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AITA for telling my parents they only have one daughter and she is six feet in the ground.

This all started when I was 12 years old and my younger sister was ten. Let's call her Abby. Well, Abby started to get sick and no one in the family knew what was going on. I started to be dropped off at my grandparents as they went to different doctors. I'm not going to go into her illness but when the doctors figured it out it was bad. So a lot of time was devoted to my sister.

When I was 14 it got worse and I started to be left at my grandparents for longer amounts of time. It started with just staying the weekend and then maybe the whole week. I would bring it up and they told me that they have to focus on Abby. Soon I was staying there for months. By the time I was 16 I was basically living there full time. I would maybe see them every other month. If it texted them about the whole thing the same response was always sent, We need to focus on Abby right now.

I'm 19 now and Abby has passed away from her illness. Her funeral was two weeks ago and I attended through facetime. I got a call today from my parents and they wanted to met up and be a family again. I told them that they abandoned one child for another. I am not their child anymore. That they only have one daughter and she is six feet under the ground now. I soon hung up

I've been getting texts calling me an ass and that I should understand that they needed to focus on ABBy and to suck it up basically. So AITA

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AITA For not giving my wife her daughter's address so she could see the newborn?

Hear me out please. I'm a 46 year-old father who lost a daughter (Molly) years ago to Brain Cancer. Molly's death broke me. She was my only child I'm no longer who I was before this tragedy. I married my wife when my stepdaughter (Sarah) was 15. Sarah had issues with her mom. Her mom would kick her out over small arguments. She kicked her out for getting a haircut, for failing one class and other reasons. Every time she'd bring her back home and tell her to learn her lesson or she'd be kicked out. One time her mom kicked her out over a dairy at 17 and Sarah had enough and didn't return. She started working. I remained in contact. I just couldn't let her struggle I tried to help her financially but she refused. she's incredibly independent and a hard working person. She reminded me of Molly.

I decided to help in other ways. I got her a better job opportunity by calling someone I knew at the time. This way she still had to work to earn money which is something she wanted. And also work a better job that appreciated her more than the previous job. She's an artist, she wanted to be a graphic designer I sold my old car to pay for her courses. She started paying me back bit by bit only because she's independent. She lived with her then boyfriend now husband and paid for other things.

My wife didn't try to mend things. She disowned Sarah the day she got married but I stood firm and told her that I'm free to talk to Sarah and she should respect that. I attend gatherings with Sarah from time to time and she calls me dad infront of other people. In the past it was just my name. This sounds crazy but I believe this all happened just so I could meet Sarah and have a chance at being the best father that I could be.

She's now 22 and just had a babygirl a few weeks ago. I visited several times and we talked. She told me that it was unfortunate that she lost her dad but was glad she has me in her life. I cried although I'm not good at expressing emotions and it got worse after Molly's death.

My wife knew about the baby and demanded I give her the address so she could go see her granddaughter. I refused because Sarah asked me not to tell. And because she's already dealing with postpartum and will not be able to deal with her mom's behavior. My wife threw a fit and said that this is her daughter and grandbaby and I shouldn't try to stop her from seeing her. She called me selfish and cruel. The argument didn't stop. The family are agreeing with her and telling me to sta

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AITA for kicking out my daughter because she got pierced?

Hi all. My (46M) daughter (18F) has been making reckless decisions and overall hasn't focused on school and anything important for the past few years. I've lashed out at her a few times, but overall tolerated her behavior because she is my daughter and I love her.

However, she just never learns. Apparently she got her nipples pierced on her 18th birthday (almost a year ago) without asking my wife or me or without even mentioning something. My wife and I found out this morning when my wife accidentally saw them while our daughter was showering. We confronted her on lunch and told her that it was a very stupid thing to do. I told her I can accept piercings on the ears and maybe even on the nose because they're somewhat pretty, but the ones on the nipples are ugly and overall dangerous to get due to infections.

She's been like that for a while and even got tattoos when she was 17 (very small ones, with out permission) because she told us if we don't let her get them now she will just get them once she is 18. I guess that once she turned 18, she's even more determined to mess with us and keep rebelling or whatever she's doing. She didn't say much during the whole argument except tell us that she knows the dangers that come with having these piercings, which I think is bs based on her reaction when I mentioned that.

In the end, I told her that since she has no respect for me or my wife, once she graduates (which is this year), she has to leave. My wife agreed with me, however my son (13M) says it's too harsh of a punishment. AITA here?

Edit: Her mother saw the piercings because she needed something from the bathroom. My daughter handed it to her and that is when my wife saw the piercings.

Edit: I will not be responding to any more comments. This blew up overnight and I cant respond to everyone. Still, thank you for taking the time to reply. I will be logging off of this account now.

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AITA for locking my daughters diary

AITA for placing a lock on my (41) daughters (11) diary so my wife (36) would stop reading it. There was a recent post about a father who discovered his wife had been reading their child's diary without her knowledge and the father wanted to tell his daughter the truth. I, naively, shared this story with my wife to gain her insight and I thought we were on the same page. I was wrong.

For simplicity I'll start calling daughter A and wife K.

About a week ago K revealed to me that she had been reading A's diary because she was worried about her mental health. Honestly I think she was concerned because A had started talking to a counselor and wouldn't share what was said during those sessions. She found out that A was very angry with her and is not handling this info very well.

I told K that I was incredibly disappointed and this was a serious invasion of privacy. She was obviously upset that I didn't agree but was completely unrepentant about her actions and said she had no intention of stopping.

So I bought a lock and told her it was to keep her older brother (13) and little sister (6) out of it. I did not mention her mother, I just can't bring myself to tell her.

My wife now thinks ITA because she just wants to gain insight into A's mental health and I believe she should sit down and have an honest conversation. So Reddit what do you think?

