Iraq War veteran hides daughter's secret from homophobic family

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After surviving the war and struggling with PTSD, a father just wants his daughter to have a normal life. But when he learns his wife and her family are homophobic, he must make a tough decision: help his daughter hide her sexuality or risk losing her. Was he an a**hole for keeping his daughter's secret, or was he just trying to keep his family together?

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Surviving war from the losing side: one veteran's story 🎖️

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Iraq War vet battles brainwashing to protect daughter's secret 🏳️‍🌈

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Iraq War veteran reflects on personal growth and acceptance ❤️

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Protective father shields daughter from homophobic family's hate 🏳️‍🌈❤️

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Iraq War veteran protects daughter from homophobic family ❤️

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Father supports daughter's dreams despite homophobic family 🏳️‍🌈💰

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Father supports daughter's identity, but pays a heavy price 💔

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Father sacrifices family for daughter's happiness ❤️

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Protective veteran respects daughter's wishes in face of intolerance ❤️

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Protective father shields daughter from homophobic family insults 🏳️‍🌈

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Iraq War veteran protects daughter from homophobic family

After serving in the Iraq War, one veteran only wanted a normal life with his wife and daughter. However, his wife's family is still homophobic and he knew that if his daughter came out to them, she would be shunned. He chose to protect her by hiding her secret from the family, but eventually had to tell his wife the truth. This led to a divorce and the possibility of no more family gatherings. The veteran's love for his daughter and desire for her to have a family was more important than his own relationship. Read on for the reactions to this heartbreaking story.

Father embraces daughter's identity, creates new loving family 💕

NorthernLitUp | NorthernLitUp

A heartwarming story of a father's unconditional love for his daughter ❤️

snoop_ard | snoop_ard

A heartwarming story of a father's love and acceptance ❤️

letterlux | letterlux

Acceptance and love. 💜 Moving on from homophobic family. 💔

Sooths4y3r | Sooths4y3r

Protecting your child comes first, even if it means hiding things 🧡

brokeanail | brokeanail

Dad defends daughter's sexuality against homophobic family. ❤️

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Supportive father defends daughter against homophobic family. 🏳️‍🌈❤️

Oracle5of7 | Oracle5of7

A heartwarming NTA comment about a father's unwavering support for his daughter 🌈❤️

yeahbudstfu | yeahbudstfu

A heartwarming moment between a father and daughter ❤

MsBaseball34 | MsBaseball34

Father supports daughter's coming out, but timing caused conflict ⏰🌈

ChocolateChipShame | ChocolateChipShame

👏🏽 A true hero dad. NTA and good on you!

Definitelycertain | Definitelycertain

Be the family your daughter deserves 🏳️‍🌈❤️

LucyLovesApples | LucyLovesApples

Heartwarming story of a father's love for his daughter ❤️

Davion213 | Davion213

Supportive comments show love in face of family judgment ❤️

NYCDweller | NYCDweller

A heartwarming story of a father's love and acceptance ❤️

SilentSiren39 | SilentSiren39

Gratitude expressed for a heartfelt and relatable story 🙏

OneSkinny3oi | OneSkinny3oi

Doubts arise about validity of comment, with a touch of sarcasm 😒

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Half-Iraqi woman finds hope in accepting father's actions ❤️

estabern | estabern

Arab commenter commends parent for protecting daughter from homophobia ❤️👏

Ok-Chocolate-9242 | Ok-Chocolate-9242

Choosing family over blood ties, heartwarming NTA comment ❤

SubliminationStation | SubliminationStation

Father supports daughter, chooses love over homophobic family. ❤️👨‍👧

abcwva | abcwva

Supportive comment shows love conquers all. ❤️

brave_vibration | brave_vibration

Heartwarming praise for a supportive father ❤️

AladeenMirza | AladeenMirza

Supportive dad gets daughter's consent before revealing her secret ❤

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Confused comment receives no replies 🤔

Bae_Mes | Bae_Mes

Supportive comment shows love for daughter and father ❤️👍

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Skeptical reader doubts authenticity of heartwarming story 🤔


👍Great father hides daughter's secret from homophobic family. 👨‍👧

Crafty-Particular998 | Crafty-Particular998

A heartwarming NTA comment about supporting a gay child ❤️👨‍👧

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Breaking the cycle of prejudice and being a loving father ❤️

