Holidays Hijacked: Parents Ditch Kid for Caribbean Trip 😲

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Imagine planning to spend the holidays with your family after a long time apart, only for them to ditch you for a Caribbean getaway at the last minute! That's what happened to one person who lives abroad and was excited to reunite with their family last Christmas. After spending nearly $200 on train tickets and gifts, they received a shocking phone call from their dad, revealing the unexpected change of plans. 😡💔

A Rocky Past and a Holiday Plan 🎄

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Therapy for PTSD and Dad's Issues 🧠

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Tickets, Cookies, and Financial Struggles 💸

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More Treats and Sacrifices 🍪

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The Shocking Phone Call 📞

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Caribbean Getaway Trumps Family Time 🏝️

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No Cancellations Allowed ❌

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Angry Confrontation and Hurt Feelings 😤

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Demands for Apology and Payback 💰

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This Year's Holiday Invitation 📱

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Refusing to Let Go of the Grudge 🚫

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Will They Make Amends or Miss Another Holiday? 🤔

After a year of silence, the parent in question extends an invitation for this year's holidays, but there's a catch – no apologies or payback for last year's fiasco. Standing their ground, our protagonist refuses to let go of the grudge and demands an apology and reimbursement before considering spending the holidays together. Will the family find a resolution, or will another holiday season be marred by unresolved conflict? Let's see what the internet has to say about this situation... 🍿

NTA. Commenters discuss the possibility of dad twisting therapist's advice.

ProfPlumDidIt | ProfPlumDidIt

NTA for skipping family vacation due to emotional trauma. 🙅‍♀️

opinionswelcomehere | opinionswelcomehere

NTA OP, take a break and treat yourself to a holiday 🍷

Dr007Bond | Dr007Bond

Dad made up therapist's advice to be mean and get his way. 🤪

[deleted] | [deleted]

Parents ditch kid for Caribbean trip after confirming Christmas plans. NTA.

1Preschoolteacher | 1Preschoolteacher

Chronic illness and last-minute cancellations. NTA deserves an apology.

ShinigamiLuvApples | ShinigamiLuvApples

NTA. OP's parents need to apologize and refund the money.

borisslovechild | borisslovechild

Letting go of toxic family is hard, but worth it 🙌

plantsb4putas | plantsb4putas

Parents prioritize vacation over child's health. OP is NTA.

SneakyRaid | SneakyRaid

Sassy comment and replies suggest revenge for being ditched by parents.

MsBitchhands | MsBitchhands

OP seeks normal relationship with selfish parents. NTA 👍

Beth21286 | Beth21286

Cutting toxic family ties for self-care 👏

itsminimes | itsminimes

Supportive commenters console OP after being ditched by parents 😢

goforbroke432 | goforbroke432

Standing up to family can be tough, but worth it 👏

lodebolt | lodebolt

User seeks apology and money from estranged mother. Awkward reunion expected.

sandtigeress | sandtigeress

Take care of yourself this holiday season 🎄 You don't need toxic family members to have a good time 😊

BaffledMum | BaffledMum

Family abandons OP for vacation, no apology. NTA stands firm.

ShadyVermin | ShadyVermin

Selfish parents ditch child for Caribbean trip 😠

plumbobx | plumbobx

NTA, toxic family ruined holidays, focus on your own happiness 🙏

SPolowiski | SPolowiski

Parent cancels Christmas last minute, commenter calls out bad behavior.

Mirror_Initial | Mirror_Initial

Commenter calls out OP's dad for using their PTSD against them. 😠

Laramila | Laramila

Sibling-free holiday? NTA for ditching, according to comment and replies 🤩

DemainTomorrow | DemainTomorrow

Avoiding family drama like 👻, NTA suggests ghosting Caribbean-tripping parents.

