UPDATE: AITA for refusing to sell my flat bought with "stripper money"?

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A pregnant woman who worked as a stripper dumped her boyfriend after he asked her to sell the flat she bought with her earnings to fund his start-up. He later demanded majority custody of their unborn child so that he didn't have to pay child support and she would end up paying him. She's now seeking sole custody of the child and is going to therapy after receiving overwhelming support from Reddit users. Her sister, who sided with the ex-boyfriend, is trying to get her to fix things with him. Read on for the full story.

Recapping the 'stripper money' flat sale conflict on AITA.

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From stripper to homeowner 🏠💰

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Pregnancy complicates decision to sell flat bought with 'stripper money'.

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My boyfriend wants me to sell my flat for a new place together?

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Sister sides against me for buying flat with 'stripper money' 😞

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Dumped the boyfriend who judged me for stripper money 🙅‍♀️

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Ex-boyfriend wants custody to avoid child support payments? 😳

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Can you believe he expects her to pay him? 🤯

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Startup dreams dashed: A desperate request for stripper money profits.

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Documentation proves it's all about money for him 💰

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Fighting for custody after buying flat with unconventional money 💰

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Dealing with family pressure to reconcile with an ex-partner

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Keeping my pregnancy private has my friend *furious* 😠

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Sibling drama heats up after sharing secret with parents 🤷

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Grateful OP thanks commenters for support in difficult situation 🙏

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Redditors debate OP's moral dilemma on using stripper money 🤔

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Feeling empowered by supportive response to flat bought with 'stripper money' 💪

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Taking steps towards mental wellness during tough times. 🧘‍♂️

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Proud single mother embracing her ownership of a home 🏡

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From stripper to single mother: A story of resilience 💪

A former stripper shares her journey from buying her own flat with her earnings to standing up to her ex-boyfriend's unreasonable demands during her pregnancy. Dumped by her boyfriend and facing a legal battle for custody, she has decided to go to therapy and focus on being a single mother in the flat she owns. Despite facing opposition from her sister and parents, she has learned to trust her instincts and not doubt herself. Her story is a reminder that we can overcome difficult circumstances and come out stronger in the end. In the next section, we'll take a look at some of the top comments and reactions to her story.

Single parenting is better than a dysfunctional family. OP and her baby are a complete family. 🙌

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Sibling dynamics explored amidst push for traditional family values. 🤔

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Choosing happiness over societal norms, inspiring strength and positivity ❤

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Ex's motive for custody is money, not the child. OP well-prepared. 💪

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Ex exposed as a gold digger. OP got legal advice 💼👍

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Supportive commenters bring positivity to tough situation 🙏

Etrouse | Etrouse

Support for OP and condemnation for ex's manipulative and abusive behavior. ❤️

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Supportive comment gets evidence advice for custody hearing 📝👍

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Empowering single mother receives support and advice 👏

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Supportive comment, encouraging sister to prioritize her own well-being 🙌

C0pper-an0de | C0pper-an0de

Family loyalty or childhood trauma? 🤔

Nykki72 | Nykki72

Dodging bullets both literally and figuratively 🙌

DblAytch | DblAytch

Divorce can be beneficial for children in some cases. 💕

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A comment suggesting abortion is met with a resolute response.

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Receipts on deck! Shutting down unfair custody claims like 💩

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👏 Impressed Redditors show support for single mother's strength and resilience.

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Strip club hypocrisy: He enjoys it but shames her flat.

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Protecting your child from toxic parents and family members. 🙌

GarfieldLeChat | GarfieldLeChat

🎉 Congrats on your freedom! Dodged a bullet there. 🙅‍♀️

Wren1101 | Wren1101

Ex saw her as an ATM, she owns property, not him 💰🏠

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Empowering decision leads to stable home for baby 👶

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Empowering response to a supportive comment. 💰👊

Girlc0 | Girlc0

Cheers to moving on from leeches and legal battles 🥂👋

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Stable home key for custody. Sister too invested in BF? 🤔

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Choosing a complete family over a toxic sperm donor ✌️

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Recording conversations and texts for custody battle. 📱👨‍⚖️

Samiann1899 | Samiann1899

🤰🏻Did he sabotage her to get child support? 🤔

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Sister's dangerous advice and red flags in a relationship. 💔

Nomegusta111 | Nomegusta111

Cheers to hard work paying off! 🥂👏

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Glad OP got rid of the jackass 👏🏼😎

NimueLovesCoffee | NimueLovesCoffee

Single mother shares her experience of raising a child without a father.

yoda1thatiwant | yoda1thatiwant

Cheers to a solid and awesome OP! 🎉👍

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👶 Protecting custody: Tips for unmarried parents navigating paternity rights.

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Commenter calls out business owner for refusing "stripper money" 💰

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Child support may not be enough to cover big expenses 💸

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Heartwarming support for a new mom, 🎉👶

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Wishing a parasite-free pregnancy with a leechy reply 😅

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Empowering single motherhood wins support 👩‍👧

spookyANDhungry | spookyANDhungry

Empowering comment receives positive reinforcement 👏💪

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Commenter calls out immature behavior of sharing personal matters with parents 🙄

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Don't put his name on birth certificate to avoid custody battle 👶

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Commenter shares humorous male psychology analogy from 1999 article.

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Sister thinks staying with fraudster is better for child. Is it?

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Empathetic comment praising OP for setting boundaries and seeking therapy 👏

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Empowering comment on a strong woman's victory. 💪👏

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Encouraging words for a mother dealing with a difficult ex 👍

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Single mom's inspiring story and support for setting boundaries.

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Single mom wins big after ex forfeits parental rights! 🎉

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Commenter's sister's dysfunctional family ideals questioned. 🤔

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Empathetic reply to a victorious update. You go, mama! 🙌

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Empowering advice for a difficult family situation 💪

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Glad she left her partner and wishes her luck with custody 🙏

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Standing up to family leeches: 👍

Magi_Exos | Magi_Exos

Sister's support for ex raises questions in the comment section. 🤔

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👏🏽 Keep up the confidence and self-assurance! 👍🏽

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