Edit: First I want to thank everyone who contributed to this post. Your well wishes did not go unnoticed, you advice was taken to heart and your stories have opened my eyes to so much that needs to change in my house. The awards where humbling and greatly appreciated.

I hope there was some catharsis for those that shared and please know my heart hurts for you all. My wife and I have begun talking about attending therapy ourselves. I think she may have noticed the lock and gotten the message, I don't know for sure. I am going to sit them both down and we are going to go over A LOT of the advice here.

I also want to thank those that offered the harshest criticism. You gave me some of the greatest clarity. I love my wife for all her imperfections and she loves me with mine so I think its worth the fight.

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AITA for telling my daughter to read less?

Brief intro to the situation- My daughter is 22, she has a steady (but starter) job in her preferred field and rents her own place. I’m very proud of her and she’s always been a great kid.

She’s been back home with us for a few weeks because of the holidays, and I’ve noticed she reads, a LOT.

She works from home, and whenever she has breaks at work (in between calls, etc) she reads. She reads before going to sleep. She reads on weekends. She reads on car rides. Etc. She spends pretty much all of her free time reading.

She’s always loved reading, but she’s doing it too much recently. And it’s all fiction novels - not one book for her university studies (she’s a one-time dropout, trying for a second time now).

I get that it’s a hobby but it’s basically wasting her time, it’s not really gonna give her anything.

I’ve told her multiple times to waste less of her time but she always just shrugs it off.

Yesterday I was driving her somewhere and we were chatting in the car, and the topic of books came up. She started talking about some fantasy mystery novel (her favorite genre) she’s reading and how she basically read all of the good fantasy mystery novels in English she could find, so she started reading ones translated from Chinese.

I tried not to say anything at first, because she was so excited over it and I didn’t wanna ruin her excitement, but then I sorta realized I needed to intervene.

I started talking to her about how she needs to read less and focus on university more. She tried to change the topic. I pointed out that instead of reading a billion novels each week, she could take half of that time and use it to study for university, or for anything else that’s not just time thrown away (like a sport, etc).

The talk escalated a bit and she got really upset, saying how reading is the only hobby she has time for these days (she used to have other hobbies, like video games, gardening, etc).

But it just doesn’t make sense to me why she has to read so MUCH. I’m not telling her to stop reading altogether, just to read less.

She kept insisting that she doesn’t spend that much time reading, she just consumes books very fast making it seem like she’s reading a lot... But honestly? That’s just an excuse.

In the end, what happened is that she’s now upset and doesn’t want to talk to me. Her dad thinks I shouldn’t be interfering in what she spends her time on as she’s an adult, but I still think she needed that wakeup call.

But it’s been bothering me, ma

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AITA for refusing to sell the stuff to my aunt who's daughter took my credit card?

Back before Christmas my (24 Non binary ) credit card went missing for a few hours. Come to find out, my cousin (14f) took it to buy a big order off the Pokemon center site. I was furious, told her mother she owed me and scolded my cousin who simply tried to blame her autism. Since then I've cancelled the card.

Here's the thing, I like Pokemon so I didn't cancel the order, but come to find out, the stuff she ordered was Limited Edition and they're sold out. It came in the mail today and I took a picture of the stuff and sent it to my aunt saying thanks for the gifts! XOXO!

Now my cousin is a crying mess because she really wanted that stuffed animals and figures but I won't budge. My aunt was the one who showed her the picture. Aunt is begging me to sell her the stuff now to keep my cousin from crying and throwing a tantrum. Telling me I'm a huge asshole.

AITA?

Added info: No my aunt didn't pay me back when I told her about the theft, she said I would have kept a better eye on my wallet

Added: as to why it came to my address, when I found out she took my credit card I got her to confess what site she bought from and changed shipping to me. Since it was same day order the customer service was able to put my address in.

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AITA for not letting my mother “grieve her daughter”?

I am an 🏳️‍🌈 woman and throughout my life have been described as “Tomboy” (I feel like that is a bit of an outdated way to say it, but pretty much a woman who isn’t extremely fem).

My mother always wanted a fem daughter. She is pretty into sewing, clothes, dresses, would have loved me to play with dolls, and be into things considered more feminine. I have tried a few times in my life to humour this, but it’s not me. For example, my mother made me a dress for grad. I think this was about both of us (to be fair). She wanted to have a feminine daughter for the night, but she also wanted me to look good for me. I look back on this with mixed feelings. It’s true in my photos I looked nice, but I also felt extremely uncomfortable.

Sometimes it’s clear my mother has issues about who I am, but she’s generally remorseful when she says or does something inconsiderate - I think she’s just had a tough time getting over stuff she was brought up to believe.

Recently she was going on about how my aunt has a lovely daughter and she doesn’t know how my aunt got so lucky (she hates my aunt, tbh my aunt isn’t very likeable). My cousin is very feminine, attractive and has young children.

She was going on and on and I said “it sounds like you would rather have her as a daughter”. My mother said “for the grandchildren, maybe”. She said it in a joking kind of way, but I think she meant it. And yeah, I probably shouldn’t have asked if I couldn’t handle it, but my insecurities got the better of me.

I can’t have children. It’s not about me being 🏳️‍🌈. If a future partner was willing to do it, I would, or foster, but I can’t have genetic children due to my health. This doesn’t keep me up at night, I’m okay with it going either way, but it didn’t feel good to be compared to my cousin.

My dad and i are close. I told him I was upset about my mother and how she acts sometimes. He said it’s hard for her, but I have to let her “grieve her daughter”. I was like.... “I am her daughter. I’m not dead.” And he was like “no no, the daughter she wanted.” ... And proceeded to reiterate how my mother wanted a fem daughter and I should be more considerate of the fact she’s “grieving the loss of that daughter” and that realistically I have to come to terms with the fact she might never fully get over this.

