Father Called His Ex-Wife Delusional Over Their Son's Living Situation

Man and woman arguing.
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When a father invites his son's best friend to live with them due to the friend's poor home life, the ex-wife accuses him of using the situation to keep their son from her. The father denies this and refuses to send the friend back to his drug-addict mother. The ex-wife is furious and the father calls her delusional.

The situation has caused tension and name-calling between the two. Do you think the father was wrong to invite the friend to live with them or should the ex-wife be more understanding?

Teen's best friend's tough home life raises concerns 💔

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Father invites son to live with him during pandemic lockdown 🔒

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Son's best friend moves in permanently, bringing joy to family 😊

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Son prefers living with dad, causing tension with joint custody.

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Co-parenting struggles and compromise for the sake of their son.

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Co-parenting struggles: Dad proposes new living arrangement for son.

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Ex-wife accuses father of using their son as leverage 🤔

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Father refuses to send son back to drug-addict mother 😐

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Father dismisses ex-wife's request as 'delusional' and 'crazy' 😒

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Navigating co-parenting: When insults cross the line. 🤔

asking_if_iam00 | asking_if_iam00

Son denied visitation due to lack of space at ex-wife's.

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Father takes in son's best friend, ex-wife calls him delusional

A heartwarming gesture turned into a heated argument when a father took in his son's best friend who had a difficult home life. The father's ex-wife accused him of using the situation to his advantage, leading to name-calling and hurt feelings.

Read on to see both sides of the story and the reactions from others.

NTA dad stands up for son's living situation, commenters support

Past-Ad-40 | Past-Ad-40

Father receives support for putting his son's needs first ❤️

Kay_Elle | Kay_Elle

Father called ex-wife delusional for bad home request. NTA.

ffl111717 | ffl111717

Father is fighting to give his son a better living situation 🙌

herbivorouscarnivore | herbivorouscarnivore

Father praised for being a great role model despite ex-wife's criticism ❤

MsDReid | MsDReid

Defending a decision to provide a safe home for a child 🙌

hey-demons-its-me-ya | hey-demons-its-me-ya

Co-parenting drama: Ex-wife accuses father of spiteful behavior, but he's not having it. 🤨

cultqueennn | cultqueennn

Protecting a child from an unstable environment 🙌🏼

Ni_Rogen | Ni_Rogen

Suggesting a solution with empathy and understanding 😌

Electrical-Cover-499 | Electrical-Cover-499

Co-parenting is hard, but prioritizing a child's safety is crucial 👍

Ladyughsalot1 | Ladyughsalot1

Father defends his actions, but is criticized for name-calling.

OkapiEli | OkapiEli

Ex-wife won't let son's friend stay over. NTA?

Walktothebrook | Walktothebrook

Putting a child in danger to avoid losing him? 🤔 NTA

AprilL4163 | AprilL4163

Empathize with your ex's perspective to improve co-parenting 💔

rlkgriffiths | rlkgriffiths

Heartwarming story of gratitude towards OP for helping a teenager ❤️👏

soronamary | soronamary

Son prefers father's house for valid reasons, NTA.

esqweasya | esqweasya

A 16-year-old son wants to spend less time with his mother.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Helping a kid out of a shitty situation 🙌 #NTA

demmywinks | demmywinks

Father defends son's living situation against cruel ex-wife. 🙌

Sora_28 | Sora_28

Co-parenting conflict over son's friend staying, BSAH (both slight a-holes here)

JoDaLe2 | JoDaLe2

Suggesting a compromise for the boys to hang out together.

Miss_Hallmark | Miss_Hallmark

Taking in a child shouldn't be up for debate. 🙅‍♂️

riskyrobbie | riskyrobbie

Validate your ex's feelings, even if you don't give in. 🤝

Daullavicci2 | Daullavicci2

👍 Providing a stable home for the kid, NTA all the way!

ConfusedArtist89 | ConfusedArtist89

Encouraging NTA comment suggests better bonding activities for teenager.

