Woman Cuts Off Parents After They Demand She Pay Their Expenses

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A woman supported her parents for three years after they helped her when she became a single mom. However, when she got married, her parents expected her to continue to pay all their expenses, even though they were both only 52 years old. The woman and her husband decided to move out and start their own family, but her parents demanded she continue to support them. When she refused to pay all their expenses, they demanded that she leave her son behind. The woman is now wondering if she is the a**hole for cutting off her parents.

Single mother's parents demand expenses, she cuts them off 💰❌

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Daughter financially supports parents but is left hanging when dad loses job

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Selfless daughter financially supports family, but reaches breaking point.

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Parents demand money after years of support, leaving daughter conflicted 😞

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Starting a new family and cutting off toxic parents 💪

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Woman's parents demand support even though not yet retired 😒

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Woman forced to choose between parents and husband's loyalty. AITA?

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Woman cuts off parents demanding financial support 🚫💰

A woman shares her story of how she became financially responsible for her parents and how it impacted her life. After three years of paying for all their expenses, she decides to move out, start her own family and give her son a chance at having a family. However, her parents demand that she continues to pay for their expenses and even suggest that she leave her son behind. With the support of her husband, she stands up to them and refuses to be their retirement plan. Read on to see if you think she's the a**hole.

NTA. Tough love needed for entitled parents who can work.

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Woman's parents demand money, get cut off. Commenters agree she's NTA.

LugieMR | LugieMR

NTA. Commenters support OP's decision to end financial arrangement with parents.

sickofdriving007 | sickofdriving007

NTA, plan for your future and give them a 30-day notice 📅💰

AshesB77 | AshesB77

Cut off toxic parents demand daughter pay their bills. #NTA 🙅

that_jedi_girl | that_jedi_girl

NTA! Your parents are emotionally blackmailing you! 😡

Myhairyleftfoot | Myhairyleftfoot

Breaking free from financial control 💸🚫

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Don't let guilt force you to pay their bills 💰🙅‍♀️

snarkymom555 | snarkymom555

Parents demand woman leave son to support them. Commenters call them insane.

Tralfamadorians_go | Tralfamadorians_go

Commenter sympathizes with OP's struggle and offers support 👍

shadow-foxe | shadow-foxe

Encouragement to stand up to entitled parents with humor 😂

thehufflepuffstoner | thehufflepuffstoner

Not the a**hole. They used her child as leverage? 😱

NotTwitchy | NotTwitchy

Supportive comment: Encouraging OP to live life without supporting parents 🎉

StereoOnCookingBacon | StereoOnCookingBacon

NTA - Give them a deadline and get it in writing 📝

Positive_Mango_2783 | Positive_Mango_2783

Cutting off toxic parents is tough, but necessary. 🙌

feralpancreas | feralpancreas

NTA: Cut them off financially and take some space away.

Jellyfish1297 | Jellyfish1297

NTA. Remarrying or not, funding parents' retirement is unreasonable. 💰

currymommymilkers | currymommymilkers

Standing up to entitled parents. Good on you! 👍

copper_rabbit | copper_rabbit

Stand your ground! You're not their retirement bank 💰💸

MoxxiPoxx | MoxxiPoxx

User questions the believability of the post, receives agreement.

GladPen | GladPen

Take control of your life 💪, don't let anyone hold you back!

ghostforest | ghostforest

Set boundaries and stick to them 💪

Flat_Contribution707 | Flat_Contribution707

NTA. The entitlement is real. Stay humble and move on 😌

PinkDracling | PinkDracling

Stand your ground 💪. Not your responsibility to support them.

Ambitious_Quality627 | Ambitious_Quality627

Supporting your parents financially? NTA, they are. 🤯

FoolMe1nceShameOnU | FoolMe1nceShameOnU

NTA. Commenter supports OP for not paying parents' expenses. 👍

geckotatgirl | geckotatgirl

Cutting off toxic parents who demand financial support. NTA 👏🚪

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NTA. Don't pay their expenses, enjoy your life and raise your child. 💪

HayWhatsCooking | HayWhatsCooking

Commenter criticizes OP's dad for being tired at 48/49 🤔

edwadokun | edwadokun

Don't let others take advantage of you. Move out! 🚶‍♀️

andrejordan513 | andrejordan513

Cutting off parents for money: justified or too harsh? 🤔

DarmokTheNinja | DarmokTheNinja

"Sure you can go but you must leave us your first born" 😱

ialwaysplayhealer | ialwaysplayhealer

👍 Not the a**hole for cutting off grifter parents.

PurpleAquilegia | PurpleAquilegia

Breaking free from entitled parents who demanded financial support. 🙌

TheBattyWitch | TheBattyWitch

NTA: Don't let your parents make you the breadwinner 👏

LeReineNoir | LeReineNoir

NTA. OP shouldn't be responsible for parents' bills. 💰

JCWa50 | JCWa50

Heartbreakingly cruel demand from parents - NTA, agree with all.

apatheticnpoetic | apatheticnpoetic

Generosity not entitlement. 🙌🏼

theoreticalsandmore | theoreticalsandmore

Empowering response to controlling parents. 🙅‍♀️

Peetrrabbit | Peetrrabbit

Parents demand money, woman cuts them off. NTA. 💪

FerroMancer | FerroMancer

User praises OP for cutting off entitled parents. 👏

Blonde2468 | Blonde2468

Secure your future and get out 🚪💰 Family drama ensues.

Minimum_Reference_73 | Minimum_Reference_73

Escape the abusive parents, take your son with you 🚪👩‍👦💰

happylilstego | happylilstego

NTA stands up to entitled parents demanding money for retirement 💰

Maleficent-Frame3794 | Maleficent-Frame3794

Childhood roles reversed: Parents become dependents, not dependants 🤷

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Retiring at 52 is not common, be kind but set boundaries.

SolariumOne | SolariumOne

Don't let toxic parents guilt you into paying for everything 🚫

Acrobatic-Contact-87 | Acrobatic-Contact-87

Protecting your child, not paying their expenses. NTA 👏

Det_Amy_Santiago | Det_Amy_Santiago

Protect yourself and your son from manipulative grandparents. 💪

AcanthaceaeDistinct | AcanthaceaeDistinct

Age is just a number. NTA for cutting off parents.

bcrain1990 | bcrain1990

Commenter calls out lazy parents, receives empathetic reply ❤️

NYCstraphanger | NYCstraphanger

NTA! Let them get jobs and live your life 🤑💪

Corpsefeet | Corpsefeet

Encouraging reply to NTA comment with positive emojis 🙌🎉

GaGypsyGirl | GaGypsyGirl

Hardworking adult child cuts off lazy parents. NTA 🙌

GinX-964 | GinX-964

Independent woman stands up to entitled parents. 🙅‍♀️💸

Meeko5122 | Meeko5122

Breaking free from toxic parents and living independently! 🙌

PretendLavishness315 | PretendLavishness315

Cutting off parents for taking advantage. #NotTheA**hole

Ketamine-pigeon | Ketamine-pigeon

Take control and don't let them hold you back 💪

SnipesCC | SnipesCC

Don't enable their behavior! You're NTA 🙌

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