Man Agrees To Reconcile With Dad But Has A Secret Motive

Alfe Mercado
Father and son

A man's relationship with his dad has never been good, but when his mom passed away, he saw an opportunity to get back something that was special to her. Read on to find out what happened when he agreed to meet his estranged father and how his sister's reaction has caused him to question whether he was in the wrong.

Son's motive for reconciling with absentee dad revealed 😱

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Childhood trauma leads to hidden revenge plot 🤫

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Lost bracelet holds sentimental value in family reconciliation plot 💍

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A mentor's role in a toxic family dynamic ❤️

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Father accused of stealing sentimental graduation bracelet, family drama ensues

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A lost love after a divorce, a mother's pain.

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Heartbreaking loss of a loved one and finding support elsewhere.

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Reconnecting with dad after apology, but motive not so genuine 💭

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Sibling seeks reconciliation with dad to retrieve stolen bracelet 💍

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A son's secret motive for reconciling with his dad 😮

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Father and son reconcile after years of distance ❤️

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Son confronts dad for mom's bracelet in emotional reunion 💔

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Lost item returned after years with emotional baggage. 😢

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Son pretends to reconcile with dad but has other plans

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Sister angry as man's secret motive ruins dad reconciliation plan. 😔

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Reconciling for selfish reasons? A moral dilemma 🤔

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Sibling loyalty clouds sister's perception of dad's reconciliation motives.

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Man reunites with estranged father for a secret reason

A man with a hidden motive reunites with his estranged father after his mother's death. The man's mother had a special bracelet given to her by her mentor, which was stolen by the father during their divorce. The man agreed to meet his father to get the bracelet back but never guaranteed a relationship. After getting the bracelet, he decided not to pursue a relationship with his father, causing tension with his sister. Was he wrong for reuniting with his father for a secret motive? Let's take a look at what people have to say.

Receiving support and advice after confronting estranged father for stolen property.

SonuvaGunderson | SonuvaGunderson

NTA. Dad's not truly remorseful. OP owes him nothing.

slimygrapefruit | slimygrapefruit

Heartbreaking situation with manipulative father and grieving siblings 💔

Familydrama99 | Familydrama99

Reclaiming your mother's property doesn't make you an a**hole. 👍

DelightfulAbsurdity | DelightfulAbsurdity

Heartbreaking story of stolen jewelry, NTA. Empathy for OP.

singlefilee | singlefilee

Bracelet returned, relationship not. You owe him nothing. 👍

Dszquphsbnt | Dszquphsbnt

Standing up for mom 🙌🏼, taking no sh*t from dad 👊🏼

wwtddgeekgirl2 | wwtddgeekgirl2

A heartwarming gesture brings comfort in a time of grief ❤️

Catgirl4992 | Catgirl4992

Cutting out toxic people: NTA's sister should shush 🤫

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Honoring mom's memory: NTA for keeping the bracelet 💎

Walktothebrook | Walktothebrook

Reconciliation with strings attached, but NTA for holding back.

International-Aside | International-Aside

Stealing something sentimental to cause pain? Not cool 😒

ICWhatsNUrP | ICWhatsNUrP

Father's behavior was unacceptable, keep the bracelet safe ❤️

mandy_skittles | mandy_skittles

Reconciliation failed, toxic dad still an a**hole. Light manipulation justified 💪

someonesgottabeme | someonesgottabeme

Commenter shares personal story of stolen jewelry, praises OP's perseverance 👍

IndividualIce3613 | IndividualIce3613

No sympathy for distant dad who doesn't deserve reconciliation 🤷‍♂️

valkyrieisbi | valkyrieisbi

Man steals, returns item; commenter suggests cutting ties. ❌

darklinghate | darklinghate

Family drama and stolen property, is reconciliation even possible? 🤔

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Setting boundaries with family - justified or too harsh? 🤔

Techsupportvictim | Techsupportvictim

Petty but genius move? NTA steals after mom's damage.

Lucky_Penny03 | Lucky_Penny03

Commenter celebrates karma with sassy attitude. 💁‍♀️🎉

SilverSangaree | SilverSangaree

Son confronts thieving dad, recovers stolen item. NTA 👍

JeebilyWeebily | JeebilyWeebily

Recovering mom's stolen ring from ex's family: a wild ride 🤯

Slammogram | Slammogram

Agreement with dad ends well for commenter. 🤝

Khanover7 | Khanover7

Commenter wishes for justified a**hole judgement 💭

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Commenter sympathizes with OP and condemns dad's behavior 👍

DaanGolem | DaanGolem

Sister's move was unfair but NTA for not wanting reconciliation 💔

hildadamberg | hildadamberg

Not the a-hole, but what's the secret motive?

rickythehornse | rickythehornse

Condolences to commenter's loss, justified motive for reconciliation.

