Teenager lashes out at stepsiblings after being pressured to forgive dad who abandoned him

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A teenager who was forced to reconcile with his estranged father and has been living with him and his new family has had enough of being told to give his dad a chance. The 17-year-old has been struggling to fit in with his stepsiblings, who keep bringing up their shared family history and telling him how great of a dad their father is. After years of therapy and feeling ignored, the teenager lashed out at his stepsiblings, telling them to shut the f*ck up and that they can't expect him to be grateful for his father's sudden presence in their lives. The incident has caused tension in the family and may have an impact on the father's marriage. Read on for the full story.

Abandoned by dad at 4, teenager lashes out at stepsiblings

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Abandoned by dad and now pressured to forgive stepsiblings. 😔

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Strained family ties and a teenage rebellion against reconciliation.

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Step siblings' insensitive behavior triggers teenager's outburst 🤬

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Struggling with pressure to forgive an absent father and stepfamily 😔

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Strained relationship with dad and stepsiblings creates tension and pressure

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Step-siblings pressure teen to forgive dad, call him names 😠

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Teenager's anger towards stepsiblings over absent father's favoritism. 💔

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Teenager expresses anger towards stepsiblings and absent dad.

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Teen faces backlash from stepfamily after struggling to forgive dad

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Teenager stands up to step-siblings pressuring him to forgive dad

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Stepfamily drama: Teen resents pressure to forgive absent father. AITA?

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Teen confronts dad's abandonment and step-siblings' pressure to forgive.

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Teenager struggles to forgive dad and faces pressure from family.

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Teenager confronts dad's desperate plea for forgiveness in heated argument.

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Teen expresses anger towards stepsiblings and dad in explosive argument 💥

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Teen considers forgiving dad, but stepmom's not having it 😡

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Teenager struggles to forgive dad who abandoned him and his family 😔

Growing up, a teenager's dad left him and his sister when they were young children. After his mom and sister passed away, his dad fought for custody and won. Since then, the teenager has been living with his dad and his new family, but he feels like an outsider. His stepsiblings are constantly pressuring him to forgive his dad, even though he feels like it's too little too late. Recently, during a fight, the teenager lashed out at his stepsiblings and dad, causing tension in the household. However, a recent incident may have caused a rift in his dad's marriage, which could potentially help the teenager reunite with his real family. Read on to find out more about this heartbreaking story and to weigh in on whether or not the teenager is the asshole in this situation.

NTA. Forced forgiveness won't fix trauma. Stepsiblings need to understand.

EggplantWild8849 | EggplantWild8849

Stand up for yourself and make waves 💪, don't let them talk you down.

Smokedealers84 | Smokedealers84

Teenager rightfully refuses to forgive absent father, faces pressure from step siblings. NTA 🚫

devilsgirl87 | devilsgirl87

Speculations arise about potential financial motivations behind dad's return 🤔

Milli-Tia- | Milli-Tia-

NTA. Your life was turned upside down. Conception doesn't make a dad.

Morrighu87 | Morrighu87

Don't let anyone pressure you to forgive. NTA 👏

TwoCentsPsychologist | TwoCentsPsychologist

Validating a teenager's feelings towards their absent father. 💔

Dresden_Mouse | Dresden_Mouse

Stepsiblings defend dad who abandoned teenager, he lashes out in response 🙄

SparkyDontDance | SparkyDontDance

Abandoned by dad for ten years and then forced to move? NTA 💯

ShadowKraftwerk | ShadowKraftwerk

Encouraging advice to leave toxic family and seek legal aid. 💪

Successful_Dot2813 | Successful_Dot2813

Teenager rightfully expresses anger towards insensitive stepsiblings. NTA 🔥

pacazpac | pacazpac

Supportive comment tells teenager to stand up to pressure and ignore stepsiblings.

Majestic-Leopard-563 | Majestic-Leopard-563

Abandoned by his father, pressured by his stepsiblings. NTA.

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Commenter sympathizes with OP's situation and explains why step siblings may be unable to confront their dad's actions. Another commenter suggests there may be a financial motive behind the dad's recent efforts to bond with OP. 💔💰

ActuallyParsley | ActuallyParsley

Stepkids pressure abandoned teen to forgive dad; commenter offers support ❤️

SpiritualSunflower00 | SpiritualSunflower00

Heartbreaking story of a selfish father and his abandoned children 💔

AveryAverina | AveryAverina

Abandoned by his dad, pressured to forgive; step-siblings side-eye him 👀

OneTwoWee000 | OneTwoWee000

Want to escape your situation? Check your state's AoC laws. 🔍

ElysGirl | ElysGirl

Supportive commenter shares personal experience and encourages therapy and independence ❤️

lucy-bella | lucy-bella

Abandoned by his dad, step-siblings can't understand his pain. NTA ❤️

lumoslomas | lumoslomas

This comment highlights the devastating impact of family court 💔

Unexpected_bukkake | Unexpected_bukkake

Teenager stands up to deadbeat dad, gets support from commenters 👊

SanguineRose9337 | SanguineRose9337

Dad's evil plan to force son to live with him didn't work 😂

Capital-Western8687 | Capital-Western8687

Abandoned by father, pressured to forgive, but felt nothing emotionally.

