Woman Offends Ex's Parents After Brutal Breakup 💔: Was She Too Harsh?

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Imagine being in a relationship for 9 years, patiently waiting for your partner's kids to accept you, only to realize they never will. That's the story of a 38-year-old woman who was dating Mark, a 42-year-old widower with two kids. The couple agreed to take things slow, but after nearly a decade, the kids still treated her with coldness and distance. When Mark's parents tried to get them back together, she finally snapped. Was she too harsh, or did she make the right call? Let's dive into this emotional rollercoaster. 😥

The Slow-Paced Relationship 🐢

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Therapy and Distance 🧘

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Cold Kids, Warm Heart 💔

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The Turning Point ⏳

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The Family Dinner Disaster 🍽️

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The Painful Realization 😞

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The Breakup 💔

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The Parents' Attempt 🕊️

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Standing Her Ground 🛑

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The Final Word 🗣️

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The Parents' Reaction 😠

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The Question 🤔

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A Heartbreaking Decision 💔

After 9 years of patiently waiting, this woman couldn't take it anymore. She realized that her ex's kids would never accept her, and she couldn't tie herself to a man whose family would always treat her as an outsider. When her ex's parents tried to get them back together, she had to put her foot down and stand up for herself. But was she too harsh? Or did she make the right call? Let's see what the internet thinks of this heart-wrenching situation... 😢

NTA. OP shows exceptional compassion and strength, time to move on. 👏

jammy913 | jammy913

Leaving after 9 years was brave. NTA. 👍

residentcaprice | residentcaprice

Breaking up with someone toxic is healthy. Kids need to understand.

xiena13 | xiena13

Stepchildren exclude and dismiss woman, deserve blame. NTA.

MundanePlanet | MundanePlanet

Self-care is important. You tried for years. NTA 👍

DogsReadingBooks | DogsReadingBooks

Breaking up with someone with kids can be tough 💔

Evil_Mel | Evil_Mel

NTA for standing up to toxic ex's family 👏

BeyondDangerous7324 | BeyondDangerous7324

Standing up to toxic people is important. NTA for leaving.

Ok_Gazelle_1283 | Ok_Gazelle_1283

Girl power! Commenter supports woman standing up for herself 💪

ThroatZestyclose8456 | ThroatZestyclose8456

NTA for leaving a man who let his kids control his life 👍

murphy2345678 | murphy2345678

Putting your own happiness first is never a**hole move 👍

SuzieQbert | SuzieQbert

Empowering response to infertility struggle 💪🏻👏

2dogslife | 2dogslife

NTA. The kids' sense of entitlement is inherited. You deserve better 👏

mm172 | mm172

Don't let anyone hold you back from your dreams 💪🏼

EVegan | EVegan

Support for a woman who is being judged for moving on.

Responsible_Finding8 | Responsible_Finding8

Cutting ties with toxic ex's family. NTA, you deserve better 💯

MakeupForBarnie | MakeupForBarnie

Deserve better! NTA for moving on after 9 years 👏

Misplaced_empathy | Misplaced_empathy

You deserve better! 🙌🏼 NTA for moving on.

Jorojr | Jorojr

NTA. Time to move on and block their number. 👋

noccie | noccie

NTA. Ex's adult kids are dominating his life. Not your fault.

Hoplite68 | Hoplite68

Commenter questions ex's family loyalty, receives defensive response.

ReyaWoodelf | ReyaWoodelf

Nine years lost for his kids? Definitely not the a**hole! 👍

littlepearl33 | littlepearl33

Commenter supports OP and criticizes ex's kids for selfish behavior 😡

Haunting_Being | Haunting_Being

Supportive comment with a hint of curiosity 🤔

Educational-Mine-827 | Educational-Mine-827

You're NTA for standing up for yourself and setting boundaries 👏

lmchatterbox | lmchatterbox

NTA. Mark's kids should have come to some acceptance. Enjoy! 👍

Alone_Pomelo549 | Alone_Pomelo549

Breaking up was hard, but healthy. NTA 👏

MorgainofAvalon | MorgainofAvalon

Don't suffer for love. Cut them out. NTA 👍

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Cutting ties with ex's parents after breakup: NTA advice 👍

Jallenrix | Jallenrix

Moving on from toxic ex and his selfish kids 👏

LouisV25 | LouisV25

Curious about the timeline of the relationship after Mark's wife.

