Nobody has any room to judge you for your decisions with your own damn body. You deserve more rights than the unborn fetus inside you. You deserve help and care and safety. Please reach out to me if you think I may be able to help. I don’t have much, but I have knowledge of resources and I’m also willing to do research for you. I’m also willing to give up to 100 dollars towards the procedure. I know it’s not enough to cover the whole thing but hopefully it makes some sort of impact.
Also this is my first post here and I’m also still kind of upset so I’m sorry if this isn’t what is expected!
So my mom remarried when i was 12 although my step father is okay but he has his moments and my mom fully enables him . They have a son now who is three.
My step father turned vegan 6 months ago and so is my mom now. I used to think that i dont like vegan food and is not for me and because i started a job with the help of my friend's dad in the country club, i make a decent amount of money for 16 year old.
When they turned vegan i started getting my own food. I pretty much started to feed myself and also started saving. I used to get take out alot and stopped eating with them because i genuinely don't like being around them.
My step father turned pretty nasty when he saw i had started earning and asked for rent. My mom shut that down thank god because the house belongs to my late father and I will fully own it once i turn 18. So he can't charge me rent i pointed out that since this house is still technically in my name shouldn't he be the one paying rent to me. He lost it. Started... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have two daughters from a previous marriage, a 6 year old and a 4 year old. Their mother and I separated when my oldest was 2. I don’t see them very often because I work a lot so I get them about once or twice a month from Friday to Saturday.
Recently their mother remarried and the girls live with them and their half brother and she just announced they were expecting. My youngest daughter had a birthday this week so I’m having her a birthday party today. And my oldest seems distant.
My oldest was sitting with me and told me that she missed her “other daddy” and that he had bought them a kitchen set and built them a play house in the backyard and she wanted to go home to play in it. She then told me she had just been helping him build a duck house and that they were going to go pick out two ducklings to bring home when she got back and she wanted to go home.
My youngest daughter calls him by his name but the oldest calls him Daddy 2. It really hurt hearing how she missed this oth... keep reading on reddit ➡
My boyfriend and I have been together for 2.5 years now. We met in medical school and have since both started our residency programs at the same hospital. I am a surgical resident (lots of nights and weekends) while he is doing family medicine (8-5 M-F).
I have known my boyfriend's step-father for a long time, as they are very close. This is somewhat strange to me (perhaps it's not) because my boyfriend's mother (the step-father's wife) died suddenly 5 years ago but only after 3 years of marriage to the step-father. I know my boyfriend was in college throughout this time and I know he rarely visited home, so I always thought it was weird that they remained so close. Although I never said anything to him about it.
Okay so now into what happened. I first suspected that my boyfriend was up to something when I had to rush home during work unexpectedly last week. Without his knowledge I had returned home to pick up my laptop charger, which I had forgotten, and he was not there. I texted h... keep reading on reddit ➡
My family is black and my step dad is (in his words) a jack to the head, bandana wearing red neck to the bone. He’s a really cool guy I love him dearly but he did something yesterday that just made me really proud of him. He’s a manager in Florida for a demanding physical labor job and ironically he’s the only white person out there with the rest of his crew is black. Now a inspector came out there to watch the job and then the dude and my step dad was a lone the inspector said “‘man these niggers sure do work slow”
Now one thing about my step dad is that he does not tolerate racism at all. He went off on the inspector guy and cursed him out much to the inspector’s surprise. My step dad brought out his phone and put it in dudes face and showed him a picture of my mother and said “look fucker this is my wife!” Then he scrolled through all his photos and showed him pictures of my sisters and said “these are my daughters!” And brought up pictures of me and my brothers and said “these are... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (F16) graduate next year and I believe we are each allowed to reserve 4 seats for anyone who wants to attend. Since my parents are divorced, normally it would be my parents and my step-parents, but I don’t want my mother’s boyfriend to be there. For context,
My parents divorced when I was 8 years old and this man showed up in my life less than a year later. He has never been kind. He is grouchy, argues with my mom all the time, and is constantly shit-talking everything that my brother and I do. He has never supported us. We have gotten in numerous arguments because he is so mean and closed-minded, and there have been many times where just having spoken to him has left me crying in my bedroom. I think that my mom could do so much better. She is a lovely woman. But I have made her aware that when it comes to anything big or important to me, I don’t want this man to be there.