cari-strat | cari-strat

👨‍⚖️Judge's decision adds insult to injury for abandoned teenager

NorCalV4X | NorCalV4X

NTA. Unpaid child support? Your dad owes you money 💰

UnicornCackle | UnicornCackle

Heartbreaking story of a teenager's struggle with abandonment and loss 😢

fuckimtrash | fuckimtrash

Expressing the pain of being abandoned by a judge. 💔

1AggressiveSalmon | 1AggressiveSalmon

Leaving home can be tough, but your choices are valid 💪

crazycatgal1984 | crazycatgal1984

NTA, but the dad's behavior is unbelievable! Messy update 😬

UnfinishedPrimate | UnfinishedPrimate

Maternal grandparents may offer support. NTA 🙌

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Commenter questions suspicious custody request after mom's death. 🤔

PandoricaFire | PandoricaFire

Step-siblings pressure teen to forgive dad who abandoned him. NTA.

Malacoda85 | Malacoda85

Strangers demanding forgiveness? NTA, your feelings are valid. 🙏

thiccgoddess00 | thiccgoddess00

Abandoned by dad, pressured by step-siblings. Teen lashes out. 💔

Sheanar | Sheanar

Abandoned by his father, a teenager stands up for himself 💪

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Step siblings' creepy devotion to dad; NTA chooses not to forgive

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Step family lacks emotional intelligence, NTA for not forgiving dad 💔

Cankles4U | Cankles4U

Abandoned by his dad, but pressured to forgive. NTA stands firm.

wayward_painter | wayward_painter

Supportive comment tells teenager to prioritize self-care and leave toxic environment.

TheDrewCareyShow | TheDrewCareyShow

Step-siblings' ignorance about dad's abandonment leads to hilarious comeback 😂

moothermeme | moothermeme

Abandoned teen defends himself against stepsiblings' pressure to forgive father. NTA 🙅‍♂️

Amanita_deVice | Amanita_deVice

Abandoned by dad, pressured by stepfamily- NTA takes a stand 👊

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Step-siblings and mom dismissed OP's trauma. NTA for feeling resentful 😡

Hairy_Caregiver7136 | Hairy_Caregiver7136

Protect your finances: seek legal help against neglectful guardian. 💰

queenlegolas | queenlegolas

Abandoned by his father for 9 years, teenager stands up.

Dye_Harder | Dye_Harder

Father's actions lead to loss of good opinion and relationships.

Rodney_Copperbottom | Rodney_Copperbottom

Abandoned by dad, pressured by stepsiblings, NTA stands firm 🙌

Beth21286 | Beth21286

Victory! 🎉 NTA gets the last laugh in this heartwarming update

BisexualMurderface | BisexualMurderface

Abandoned by dad, but not by reason. Support and empathy.

Left-Artist8250 | Left-Artist8250

Defending an absent dad? Not your place, NTA.

SmartFX2001 | SmartFX2001

Step-family drama: NTA speaks out against pressure to forgive dad

PinLate1398 | PinLate1398

Stepsiblings and dad's guilt questioned in abandoned teen's story 😔

FitOrFat-1999 | FitOrFat-1999

Respect your boundaries and take your time to heal. 🙏

Ir0npunk | Ir0npunk

Standing up to family pressure after father's abandonment. #NTA 🙅‍♂️

quackerjacks45 | quackerjacks45

Teenager struggles with forgiving dad after abandonment and step-siblings' pressure 😞

Additional_Way1346 | Additional_Way1346

Stay prepared! 📝 Important documents could be lifesavers.

queenlegolas | queenlegolas

Step-siblings overstepping boundaries, NTA stands up for late sister 🙅‍♂️

Sidneyreb | Sidneyreb

Stepdad favoritism hurts abandoned children, NTA for feeling angry.

Bright_Ad_3690 | Bright_Ad_3690

Stepsiblings need to understand the emotional harm caused by abandonment. NTA 👏

Lucia37 | Lucia37

Supportive comment: Acknowledging emotional struggle and hope for future

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Heartbreaking story of a teenager's struggle with family abandonment 😔

Flat_Librarian_1724 | Flat_Librarian_1724

Abandoned teen deserves better from dad and stepmom. #NTA 🙅

MistressFuzzylegs | MistressFuzzylegs

Supportive commenter validates trauma and encourages cutting off toxic family.

babsieofsuburbia | babsieofsuburbia

Step siblings defend absentee dad, OP not the a**hole 👍

Calm_Initial | Calm_Initial

Forgiving an absent father is not always the right choice 👍

akaMichAnthony | akaMichAnthony

Absent father tries to make up for lost time with new family 🤔

Cheeky-Crane | Cheeky-Crane

Pushed to the brink, teenager stands up to stepfamily. 👏

BlackOnyx16 | BlackOnyx16

Pressured to forgive dad, teen lashes out at stepsiblings. NTA.

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Commenter sympathizes with OP and supports their reaction

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Heartless comment receives no sympathy from netizens 😡

Slowsmango | Slowsmango

Validating and supporting comment shows empathy and compassion ❤️

mxrie_frmt | mxrie_frmt

Don't forgive and forget? Some advice for dealing with stepsiblings 😐

AmIReallyOkO_o | AmIReallyOkO_o

Supportive commenters validate teenager's feelings about dad's abandonment.

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Stepdad's guilt-trip backfires as teen stands his ground 🙅

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