MasterpieceOk782 | MasterpieceOk782

Curious commenter questions if kids are sabotaging dad's happiness. 🤔

Mentalcomposer | Mentalcomposer

Empowerment at its finest 💪: Shutting down toxic in-laws

MrsNaussbaumsCCard | MrsNaussbaumsCCard

Adult 👨‍🎓 kids? NTA 👍 for calling out their bad behavior.

Ok-Pin3752 | Ok-Pin3752

Moving on after a 9-year relationship. NTA.

FamiliarRevolution18 | FamiliarRevolution18

NTA for ending relationship due to Mark's kids' cruelty 👍

SiroccoDream | SiroccoDream

Breaking your own heart in the short term to save it ❤️

Kind-Philosopher1 | Kind-Philosopher1

Find someone who loves and respects you 💞 #NTA

Daffy666 | Daffy666

Defending oneself against selfishness of ex's kids 👊

Immediate_Raise4712 | Immediate_Raise4712

Cutting ties with toxic ex's family. Good riddance 💯

Moggetti | Moggetti

Woman stands up for herself after breakup with ex's parents 👏

PurpleMP12 | PurpleMP12

Standing up for yourself after 9 years. NTA 👏

lanibird- | lanibird-

NTA. You put yourself first finally 👏🏻. Live for you 😊

Zestyclose-Lime-217 | Zestyclose-Lime-217

After 9 years of trying, NTA decides to cut off entitled ex-in-laws 👋

KinkyKitty24 | KinkyKitty24

Blaming the kids for the breakup? NTA explains why.

sparrowhawk75 | sparrowhawk75

Supportive comment defends OP, predicts regret for ex's parents 👏

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Empathetic response to NTA comment on grief and relationships.

MugiwaraNoUser | MugiwaraNoUser

After 9 years of being dismissed, NTA for ending it 👏


User defends woman's actions towards ex's kids after long estrangement.

highGroundEjoyer | highGroundEjoyer

Heartfelt support for woman who ended a toxic relationship. ❤️

pudgesquire | pudgesquire

Commenter sympathizes with woman's brutal breakup after 9 years.

schwifty0529 | schwifty0529

Deserve better! NTA stands for not the a**hole 👍

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OP receives support for standing up for herself and her relationship.

AlannaAdvice | AlannaAdvice

Time to move on! 👍

Samoyedfun | Samoyedfun

Choose yourself, OP! NTA for moving on from toxic ex's family 👏

Emmyxo212 | Emmyxo212

Commenter empathizes with OP and shares personal experience with step-parent, NTA

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NTA. Mark and his family treated her horribly for years 💩

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Step-family struggles: NTA for setting boundaries 👏

Pig_Lover1013 | Pig_Lover1013

Ex's kids were awful, NTA for ending the relationship 👏

Decent_Bandicoot122 | Decent_Bandicoot122

Taking control of your own relationship 💪

JennieGee | JennieGee

Self-love wins: commenter defends woman's breakup decision. 👏

Friendly_Order3729 | Friendly_Order3729

You stood up for yourself and were not too harsh 👏

GreenGengar1982 | GreenGengar1982

Supportive comment on breaking up with emotionally immature partner.

rabid_rabbity | rabid_rabbity

Walking away from a toxic situation is always the right move 👍

sparky1up | sparky1up

Empathetic response to woman's NTA comment about brutal breakup.

Capable_Algae_ | Capable_Algae_

Commenter criticizes ex's children for not wanting their dad to be happy 😒

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Breaking up with your partner is hard, but breaking up with their parents is even harder. This commenter recognized when to cut her losses and is definitely NTA.

pumainpurple | pumainpurple

Breaking up is hard, but she did the right thing 👍

missangel21 | missangel21

Commenter defends OP's breakup and parenting, calling out disrespectful ex's family.

APotatoPancake | APotatoPancake

Harsh truth or unnecessary insult? Avoiding single parents in dating.

mataria_el_maricon | mataria_el_maricon

Don't put your life on hold for someone else's kids. 👍

Scarryfish | Scarryfish

True love or wasted time? The debate continues... 💜

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Not the a**hole! But what did she say? 🤔

Creative_Trick_3818 | Creative_Trick_3818

Moving on after 9 years. NTA. Exes are exes for reasons.

Financial_Room_8362 | Financial_Room_8362

She's not the a**hole, but what did she say? 🤔

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