Lazy_Initiative1464 | Lazy_Initiative1464

Stepmom wants son's friend to live with drug addict. OP NTA 💪

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Father defends decision to take in son's best friend.

inzillah | inzillah

Ex-wife tries to control father's home, gets called out. 🙅‍♂️

CMSkye | CMSkye

NTA for taking in a sweet boy despite ex's objections ❤️

1890rafaella | 1890rafaella

Divorces are hard. Show good faith. An apology helps 🤝

mdisil427 | mdisil427

Son's custody battle at 16, NTA suggests legal recourse 💪

HWGA_Exandria | HWGA_Exandria

Ex-wife is 'sipping on a cup of smooth crazy' according to NTA commenter, suggests a change of perspective for the child's best friend.

BackgroundEstate2629 | BackgroundEstate2629

Providing a stable home for son, but communication needs work 😐

Ickulus | Ickulus

Support for taking in son's friend and empowering son's decision.

Not_Good_HappyQuinn | Not_Good_HappyQuinn

Empowering your child's agency over custody arrangements. 🙌

Careful-Listen2277 | Careful-Listen2277

Step-siblings make for a quieter house during online school 🤫

julzferacia | julzferacia

Saving a kid's life 👍🏻 amidst all the NTA noise 🎮

FlyAroundInternet | FlyAroundInternet

Protecting Adrian: Legal action or emancipation for NTA father

searchingfordonor | searchingfordonor

Father's compassion for son's friend dismissed by delusional ex-wife.

Shizanketsuga | Shizanketsuga

Father brings son into his home, hailed as a great dad 👨‍👦

m_alice88 | m_alice88

Co-parenting nightmare, son caught in the middle 😠

Dull_Law_9953 | Dull_Law_9953

Let the kid decide 🤔👦

Matelot67 | Matelot67

Providing a stable & healthy home for a young man 🙌


Is the ex's new family causing their son to avoid her? 🤔

originalgenghismom | originalgenghismom

NTA. Despite trying to compromise, ex-wife won't budge. Much respect 👍

_PrincessOats | _PrincessOats

Legal guardianship for son might be in his best interest 💰

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

Father's actions praised, son's freedom discussed 🙌🏼👍🏼

jizzy_lizzie | jizzy_lizzie

Father receives support for keeping son in safe environment. ✊

RespectSharp3187 | RespectSharp3187

Being a bro to a kid in need 🤝 NTA wins!

BigRad_Wolf | BigRad_Wolf

Commenter sarcastically asks if ex-wife wants to turn off AC

Bullyoncube | Bullyoncube

Acts of kindness can save a life. ❤

kwerdop | kwerdop

Supportive comment calling out ex-wife's cruel behavior towards son.

BakingButcher | BakingButcher

Dad takes in son's friend, ex-wife calls him delusional. 🙄

Desperate_Hunter_604 | Desperate_Hunter_604

Navigating co-parenting with difficult exes. 🤔

tomtomclubthumb | tomtomclubthumb

Not the a**hole, but what led to this disagreement?

Aggressive-Sample612 | Aggressive-Sample612

Unapologetic and straightforward response. 🤷‍♀️

Alexa_findmyphone | Alexa_findmyphone

OP receives support for being a good person 👍

hack_writer_poser | hack_writer_poser

Co-parenting win! Invite your child on ex's week 🤝

turtlebonnet | turtlebonnet

Ex-wife definitely earned her ex status 😏

[deleted] | [deleted]

Ex-wife called out for delusion, father not the a-hole 👍

Rifter0876 | Rifter0876

Ex-wife's delusion doesn't justify punishing son's father. NTA 😊

nim_opet | nim_opet

Father praised for being a good example for his son 👍

del901 | del901

Step-siblings and no privacy, NTA dad takes son in 🏠

PrincessBella1 | PrincessBella1

A heartwarming thank you for being a positive influence ❤️

louloutre75 | louloutre75

Providing stability and security to a kid in need. 🙌

AnyConstellation | AnyConstellation

NTA. OP is praised for providing a good home to a vulnerable young person despite the ex-wife's disgusting request. 👏

FlahBlast | FlahBlast

Celebrating the victory of NTA 👏🎉

[deleted] | [deleted]

Son's reluctance to leave friend raises questions about living situation 🤔

TheLastLibrarian1 | TheLastLibrarian1

Father takes in son's friend; commenters praise him for his actions ❤️

Mrhyderager | Mrhyderager

Concerned commenter praises OP for being an inspiration 🤗

Darth_Tatanka | Darth_Tatanka