Teen Tells Father He's Dead to Her Over Special Nickname

A picture of a teenage girl pouting.
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Discovering a secret family is never easy, but what happens when you find out they gave out your special nickname? This teenage girl is heartbroken to learn her father gave her nickname to his other daughter. She confronts her family, leading to a heated argument and ultimatums.

Was she justified in her reaction, or did she take it too far? Read on to find out how this family drama unfolds.

Teen struggles with father's second family at dinner gathering 😔

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Teen expresses joy over meeting family after long-distance relationship

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Teen's anger builds over father's inappropriate nickname for sister 💥

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Teen cuts off relationship with father after hurtful mistake 💔

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Teen threatens to cut off brother over insensitive comment 💔

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Heartwarming story behind a special nickname 🥰

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Teen refuses to share special nickname with father's other child 💔

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Sibling feud over nickname leads to emotional confrontation.

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Daughter defends reaction to losing special nickname to sibling 👊

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Teen cuts ties with father over strained relationship

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Sibling rivalry escalates to the extreme 😳

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Teen tells father he's dead to her over special nickname 😡

Finding out your father has a second family can be a traumatic experience for anyone, but what happens when you're asked to embrace his other children? One 17-year-old girl was asked to do just that, and things took a turn for the worse when her father gave her special nickname to one of his other kids.

This seemingly small act was enough for her to tell her father that he was dead to her and refuse to have a relationship with his other children. Was she right to react in this way, or did she overreact?

Read on to find out what our readers had to say about this story and more.

NTA for feeling hurt by father's action, brother needs apology.

NeonElectric24_7 | NeonElectric24_7

NTA for being upset about father's second family and nickname.

Cultural-Ambition449 | Cultural-Ambition449

Father has a second secret family, steals daughter's nickname. NTA.

Obvious-Somewhere-11 | Obvious-Somewhere-11

NTA for expressing hurt over father's actions towards special nickname.

PianoOk6786 | PianoOk6786

NTA. It's unfair to expect a 17-year-old to react rationally. OP's brother's invalidating comment hurt, but lashing out wasn't the solution. It's important to talk it out calmly and navigate this as allies. 👍

SnooBunnies7461 | SnooBunnies7461

Sibling conflict over dad's actions; NAH except dad.

thirdtryisthecharm | thirdtryisthecharm

Don't let anger win. Treasure love and consider therapy. ❤️

Rohini_rambles | Rohini_rambles

Standing up to family can be tough, but NTA in this case 💪

Plenty_Art_6759 | Plenty_Art_6759

Betrayed daughter confronts dad over stolen nickname and secret family 🤬

excel_pager_420 | excel_pager_420

Commenter suggests disturbing reason for boys having same name. 🤢

Interesting_You_2315 | Interesting_You_2315

Sibling solidarity in the face of a\*\*hole fathers 💪

Odd_Anywhere256 | Odd_Anywhere256

Parent betrayed daughter and emotional cheating caused justified outrage 😠

Paevatar | Paevatar

Daughter stands up to father's toxic behavior, NTA 👏👏

BendingCollegeGrad | BendingCollegeGrad

Father's secret family for 17 years, NTA cuts him off 💔

One_Condition_7001 | One_Condition_7001

Father's twisted behavior causes daughter to cut ties. #NTA 🚫👨‍👧

del901 | del901

Father steals special nickname, sister angry but don't blame brother

Thesafflower | Thesafflower

Father's actions seem unfair and disrespectful towards OP's family. NTA.

Coco_Dirichlet | Coco_Dirichlet

Brother's comment causes family rift in nickname dispute. #NTA

CharlesMuskrat | CharlesMuskrat

Discovering a second family is not a common situation 😳

FartFace319 | FartFace319

Siblings should come together and confront their manipulative father 🤝💥

koalapsychologist | koalapsychologist

Sibling conflict over father's actions, but brother is understanding 🤝

Impressive_Dot_7818 | Impressive_Dot_7818

Sibling's nickname causes family feud. NTA seeks reconciliation advice.