I hung up on him and I haven’t spoken to my parents for two weeks. I don’t actually think it’s realistic for me to expect my mother to change, I think he has a point, I will talk to

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AITA For refusing to sell the land my daughter inherited from her dad to pay for my stepson's surgery?

My F39 late husband passed away when our daughter was 10 years old. He inherited a land from his mom and decided to leave it as it is. He didn't invest in it he just decided that he'd leave it for our daughter. Before he died we had a few conversations that were unwanted but necessary. And he made it clear that the land goes to our daughter. Our daughter is now 15 years old. I married my now Husband Josh who has a chronically sick son aged 17. I have a job and so I help with hospital bills/medication/4 months ago I paid X money to get my stepson the medical device he needed but that's just a temporary solution. I do all I can and the money I have left is for basic everyday needs. My husband isn't doing well financially. His work was affected by our circumstances and he's struggling.

About a month ago Josh brought up the land and asked questions about it. I told him that I don't plan on doing anything with it and it will be my daughter's decision when she's older. He never brought it up again until last week. He came back from the hospital looking very angry. He said he got into an argument with his family for refusing to help him with my stepson's surgery in March. He asked me if I could sell the land use some if the money for my stepson's surgery and give the rest to my daughter. I told him I can't. He told me I'm her parent meaning that I get to decide on what to do with the land and it's not like I will get into legal troubles because I have the authority to do what I want. We argued back and forth and he lashed out at me saying I was being selfish and prioritizing my daughter over his son He said he already made plans because he couldn't wait any longer and needed the money so he expects me to pitch in and help. His words were hurtful because I can't count the times I helped with both money and effort and just because I told him I can't do anything with the land he calls me selfish.

We got nowhere after this argument His last sentence before he walked out was "I hope your conscience will let you sleep at night". And it was awful. I cried because he was putting a lot of pressure on me and refusing to see that all I got for my daughter's future is this land that her dad left her. Most of my salary is spent on my stepson and his needs. His sister called me asking why I was arguing with him and making him stressed out when he's dealing with so much already. I don't know what he told her but he probably lied. He's not speaking to me right now and is tryi

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She allowed her daughter to be abused as a child, but she should help her as an adult because: "I aM sTiLl HeR mOtHeR!!!"
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AITA for flipping out at my employees for demanding I fire my daughter?

I (50F) recently inherited a business from my late husband.

My daughter (21F) is currently taking a year off from college so I hired her as a operations manager because I felt she needed something that gave her a sense of purpose while she explores her other interests, including songwriting and fashion design. I also hope to one day pass the business on to her.

Her job basically requires her to go in around three days a week. Around September, she got an internship at a fashion label so she’s been doing work for my business virtually and has recently been coming in again once or twice a week.

Her fashion internship has her working closely with the CEO who she admires a lot and it pays a lot better than most internships in this field.

So she’s been stressed out and crankier. At home I know she’s had less patience and her aunt jokingly calls her a “ Karen.”

As the months have gone on, I’ve picked up that most of my employees have been pretty passive aggressive towards my daughter and I once overheard somebody saying they wished my daughter’s step sister still worked there ( my daughter is not my late husband’s biological daughter).

Yesterday I came in early to see a few of my employees standing outside my office. They said they needed to talk to me and said my daughter was unpleasant and was constantly out of the loop. The janitor said said the last straw for him was last month when my daughter came in, saw her stuff in storage and an argument ensured between her and everybody there because she forgot we had moved most of our operations to our other office space.

Then one my employees said they can’t do this and didn’t want my daughter around. I didn’t like the tone and the self righteousness in each of their expressions.

I stood up and said they had no right to speak about my daughter this way and slandering her competence. I said I have the way they looked at my daughter and said an insult to her was an insult to me and told them don’t think they can just demand executive decisions that are mine alone. I then told them this meeting was over and they should worry about their own jobs and performance.

AITA? Our company prides itself on keeping our employees employed no matter what the economy and I don’t think people can find that much in our area since our part of the state’s economy has been in the toilet for years.

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AITA for not using my daughter's college fund for my stepson's rehab?

The title basically sums it up, I suppose. My husband and I have been married for three years now, I have a daughter (15F) and he has a son (24M). I am friendly with my stepson, but we aren't close. He has a biological mother who is a perfectly fine woman, I'm not here to take the role of his mom.

My late husband (my daughter's father) died when my daughter was 6, we both contributed to her college fund. My daughter's paternal grandparents have also contributed a large amount. Right now, the fund has about $180,000. My daughter is extremely bright, and I'm not just saying that because I'm her mom. I truly believe she has the capacity to go to an Ivy league school, and her teachers have said she has the potential as well, and I don't want costs to hold her back. Our income would be too high to get any meaningful financial aid, and while there are a few merit based scholarships out there that she will be applying too, we don't want to put all our eggs in one basket and hope she gets it when it's so competitive. My current husband and I have separate finances, he doesn't contribute at all to my daughter's fund.

My stepson is struggling with a heroin addiction, and has stolen money, jewelry, hierlooms, and electronics from us for drug money. I understand that addiction is a disease, and I personally paid for an outpatient detox for him, which cost $1000, which failed. His father then paid for an outpatient rehab program, which cost $6500, which also didn't work because he barely showed up. He promised us he'd do better next time and he needed another chance, so I split the cost of another $6500 outpatient rehab program with my husband, which seemed to work during program, but he relapsed as soon as he got out of it. I have spent so much money, time, and energy and it hasn't helped at all.

