I Told My Kids The Truth About Their Grandfather. Here's What Happened

Alfe Mercado
Unsplash | Andre Ouellet

What would you do if your father-in-law forced you to cut off your hair or be homeless? This woman's story is shocking, but it doesn't end there. Despite her mother-in-law's cancer diagnosis, she still holds a lot of resentment towards her father-in-law. Recently, she told her kids what happened, and they confronted their grandparents. The aftermath of this confrontation will make you question family dynamics and loyalty. Read on to find out what happened and decide if she was in the wrong. Family secrets revealed.

Uncomfortable around FIL, but love the siblings? Here's why.

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Devoted husband's reaction to wife's cancer diagnosis👨‍❤️‍👩

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MIL's wig obsession: the hidden struggle of a vain woman

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Woman forced to cut hair by FIL, left homeless. 😱

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Protecting my kids from a difficult family situation 😔

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Kids confront grandparents after learning the truth. MIL gets defensive.

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Grandma's bad behavior leads to family drama and accusations 🤦‍♀️

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👩‍👧‍👦 Family secrets and lies can have devastating consequences

When it comes to family secrets, it can be difficult to decide whether or not to reveal them, especially when it involves someone you love. In this case, a woman's father-in-law forced her to cut off her long blonde hair and made her agree to it by threatening to make her homeless. She told her children the truth about their grandfather and his actions, which led to an emotional confrontation between the children, the woman, and her in-laws. While the woman's children love their grandmother, they are upset by their grandfather's behavior and no longer want to see him. It's a difficult situation, but one that highlights the importance of being honest with your loved ones, especially when it comes to family dynamics. In the next section, we'll look at some comments and reactions to this story.

NTA for telling kids truth about abusive grandparents who cut hair

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Standing up to family abuse and going no-contact. ✊

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A horrifying haircut event that demands cutting off ties with FIL.

jeffsang | jeffsang

Honesty is the best policy 🙌🏼

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Be honest with kids, but be careful about the information shared.

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Setting boundaries with a problematic grandparent. 🚫👴

sarahhelen2 | sarahhelen2

Empowering children with autonomy and consent values. #GoodParenting 🧑🏻👩🏼‍🦰👶🏽

Katbeansauce | Katbeansauce

Father-in-law cuts OP's hair, threatens homelessness. NTA.

bassplayerchris | bassplayerchris

Curious commenter asks about the age of OP's kids 🤔

combatsncupcakes | combatsncupcakes

Explaining family drama to kids is tough, but important. 💔

Clydefr0g8 | Clydefr0g8

Standing up against abuse, even if it's family. 👊

BDThrills | BDThrills

Don't mess with hair! ✂️👊🏼

Single_Virgo_of_1978 | Single_Virgo_of_1978

Cutting someone's hair against their will constitutes assault. NTA for telling.

crypticgoddessavi | crypticgoddessavi

Commenter expresses concern for missing information and husband's reaction

spookiesunshine | spookiesunshine

Honesty is the best policy, even if it's not easy 😌

Ciecie33 | Ciecie33

Family dynamics and haircuts cause chaos - ESH.

nytonj | nytonj

NTA for telling the truth but comments argue about MIL's vanity.

15021993 | 15021993

Empowering kids to make their own choices about family ❤️

coffee-and-contemp | coffee-and-contemp

Commenter criticizes OP's lack of empathy towards in-laws. Replies defend OP's decision.

TwistedPepperCan | TwistedPepperCan

Standing up to abusive in-laws, but where was the husband?

xxSKSxx_ | xxSKSxx_

Agreed. FIL was horrible 🤬. NTA for telling the truth 😌.

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

Can we really judge without hearing all sides? 🤔

holiday_armadillooo | holiday_armadillooo

Cutting a woman's hair as punishment is inexcusable. NTA.

roman1969 | roman1969

Eye-rolling at yet another in-law drama? Same here 🙄

insectegg | insectegg

Husband supports revealing truth but wants to protect MIL 🤔

thegoods21 | thegoods21

Father gives ultimatum, cuts daughter's hair without permission. NTA.

dovahkinn67 | dovahkinn67

Honesty is the best policy. 🙌 Glad you stood up for your kids!

Dopamean1408 | Dopamean1408

Be honest with your kids, they're smarter than you think 🧒💭

panicattackcity91 | panicattackcity91

Commenter compares situation to a disturbing novel 📚👀

QuietCelery | QuietCelery

Family dynamics turn bizarre when truth is told 🤔

Jikook97 | Jikook97

Honesty is key 🔑, but don't forget boundaries 🚫🗣️

Bitbatgaming | Bitbatgaming

A heartbreaking childhood memory and a justifiable parenting decision ❤

GailleannBeag | GailleannBeag

Be careful about sharing emotional baggage with your kids. 😕

Frisky_Ion | Frisky_Ion

Husband's inaction raises questions on their relationship ⚠️

Skellic | Skellic

Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes. 🗣️

SarcasticStark | SarcasticStark

When wholesome awards are given for the wrong post 😒

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Standing up to abusive in-laws and empowering your children. 🙌

RolyPoly1320 | RolyPoly1320

Protecting her kids from an abuser. NTA.

icedtine | icedtine

Curious about the husband's actions during FIL's assault 🤔

impossiblegirlme | impossiblegirlme

Spouse absent, FIL threatened homelessness, poverty forces toxicity 🏠😞

Reddit-SFW | Reddit-SFW

Standing up to entitled in-laws, NTA for protecting kids

HunterRoze | HunterRoze

Commenter stands up to abusive grandfather and supports OP. ✊

Not_your_nanny430 | Not_your_nanny430

Standing up for yourself and your kids is never wrong 👏

Kstrong777 | Kstrong777

Doubting the story 🤔 Need more details

emayelee | emayelee

Standing up to abusive grandparents, NTA! 🙌

SnowC90 | SnowC90

Honesty is key 🔑. Protecting your kids is top priority 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦.

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Defending against body shaming and standing up against toxic family.

ironosora | ironosora

Learning the truth about loved ones can be painful but necessary 💔

iamthenightrn | iamthenightrn

Delicate balance between honesty and mental health of young children 😔

ZachGamr | ZachGamr

Breaking the silence: the importance of honesty in family relationships.

popcorn_soda | popcorn_soda

No secrets in the family 🤫 Share the truth 💯

Bobeara31 | Bobeara31

MIL's cancer doesn't excuse her vanity or FIL's actions 💇‍♀️

waitingforsolace | waitingforsolace

A possible motive behind the grandfather's actions 👀

Razdaspaz | Razdaspaz

Empathy for hair loss, but NTA for telling the truth 🙌

FirebirdWriter | FirebirdWriter

Honesty is the best policy 🤥🤫

michelecw | michelecw

Forced hair cutting is assault. NTA. 😢

barleyqueen | barleyqueen