MIL Excluded My Girls From Family Photo Album, AITA For Walking Out?

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A mother of two girls is left feeling hurt and excluded after her future mother-in-law left her daughters out of a family photo album. Her fiancé tells her it's not a big deal, but the mother feels it's a symbol of family and inclusion. The mother-in-law admits to not considering the girls as family, causing a rift.

Was the mother in the wrong for walking out, or was she right to stand up for her daughters? Let's take a look at the situation.

Blended family drama: MIL excludes my daughters from photo album 😒

aita9190773 | aita9190773

Excluded from family events, AITA for walking out? 😔

aita9190773 | aita9190773

In-laws exclude bride's family from album, bride walks out. 😠

aita9190773 | aita9190773

MIL excludes grandkids from album, OP walks out 🚶‍♀️

aita9190773 | aita9190773

Kids left out of family album, heartbreaking 😢

aita9190773 | aita9190773

Excluded from family photo, walked out with my girls 👏

aita9190773 | aita9190773

"Stupid photo album" or a symbol of family exclusion? 🤔

aita9190773 | aita9190773

Excluded from family album, struggling for inclusion, AITA for leaving?

aita9190773 | aita9190773

MIL excludes my girls from family album, AITA for walking out?

aita9190773 | aita9190773

Excluded from family photo album, AITA for walking out? 🤔

A woman on Reddit shares how her future mother-in-law excluded her two daughters from a family photo album after she sent in pictures of their family. Despite other hurtful actions, this incident was the last straw, causing her to walk out of the family gathering. Her fiance sees it as a small issue, but the woman sees it as a symbol of being excluded from the family.

The mother-in-law admits to not considering the girls as family, causing a rift in their relationship. Was the woman's reaction justified, or did she overreact? Keep reading to find out what the internet has to say about this family feud.

NTA. Don't marry him, MIL won't change. Your girls deserve better.

loloannd | loloannd

Fighting for your stepchildren's inclusion in the family 🙌

Key-Tensio | Key-Tensio

Don't marry a mama's boy! 🤵🏻👩🏻‍🦱🧒🏻

[deleted] | [deleted]

Protecting her daughters from exclusion, NTA for walking out 🚶‍♀️

shorething99 | shorething99

Exclusion of children from family album, NTA, and no-contact advice.

Trick_Doughnut_6295 | Trick_Doughnut_6295

Put your girls first, NTA. 🚶‍♀️💔

eyespy_01 | eyespy_01

MIL excluded OP's daughters from photo album, sparking debate on familial bonds.

KoishiChan92 | KoishiChan92

Stepchildren face discrimination in some traditional families, NTA.

schnitzeldehuahua | schnitzeldehuahua

Fiancé dismisses MIL's disrespect towards family. 🤔

Allthatisevil | Allthatisevil

Step-grandchildren feel excluded from family, commenters discuss familial bonds. NAH.

banerises19 | banerises19

Stepmother's mother excluded her from family photos, but OP is still not her family. MIL should have communicated better.

melodypowers | melodypowers

Stand up for your girls, you're NTA in this situation 💪

MalsPrettyBonnet | MalsPrettyBonnet

MIL excluded her girls from the photo album, ESH for overreacting.

junkdroid2018 | junkdroid2018

NTA for standing up to MIL's intentional exclusion of girls 👏

00HiddenIdentity00 | 00HiddenIdentity00

🚶‍♀️Consider the long-term impact on your daughters and your relationship🚶‍♀️

kindlefan12 | kindlefan12

MIL excluded OP's girls from family album, commenters discuss expectations.

quicksilvertd | quicksilvertd

Controversial comment sparks debate over family photo albums 📸

dreamsuggestor | dreamsuggestor

MIL has the right to her boundaries, but excluding the girls is cruel 😔

No1h3r3 | No1h3r3

Protecting your daughters' feelings is important. Stand your ground 🙌

miyuki_m | miyuki_m

Navigating blended families can be tricky, but excluding kids hurts.

Caked_Nunt | Caked_Nunt

Stand up for your daughters and leave, NTA 🙅‍♀️

Smeli_meli2 | Smeli_meli2

Did MIL purposely exclude granddaughters from photo album? Outrageous situation 😠

ik101 | ik101

Commenter calls out YTA, replies disagree 🤔

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MIL gets caught being exclusionary, commenter says NTA 👍

poopnbuttyay | poopnbuttyay

Why treating step-grandkids differently can be hurtful 💔

njx6 | njx6

Favoritism and exclusion is not okay in any family 👏

dellaevaine | dellaevaine

Engaging a family that doesn't see you as family 🙄

[deleted] | [deleted]

Excluding children from family events is not acceptable in 2021. 🚫👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

Manic_Murderino | Manic_Murderino

Family means more than just blood, MIL needs to understand 🙄

HOhostage | HOhostage

Protect your daughters, don't marry someone who puts MIL first 👏

ScubaCC | ScubaCC

Fiancé's lack of support causing family photo album drama 😔

jujubee_303 | jujubee_303

Empathetic support for a difficult mother-in-law situation 😔

anonoldman2020 | anonoldman2020

Excluding kids from family album is cruel, NTA for walking out ❤️

FloatingPencil | FloatingPencil

Protect those babies from her at all costs 🙅‍♀️

pvpercrown | pvpercrown

Protecting your children's feelings, 🙌 NTA for walking out.

farawaythinker | farawaythinker

Excluding children from photos is cruel. NTA.

ForgetPants | ForgetPants

Fiancée's mom excluded kids from album. NAH, but feelings valid. 😇

BuboTitan | BuboTitan

Time to stand up to the inequality and put kids first 💪

hristory | hristory

Fiancé ignoring MIL's exclusion of OP's girls, reconsider relationship 💔

Disastrous_Ad_8561 | Disastrous_Ad_8561

Navigating family dynamics can be tough, 💍 might help 🤞

raymondial | raymondial

Plan a family vacation without fiancé👨‍👧‍👧💼👋

danocathouse | danocathouse

Expecting MIL to accept kids into the family? NTA but unrealistic 🤔

1roneill | 1roneill

Mother-in-law excluded girlfriend's kids from photo album, commenter sees both sides 📷❌

stiletto929 | stiletto929