My husband and my stepson want to try a 60-day inpatient rehab program, which will cost $30,000. I had absolutely no idea where they were supposed to get the money for that, considering the thousands and thousands of dollars that were already spent, and the fact that we no longer had anything of value in our house. They want to use my daughter's college fund, which to me is absolutely off-limits. I feel like it's completely unfair to my daughter to punish her for my stepson's addiction, unfair to my late husband and his parents, but frankly, I don't think spending $30,000 will work. My husband thinks I'm an asshole because I'm prioritizing my daughter's education over his

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Dad's reaction to seeing his daughter in her wedding dress... v.redd.it/sp6m1c0ezqa61
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AITA for embarrassing my mom when I corrected new her friend who thought my daughter was my little sister?

My daughter Ava is 4 yrs old, had her young. My girlfriend passed away when my daughter was a baby so I’m mostly on my own taking care of her.

Before pandemic I used to leave Ava at daycare. But since it’s closed and not safe for her to be out I started paying my mom to watch her weekdays when I work.

My mom told me a month ago this lady just moved in a few houses down and she comes over to chat. I never met her until Friday when I got off work early and went to pick up my daughter.

Ava was playing in the backyard so we stayed longer. Then her neighbor friend came and my mom introduced us.

The lady commented that it’s so sweet I still make time to visit my mom and play with my little sister. I looked at my mom confused and thought she woulda corrected the lady but she was just standing there smiling like she agreed.

So I told her “she’s my daughter actually.” She was just as confused as I was but she just went “ohh.” My mom I guess tried to save face saying she loves my daughter like her own so it’s easy to forget.

Anyways it was awkward so I just got Ava and we went home.

I have this week off so not taking her to my moms place. My mom called earlier because she’s mad her friend isn’t talking to her much, before she came over everyday and now she hasn’t come since Friday.

My mom said her friend assumed Ava was her daughter when they first met and she was embarrassed to admit she’s her grandma because she didn’t want the lady thinking bad about her. She says I didn’t have to ruin it for her and it didn’t hurt anyone to let her think that.

We ended up arguing. My moms mad I embarrassed her and now she might’ve lost a new friend. I’m mad she’d lie about something like that and didn’t consider she could be confusing Ava saying stuff like that (she swears she never said anything in front of my daughter but idk if I believe that).

I get it some people are gonna judge me for being a young dad or judge her as a parent so I guess I can see where my mom was coming from. Even if I don’t care, they can think what they want. But it did embarrass my mom so I wanna know if I’m the asshole for saying something about it.

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AITA for berating and kicking out my BIL’s girlfriend after she said I am not my daughter’s father due to my race?

Sorry for the convoluted title, but that was the clearest wording I could think of, also I am using a throwaway account.

My wife(27f) and I(29m) have been together for twelve years and have four children(6f,5f,4f,4f). My wife is the SS’s wet dream(her words) when it comes to looks, she has blue eyes, blond hair, light skin. I am African American(brown skin, curly hair), our daughters have tan skin, blue eyes, curly blond hair. My wife’s brother(29m) started dating this girl(30f) before the Covid and yesterday he took her to our house to meet us. I was playing with my children when my BIL’s girlfriend walked in and literally right when she saw me with my children, she pointed at me and told my wife “You didn’t tell me there would be a babysitter hare, where is your husband?”. Of course, I was fucking livid but I didn’t respond, not wanting to say something I would regret. My wife told her that I am her husband, but she just looked at my children, laughed, then said “that is pretty funny, but I mean your real husband”. That broke the camel’s back and I slightly lost my temper, I berated her for around five minutes, calling her rude, racist, disrespectful, and so on. My wife also called BIL’s girlfriend rude and we both told her she should leave. This morning my BIL called me saying that I overreacted and that she was hurt by our accusation. Before he could go on, my wife snatched the phone from me and told her brother to fuck off, then hung up. I knew I did slightly overreact and admit I did lose my temper, but she was extremely rude, especially being a guest. AITA?

*EDIT* My BIL just called me again a few minutes ago, I am going to call him back and see what he has to say(wife said I should just block him, but I'm curious). Will update/edit in the morning.

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AITA for making my late wife’s daughter move out so I can date in peace?

My late wife passed away about a year ago. We were together 10 years but not married until she became sick about a year before that. She has a daughter Beth who is 19 years old. Beth is taking college classes but they are 100% online so she has stayed at “home” which is my house. I’ve owned this before my wife moved in so it was never technically shared.

I’ve wanted to be supportive of Beth but don’t want her here indefinitely or until she’s done with college. That’s 3 more years and it makes dating super awkward. I had a lady friend over after a dinner date last week and she was snarky towards her and later told me I’m moving on too fast. I tried to have an honest talk about being ready to move on and date others but she kept calling me an asshole. Im just ready to move on with my life but her presence is making that difficult.

I told her I want her to move out at the end of this next semester which would be the end of May, so 5 full months to find a place. She flipped out and told me I’m abandoning her “to get laid”. This isn’t really the case I just want to move on to my life and don’t want to live with a 19 year old any longer. She’s still mad at me and is making living in my own home awkward. But she claims she can’t afford to go anywhere else.

Edit: I did not raise or adopt Beth. My wife was VERY clear that she was not looking for a replacement father for her. Beth never lived with me until 2 years ago when she was almost 18 when her mom moved in with me due to her being sick and needing more attention. I never played a fatherly role in her life.

Before moving in She and her mom moved every few years for a while. Beth didn’t move in til her senior year of high school because her mom needed my help. Obviously couldn’t move the mom in without the daughter.

Before giving her notice to leave tried to have a talk about ground rules for staying here mostly including being polite to any guests of mine. She then went off on me for moving on with my life. That is when I made my decision.