She insists that at my graduation he will be having a seat and that it is not up for discussion. He lives in m... keep reading on reddit ➡
My ex is planning on marrying a stranger. Okay, they are probably not strangers. That's assumptive. They have, as far as I can tell, spent less than 30 days in the same state ever. So it all seems a bit sudden. Additionally my ex-wife is very proud and quick to remind me, that she is the custodial parent (despite my pleas for more time.)
I have asked her to tell me about him, what's he like, what does he do, his family situation, religious views, does he have any kids, ANYTHING. For now she has told me pretty much nothing, and my kids say he is sleeping on the couch in their condo. I've met him once, we had a brief exchange, and he seems nice enough.
Yesterday my ex said: Well, what do you want to know? My question is this: What questions should I be asking about a 44 year old "stranger" who is now living with my 10 and 9 year old daughter, and 7 year old son?
My stepdad came into my life when I was 11. My parents split when I was 7 years old and I got a new stepmother and a half sibling when I was 8. My relationship with my stepmother has always been frosty, and I never really felt comfortable in their home. Especially after they had their son.
When my step father first came into my life, I was really scared of losing my mom's love and attention. I definitely resented him for it. I took time to warm up to him. But with love and patience, my stepdad showed me that he loved me and cared for me like his own.
He didn't change even after my brother was born. He is honestly, my role model. He is an attorney, and growing up I wanted to become an attorney just like him. I worked hard and ended up going to the same law school he went to.
Just before my convocation, I decided to change my last name to a hyphenated last name - a combination of my mother's maiden name and my step father's last name. So now my name is : X Mom's Maiden name - step... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey r/LongIsland. My step-dad was born in Riverhead and grew up in East Moriches. I wanted to see if there were any local shops I could order from for Father’s Day? Food, candy, clothing, etc? He was born in 62 of that matters. Any advice on what to order or things to consider?
Throwaway because people know me on my main account.
Anyways I’m (26F) getting married next June and it’s been a massive struggle with my mom, step dad, dad, and step mom.
Basically I don’t have the best relationship with my dad already. He cheated on my mom when I was 14 and later married his mistress, who’s my current step mom although I don’t call her any sort of “mom.” They have 3 kids together.
Over the years my own siblings have become really close to his kids but I haven’t. So now that I’m getting married the initial pressure was on me to invite his entire family, despite me not getting along with his wife at all.
I decided along with my fiancé that we will only invite my dad, for my siblings sake, but his wife and kids will not be invited to our wedding. This caused huge uproar with my siblings and eventually I was FURTHER pressured to invite his kids, but only to the latter half of the reception and not the ceremony (I stood my ground). I sent an email explaining my... keep reading on reddit ➡
TW mention of childhood sexual abuse, with no details or context.
I recently heard through the grapevine, fragments of info about my step father and his mother passing within close proximity to one another- maybe a week apart. I was able to confirm the mother’s passing, but not his. It caused a cascade of trauma flashbacks to his sexual abuse throughout most of my years living with them, and I was unable to cope.
Today, I broke the silence I was conditioned to keep and reached out to a member of his family, sending my condolences. I have not gotten a reply, but that’s ok... I hope I do sometime, though. I genuinely hope they’re coping as well as can be expected, and I liked his sister very much when I was a kid.
I also told this to another family member. They were able to, via being friends of mutual friends of the sister which I didn’t share, see a post from his sister confirming both the deaths.
I still don’t have details- and I may never get them- but I have proof of his fam... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (18f) moved out of my mother (38f) and step-father’s (36m) house when I was 14 and life has been a bit of a mess since then. I travelled between my mothers and my real father’s (40m) house eventually having to couch surf till I got a subsidised temporary apartment and when that ended I eventually moved in with my boyfriend in his parents house.
