One of many family issues looming for me this holiday season. My father was an alcoholic and very abusive as the years went on. I gave him an ultimatum after I went to college: me or the booze. He chose the booze so I cut him out of my life. Eventually he drove away my mom. A few years after their divorce he drank himself to death. It had a huge impact on my life.
My mom remarried a nice guy a few years after my father's death. By the time he came into our lives I was not only out of the house I had a full time job and was married. I try to be respectful, I really have nothing against him because he's always made my mother happy but to me he's never been my step-father, because he's never really been a father figure. Years go by and my wife and I started having kids. My mom and him want my kids to call him their grandpa but I always refer to him as their step-grandfather and now they're hurt. They say he's the only grandfather they'll ever have and I'm just being rude
To me this isn'... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm 18 and my stepbrother is 17.
I consider my stepfather my father and he's been married to my mother for 11 years. He treats me like his own son.
My stepbrother has been very hot and cold towards us over the years. And one time when he was 14, his mother came to our house and screamed a bunch of shitty things at my mother and myself.
My stepfather then told her she wasn't allowed to come to our home anymore. This created a huge thing with my stepbrother where he refused to come to our home if his mother wasn't allowed to.
So my stepfather has been seeing my stepbrother at my step grandfather's house for the last two years. I haven't seen my stepbrother for the last 2.5 years.
Many years ago, my stepdad bought a classic car from my step grandfather. His plan was to have both me and my stepbrother work on the car with him, and then eventually share it.
Well, my stepbrother has refused to come to our house so only I've been working on the car for the past year with guidance from m... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was sent this from someone who got this from another sub I think? I’m not sure which sub it’s from but I’ll edit when I find out. DISCLAIMER This is alleged and I can’t confirm any of this.
This is very long. This was left on an article from an apparent member of the congregation at Mary’s Church:
Most of my entire family was born into Faith Temple. What this article and I am sure that Bravo will forget to mention is that Mary had a husband before she married the bishop (1 year after her grandma died) His name is Dana Harris. When Mary's grandma "Mama" died in 1997, Bishop would be preaching and telling all the women in the church that they better leave him alone and not try getting with him. That God already sent Mary Martha to comfort him in his time of mourning. Mary Martha was spending so much time at his house right after that rumors started spreading quick.He would be preaching this from the pulpit, telling the church to quit gossiping and that she was "strictly comforti... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone I am back with a recent fight in a zoom call regaurding my mom, my step-dad and the rest of there house hold. If you have read about some of my posts regaurding them you would know that he mistreated me when I was younger. Here is some info before this happened.
Info: I was introduced to my step-dad as Bill (fake name) when I was 3 years old. He lived with his parents in the basement in his mid-thirtys. Long story short he got kicked out and moved into me and my moms apartment. My mom said it would be temporary but instead it was permanant. When he was there he usedmy things without asking (i.e on facebook on my laptop). Thats about him the next us about my grandfather.
Grandfather info: I knew him since I was born and was always there watching when my mom was at work, watched my sports ect... Overall seen me more. The problem arose 2 days ago
Problem: Me and my family were on a zoom call and the topic of the winter holidays came up. My mom asked me "So what are you gonn... keep reading on reddit ➡
As you can probably tell, this is not a good time for me. Especially with classes just starting.
How do I go about this? Who do I email? What proof do I need? I’m not sure how to approach my dad and tell him I need his dad’s death certificate for school purposes.
The last time someone in my immediate family died was like... 2002.
I’d appreciate any help here. Thank you.
Let me start by saying I apologize if this board has seen a similar question before and appreciate your patience in answering my question.
What should my next steps be on finding out who my Grandfather's father was?
Here is where I'm currently at:
- My grandfather was born in 1923 to a single mother who had slept with a sailor while he was on shore leave (allegedly, so the family story goes).
- There is no paper trail or even anecdotal evidence to work with.
- The birth certificate does not show a father.
- My grandfather died in 2014 and was cremated.
- I have done a DNA test with Ancestry and have a robust family tree with the exception of his line.
- I'm new to genealogy but eager to learn
My step son is 8 and I've been the only daddy he has ever had. His mother and I aren't together anymore because of our ideological differences, she's a devout Pentecostal.
We're still close and I still spend time with my son. I should reiterate her dad's a pastor, so that was a big part of our problem. I love my son, but the other day he says (Daddy, why don't you go to church jesus loves you and I don't want you to go to the bad place. Why don't you go to church daddy? I just changed the subject, what do I say, his mom didn't put him up to it. She's really a great friend and still very supportive.
When he said that, I was so pissed. Not at him, but at the indoctrination. I don't want to lose him, he's homeschooled and is only around family and church members. So I want to spend time with him, so he can at least learn something besides church brainwashing. I worry about his development mentally and socially. My question is this, what can I say without confusing him and causing hi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ok.. first time posting here, I’m on mobile sorry for formatting issues.. I just want some advice.
As the title says, my step-Grandfather “R” recently connected with a daughter, “A”, he never knew he had (found each other through Ancestry or something). Anyways, a month or two ago A wanted to come visit R and my grandmother, along with A’s son (22). With COVID being so prominent in FL, and with my grandparents being high risk, as well as my father (47) and brother (13), it was decided that the trip wasn’t a good idea. Subsequently the trip was pushed off until, well, now apparently. A wants to fly from AZ with her son in 10 days. COVID is worse now than it has been, especially in FL. I know A wants to meet R and he is equally excited to meet his daughter, I don’t know how to feel about it though, or what advice to offer my grandmother on how to deal with the situation.
My 80 year old grandfather decided to make a drive from Colorado to Washington without telling anyone he was going. He was trying to visit his siblings I guess. Anyways, we got a call from a hospital in Washington that he had been pulled over on the highway for driving the wrong way, into oncoming traffic. He was uncooperative with the police who impounded his car and took him to the hospital where he is also largely uncooperative. They will not release him on his own and will not let him drive.
Edit: he has not had any incidents like this before. He has had some mild confusion in conversations but seems sharp otherwise. I know someone will ask!
My mom is flying from Florida to get him out of the hospital. She is in a tight spot with money right now but is the only one who can take care of this as his siblings are sick, elderly, and some are quarantined for COVID.
She is worried the hospital won’t let her take him unless she pays the bill. Can they do that? Apparently... keep reading on reddit ➡