Ex-wife returns with a secret child, but Dad loses it 😱💔

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Imagine having four kids with your spouse, only for them to vanish without a trace, leaving your children traumatized. Fast forward ten years, and they suddenly reappear, expecting to pick up where they left off. But wait, there's more! They've brought along a secret child from another relationship. 😲 How would you react? One dad found himself in this exact situation, and let's just say, things got heated. 🔥

The Vanishing Act 🎩

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The Trauma 😢

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The Return 🔄

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The Rules 📝

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The Surprise Visit 🚪

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The Secret Child 🤫

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The Confrontation 😠

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The Standoff 🚫

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The Outburst 😡

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The Aftermath 😢

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The Disagreement 💔

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The Question ❓

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The Edits 📝

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The Resolution 🤝

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The Fallout: Was Dad in the Wrong? 🤔

After a tense confrontation with his ex-wife, our dad is left wondering if he was in the wrong for shouting in front of the young child. He and his husband have a heart-to-heart, acknowledging the stress and intensity of the situation. They decide to break the news to their kids, but not before seeking guidance from a therapist. As they prepare for the emotional rollercoaster ahead, they're grateful for the support they've received. 💕 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Ex-wife breaks agreement, commenters debate yelling vs police intervention. NTA.

tishfanclub | tishfanclub

Ex-wife uses child as prop, Dad loses it, but NTA

outloud230 | outloud230

Curious about husband's extreme reaction to secret child reveal 🤔

Amara313 | Amara313

Dad yells at ex-wife in front of child after secret child reveal. Commenters debate if it's justified. 🤷🏻‍♂️

PresidentBiscotti | PresidentBiscotti

Commenter defends OP's actions, deems husband's reaction excessive. NTA 👍

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Commenter sympathizes with OP's lose-lose situation in secret child drama 😞

stallion8426 | stallion8426

Protecting traumatized kids from entitled ex and her secret child 😱

tealgirl94 | tealgirl94

Setting boundaries with ex's secret child. NTA 👍

UrHumbleNarr8or | UrHumbleNarr8or

Polite but firm, ex-wife refused to respect boundaries. NTA.

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Choosing the best of bad options. NTA 👍

vodka_philosophy | vodka_philosophy

Ex-wife's secret child causes chaos, commenters agree NTA.

ewwig | ewwig

Ex-wife's selfishness affects children. NTA's dilemma and options discussed.

bionicfeetgrl | bionicfeetgrl

Ex's secret child causes marital conflict, commenter supports OP

Aether-Wind | Aether-Wind

Supportive comment offers hope for Dad in tough situation 👏

IamELMstreet | IamELMstreet

Divorced dad stands up to ex-wife's secret child bombshell 💥

lucue_ | lucue_

Compassionate response to Dad's overreaction with a warning.

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Ex-wife uses child as prop, OP yells, NTA in no-win situation 👍

Netherborn_Druid | Netherborn_Druid

NTA defends not calling police, sparks debate on parenting etiquette.

DCT715 | DCT715

Putting kids first pays off. Ex-wife's lack of care exposed.

germaniumest | germaniumest

NTA stands up for herself and tells her husband to toughen up

ms-anthrope | ms-anthrope

Setting boundaries with an ex can be tough 🤷‍♂️, but losing your temper isn't the answer.

SMW1984 | SMW1984

Commenter calls ex-wife 'horrible person' for secret child 💔

rorygz | rorygz

Setting boundaries with ex-wife who used child as a pawn 👍

adrienne1614 | adrienne1614

NTA, but husband right about calling police. Escalation not ideal. 🙏

magicbeen | magicbeen

Defending against emotional manipulation, NTA handled it well 💪

drewmana | drewmana

Heartbreaking comment about a parent's abandonment 😢

SodomyDefenda | SodomyDefenda

Defending against manipulative exes with secret children 😡

s-mores | s-mores

Ex-wife blindsides abandoned kids, OP is NTA, new husband piles on.