My step-father, lets call him Henry, Henry was spoiled growing up and is an incredibly abusive man. He’s sent my mother to hospital a few times and I’ve blocked out and lost a lot of my childhood because of him. My earliest memory was of him and my uncle throwing empty beer bottles at me, I don’t remember why. Other memories are of him promising me that no one will miss me if I died and that I was only alive because he paid for it and so many other things but to avoid this side of him my mother treats him like a king and does everything in her power to make him happy.
I have three half siblings the eldest being 14m then 13f and then 11m the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi gang, first time posting in here.. I'm (F27) engaged to my SO (M31), we've been together 4 yrs and I've been in my SS5 since he was 1. The SS lived far away from us so we got to see him a few days every few months. Now he is moving closer and we are starting to see him more frequently. He is an only child and is very defiant, and can get very violent (both with us and his BM). He sees a family therapist and we're working with the BM to be on the same team when it comes to how we handle it. ANYWAYS...its really taking a toll on me. Being in this situation has made me realize I do not want children of my own and I really enjoy personal/quiet time. SO is on the same page and doesn't want to have more kids. I'm really worried that being a step mom will become more difficult over time, and BM has been known to be high conflict in the past. Knowing the my life will forever be tangled with this situation makes me panicky. I suffer from extreme anxiety and most times I can barely take care... keep reading on reddit ➡
My father died in 2018. I moved out of our house around 2014, and he remarried. His step wife didn’t allow me to enter our house within the first few days after he died, and after I was able to come, I was only allowed to go through my things stored in the attic. I have reason to believe they might of destroyed his will, but I’m unsure if he had one. I called a few county clerks offices to see if they could help, but they weren’t able to find anything.
Now the step wife died last year. To my knowledge, her daughter is still occupying our house. I don’t know who legally owns the house now, as the step wife and her family cut all contact with me.
Is there any sort of legal action I can take to reclaim my dads house and any remaining assets?
I(f26) have two fathers. There is my biological dad (BD) who divorced my mom when I was 6 years old and my (step)dad (SD) who married my mom when I was 19 years old.
Little background on me: I am diagnosed with depression caused by youth traumas. I am in therapy to resolve the past. I was bullied from age 6 till 15. Bullying included beatings, stealing possessions and things as such as name calling.
I saw my BD every other weekend until the age of 16. He has not been a good dad in my opinion. Here are some examples that come to mind. I was between 6 till 14 when all these things occurred. He would get mad at me for crying. He would start yelling until I told him what was going on. Most of the time, his yelling scared me so much, that I peed my pants.
When I was 8, we were playing a game and I lost (I lost every time) and was upset. I went to the bathroom and locked the door to let my anger out. He had been eavesdropping at the door and seemed really upset a... keep reading on reddit ➡
To give a bit of a backstory, my parents got divorced when I was really young. My mom raised me on her own for several years and we grew this bond that was very special to me. Life went on and she eventually remarried my now step father, and their relationship is great and they had another child who i am very close with.
Since their marriage though, I haven’t connected with my step father ever that I can recall. We’ve never had more than small talk and he knows I resent him. The resentment grew because he made no effort to “parent” me as I was growing up, but he had no problem disciplining me. My mother is much more laid back, so having a strict “parent” who barely even feels like one doesn’t seem right.
He was raised in a very religious family and my mother blames his rules on how he was brought up, but regardless I don’t think it’s fair. I’ve told my mother many times how I feel but whenever he enforces a rule my mother disagrees with, she never steps in. So am I the asshole here... keep reading on reddit ➡
Dad, My step father was told he has less then a year to live and I'm not sad. I know he was your best friend growing up and when you found out you would pass you asked him to look out for us. He did but he also hurt me bad. I'm still in therapy because of him. And I feel guilty for not caring so much because mom is hurting. I know she can't afford things on her own and will need help. But I feel nothing for him. And I know that hurts mom and we have talked about him before and how he hurt me but mom wouldn't listen. I don't know what to do. Should I act like I care or is there something I should do?
My mother remarried to a great guy after the divorce. As expected, family drama is ridiculous. My father hasn’t spoken to my oldest sister in years. I am my father’s “favorite” a title which I am not particularly comfortable with. I am 13 and music is my biggest escape. I’d like to do something in the music industry, whether that is writing, producing, or making music.
