own, were looking forward to. When Mallory started the sixth grade, she talked about wanting to go on the trip. We said she could, so long as she got good grades and didn't get into trouble.
When she was in the seventh grade, her aunt Linda got engaged and set her wedding date for the following year. This was going to include a big family reunion with all the relatives because Linda was the last of my siblings to get married (big fat Catholic family), many of whom we haven't seen in years. Unfortunately, Linda planned her wedding to take place the same week as Mallory's 8th grade spring br... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throw away for obvious reasons. TLDR at the end.
the relevant backstory: I have two daughters, one is 21 and in college, the other is 26 and because of a lot of factors finds herself pregnant, divorcing her husband and needing to live in our house for the foreseeable future and I am happily married to their mother. The other notable character is my cat Lieutenant (we call her Leut). I found Leut in a dumpster almost ten years ago when she was only a week old, got her to the vet and she has been my best buddy for the last decade. She is now my grumpy old little shadow whenever i'm home.
so yesterday I came home from work and I hear my eldest daughter calling me from the kitchen. my wife and eldest then tell me that "Leut is getting old dad, and with the baby coming we didn't think it was safe to keep an old grouchy cat around an infant. So we made the decision today to send Leut to a shelter so that she can find a family that is more in line with what she needs."
I told them b... keep reading on reddit ➡