loetou | loetou

Ex-wife crosses the line, but Dad stands his ground 💪

Tsingthetao | Tsingthetao

NTA couple praised for handling ex's secret child drama 👏

denimuprising | denimuprising

Handling an unexpected visit from an ex can be anxiety-inducing 😰

letsgetpizzas | letsgetpizzas

Navigating relationships can be overwhelming 😱

ShabachDemina | ShabachDemina

Ex-wife's secret child causes chaos and husband's AH behavior

sl1878 | sl1878

Handling an ex-wife's secret child visit, advice for the dad 👍

SworninbySailor | SworninbySailor

trinaenthusiast | trinaenthusiast

chips-and-guac | chips-and-guac

henchwench89 | henchwench89

A decade of secrets and stress, but a stellar parent shines 👏

Repulsive_Sand | Repulsive_Sand

Not the a**hole for what? We need more context!

jmc259 | jmc259

cunthead11113030 | cunthead11113030

NTA. Ex-wife's surprise visit with secret child crosses the line 😱

Viperbunny | Viperbunny

Mystery comment with no replies, what could it be about? 🤔

godrestsinreason | godrestsinreason

Setting boundaries with an ex can be tough, but necessary 👍

iluvcats17 | iluvcats17

Ex-wife breaks rules and only cares about herself. NTA.

K_su | K_su

You stood up for yourself and your family. NTA 👏

Qaetan | Qaetan

Divorced dad yells at ex-wife for hiding secret child 😱

LaughingCass | LaughingCass

Ex-wife uses child as shield, but Dad prioritizes child 👍

bibbiddybobbidyboo | bibbiddybobbidyboo

Police trauma worse than yelling, commenter not at fault 😞

canbritam | canbritam

Ex-wife uses secret child to manipulate, but Dad stands firm. NTA 👏

InAHundredYears | InAHundredYears

Ex-wife tries to muscle her way back in. NTA stands firm 💪

loki93009 | loki93009

Seek legal and therapeutic advice to tell kids about half-sister.

BroadElderberry | BroadElderberry

Polite Dad enforces rules, ex-wife disregards child's feelings 😠

mstrss9 | mstrss9

Ex-wife prioritized freedom over her children. NTA. She deserved it 👏

0S_A_R_C_A_S_T_I_C0 | 0S_A_R_C_A_S_T_I_C0

Dad's rules protect everyone, especially his kids. NTA 👍

BrrySax | BrrySax

Commenter expresses anger towards ex-wife's history of abandonment.

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Ex-wife's secret child causes chaos, but Dad is NTA 👍

SugarKyle | SugarKyle

Co-parenting win! NTA handled ex's secret child with grace 👏

adeiner | adeiner

👏👏👏 Kudos to this amazing father and partner! #NTA

throwing_a_wobbly | throwing_a_wobbly

Suggesting a paternity test 🤔

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Calling the police would scar the child. NTA for setting boundaries.

stappernn | stappernn

Ex-wife violates agreement, disrespects family, and gets wake-up call 💥

requiem-of-the-gods | requiem-of-the-gods

NTA commenter sympathizes with dad's struggle with ex-wife's demands.

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Losing temper with ex-wife's secret child: justified or not? 🤔

Horror-mrs | Horror-mrs

Clear judgement, but what led to this verdict? 🤔

tossout3333 | tossout3333

Dad loses it after ex-wife's secret child. Commenters side with him.

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Setting boundaries with ex-wife's secret child 👍

ilovepancakes134 | ilovepancakes134

NTA, but yelling in front of her daughter wasn't ideal 😕

alexskellington0614 | alexskellington0614

Support for NTA's level-headed handling of ex-wife's return.

Ella_phante | Ella_phante

Relieved commenter misreads title, judges NTA (not the a**hole)

Beetle_Breakfast | Beetle_Breakfast

Commenter defends Dad's reaction to ex-wife's secret child situation.

pacificoats | pacificoats

Setting boundaries with an ex can be tough 😔

Seaphron | Seaphron

Parents praised for supporting children's mental health 💪

account_-throwaway | account-_throwaway

Ex-wife uses secret child as leverage, but Dad not TA 👍

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NTA calls out husband's strange reaction to ex-wife's secret child.

DrPikachu-PhD | DrPikachu-PhD

Divorce can be messy, but OP handled it well 👍

Rolling_Over | Rolling_Over

NTA praised for being an awesome dad despite ex-wife's manipulation 👏

rlb199779 | rlb199779

Dad apologizes to child for yelling at ex-wife, NTA 🙌

blueeyed_bullshitter | blueeyed_bullshitter

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