It wasn’t exactly your “traditional” marriage. Before getting sick my late wife never wanted to get married because her parents had such a nasty one and her parents have been divorced a combined 4 times. I’m not religious so never felt a need to get married either. When she got sick we realized her insurance was terrible while mine through work is much better. So it was a practical decision to get married so she could be added to mine. Even then, she affirmed I wa

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If you deny your teen daughter birth control and she gets pregnant, it's your fault.

Edit 5: Please. Read. The. Edits.

Edit 6: Stop. Jumping. To. Conclusions. Read. The. Damn. Edits.

Look, I understand why you don't want your teens to be sexually active so young. But that's the problem, they're young and dumb. They have urges and hormones. They don't always think about all the consequences of their decisions.

If they trust you enough to come to you and ask something like this and you turn them down because you don't want them to have sex, youre just screwing both of you. Think back to when you were a teen, if you really wanted to do something and your parents said "no" , were you immediatly going to accept the answer?

Pregnancy is preventable, even more so with a doctor prescribed bc. If you deny it to her, you have no right to be angry or surprised when she tells you she's pregnant, because it could have all be prevented had you said "yes".

Edit: Stop taking this post out of context. Stop compairing it to drugs and murder. Those are extremely different situations. I think some of you all are just looking to bitch about something.🤦

Edit 2: To the people saying condoms are easy to get. Yes, youre correct. However condoms can break very easily and an inexperienced person might not realise it until too late. Yes, you should always use condoms but condoms + another form of bc is best. That's what I'm talking about.

Edit 3: I'm talking about all (IUD, arm implant, ect) forms of bc, not just pills.

Edit 4: Yes, the teens are responsible for their actions. But if a teen comes to you and asks for bc then they are trying to be responsible. Getting on bc is responsible, they could go out and fuck with no protection, but instead they are taking appropriate steps to prevent accidents. And if a parent denies their child that safety then it's on them too.

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AITA for not letting my daughter get her license, but allowing her younger brother get his?

High everyone. It feels weird bringing this here, but feel free to give me your opinions, and maybe I can look at it a different way.

My name is Gary(47m) and I have two children. One is Lisa (17f) and Dan (16m). There mother is lent very active in their lives but that’s a different matter.

I love Lisa more than life, and she doesn’t do anything that would make someone call her trouble, but she’s not as mature as others her age. I have to reminder her pretty often to do her homework, feed the dog, do her laundry, and clean her bathroom. Maybe that’s just teenage stuff? It does feeds into the issue to be honest.

When she got her permit I took her driving a several hours a week, and she was kind of aloof. Messing with the radio, checking her cell phone, forgetting to check her mirrors often. I will say she was always aware of her speed. She ran a red light once because she was looking a the light at a different section and hit the gas when it turned green... she realized what she did before I could even clinch my cheeks, but that could had went very bad.

I decided with all that she wasn’t ready for the responsibility quite yet, and we would keep practicing and learning for 6 months before coming back to the re-evaluate. She wasn’t happy with my decision, but I want to protect her.

Dan isn’t the polar opposite or anything, but he seems to watch his sister and learn from her mistakes. I rarely have to ask him to do his chores, and when that he got his permit it was night to day. He made sure everyone was buckled, he was aware of his actions, and was alert to his actions. It was obvious he was ready for the road after three months.

My daughter has not taken this news well at all. She feels embarrassed and down right angry. She thinks I’m favoring him while I don’t think I am at all. I get she’s a year older, but I can’t risk her life and the lives of others right?

Am I wrong here? I don’t want to cause a divide between my kids or myself. I want my daughter to be happy but I also want her to be safe.

Edit** hey guys, I’m totally fine with the YTA judgments and expected them, but please think of the stakes. A lot of people are saying deal with the consequences when they arrive.. I can’t deal with death like it’s nothing and serious bodily harm is a real risk.

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AITA: For Firing My Daughter's (F16) Best Friend (F19) For Being Too Polite

I hired my daughter's best friend. She is a good kid and has a real interest in learning and working in my industry. My daughter's friend was unqualified but I cleared it with the film's producers to have an assistant who was also a student.
She is a hard worker and a fast learner & picked up her role well. She is going to have a successful career as a theater/film technician. In spite of that hard work and quick learning, I had to fire her last night over her text messages to me. She is hired as a student, her inexperience and therefore needs to ask questions is assumed. I expect text messages asking for more clear directions, instructions on assigned tasks, clarification of the equipment, etc. I told her the beginning of December, "You are here to learn not to already know. No matter where I am you text me questions you have and I will come to show you or reply with an explanation."
All her messages have been appropriate questions for the tasks currently assigned. My hang-up has been how she begins her messages. All start with "Mr {Last Name}." "Sorry to bother you." "I know you're busy." "I don't want to be a bother." "Sorry, I need help again." Etc. I have repeatedly text back she is not a bother, that I want her asking questions, that she does not need to be formal, and so forth. No matter how many times I tell her to drop formalities she keeps using them in every message. I explained I am her supervisor on set and her questions are part of that role. So after 5 weeks now of her not following my repeated requests to believe in the validity of her right to ask questions yesterday afternoon I switched it to an ultimatum. "If your future messages open with any wording that implies you are an inconvenience then I am going to assume you don't yet feel professionally ready to be working on a film & will let you go." 3 hours later she sends the final message with "Sorry..." I replied back that she needed to go back to the trailer to get her stuff and leave she was no longer my assistant on this film.
Now she is hurt. Her mom passive-aggressively dragged me on FB. My daughter texted letting me know how mad she is at me and when I got home had a sign on her bedroom door that said "Don't knock, don't try to speak with me." So basically everyone is mad at me. Now, the fired best friend will still be included in the credits, invited to the premiere as a crew member, and get a positive job reference on her ability to perform the assigned tasks. All s

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Today is the day this little lady becomes my daughter. Happy adoption day!!!
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AITA for Calling My Daughter Out for Breaking the Pinky Promise Marriage Pledge?