Onlyjori | Onlyjori

NTA to father, AH to brother. Threatened to cut off brother.

history_buff_9971 | history_buff_9971

Age difference doesn't invalidate emotions. Give the brother a chance 🤝

SoleLight | SoleLight

Father's actions have consequences. Half sibling deserves to know. 💔

Common-Frosting-9434 | Common-Frosting-9434

Teen tells father he's dead to her, but not her little brother

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Standing up for yourself and setting boundaries. Good job! 👍

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Blaming dad for brother's anger issues. 👨‍👧‍👦

ResponseMountain6580 | ResponseMountain6580

Father gives grandfather's special nickname to daughter from affair family 😡

CinderDroplet | CinderDroplet

Daughter rightfully calls out dad's disrespect, brother in denial.

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Sibling bonding over coping mechanisms and mutual understanding ❤️

AugustNClementine | AugustNClementine

Commenter expresses anger over family's forgiveness towards lying father.

PsychogenicStingray | PsychogenicStingray

Commenter empathizes with OP's situation, suggests confronting dad and his other family.

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Sibling's dismissive attitude towards nickname causes family strife. 😔

meifahs_musungs | meifahs_musungs

Shocking revelation about father's other family. Heartbreaking situation. 💔

Ashmoh12 | Ashmoh12

Don't forget about the brother in the midst of family drama 💔

FKAlag | FKAlag

A heartfelt apology can go a long way ❤️

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Commenter calls out dad with 🔥 emoji

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Father uses secret daughter's nickname for OP, NTA comment.

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Empathetic response to emotional situation. Good luck. 🤞

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Teen struggles with family dynamics, seeks therapy for healing. 💔

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Empowering response to reclaiming one's identity. 💪

Individual_Baby_2418 | Individual_Baby_2418

Family secrets and betrayal, father deemed a HUMONGOUS a**hole. 😡

D0ubl_3Ar0n | D0ubl_3Ar0n

Setting boundaries: Not the a**hole for cutting off toxic father

MxXylda | MxXylda

Encouraging response to a delicate family situation. 🤝

TheDamnMonk | TheDamnMonk

Sibling loyalty tested over cheating scandal, NTA stands firm 💪

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Brother's bad timing causes family feud 😬

I_might_be_weasel | I_might_be_weasel

Valid feelings on a messed up nickname, brother trying to help 🙏

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Defending the OP's stance against their dad's behavior. 🙅‍♀️

AlasAntigone | AlasAntigone

Setting boundaries with family, even parents, is important 🙌

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Shocking situation with an NTA and creepy half siblings 😳

toebeantuesday | toebeantuesday

Blame the Brady Bunch for these ludicrous family expectations 🙄

mercersher | mercersher

Empathetic comment supports OP's reaction to hurtful nickname incident.

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Taking a stand against toxic family dynamics 🔥

urban_accountant | urban_accountant

Stand your ground and cut out toxic family members. 💪

ComprehensiveSir3892 | ComprehensiveSir3892

Valid feelings, unsupportive brother. Don't cut off everyone else. ❤

Asmoodeus | Asmoodeus

Father steals special nickname, OP's family fails to support her 😞

Phoenixfeather777 | Phoenixfeather777

Supportive comment shows empathy for OP's situation ❤️

Neko_09 | Neko_09

Support for NTA who maintained self-control in difficult situation 🙌

Drayle171 | Drayle171

Nicknaming kids for convenience, NTA calls out dad's insensitivity 🚫👨‍👧

Dry-Clock-1470 | Dry-Clock-1470

Establishing boundaries with trashy genetic donor. NTA 👏

SaboraHoku | SaboraHoku

Family feud: Teen cuts ties with father's second family

ADHDLifer | ADHDLifer

👍 You're right, NTA! Dad's behavior is unacceptable.

JennieGee | JennieGee

Sibling intervention or not, dad messed up big time 😬

Patient_Fox_5432 | Patient_Fox_5432

A special nickname causes family strife. Dad takes the blame.

Katy_moxie | Katy_moxie

Girl stands up to father, tells him he's dead to her 💪

JCWa50 | JCWa50

Daughter rightfully hurt by father's deceit, brother needs empathy ❤️

curious382 | curious382

Cutting off dad's daughter with my nickname. NTA according to comments.

noccie | noccie

Supportive comment with advice on how to explain the situation ❤️

WranglerFeisty8274 | WranglerFeisty8274

Heartbreaking betrayal by father leads to justified cutting of ties 💔

ModernWolfman | ModernWolfman

Setting boundaries with family. 🚫

TashiaNicole1 | TashiaNicole1