I figured I would come here to hopefully get some experienced plumbers opinions/suggestions about everyone’s favorite or most helpful (and not commonly used) cordless tool, only requirement is that it’s Milwaukee brand (12v or 18v). As far as I’m aware he mainly does residential work (new construction, service calls, and remodel work). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Amid the ongoing quarantine, we've been looking for things to do lately and it has turned into a search for potential blood relatives from my dad's first family. He was adopted as a baby in the 50s, and has passed just a few years ago.
I'm not sure if this is the right sub for this, but would this be a good start? If not, what would be the right steps to take?
I (27m) was texted by my father (63m) that I was very rude for not texting him and my step mother (50... something? F) a happy 6th anniversary text. I laughed him off, but he's pretty angry that I didn't even know the day they were married. Am I the asshole for not wishing my dad a happy anniversary if the marriage didn't produce me or she didn't raise me? I'm confused on the whole anniversary thing, would I even wish them well if both are my biological parents? Isn't it supposed to be just the couple celebrating, since when does family wish you a happy anniversary? I have no ill will towards my dad or step mom, this wasn't supposed to be a big thing but he's willing to die on this hill "for respect."
TLDR: I didn't wish my dad and my stepmom a happy 6th anniversary, and he's angry and yelling.
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Today my family forced me to visit my step fathers grave. My step father was homophobic and racist to me and I did not like him. I told my mom that I did not want to visit him but she refused and forced me. While we where there I was feeling like I needed to pee and I decided to piss on his grave for two reasons the first reason was that he was mean to me and a bad person the second reason was that there was not bathroom in site. My mother saw what I was doing and yelled at me. My younger
step brother found out and yelled some insults at me. So I am wondering if I am the asshole
Would I be the ass hole.... if I told my ex wife, who I get along with very well, no? I dont feel that it is appropriate for a 7 year old to choose hyphenate his last name. His mother and step father have only been married for a year. I feel like he wants to do it because his litter sister has his step dads last name.
I've known C for 13 years, he entered my life about a year after my biological dad left. I was absolutely against him as a 7 year old boy, but once I turned 10 or so I looked up to him immensely. "This is my chance to have a normal dad and a normal life!" I thought to myself, and every achievement was for him.
He treats me as though I hate his guts. C constantly berated me about disrespecting him, ironically calling me foul names like cock sucker and dick head, pinning me against the wall with his hands around my neck...
The last fight I had with him was really bad. I didn't do the dishes for 2 nights because I was cramming to finish a college assignment, and he started shit about how I was lazy and disrespectful for not doing it. I told him what was up with my assignment and he still didn't take it well. It ended with me literally running away from my house.
C constantly shits on my interests, thinking I'm a loser for liking video games, and downright shames me for collecting taran... keep reading on reddit ➡
My parents divorced shortly after I was born. My mother started dating another man when I was three years old. They've been together ever since and finally got married recently. I lived at home with my grandmother on my mother's side. My grandmother abused her children and went on to abuse me since my mother and step-father were constantly going on trips around the world or my mother would just stay over his home as frequently as she could to get away from my grandmother; so, I was alone with gma a lot. Step-dad and I never really got along. He and my mother would torment me about anything pretty consistently - my appearance, my eating habits, me "being ungrateful" when I talked back to them making fun of me, etc. He did a lot for me and our family though. He'd sometimes take us places or to restaurants, he'd buy us gifts for the holidays since my mother doesn't have a lot of money, he'd make dinner for me and my brothers, he'd be our photographer for school stuff, things like that.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Recently I got into with my Nmom on mother's day. For years I have been dealing with my mother and her constant complaining, arguing, making big deals into nothing, and not saying sorry. At first, it went from me not saying much back and just taking it because, for one I am a Christian and the bible does say to honor thy mother and father, but also two I don't like confrontations or arguments. They make me cry out of frustration. Then it got to the point where I felt the need to stand up for myself but they view that as "disrespectful". For example, I was working at burger king and paying health insurance and car insurance and for my own things while living at home. I was in college and frankly have no idea how I even managed to do all of that on a minimum wage job at all. I was living paycheck to paycheck with enough money for the bills. I rarely ever asked for money because they will just throw it in my face. My mom decided to up and randomly quit her job one night and for around 5 m... keep reading on reddit ➡
I think having Daddy gang call in can be fun but I think the reason this show works is because it was two hot, funny friends talking about their crazy lives that we could relate to or laugh at. I honestly think what will happen is someone will “call in” (aka they’ll audition talent) and then she will be the new co host. I think Alex needs someone to bounce off of and I think Daddy gang could use a step father.
