Teen leaves siblings without childcare after mom's boyfriend crosses a line

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A 17-year-old girl is seeking advice after moving out due to her mom's boyfriend's behavior. She had been taking care of her half-siblings, dropping them off at school, picking them up, and watching them at night. However, when the boyfriend moved in, he started to cross lines, such as breaking her music box and barging into her room. After her mother didn't take her concerns seriously, she called her dad, who helped her move out. Her grandma called her an A**hole for leaving her mom with no childcare and no way to get the kids back and forth to school. However, she is now facing legal action as her dad and her mom's ex-husband are seeking custody of her half-siblings. Read on to find out more about this tense family situation.

Teen struggles to balance childcare and mom's new boyfriend 👩‍👧‍👦

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Teen forced to give up room for mom's boyfriend's daughter 😔

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Teen faces invasion of privacy and loss of sentimental items.

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Teen flees uncomfortable home situation with dad's help 🚗👋

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Sibling's dad tricks mom into thinking daughter is already home 😱

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Teen receives backlash for leaving siblings without childcare. 😔

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Teen witnesses mom and dad's domestic dispute, seeks advice ☹️😭

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Teen bravely stands up against mom's abusive boyfriend 💪

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Teen takes legal action against mom's boyfriend, leaving siblings stranded.

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Teen worries about siblings' welfare amidst custody battle with mom's boyfriend.

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Teen leaves home after mom's boyfriend crosses a line 😭

A 17-year-old girl was left with no choice but to leave home after her mom's boyfriend crossed a line by invading her privacy and breaking her things. Despite voicing her concerns to her mom, she was dismissed and made to feel uncomfortable in her own home. When she finally decided to leave, her mom was angry and accused her of leaving her siblings without childcare. However, the girl's dad stepped in and helped her pack her things and get away from the toxic situation. An attorney is now involved and there may be a custody battle for her half-siblings. This is a story of a teenager standing up for herself and her rights in a difficult situation.

NTA for leaving siblings with creepy mom's boyfriend, seeking dad's help

Ok-Mode-2038 | Ok-Mode-2038

Supportive dad saves the day, NTA 👍

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Teen takes on too much responsibility, mom turns a blind eye 😔

drakkya | drakkya

Grandma can make the sacrifices 🙌

loudent2 | loudent2

Daughter stands up to mom's boyfriend, commenters support her decision ✊

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Commenter jokes about throwing object at potential sex offender Ted.

rexconroy | rexconroy

Putting your own well-being first is always the right choice 👍

IAmMrSpoo | IAmMrSpoo

NTA and escaping parentification is a commendable feat 🙌

rapt2right | rapt2right

Commenter empathizes with OP and calls out parentification. NTA.

kirstieiris | kirstieiris

Teen escapes toxic family and finds freedom with dad. 🏃🏽‍♀️👋🏽

alwaystasks | alwaystasks

Don't let them make you feel guilty. Stay firm 👌

Key_Stuff9113 | Key_Stuff9113

Escaping a creepy situation - empowering and necessary. 🙌

mughoarder6 | mughoarder6

Setting boundaries and prioritizing your needs as a teenager 🚫👩‍👧‍👦 Protect your future, not your mom's school transportation.

buttholesarepockets | buttholesarepockets

Don't let anyone make you responsible for their choices 🙅‍♀️

theDagman | theDagman

Standing up to disrespectful stepdad, NTA wins the day 🙌

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Taking a stand against broken promises and property damage! ✊

zelda-hime | zelda-hime

NTA at 17, OP shouldn't be expected to parent siblings 🙅‍♀️

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Teen defends leaving abusive household, NTA despite family criticism 😠

tomtomclubthumb | tomtomclubthumb

Teen defends decision to leave siblings, called brave by commenters.

