Friend Betrays My Trust by Revealing My Son's Paternity Against My Wishes

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A woman's life has been turned upside down after her friend revealed the paternity of her son to his biological father and his family. Despite asking her friend not to tell anyone, the friend went behind her back and shared the information, causing a lot of issues in the woman's life.

The father's family have even threatened to take her son away from her. Now, the woman is left wondering if she was in the wrong for yelling at her friend after the damage was done. Read on to discover the full story and decide for yourself: AITA in this situation?

Single mom reveals how ex's betrayal exposed son's paternity 👶

festus982 | festus982

Betrayed by a friend who revealed my son's paternity 😞

festus982 | festus982

Betrayed trust leads to legal threats over son's paternity 😔

festus982 | festus982

Betrayed by friend: Nancy reveals son's paternity without permission 😔

festus982 | festus982

Betrayed by a friend revealing my son's paternity. AITA?

festus982 | festus982

Betrayed by a friend: revealing my secret ruined my life 😔

Trusting someone with a secret and then having that person use it against you can be incredibly painful. This is exactly what happened to one woman who confided in her close friend Nancy about the paternity of her son. Despite making her promise not to tell anyone, Nancy went ahead and told not only the woman's ex but also his entire family.

This has caused a lot of issues for the woman, including her ex's family threatening to take her son away. In this post, we explore the woman's dilemma and ask the question, 'AITA?' (Am I The A**hole) for reacting harshly towards Nancy?

Read on to find out what happened and share your thoughts in the comments about the situation.

Friend betrays trust, endangers custody of child. NTA, cut ties 🤝

Whitestaunton | Whitestaunton

Betrayed by friend who exposed my son's paternity. NTA. Court ASAP.

apfreckles | apfreckles

Friend betrays trust by revealing son's paternity without consent. 😡

-siris99 | -siris99

Friend betrays trust by revealing paternity against wishes. NTA 🚫💩

kirigiriimpact | kirigiriimpact

Betrayed by a friend who created family drama 🙅‍♀️ NTA

lellyla | lellyla

Friend broke trust, demands compensation; others call her TA. 💔

isabelladangelo | isabelladangelo

Commenter advises to cut off toxic friend, gets PLL reference 🤣

girl34pp | girl34pp

Betrayed by a friend, but not at fault. Trust broken 💔

RayneBeauRhode | RayneBeauRhode

Betrayed by a friend, but not the a**hole here 🤝

Bozobozo111 | Bozobozo111

Betrayed by a 'friend' who will backstab for a nickel 💔

Every_Caterpillar945 | Every_Caterpillar945

Betrayal of trust sparks debate on moral code for disclosures.

Tiffm09 | Tiffm09

Respect for privacy, but should've confronted ex privately. 🤔

SpeechIll6025 | SpeechIll6025

Friend spills secret, commenter needs lawyer and cash 💰

anathema_deviced | anathema_deviced

Betrayed by a friend. Nancy set fire to the situation 🔥

d5509 | d5509

Cut off toxic friend and enablers. NTA 👍

Wolfmoon-123 | Wolfmoon-123

Legal paternity must be established before custody can be granted. 🧐

MrsKnutson | MrsKnutson

Best friend crosses the line by revealing son's paternity 😔

Salty-Cauliflower-62 | Salty-Cauliflower-62

Ex's silence makes him bigger a**hole than Nancy's big mouth

Adorable_Accident440 | Adorable_Accident440

Ex's family threatens custody, but have no legal standing 😎

Due-Shake8055 | Due-Shake8055

Fight for your rights! Get legal help for this betrayal.

Pocket_Snatch | Pocket_Snatch

Cut ties with your betrayer! ✂️ NTA

CarefulGrape3665 | CarefulGrape3665

Brownnoser's betrayal backfires - NTA stands firm with consequences. 🍫

Fun-War6684 | Fun-War6684

Friendship turned sour: Betrayal of trust with a paternity reveal.

defect_monkey | defect_monkey

Betrayed by a friend: revealing paternity against your wishes 😔

n_a_o_quero | n_a_o_quero

Grandparent overstepped boundaries. Consider seeking legal guidance 👨🏻‍🎡

Sailor_Mercurial | Sailor_Mercurial

Mind your own business! 🤐 NTA

GoldenFrog14 | GoldenFrog14

Boundaries crossed: Friend reveals son's paternity without permission. NTA.

LengthinessFresh4897 | LengthinessFresh4897

Friend betrayed my trust and gossiped about my son's paternity! 😠

Fluffy-Doubt-3547 | Fluffy-Doubt-3547

A blabbermouth friend reveals the son's paternity against OP's wishes. NTA.

AliceInWeirdoland | AliceInWeirdoland

Friend crossed a line by revealing paternity to family. NTA.

pinniped1 | pinniped1

NTA. Single parenting is hard enough without meddling drama queens.