Edit to add: thank you everyone for your comments. I feel like this has been a very cleansing experience. I've replied to a few comments, I recommend you read them for better context if needed
So basically what the title says, he isn't going NC with his father, he is still invited. Just not his father's wife and her 4 kids (who also have their own children/partners/spouses etc, so in total 11 people). He is still inviting other family from his dad's side, just not them. I'm trying to keep this post short as it's my first and these events have been happening over the past 10 years that we have been together. Also FIL and his wife have been married for 20 years but my fiancé still doesn't consider his step mum to be any sort of "mother" to him, nor does he consider her children to be his siblings any longer despite growing up with them.
Step MIL and her children (all aged >23) are all narcs and fall out with each other constantly. The drama that revolves around them is beyond belief... keep reading on reddit ➡
Funny how a squirrel in the street can take two beloved family members from you.
When my mother dies, my step father is not my step father anymore. Why can’t I marry him and hook up with him and make babies with him? I have my step sister and this is the best way to humiliate her: make her call me Mom!
I'm an adult now and it's taken my narcissistic mother almost 35 years to admit that my stepfather was physically and verbally abusive. Prior to this my mother would stick up for him and make excuses. Just an fyi, my step dad is a Doctor so my mother has relied on him to maintain her lifestyle for sometime now. She liked to pretend that she was some 'Stepford wife' and even made excuses for stepfathers own narcissistic tendencies. My childhood was riddled with verbal and physical abuse from both my mom and stepdad. My mother never even thought about leaving because she basically gave up her dreams of becoming a lawyer so stepdad could go to school and become a MD. My mother works as office manager at my stepdad practice so she can be in control behind the scenes. She is responsible for all the hiring and firing. So she got a little peeved when she found out that my stepdad was working late with 1 of his younger, cuter employees (mind you there were still patients there too). My mom we... keep reading on reddit ➡
Me and my partner met through work, she was currently going through (and still is) a messy divorce with her abusive ex who is doing everything he can to make her life difficult. We quickly became friends but never done anything inappropriate until they had officially split, and even then it was a long time before we even held hands, let alone kissed. I could write a book on the terrible things he has said and done but I'll leave that for another post, needless to say, all of my partners family and friends hate him and have always done so ever since they met him, so while my opinion is obviously very biased, I am not alone in my dislike of the man.
Where I would like some help is how to be a good step father. The amount of parenting books available is pretty vast but how to be a good step parent is not as well catered for.
I absolutely love her daughter already and feel like after years of feeling a bit lost and thinking I don't want kids or to settle down, I've met the love of my... keep reading on reddit ➡
In my household, it's always been a running gag that the only reason my mother and step-father keep me is because I can "fix" certain pieces of tech. It's no mystery that my Step-Father is jealous that he cannot do such things himself, so he will ask me to do expert level tasks and be dissapointed that I can't do them, or straight out ban me from using tech, or do an easy task himself and milk the fact that he did it and not I. Some time ago, I won a giveaway in a discord group for 3 years of free NordVPN. This came with NordLynx, which appeared on the WiFi "widget". One night, the WiFi was down temporarily. He called me in and thought NordLynx was tampering with the WiFi. I knew that NordVPN was a truested piece of software, so I told him that wasn't true. He told me he was dissapointed that I was so gullible. I KNOW that NordVPN isn't a malicious program, but he was having NONE of it. In the end, I gave in and deleted NordVPN, therefore deleting NordLynx. Later, he said that the comp... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ive been in my current relationship for about a year now. Girlfriend is a mother of two boys, who are eight and ten. I recently started following this reddit when we found out we were expecting a third child, who will be my first. Shes currently 14 weeks and yesterday we found out itll be a boy. Im not at all excited for a boy, but thats another post.
