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Delusional Mom Fuming When Kids Won't Celebrate Father's Day With Jerk Step-Dad

Father's Day can be a tricky holiday when your parents are separated and you may have more than one father. And considering 50% of marriages end in divorce, this is not an uncommon issue. Luckily there are many ways to make it work. First of all, Father's Day always hits on the weekend, so you can split up the weekend and dedicate one day to eat one. Or you can split up the day, really it should all be up to the children, and who they view as father figures in their life. Blood isn't the ultimate bonder in life, there are plenty of children who very much look up to their step-fathers or non-biological fathers. But every situation is different, and you can't make your children call a random man in their lives 'Dad.' Sorry sh*tty step-dads of the world, the title can't be forced, it's something you earn.

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    Rectangle - r/AmltheAsshole u/ALoveyCola • 19h 2 4 e1 3 1 7 AITA for telling my mom I am never sharing Father's Day again? Not the A-hole
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    It was Reddit user u/ALoveyCola who asked the 'Am I The A-Hole' community if they were in the wrong for telling their mom they're never going to share Father's Day again. Like we said it can't be forced.


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    Font - My parents divorced when I was 2. My mom remarried when I was 5. My older brother and sister and I split time between both homes equally as little kids. It was tough. Our mom would call them both our dads despite us never calling her husband dad or stepdad. At first I was going to refer to him as my stepdad but he was always a domineering dick. Our mom says that's who he is and how he expresses himself. But I don't like being treated like l'm in the army (that's his background). One time
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    First, they begin by providing some much-needed backstory on their family dynamic. Parents remarry all the time, and it isn't always a catastrophic occurrence, but if they marry an A-hole, well, it sucks.


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    Font - For me, it was hardest when my half siblings were born and my mom would tell me the reason to say I have two dads is because he was their dad and while I might not love him the same as mine, we had that shared connection now more than ever.
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    Font - But his personality makes him hard to love honestly. He's intimidating and not someone l ever grew to enjoy having in my life.
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    Smile - So when I was 14 (2 years ago) I chose to stay with my dad all the time and it caused some fights. But never more than now.
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    Font - My mom always insisted on sharing Father's Day between our dad and her husband. She even gave up some of Mother's Day to get it. None of us (me or my siblings) ever wanted it and neither did our dad, but the judge said seeing as she was willing to share Mother's Day... he ordered it, at least until it was changed when I went to live with my dad. That year we were fighting so Father's Day wasn't pushed. But last year it was... and this year... yeah. So I told my mom I'm not splitting it an
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    Font - She is even trying to get my dad to send me over in the afternoon. AITA? 6.1k 3 258 Share
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    Font - gringaellie · 19h Asshole Aficionado [13] E 2e 3 7 Awards Tell her that the fact that all three step kids have rejected him shows that he's the common denominator and where the problem lies. NTA G Reply 1 8.9k
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    Rectangle - No-Jellyfish-1208 · 19h Professor Emeritass [97] NTA You are 16 now, so old enough to decide who you want to stay with. Reply 4 253 ...
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    Font - Ell15 · 19h NTA, you're old enough to decide who is a toxic influence in your life and to not be around them. Be prepared to risk souring your relationship with your mother and your half siblings over the rejection of her husband; she has sunk too much energy into supporting her choice (having kids, etc) for her to be able to support your decision without facing severe consequences in her own household she may not have means to deal with. You might be able to recover your relationship wit
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    Rectangle - Rebekah_Dawkins • 18h NTA, Enjoy your day with your dad. G Reply 1 102 ...
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    Font - SailorPrincess28 · 18h Partassipant [3] NTA-She's deluded herself into believing that you have a relationship with stepdad all the while ignoring his aggressive behavior towards you and your brother. Stick to your guns, she'll get over it. 6 Reply 4 90 3 ...
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    Font - ilp456 · 18h Asshole Enthusiast [5] NTA. It sounds like your step dad embraced the discipline part of parenting but neglected to show love, affection or warmth. That makes him a taskmaster, not a father. You can't connect with someone like that. Saying, "it's just his way" is so weak. Your mom chose to avoid conflict with him and took the easy way out by telling you and your brother that you just have to deal with it. And telling you that you should say you have two dads because of your h
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    Rectangle - joeythecat390 • 19h NTA - you should spend Father's Day with the person you consider your father, not some person that isn't. your mom is just guilt tripping you into splitting. G Reply 4 15 3 ...
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