CityBride | CityBride

Commenter questions the motive behind reconciliation 🤔

Vegimeateater | Vegimeateater

Taking revenge on a bad dad? Crush his hopes too! 😈

kcotter0 | kcotter0

Justified YTA (E-H-S?) for recovering mom's bracelet 💍👌

nostromeaux | nostromeaux

Commenter justifies OP's decision to not reconcile with father. 👍

bizianka | bizianka

User shares personal story of manipulating their father for justice 💪

DragonQueen777666 | DragonQueen777666

Cherish the love of those who matter, not the toxic ones. ❤️

felixxfeli | felixxfeli

Deception exposed! Commenter exposes liar with 👏NTA👏 judgment.

aquasaurex | aquasaurex

Don't feel guilty for not wanting a relationship with an absentee father. 💪 You're NTA.

penniless_tenebrous | penniless_tenebrous

OP gets validation for clever move - NTA 👍

Izzy4162305 | Izzy4162305

OP's deception pales in comparison to the dad's actions 💍

Floppy-Hat | Floppy-Hat

Unforgiven: Commenter calls out insincerity of father's remorse 👀

AdderWibble | AdderWibble

A stolen memento and a biased sister - NTA wins.

Ladyughsalot1 | Ladyughsalot1

Heartwarming gesture but with a hidden motive. NTA for sure ❤️

pluralexistence | pluralexistence

NTA. Forgiveness should come from the heart 💖

SellQuick | SellQuick

Cutting toxic family ties: NTA comment inspires moving on 🚶‍♂️

MissPicklechips | MissPicklechips

Honesty without sincerity? NTA calls out OP's motives 🤔

MurkyDetective6020 | MurkyDetective6020

NTA. Father's manipulation and dishonesty ruined any chance of reconciliation 😞

MissRedditCritter | MissRedditCritter

Commenter supports OP's actions and celebrates their success 😊

pocketeggg | pocketeggg

Consider forgiveness for your own peace of mind 🙏

mexchick17 | mexchick17

Commenter supports OP in reconciling with dad despite anger.

Obliterace835OnYT | Obliterace835OnYT

Replacing a bad dad, NTA 🙌

kablamitsethan | kablamitsethan

Son stands up to gaslighting dad, keeps his distance 👏

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Heartfelt comment brings closure to late loved one's memory ❤️

TrueCommunication298 | TrueCommunication298

Reconciling with dad: righting karmic scales or obligation? 🤔

whateverathrowaway00 | whateverathrowaway00

A satisfying end to a heartwarming story ✌️

EnzieWithSomeNumbers | EnzieWithSomeNumbers

Encouraging response to person standing up for themselves! 👍

Quicksilver1964 | Quicksilver1964

Dad steals mom's bracelet, lies to his kids. NTA.

I_Suggest_Therapy | I_Suggest_Therapy

Not the a**hole and a job well done 👍

Hites_05 | Hites_05

Compassionate response to father-son reunion after mother's passing ❤️

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Not the a-hole! But what's the secret motive? 🤔

Unsolicitedadvice13 | Unsolicitedadvice13

Regaining a treasured item doesn't excuse his past behavior 😔

_ShadowWhisperer | _ShadowWhisperer

Honesty is key. NTA for keeping what was rightfully yours.

tomtomclubthumb | tomtomclubthumb

Empathetic response to OP's decision to reconcile with father

YCSWife1 | YCSWife1

Don't let your dad's past mistakes consume you. NTA 🙅‍♂️

j-beda | j-beda

Manipulation with a good outcome? NTA approves! 🤝

NotYourMommyDear | NotYourMommyDear

Reconciliation with dad, but stealing from him? Not cool 😒

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Standing up to deadbeat dads! NTA 👊

TotalWilling | TotalWilling

Commenter praised for being a hero 👏

pleaseletmehide | pleaseletmehide

Not the a-hole, but what's the motive?

DecayingFruit | DecayingFruit

Sibling hypocrisy exposed over dad's theft, NTA stands firm.

calamitylamb | calamitylamb

Choosing yourself over appeasement is the right decision 💪

FirebirdWriter | FirebirdWriter

Taking back what's yours 💪

HannahHarriet | HannahHarriet

Returning something for selfish motives makes him an a**hole 👎

ShadowGale96 | ShadowGale96

Act of love: Stranger reconciles with dad for mom's treasured gift ❤️

TreeShapedHeart | TreeShapedHeart

Daughter's stolen bracelet returned, dad disappointed. NTA wins.

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