I am an incredibly devout Christian woman with what I thought was an equally committed Christian daughter that is 28. I was proud of her for so long. She is a physical therapist, a youth leader and preached the importance of following the word of Christ her whole life. She has started seeing a new man her age that seemed very wholesome when I first met him.

When she was in college, the Pinky Promise movement was founded. This movement was started by spiritual leader Heather Lindsey and relies on the premise of absolute abstinence until marriage. The goal is to help both Christians honor God through their bodies and refrain from premarital kissing, fornication, pornography and other acts of sexual expression outside the blessing of marriage.

I got my daughter to take this pledge. She was hesitant, but ultimately agreed.

I thought she would live up to this pledge, until I overheard her talking to her cousin this Christmas about the man she has been seeing. My daughter made a comment about how "the sex was mindblowing" which left me stunned. I assumed she said this because she was embarrassed to admit to her cousin that she was a virgin still, since that is sadly uncommon in this day and age and a source for peer pressure even among adults.

I talked to my daughter about it on New Year's. She had a little more wine than normal, so she spoke more forcefully than I expected. She confirmed that they were indeed having sex. I was heartbroken and just told her that she just broke her Pinky Promise pledge and that it wasn't right to be engaging in sexual behavior before marriage. I could've forgiven kissing as it might be unrealitistic to expect everyone to live up to Heather Lindsey's standard of spiritual purity. But sex was something else.

My daughter just lost her temper and told me that she had been having sex since she was 17 years old. She said that the pinky promise was a "ridiculous cult-like idea" and that she didn't feel she was a bad christian for drinking, having sex or joining a sorority when she was in college. I didn't know about any of this (she never told me about being in a sorority as a student) except for the occassional glass of wine.

I felt stunned and shocked that my daughter had lied to me for years about everything. I said this and she said that it didn't matter what I thought. She called me a slew of hurtful names, including "judgmental", "controlling" and a couple expletives.

I asked our pastor to reach out and tell her sex is

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AITA for refusing to choose a different name for my unborn daughter?

From a long list of girl names, my husband and I chose the name that felt right and fitting for our unborn daughter. We’ve been referring to baby by this name for the past 4 months of my pregnancy, and our older child even calls her by her name when she talks to my belly. The name just so happens to be the same name as my husband’s aunt’s late mother whom I had never met. (His aunt is related by marriage not blood, she is married to his biological uncle)

When his aunt and her two daughters (my husband’s cousins) found out we had chosen that name, they were furious because they had planned to name one of their future daughters that name (neither of them are planning to have children anytime soon). We didn’t know they had planned to do that and it wasn’t something we thought about during the process of choosing her name. They said it should have been obvious to us that it would be a choice for a girl’s name for one of them. I don’t think there should be an issue with two girls in the family having the same name, it wouldn’t bother me at all if they used the name as well down the line, but apparently they believe that us using the name will ‘cheapen’ it for their child in the future. I’m not willing to change the name we have chosen, as I feel like it is already my baby girl’s name at this point. Am I the asshole?

Edit: For clarification, his aunt is related by marriage, as his uncle is the one biologically related to him. And of course, the two daughters are my husband’s cousins. Sorry for the confusion!!

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Cupboard Under the Stairs Christmas Present for my 8 year old Daughter. reddit.com/gallery/kr7oxl
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Daughter was getting a puppy. Wife wanted one and I said no... v.redd.it/ppvrbrhlt0b61
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AITA For spending 6000 on my daughter's room and refusing to do the same with my stepdaughter's?

I M42 have a 16 year old chronically ill daughter and her name is Lauren. She's the light of my life. Best thing that ever happened to me and it's absolutely devastating to see her struggle like that everyday. She spent time being in/out of the hospital dealing with several issues related to her condition. She's getting exhausted. Doctors arranged for her to be going to outpatient clinic to receive treatment and said it was best for her to get rest as much as possible. From what the doctors said and being to concerned and also her behavior. I just knew... I have this gut feeling Lauren might not live more than a few months. She's back in her home. her room where she grew up and had beautiful memories with her mom. She spends most of her time there. Lately she's been asking to eat her favorite meals/go to her favourite places and things like that. I try to do all I can to make that happen. She showed me several bedroom decorations and designs and and expressed her admiration for one of those bedrooms. I talked to my wife about wanting to re-decorate Lauren's bedroom and get her the design she liked since it's her wish and she has the right to have it after all she's been through.

My wife was okay at first. It cost me 6000$ it's very modern and chic. Lauren was happy and she lightened up. My stepdaughter Eve 12, saw it. And threw a tantrum asking why Lauren got her room decorated and not her. I thought we were already aware of Lauren's situation. Suddenly my wife said maybe I should get Eve's room re-docarted as well since it was obvious she wanted the same thing. Well.first of all the money was pulled out the emergency fund I put aside for Lauren. And also I can't afford to pay another 6000$ to get Eve's room decorated right now. I have responsibilities and Lauren's situation is different. When my wife argued that I was avoiding responsibility for "messing up" I told her to her face that Lauren may not be around in a few months and this was her wish and she should understand and respect her wish instead of encouraging Eve and telling me to pull another 6000 from the emergency fund for Eve's room.

My wife says she understands but that was the right thing to do if I don't want to cause difference in treatment between the girls and resentment. I lashed out I just snapped. I told her she was being unreasonable and should just either stop brining it up or use her money to re-decorate Eve's room since it couldn't wait.

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WIBTA if I go to my younger daughter's wedding?

My younger daughter (Hayleigh, 28f) is marrying my older daughter (Jennifer, 30f)'s ex-fiancé (Sam).

Jennifer is mad at me b/c I'm going to Hayleigh's wedding. She says that, "I'm condoning her bad sister's behavior as always", but that's simply not true.