So as all boys do, the youngest seems to have a problem with his aim in the bathroom. Its not that he can’t, its that he wont take the time, or care enough to not miss.
As a Plumber this is such a huge pet peeve and I’ve been working on correcting it. We’ve seem to hit a road block.
It’s also a huge pet peeve of mine that they use our restroom and then treat it the same when theirs is dirty.
So the youngest blasted the toilet seat today and I didnt know he went, so I didnt follow and check behind him. Fast forward to later and both the oldest and the youngest were in our bathroom at the same time.
Parent bathroom has one of thos... keep reading on reddit ➡
I chose to lock up with my family while my state is on lock down. Mistake. My stepfather is an ass. Man has never once said thank you in his life and will complain about everything and anything. He rides my ass 24/7 and makes me feel about 2 feet tall. Well I decided to make us a nice dinner. Stuffed boneless chicken, herb rice, baked potatos, all the fixens. The works. This man stood over my shoulder and cried and whined the entire time. He wanted cheese rice instead. Why wasn't I stacking the chicken in the stove. I was gonna overcook the chicken it needs to be 150 instead of 165 no one wants overcooked chicken. My potatos were "Wrong. Just wrong". He kept saying that. "Wrong. Just wrong. I cooked in the navy". Finally he kept snapping at me to pull up my "Sorces" on how to cook chicken and I snapped and pulled the tray out of the stove and told him to cook his own f*cking meal then I left and took a shower. I get that that was childish but like half the family has spent days locked... keep reading on reddit ➡
She has been abused her whole life with 4 suicide attempts that were very close to her dying. Her parents have refused treatment and physically and mentally abuse her. She cares about her children so she cant get taken away without them. She also hates thee foster care system. Any ideas? I've been thinking about this for a few months. I just want her to be safe. I love her so much. I just care about her so much. She self harms and it hurts me inside. Any ideas for helping her out? I want the best for her.
It all started when I went on a backpacking trip and fell in love with a woman, I loved her character so much, we would roll on the floor laughing, lived simply, enjoyed each others time and I had never smiled and laughed so much before, even with my previous ex's and girlfriends after, she was truly a special girl. She came with this bundle of joy, her daughter. She was so cute, the first time I saw her she was rolling around in her mothers' lap, why did I decide to play a part in all of this? it was something new and fresh and I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, this is why I travelled anyway, to find and feel, learn and explore things I've never seen before but a big part of it all was because I never met a girl as incredible as this one and I wasn't going to give that all up over a kid.
We lived together before introducing her child to me who had been with her grandma for a few weeks, but after a while baby was moving in, my girlfriend was also kind of new to all of this, she... keep reading on reddit ➡
Before I continue I'm going to put out a TW for domestic violence and child abuse.
I hope I am doing this correctly and can give the information needed. My son's half brother has always held a special place in my heart and I try to have a good relationship with their biological father. I've stayed close to them most of his life and have known him (let's call him OB) since he was 3.
Last year something incredibly terrible happened to OB and it tore their family apart. His step father brutally attacked him. He stabbed him in the face and head and beat up on him. He was then arrested and charged with multiple things. All this occured in front of his mother, younger sister, and younger brother. Since then their mother has been fighting the good fight to care for her children. They've been in therapy and are trying their best to move forward and heal. If you wish to read more details about the event you can do so here. https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article23956... keep reading on reddit ➡
This might get long. So recently we learned that my step fathers ex assaulted her husband and he managed to get their shared son, but she stilled has step sisters. The husband charged her with assault so my step father, mother, and sister went to their state to try to see if we could get emergency custody of my step sisters, ages 9 and 12. The charges were dropped for some reason.
