Single Mom Refuses To Pick Up Husband's Affair Child From School

Alfe Mercado
Mom and daughter | Dr. Selena Kiser

A single mom received a call from her ex-husband's child's school asking her to pick up his daughter. She refused to help and was later berated by her ex-husband over the phone. The single mom's ex-husband cheated on her, got the other woman pregnant and caused their divorce. He wanted her help to take care of his wife and kids, but the single mom refused. The ex-husband told the school to call her when their daughter got sick, but she still refused to help. Though she feels bad for the child, she still thinks she made the right decision. Do you think she's the asshole? Read more to find out!

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Single mom refuses to pick up husband's affair child

After a 13-year marriage and two children, this single mom discovered her husband's affair and they divorced. The ex-husband and his affair partner got married and had two more children, but when their youngest became sick at school, the ex-husband called the single mom to pick her up. Refusing to help, the single mom argued that the babysitter should have been called instead. Despite feeling bad for the sick child, the single mom stands her ground. But is she really the a**hole? Read on for comments and reactions.

Single mom stands her ground against cheating husband's request. #NTA 🙅‍♀️

wifeofamarriedman | wifeofamarriedman

NTA refuses to pick up affair child from school. Comments warn of husband's ulterior motives. 👀

Responsible-Event-93 | Responsible-Event-93

Single mom stands up for herself and refuses to be responsible for her husband's affair child's emergency contact. Commenters agree and suggest resources for the husband to handle his own problems. ✊

Liss78 | Liss78

NTA. Proactively inform school to remove your contact details from records.

JBB2002902 | JBB2002902

Setting boundaries with a selfish ex-husband. NTA 🙌

Abject-Technician558 | Abject-Technician558

No obligations to cheating ex's child. Friends can't help.

LittelFoxicorn | LittelFoxicorn

Commenter suspects husband using OP as backup for affair wife.

snarkbeastie | snarkbeastie

Standing up for yourself is never the wrong move. 🙌

zwergschnauzer | zwergschnauzer

Single mom refuses to pick up husband's affair child 👩‍👦‍👦

rk800s | rk800s

Ex-husband using kids as manipulation tool to reunite with OP.

wants_2_help | wants_2_help

Ex's affair child not her responsibility. Co-parenting app recommended 👍

Ducky818 | Ducky818

NTA: Cheated, had a kid, married affair, now wants family whole? 😂

swissmtndog398 | swissmtndog398

Single mom stands up for herself and her boys. 🙌

murphy2345678 | murphy2345678

Spouse cheated, now wants to integrate affair child. A**hole move.

SilverPlantains | SilverPlantains

Don't let him guilt you into taking responsibility for his child 👎

ColleenWoodhead | ColleenWoodhead

Ex-husband demands too much, but single mom says 'NTA'

Conscious_Air_2466 | Conscious_Air_2466

Husband's affair child: Does AP know he's pushing responsibility to you? 😳

hippie_go_lucky | hippie_go_lucky

Limit contact to discussing only your two kids; offer to take more custody of YOUR kids. NTA.

Dramatic_Squirrel_82 | Dramatic_Squirrel_82

Putting your ex's affair child first: noble or not?

JakeDulac | JakeDulac

Taking responsibility for your partner's affair child? NTA says no 🙅

iate40chickennuggies | iate40chickennuggies

Ex-husband's affair child, ex-wife not responsible. NTA 👏

Shy-Prey | Shy-Prey

Single mom stands up for herself and refuses to pick up husband's affair child from school.

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Single mom stands up for herself and her kids. 🙌

Responsible_Post_388 | Responsible_Post_388

"For the sake of the kids" only works when it's convenient 🤔

StarNightLynx | StarNightLynx

Don't be the third mom 🙅‍♀️ NTA, he made his bed 🛌

lotteoddities | lotteoddities

Single mom refuses to pick up ex-husband's affair child from school.

britt_gingee | britt_gingee

Compassionate response to husband's affair child pick-up request

toss_it_mites | toss_it_mites

Boundaries are important, even with emergency contacts. 🚫

SummitJunkie7 | SummitJunkie7

Divorced mom prioritizes mental health and co-parenting boundaries. 👏

bobofiddlesticks | bobofiddlesticks

Not her responsibility, but the situation is still heartbreaking 😔

Ze_Stips | Ze_Stips

Standing up for boundaries: Single mom won't enable husband's affair.