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Father's acceptance of queer daughter praised, homophobic mother condemned

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Father's unconditional love for queer daughter melts hearts ❤️

wombatbattalion | wombatbattalion

Father's love triumphs over homophobia. NTA 💜

prince_of_cannock | prince_of_cannock

Expressing empathy in the face of sadness. 😔

NYCDweller | NYCDweller

Father bravely protects daughter despite homophobic family. 🏳️‍🌈❤️

SarsippiusJackson | SarsippiusJackson

Sometimes family is those you choose to surround yourself with ❤️

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Be yourself and live your life to the fullest 🏳️‍🌈

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Iraq War veteran supports daughter despite family's homophobia 🌈

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Keep up the good work! 👍

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👏 Not the a**hole and a good dad 🙌

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Supportive comment commends father's acceptance of daughter's sexuality ❤️👏

wrongway888 | wrongway888

Heartwarming comment brings tears to readers' eyes 😭❤️

jonestownkid22 | jonestownkid22

Heartwarming support for accepting father and daughter ❤️👨‍👧

silkysue | silkysue

Starting a new life in Iraq? NTA dad answers questions.

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Heartfelt gratitude for a great father and veteran 🙌

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Supportive comment applauds father's acceptance of daughter's identity ❤️

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Supportive father embraces daughter's sexuality, sets positive example 🌈❤️

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Supportive parent defends daughter's identity against homophobia ❤️🌈

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Father's unconditional love for daughter praised ❤❤

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Iraq War veteran praised for accepting daughter's sexuality ❤️

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Breaking the cycle of hate and stigma. 👏

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Heartwarming comment brings tears to eyes 😭

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A heartwarming comment about a loving father 🥰

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👏🏼Being a great dad in tough times, NTA wins hearts.👨‍👧

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Supportive dad protects daughter's secret from homophobic family 🏳️‍🌈❤️

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Protective father supports daughter, hailed as NTA 👏

lovelylillemon | lovelylillemon

Supportive dad of LGBTQ+ daughter after facing past trauma 🌈❤️

fishmom5 | fishmom5

A heartwarming story of a supportive father 💕

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Parent's unwavering love conquers bigotry. 🏳️‍🌈❤️

GuyMakesBadDecisions | GuyMakesBadDecisions

Unconditional love wins over homophobia in this heartwarming story ❤️

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Father supports daughter's secret in a homophobic family. 👨‍👧❤️


Iraq War veteran's touching story of family and acceptance ❤️

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Comment dismissed as fake due to new account status.

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Loving father supports daughter in face of homophobia ❤

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👏👨‍👧Heartwarming story about a supportive parent and their LGBTQ+ child.

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A heartwarming moment of a father's unconditional love ❤️

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Supportive comment shows importance of acceptance and growth 🌈

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Support for not being the a**hole in a homophobic family 🌈

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Heartwarming comment praises single dad's parenting and resilience ❤️

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Father's love knows no bounds 🌈❤️

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Father's acceptance of daughter's sexuality wins hearts ❤️

MissKuja | MissKuja

Parental love triumphs over homophobia in heartwarming story ❤️

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Loving father supports daughter through homophobic family. ❤

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Heartwarming comment from a supporter of a loving father ❤️

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Loving father supports daughter, earns NTA judgment 💕

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Heartwarming support from a loving father ❤️

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Protecting your daughter from harm with love and support ❤️

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Supportive comment acknowledges PTSD and offers positive vibes 🤗

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Support for a supportive parent in a difficult situation ❤️👏

RunnerOfUltras | RunnerOfUltras

Protecting your child from hate? Always the right choice. 🌈❤️

weirdycork | weirdycork

Heartwarming acceptance of daughter brings happiness to all ❤️

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Loving father supports daughter's relationship despite homophobic family 🌈❤️

RealisticPain79 | RealisticPain79

Supportive father chooses daughter over homophobic family ❤️👨‍👧

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Supportive father stands up against homophobic family for daughter ❤️

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👏 Iraq War veteran praised for parenting and military service 🇺🇸

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Supportive veteran's actions praised for protecting daughter's secret 🌈

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Protecting your daughter from hate. You're NTA 👏

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