A recent post on Reddit has sparked a discussion on stepparents and their relationships with stepchildren. OP asked the AITA community their opinion on his actions towards his stepmother, wondering if he was being cruel, but in reality, he was being reasonable as sad it was.
The post starts with some context; OP has two siblings, and their parents divorced when they were early teenagers. Each of them moved on with new partners, and his father married a woman named Anne, who happened to have a son.
He explained that neither he nor his siblings developed a relationship with Anne and their son because they only met after she was already engaged to his father and got married quickly. As years went by, they didn't spend much time with her because, unfortunately, her son had a rare type of cancer and had to travel to other states to go to hospitals.
Anne's son passed away while OP and his siblings were on vacation with their mother. She was deeply upset about their absence and held it against their mother until this day. Regardless, OP continuously clarified that they didn't have a relationship with them, so even though it was sad, they didn't feel the need to stop their vacation.
Now OP is getting married and pretends to do a mother-son dance with her mother. Anne found out about this plan and told OP she wants to dance with him too, saying she is as entitled as "that woman," referring to his mother.