SlothPear | SlothPear

Betrayed by a friend: NTA for keeping son's paternity private 💔

Ashamed_Animal_8636 | Ashamed_Animal_8636

Cutting out toxic friends who betray your trust 🚫

Live_Background_6239 | Live_Background_6239

Friend's betrayal causes drama, but OP not in the wrong. 🤝

KettenKiss | KettenKiss

Friend broke trust by revealing son's paternity, NTA for cutting off

AutisticMuffin97 | AutisticMuffin97

Cut out Nancy 🚫, NTA for protecting your privacy 🔒

im_mawsillion | im_mawsillion

Friend betrayed trust by revealing son's paternity. Legal action threatened. NTA.

DynkoFromTheNorth | DynkoFromTheNorth

Find a lawyer and take legal action against the betrayer 🔍⚖️

azsue123 | azsue123

NTA comment suspects affair and motive for revealing paternity 👀

Scottishspyro | Scottishspyro

Defending paternity choice - allies needed 💪

cassowary32 | cassowary32

Stand up against wealthy ex's family with financial help 💪

JuliaX1984 | JuliaX1984

NTA! Friend's betrayal of trust was beyond wrong. 💔

Prestigious_Lab6494 | Prestigious_Lab6494

Cutting off toxic friends and setting boundaries. NTA 👏

residentcaprice | residentcaprice

Keeping secrets requires trust, don't break it like OP did 😬

Brainjacker | Brainjacker

Cutting toxic people out of your life is never easy 💔

Terrible-Society-456 | Terrible-Society-456

Commenter stands by OP and criticizes busybodies. 🤜🏼🤛🏼

PattersonsOlady | PattersonsOlady

Don't mess with a mother's boundaries 🚫🤚 NTA

Wintery1 | Wintery1

Standing up for yourself and your family. ✊

[deleted] | [deleted]

Betrayal hurts. NTA. Time to cut toxic ties. 💔

Pod-6-was-jerks | Pod-6-was-jerks

Ex should come clean to his family. NTA 😊

Christinemfm_84 | Christinemfm_84

Betrayed by a friend for a guy: NTA for cutting ties.

WitchAllyAlly | WitchAllyAlly

Betrayed by a friend: Would you forgive or forget? 🤔

squidificati0n | squidificati0n

NTA. Consider ex giving up parental rights for no custody disputes.

punsexual-meme | punsexual-meme

Reassurance and support for custody worries 💪

RayWencube | RayWencube

Agreement broken by friend, NTA for maintaining sensible arrangement 🤝

Additional_Breath_89 | Additional_Breath_89

Time to ditch that friend 🚫, they crossed a line.

ramot1 | ramot1

Protect your privacy! NTA should fight for her son.

TheOneWearingPants | TheOneWearingPants

Betrayed friend seeks advice on how to solve paternity issue

HoldFastO2 | HoldFastO2

Commenter calls out attention seekers with no sympathy. 🤐

mzpljc | mzpljc

Cutting out toxic friends: 🚪👋 NTA takes a stand

smurfandturf13 | smurfandturf13

Betrayal and selfishness - the ultimate friendship dealbreaker 💔

thedeebag | thedeebag

Stand your ground and don't let them interfere! 👊

A-Fucking-Yo | A-Fucking-Yo

Supportive comment validates OP's actions in revealing paternity secret 🙌

DiggityGiggity8 | DiggityGiggity8

Don't mess with a parent's custody or you'll lose friends 😠

carcosa1989 | carcosa1989

Betrayed by a friend: Commenters offer support and advice ❤️

Safe_Competition_671 | Safe_Competition_671

No trust, no friendship 🤝🚫

Mendicant_666 | Mendicant_666

Friend reveals paternity against wishes, NTA, colossal AH, no trust.

Forsaken_Ad_1453 | Forsaken_Ad_1453

Betrayed and exposed: NTA for keeping paternity a secret.

MsBaseball34 | MsBaseball34

Betrayed by a friend: A cautionary tale of loose lips.

beppyowib | beppyowib

NTA. Mutual friends should tell Nancy to mind her own business 👍

MadGearMissile_Kid | MadGearMissile_Kid

Did she have a right to know? 🤔

gentlemenjim72 | gentlemenjim72

Betrayed by a friend. NTA. Time to lawyer up. 🔥

LilliannaWinterWolf | LilliannaWinterWolf

Friendship shattered: Betrayal, secrets, and no turning back. 💔

lmchatterbox | lmchatterbox

Boundaries crossed: NTA's friend reveals son's paternity to ex's family

Apollo13_S | Apollo13_S

Friend crosses the line by revealing paternity against wishes 😠

explodingwhale17 | explodingwhale17

Friend reveals paternity without consent, NTA for cutting ties. ❌👎

demonmonkey1313 | demonmonkey1313

Betrayed by a friend: NTA and no true friend.

ameanjew | ameanjew