ChrisRuss86 | ChrisRuss86

Miscommunication leads to last-minute abandonment, therapist blamed. 🤷‍♂️

Fluffy-Doubt-3547 | Fluffy-Doubt-3547

Find/make a family that loves and values you as you deserve 🙏

Dipping_My_Toes | Dipping_My_Toes

Parents prioritize Caribbean trip over child, commenter calls them out

MariaLynd | MariaLynd

Dad's 'therapist' is just a drinking buddy 🙄

Infinite-Term-6500 | Infinite-Term-6500

Take charge of your happiness and let them make the effort. NTA 😊

kevwelch | kevwelch

Valid to expect effort to mend, let them make it up 😊

Aunt_Anne | Aunt_Anne

Stand your ground and don't let them guilt trip you 😤

CraftyPumpkin1861 | CraftyPumpkin1861

Family books trip without telling OP, owes apology for behavior 🙄

Initial728 | Initial728

Father cancels plans for Caribbean trip, calls therapist, NTA

justdgaf1 | justdgaf1

Choose your own family. Spend holidays with friends nearby 🎉

ERK1022 | ERK1022

Not the a**hole for skipping the trip. Valid anger.

Friendly_Can_4754 | Friendly_Can_4754

Parents leave child alone during vacation. Commenters agree NTA.

YMMV-But | YMMV-But

Cutting off toxic family members is tough but necessary 👍

Mtndrums | Mtndrums

NTA defends their decision to cut ties with toxic family.

journeyintopressure | journeyintopressure

Family drama alert! Commenter advises to stay home and cut ties 👍

mrbnlkld | mrbnlkld

Block and move on: NTA comment receives support 👍

oldlady2013 | oldlady2013

Parents ditch kid for Caribbean trip without telling them? NTA.

KetoLurkerHere | KetoLurkerHere

Parents ditch kid for Caribbean trip and blame OP for inconvenience 😒

Swiftgale22 | Swiftgale22

You're not the a**hole! Hold your ground 💪

sdp82 | sdp82

Empathetic reply to parents' abandonment, plan a better holiday 🏝

ivylass | ivylass

NTA for ditching inconsiderate family during holidays 🎄

SKDI_0224 | SKDI_0224

Commenter calls out manipulative behavior and gaslighting. 🤯

Appropriate_Speech33 | Appropriate_Speech33

Suggests setting boundaries with family for future holidays. 🙌

barefootwondergirl | barefootwondergirl

Therapist or not, cancelling last minute is not okay 🙅

[deleted] | [deleted]

Cut ties and get your money back. NTA 👏

JCBashBash | JCBashBash

NTA. Suggest emailing dad's therapist with evidence to ensure fairness 👍

GothicandHungry | GothicandHungry

No a-hole here, keep distance but stay in touch 🙌

geekgirlwww | geekgirlwww

Canceled family plans for Caribbean vacation, NTA calls out parents.

SupplierDelay | SupplierDelay

Family guilt-tripping? NTA asks for money and future visit expenses 😊

tied_in_knots | tied_in_knots

Toxic parents? NTA for setting boundaries and standing up for yourself 🙌

bloodrose_80 | bloodrose_80

When your parents ditch you for a Caribbean trip 🏝️

pensbird91 | pensbird91

Parents ditch kid for Caribbean trip, refuse to pay back $200. NTA.

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Standing up for oneself against cheap parents is justified 💪

RecentFox6517 | RecentFox6517

Suggesting a visit and standing up for moral standards. 💪

Yeppie123 | Yeppie123

Setting boundaries with family: NTA for standing up for yourself 👏

Pristine_Plate_431 | Pristine_Plate_431

Taking revenge on selfish parents with a fake holiday plan 😂

a_man_in_black | a_man_in_black

Setting boundaries with toxic family members is crucial for healing 👍

beemagick | beemagick

Forgiveness isn't always necessary, focus on your own happiness 🙌

Repulsive-Sim | Repulsive-Sim

Standing firm on change of plans, don't participate in b.s. 🙅

Trice316 | Trice316

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