When the wedding was called off & we found that it was b/c Sam & Hayleigh were dating, I called Hayleigh immediately & I asked her to rethink the relationship. Not only for her sister's sake, but also because "if he could do it once, he could do it twice" & I didn't want her to get hurt. She reassured me that, that wasn't the case - that they were meant for each other & had known this for a long time, so I left it at that.

I spoke to Sam, too. He apologized for any hurt he may caused, but said that it wouldn't be fair to marry Jennifer when deep in his heart he knew that he was in love with Hayleigh. They've officially been together for a little over a year now & they truly seem happy and in love.

My husband is supporting Jennifer. He's disgusted with the whole situation & doesn't want anything to do with it. At one point he announced that he wouldn't be giving Sam his blessing or walking Hayleigh down the aisle.

I don't like what this household has become. This is the first Christmas we haven't spent together as a whole family.

I don't like the situation anymore than my husband or Jennifer do, but they don't understand that ignoring the reality of it doesn't make it go away.

When he had said that he wasn't walking Hayleigh down the aisle, she was devastated. I asked my husband if he was willing to risk his relationship with Hayleigh by not walking her down the aisle. Jennifer accused me of trying to twist him to my side.

I told Jennifer that it's not about sides, it's about learning how to forgive. I've told her that it's been over a year now since her & Sam broke up, and she's been bitterly jumping from relationship to relationship because she's so focused on Hayleigh and Sam, and that if she never learns to forgive them, she'll never be at peace.

She says that I don't understand that Hayleigh purposely stole Sam from her, & that she's been doing this since they were kids and I never noticed. I told her that she should have told me then. She said that I should've been paying closer attention & noticed it. I told her that she had to learn to let go of certain things in the past in order to move forward & that if Hayleigh did steal Sam, as she c

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AITA for not using my daughter's college fund to support my future grandchild?

I (45F) have been a single mother to my daughter (18F) ever since her father passed away when she was a baby. It was hard pulling us through, but we made it. I finished my degree, earn a nice job with a high salary, and we now live comfortable.

One of my priorities was setting aside a college fund for my daughter. Her father had started one when he found out I was pregnant and I chose to add onto it once he passed.

When she was 17, I sat down with her and told her that once she is ready for college to not worry because I and her dad have saved up money for her education. I told her this money could go towards tuition, housing, food, books, etc. She planned on moving into an apartment in the same state as the school and attending some online classes/some in person. Anything to make her college life comfortable and fun I was willing to offer. I wanted the best for her because when I went to college I struggled financially. She was grateful and thanked me.

Obviously the pandemic has made school different for everyone and senior year of hs was difficult for her, but she was still accepted into one of the top schools in the nation (USA) and I was so proud of her.

4 days ago she sat me down and told me that she was pregnant. I was shocked because she was on birth control. I figured it was an accident. She's due in September, right when school starts. that meant we had to back out signing a lease for her future apartment and would have to stay home to raise the baby. Starting college with a newborn would have been a challenge, but doable. So I accepted it. until later that night I overheard--NOT eavesdrop--her convo with her boyfriend.

She told her bf not to worry about supporting the baby, she would just use her college money for it. I also heard that she'd been lying to me. Turns out she decided to stop taking the pill simply because she wanted to switch to a different bc, but she didn't tell me. So for the past three months she's been picking up her bc and she wasn't taking them.

If she wanted to switch to something else like the implant or an IUD I would have supported it. I'm not some stuck up prude, I was open to my daughter about protecting herself from STIs/pregnancy so this choice confuses me.

Next night I told her that she and her boyfriend would have to find a way to support the baby because her college fund was for COLLEGE only.

She broke down, asking me how she was going to manage to support her baby when she nor her bf had a job. I t

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AITA for kicking my SIL and BIL out of my house when she said my daughters aren't really mine?

I(37f) have 2 daughters. The eldest(Anna 7yo) is "technically" the child of my late husband and my sister genetically in that she was carried by a surrogate and made from my late husband's supermarket and my sisters' donated egg. My younger daughter (lily 4yo) is adopted, we adopted her a year ago, originally we had planned on using another of my sisters eggs but she passed away 3 years ago in a car accident and I decided it would be disrespectful to use the eggs of hers we had stored without her permission.

My husband passed away little over a month ago from the virus, it has been very hard adjusting to life without him after 12 years together and the girls miss their dad terribly. I am lucky that my family was well off and when our parents passed away my sister and I were given nice nest eggs and I have an excellent job that pays mid 6 figures that I thank our lucky stars for every single day.

Shortly after my husband's death, his brother and wife reached out to me asking if they could stay with me for a couple of months as BIL had lost his job and they could no longer afford their flat, in addition their young baby had a bad lung infection that was draining every spare cent they had.

My house is only 4 bedrooms but of course I let them move in, there were problems from the start: SIL tried to demand that I and lily give up our co-joined rooms so they could have them for the baby, BIL got nosy about my husband's life insurance and sulked when he found out he wasn't one of the beneficiaries, they both (being vegan) complained about me cooking meat and other animal products. I tried to turn a blind eye knowing that they were probably just stressed and sleep deprived from the baby.

The problem came last weekend when they approached me asking for some of my daughters inheritance(most of my husband's life insurance went into a college fund for our daughters and they know this) to pay for their sons care. I declined but offered to tap into the nest egg my parents/sister had left me to pay for some of it. They then asked why I couldn't pay for all of it since I was well off and I gently explained that just because things were OK now, I wanted to plan for worst case not best. They got angry and started yelling and in front of lily they said that really neither of my daughters had any claim to the money since they weren't really my daughters and that I was selfish for not supporting them.