In all this we have no idea where she is living since the assault and subsequent seperation from her husband who went to his mother to keep his son safe from her. My step father has been put of work due to an injury, and has not been able to pay child support which basically half his pay check automatically goes to her so we fear that may be part of an issue with custody or even the visitation rights, which sadly they can't come here for the court ordered 2 or so weeks of the summer. Phone calls have been closely supervised in the few times he spoke to them so the kids can't give much info.
He is hurting... keep reading on reddit ➡
For all intents and purposes I am my 8 year old step sons father. Me and his mother are not even certain he remembers his real father anymore. The last time he saw the BF was 4 years ago, when we went to inform him that his son was going to be moving in with me. The BF had not seen him for a year or so before that. His BGM told him to hug his dad, and he dutifully did, and immediately ran away to hide behind me and his mother. He did not know who the man was.
Shortly afterwards the BF was arrested for burglary and was sentenced to 5 years prison and he has been free for the last year or so. In that time he made no effort to see his son, no payments for support, (not that it is needed) and no effort to contact him. Then back in January the BM finally submitted for full custody w/only supervised visitation if he should want it and we were awarded it.
Finally, last week, we found out he has been arrested on several counts of statutory sexual assault and various other sex... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter and I are trying to figure out a Father’s Day gift for a friend who’s been living with us. He’s been a steady male presence in our lives, but not in the step dad sense. When I look for stuff that would reflect this it comes up with Step Dad options. Me and my friend are strictly friends, but he is a big part in raising her. We want to get him something special. Her dad is a train wreck and on his way to prison right now (we’ve been split up for years). I want to honor the man that’s been consistent in her life. Any ideas? Links to cute coffee mugs or shirts? Anything would be appreciated!
In January of last year someone took my step-child to the emergency room. It was out of network and my insurance denied the bill for around $2,000. I never received a paper bill and only found out after going through my medical claim records.
When I asked the father about this he became hostile, and denied that they ever took the child to the emergency room. Then stated that since my wife and I have full custody we would be paying the bill.
I have to wait until Monday when the hospitals records department open back up to find out more information about what the services were for, but in the meantime I am wondering how to go about this. Are we stuck with this bill or is it something we would have to go to court for?
INFO The step-child is under my insurance plan that I get from work. I am unaware if the step-child was also covered under the fathers insurance at the time or not. (If he even had insurance at all.) My medical records show an emergency room visit on January 1st, and... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, this definitely feels beneath the main sub, but here we go:
My all time favorite whiskey is Jameson 12 Year. It's been discontinued for years, and every bar (especially Irish) I stop into, I check to see if it's available.
My grandpa, who lives in the town my parents live in (I'm about 2 hours away for school), told me "he had Jameson at his place for when I visit."
Well, come Christmas, he brings it and it turns out it's 12 year! I absolutely lose my mind. He tells me "you can have a glass now, but if you want me you have to come visit."
I respect that. But a month or so later, he changes his mind. He gives my mom the bottle and tells her to give it to me. She comes and visits me at the start of the semester, but forgets it. She promises to keep it safe and hide it from my step-father (who also really enjoys nice whiskey).
Well, she visits today, and brings the bottle. What was one half-full, had one glass left in it. "Somehow" it ended up in my step-father's liquor cabinet... keep reading on reddit ➡
tl;dr Bio-dad(BD) talks a lot about himself, does not ask how I feel. I comforted BD in my youth. Step dad(SD) is the father I always wanted, but I was scared he would be like BD. Opened up after a while to SD. SD died of cancer. BD does not ask me how I am doing. He explodes after I ask him why he does not ask me how I feel.
I have two fathers. There is my biological dad (BD) who divorced my mom when I was 6 years old and my (step)dad (SD) who married my mom when I was 19 years old.
Little background on me: I am diagnosed with depression caused by youth traumas. I am in therapy to resolve the past. I was bullied from age 6 till 15. Bullying included beatings, stealing possessions and things as such as name calling.
I saw my BD every other weekend until the age of 16. He has not been a good dad in my opinion. Here are some examples that come to mind. I was between 6 till 14 when all these things occurred. He would get mad at me for crying. He would start yelling until I told him wh... keep reading on reddit ➡