-Onion_Kid- | -Onion_Kid-

Mom stands firm on reasonable limits after ex's affair.

Parsimonycake | Parsimonycake

NTA. Husband's intentions unclear, hold the line. 🚫💍

SistertoDragons | SistertoDragons

No obligation for ex-husband's affair child. 🙅‍♀️

Melin_Lavendel_Rosa | Melin_Lavendel_Rosa

No obligation to care for husband's affair child. NTA 👍

summerdot123 | summerdot123

Setting clear boundaries with a cheating husband. NTA 👏

CissiE_33 | CissiE_33

Protect yourself and your kids. Document everything and talk to a lawyer 📝

Coco_Dirichlet | Coco_Dirichlet

Ex-husband's affair child, not my responsibility. NTA. 🙅‍♀️

TaiDollWave | TaiDollWave

Not your circus, not your monkeys. 🐒 NTA.

lestatisalive | lestatisalive

Setting boundaries and sticking to them 💪. Not responsible for affair child's emergencies.

ThruRoseColoredGlass | ThruRoseColoredGlass

Establish firm boundaries with narcissistic ex-husband to protect kids 💪

Greyeyedqueen7 | Greyeyedqueen7

Standing up for herself and her child. 👏

graeflamingo | graeflamingo

Ex-husband must take responsibility for affair child, not the ex-wife.

DammitJessie | DammitJessie

NTA for not wanting to pick up affair child 🚫👨‍👧

Massive_Pay7381 | Massive_Pay7381

Stand your ground, mom. 👏 You're not responsible for his mistake.

ServelanDarrow | ServelanDarrow

Single mom stands up to cheating ex's request to pick up his affair child from school. NTA.

Questionofloyalty | Questionofloyalty

No obligation to ex's affair child. Watch out for unpaid babysitting.

TemperanceB52 | TemperanceB52

Setting boundaries with an ex's affair child. NTA 👍

NickelPickle2018 | NickelPickle2018

Standing up for yourself with a 👏 NTA 👏

Quicksilver1964 | Quicksilver1964

Divorced mom receives support for refusing to pick up affair child.

rainbow_mak3r | rainbow_mak3r

Husband wants temporary wife to pick up affair child. NTA.

cruces555 | cruces555

Single mom stands up to cheating husband, not a doormat 👏

Hanubunz | Hanubunz

Setting boundaries with a cheating spouse's child 👩‍👧

Akaadi59 | Akaadi59

Single mom stands up to cheating husband's manipulation tactics 👊

LusciousMalfoy92 | LusciousMalfoy92

No obligation to help Ex and his affair child. NTA 👍

teresajs | teresajs

NTA. Refuse to be responsible for his affair child. 🙅‍♀️

WickedLilThing | WickedLilThing

Single mom takes a stand against husband's betrayal. 👏

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Boundaries matter. You're not responsible for his mistakes. 👍

Particular_Elk3022 | Particular_Elk3022

Ex-husband's unrealistic expectations cause unnecessary burden on single mother.

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Boundaries respected! Single mom refuses to pick up affair child 🙅‍♀️

Franchuta | Franchuta

Single mom shuts down husband's request for affair child pickup 💪

MayCyan425 | MayCyan425

Single mom stands up to cheating husband, commenters agree (NTA) 🙌

Neither-Copy785 | Neither-Copy785

Ex's affair child at school? NTA, you owe them nothing 🤷‍♀️

throaway_indecisive | throaway_indecisive

Spouse tries guilt trip, but commenter stands up for single mom. 👍

PureStorage582 | PureStorage582

Single mom takes no crap from cheating ex-husband 👊

karenswans | karenswans

👏🏼 No need to pick up someone else's child. #NTA

jamesish99 | jamesish99

Divorced single mom refuses to pick up husband's affair child.

Harriethair | Harriethair

Ex's affair kid? Not your problem. NTA 🙄

Historical-Composer2 | Historical-Composer2

Family first! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Single mom stands up for herself

cyb3r1a77 | cyb3r1a77

No obligation to pick up affair child. NTA 👍

bubbynee | bubbynee

Ex wants cake and eat it too. Time for intermediary communication. #NTA 🍰

Anxious_Badger | Anxious_Badger

NTA, his child, his problem. Good for you for standing firm.

RosesRoom03 | RosesRoom03

Spouse's lack of accountability leaves commenter astounded 😮

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Ex's affair child causing drama. Remove contact & set boundaries 🚫

SmyleGuy | SmyleGuy