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Mother and daughter voting early today in Georgia for Ossoff and Warnock.
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AITA for not making my daughter the "head of the house" in my absence?

I'm married to my husband of 8 years (together for 12 years in total), and we have a 10 year old girl and 4 year old boy.

I changed jobs at the end of last year. I worked full time before, however my office was 10 minutes from home and a short walk from my daughter's school. With my job change, I now work 45 minutes away (1.5 hour round trip), and will be expected to make national and international trips (world permitting) on a bi-monthly basis. My husband also worked full time about half an hour away from home, however following lockdowns, his company switched to WFH permanently, so we converted a space into an office and he now works there.

I'm posting because we've run into an issue with our families. They're all worried that my job change is going to negatively impact our family life overall. My husband now working from home was the main reason I applied for the job, and we discussed extensively the changes it would bring. He is perfectly happy with the few alterations he would have to make (eg. cooking every family meal, whereas before we did an equal share). However, like I said, our parents are all worried. We visited my parents last weekend, and my mother wouldn't let my daughter go off and play with her brother until she'd washed all the dishes, despite her volunteering to help cook (of her own free will) earlier on in the day. When I stepped in and said that she could go, my mother was annoyed, and said that my daughter needed to quickly learn how to do things like clean and cook, since she'll be the one "in charge" with me gone. I corrected her and said that my husband would be in charge, and that I have no concern about his abilities, since he's perfectly capable of completing domestic tasks on his own. Sure, the kids can help if they want, and my daughter already does little chores like making her bed and cleaning up her room for pocket money, but we'd never expect more than that. My father joined in the conversation, and said that it was only "right" that my daughter started to do more around the house, and that I could even make it fun by making her my "deputy" or "mini me". No offence to anyone who thinks like that, but my children are very much their own little independent selves, and not miniature versions of me or my husband. I again said absolutely not, and asked that they respect our choices.

By the time we got home, we had messages from all 4 parents (they chat frequently) saying that we were in the wrong and if I wasn't going to b

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TIL about "Daughter from California" Syndrome, in which a dying, elderly hospital patient receives a visit from a long-lost relative, who -- in shock over the patient's level of deterioration -- guiltily tries to assert themselves as caregiver, while demanding aggressive, unrealistic treatment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
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AITA for telling my daughter if she gets pregnant, then she will be kicked out?

I (48M) and my wife (51F) welcomed our daughter (25F) and her husband (26M) back home because of their money issues back during the beginning of the pandemic. We have two other sons, (15M) and (8M).

Our daughter has always been somebody who was longed for a baby, and I know that she's been talking about it with her husband. My wife and I decided to sit her down and tell her and our son-in-law that she is allowed here, for now, indefinitely, but that if she gets pregnant, then they will be given until the baby is three months to find a new house/apartment.

My wife and I do not want another baby under the roof. When we do have a grandchild, then we will love that baby with no tomorrow, but we don't want to deal with the crying, or inconsistent sleep schedules. We are already stressed out because our youngest has been going through some stuff lately. He has recently been determined to have Asperger's Syndrome, and the idea of having a baby to be there would probably not be good for him.

As you can predict by the post, our daughter got upset and said that we were being terrible parents and, if this was indicative to our attitude towards a potential grandchild, then we wouldn't have any contact with them or the baby. My wife said she was taking it the wrong way and being dramatic, which led to our daughter storming out of the house and saying that she needed time to think. Our son-in-law had been silent during the whole ordeal but he followed her and we haven't heard from them since.

My wife is firmly set in her ways right now, but I'm starting to have possible second thoughts about it. I don't want our daughter to resent me/us for this.

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As a single dad, I had to put my foot down and tell my seven year old daughter that there was no way she was getting a dog for Chanukah, no matter how much she asked. Anyway, meet Waffle.
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AITA for refusing to cook meat when my husband broke our (lonely) daughter’s only friendship because he hates vegans?

obligatory throwaway because I don’t want angry vegans in my inbox.My husband is from the south and let me just say this, he hates vegans. His family is a stereotypical country one and they get ridiculously mad when they see beyond meat etc adverts on the tv. They’re practically vegan phobic and hate any menu which says suitable for vegetarians or vegans etc. This never really bothered me and I thought it was funny because I ate meat and I didnt think it was a big deal.

My daughter (now6) was born allergic to a lot of things, like eggs and is also intolerant to lactose and grass, pollen etc. She rarely got to go to birthday parties because we couldn’t let her eat anything there. when she was a baby my husband ate an egg sandwich and kissed her and she broke out in hives and we had to take her to the doctor. All new foods were tried under medical supervision.

While she can eat meat she can’t eat any fun meat like nuggets because of egg contact. One of the kids she recently met with is our new Neighbour who is around four houses away. They are completely vegan and their son doesn’t eat anything they don’t. So at his birthday she could eat the actual cake and not a muffin I’d sent. It cheered her up and they had play dates even when we weren’t supposed to. I was glad she made a friend.

His parents hadn’t called for a while and didn’t pick up ours. When I saw his dad while I was out I was like ‘hey what’s wrong‘ and he was really hostile, telling me to never talk to him or his wife again and that he’d pray for my daughter. I thought that was crossing the line. He pulled his phone out and showed me a very rude text from my husband. I didn’t believe his story that my husband started a fight, but when I asked him about it he was proud that Shelia wasn’t hanging out with hippies. I remembered the vegan hate and I was like until he apologized to that family and they agreed to let their kid play with ours I’d never cook meat again. He said I needed to get over it and do my Job but I am cooking, just not what he would like. AITA

Edit: I will try to find couple’s counseling although I don’t think he’ll agree to it. I hope Ina forgives me (vegan mom, since this blew up, I’m really very sorry and I won’t bother you again.) thank you all for your responses.

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📅︎ Dec 10 2020
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