Raoul__Duke_ | Raoul__Duke_

Teen not responsible for siblings, NTA 🙌

PinkPixie325 | PinkPixie325

Mom's boyfriend crosses a line, teen takes a stand 🙅‍♀️

Zagriel55 | Zagriel55

Not responsible for childcare: NTA, mom's bf crossed line 😕👎

bekglehh | bekglehh

Gross boyfriend crosses the line, NTA for leaving siblings. 💪

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Commenter supports teen and calls for responsible parenting 👍

pookguy1 | pookguy1

Glad they escaped! 🙌

TypicalManagement680 | TypicalManagement680

Setting boundaries with mom's boyfriend - NTA for enforcing them 🔒

trozewski | trozewski

NTA. Commenter calls out the mother's "parentification" and grandma's lack of help. 💪

Eleniandthepups | Eleniandthepups

Daughter sets boundaries, mom puts childcare over relationship. #NTA 🙌

DinoMaster365 | DinoMaster365

Supportive dad, not a babysitting service. Stay away from Ted 👍

effka_t | effka_t

Mom's boyfriend crosses a line, NTA chooses to prioritize siblings.

DubiousPeoplePleaser | DubiousPeoplePleaser

Sibling care issue solved by catching the bus. NTA wins.

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Let your dad handle your mom. You're still a kid. NTA 👍

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Teen escapes from parentification as unpaid nanny. Stay strong 💪

Tessa_Kamoda | Tessa_Kamoda

Glad to see you're safe and free 🙌

BlueCarnations12 | BlueCarnations12

When childcare is sacrificed for safety 🚸

Pleasant-Host-47 | Pleasant-Host-47

Teen prioritizes self-care over free childcare, NTA 👏

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Daughter sets boundaries with mom's boyfriend, gets support from commenters 👍

pluckyminna | pluckyminna

Dad saves the day and avoids a potential disaster 🙌

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Standing up to a creepy boyfriend and setting boundaries. 💪

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Sibling takes responsibility for siblings after mom's boyfriend crosses line 💪

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No obligation to babysit siblings - NTA. 👍

Ardara | Ardara

Teen rightfully refuses to be forced into childcare. NTA 👏

voluntold9276 | voluntold9276

Taking care of half-siblings and a brat? NTA

Morrigan-71 | Morrigan-71

Putting yourself first is not selfish. You're NTA 🙌

thrwaway4reds1 | thrwaway4reds1

Teen left with unreasonable responsibilities, NTA for standing up.

raindrop349 | raindrop349

Teen takes charge of own life after mom's failure. #NTA 🙌

soul_reddish | soul_reddish

Standing up to a creepy boyfriend and protecting siblings 👏🏼

meifahs_musungs | meifahs_musungs

Putting yourself first to protect your siblings. NTA 🙌

BeatingsGalore | BeatingsGalore

Commenter empathizes with OP's difficult family situation. 💔

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Being a caregiver is not your responsibility. NTA 👍

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Support for standing up to mom's boyfriend's invasion of privacy 🙌

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Responsible or not? The debate on childcare boundaries.

Baaastet | Baaastet

Standing up to entitled boyfriend and prioritizing siblings. 🙌

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Mom's irresponsible behavior and blaming the child is unacceptable. 🤬

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Standing up to mistreatment 👏👏

Double_Reindeer_6884 | Double_Reindeer_6884

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 NTA for not watching their kids.

Zitrone77 | Zitrone77

Mom's boyfriend purposefully broke things while angry. Not OP's responsibility. 🙅

smallishdevil | smallishdevil

17-year-old left to watch siblings every night, called AH by grandma. NTA!

ivorella | ivorella

Encouraging words for OP's future plans. 🎓

calmer-than-u | calmer-than-u

Protecting siblings from creeps: NTA makes CPS call.

darkstarr82 | darkstarr82

Eldest daughter moves out after half siblings ruin her things 💔

nicolebackkk | nicolebackkk

Mother's disrespect and entitlement justified teen's move to father's house.

Betrayed_Orphan | Betrayed_Orphan

You're not childcare, you're her child. NTA 👏

XDarksaphiraX | XDarksaphiraX

Glad you have a supportive dad. Don't go back yet 👍

Avijel | Avijel

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