Father Shuts Door on Daughters After Stepdad Abandons Them 😲

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Imagine having a strained relationship with your children, only for them to cut ties with you completely. Then, years later, they try to reconnect after their stepfather abandons them. That's the situation one man found himself in, and he decided to deny his daughters' request to rejoin his life. The father insists he's not leaving anything out of the story and that he did nothing to warrant their initial rejection. Now, he's left wondering if he's in the wrong for refusing to welcome them back. 💔

The Backstory 📖

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Growing Distance 😔

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The Full Story 📚

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Child Support and Joint Custody 💸

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New Lives, New Families 👨‍👩‍👧

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Visits Cut Down ⏳

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Name Change and No Contact 🚫

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Police Threats and Moving On 🚔

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Stepfather Leaves, Daughters Return? 🤔

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Father's Response 🚪

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Is He Justified or Just Heartless? 💔

After years of a strained relationship, this father's daughters cut him out of their lives. Now, they want back in after their stepfather abandons them. The dad believes the timing is too convenient and refuses to let them rejoin his life. He insists he's done nothing wrong and that his daughters are the ones who created this situation. But is he right to shut the door on them, or is he just being heartless? Let's see what the internet thinks of this emotional rollercoaster... 🎢

NTA hurt by daughters' actions, but should consider their perspective.

PepperPhoenix | PepperPhoenix

Comment section debates OP's responsibility and possible missing context 🤔

Letsgo_321 | Letsgo_321

Daughters cut contact 5 years ago, OP seeks justification to end relationships.

ReflectionInfection | ReflectionInfection

Father abandons family, pays minimal child support, and expects love.

ChewedandDigested | ChewedandDigested

Absent father receives YTA judgement, but replies explain financial difficulties.

Ladyughsalot1 | Ladyughsalot1

Father called out for being absent and now unaccepting of change 🤷

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Father defends his choice to prioritize career over family, receives YTA replies.

Silent-Return | Silent-Return

Parenting is not about revenge, give your kids a chance 👍

Northern-lurker1 | Northern-lurker1

Father accused of abandoning kids, but ex-wife wanted to relocate.

gabsthenerd | gabsthenerd

Curiosity killed the cat, but what about this family?

Horror-mrs | Horror-mrs

Father defends himself against criticism for limited visits with daughters.

lycaonic | lycaonic

Engaging with the idea of parental responsibility and regret.

HereLikeDominoes | HereLikeDominoes

Father sacrifices for ex-wife but daughters turn on him. NTA.

xxfemalehuman | xxfemalehuman

Father's absence leads to family drama and confusion 😕

Himeera | Himeera

Father rejects daughters' attempts to reconcile after divorce. YTA.

Exotic-Huckleberry | Exotic-Huckleberry

Stepdad's absence may have caused daughters to reconnect with father.

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Father faces criticism for shutting door on daughters. 😔

moongirl12 | moongirl12

Consider reaching out to understand why they cut contact 🤔

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Commenter questions father's side of story, suspects something suspicious 🤔

ordinaryalchemy | ordinaryalchemy

Divorced father receives harsh but fair advice on parenting choices.

SimplyBewildered | SimplyBewildered

NTA. One comment argues against owing anything to family.

anbettercomment | anbettercomment

Commenter calls out father's actions as hurtful and cold 😢

MarbleBalloons | MarbleBalloons

Father refuses to let ex-wife and daughters back in life 😔

vodka_philosophy | vodka_philosophy

Commenter calls out father for abandoning his daughters. Replies defend father.

voidscreaming | voidscreaming

Father neglects daughters for new family 😢

snvoigt | snvoigt

Father chooses pride over relationship with distant daughters 😢

howsthatwork | howsthatwork

Commenter suggests considering possibility of stepdad's true nature. 🤔


Father receives support after daughters' hurtful actions. 😢

ebwoods1 | ebwoods1

Moving on after being rejected by family. NTA 👍

rollingaD30 | rollingaD30

Commenter calls out YTA for not being present enough 😲

Senora-Tee | Senora-Tee

Commenter calls out father for leaving sick wife and kids.

unoffensive_u5ername | unoffensive_u5ername

Commenter agrees with father's actions. No replies yet 👍

cranberry58 | cranberry58

Absentee father criticized for not trying to patch relationship with daughters.

notafirefly | notafirefly

Father tries to be a dad but gets cut off. NTA 👏

DarlingTrue | DarlingTrue

Absent father criticized for shutting door on daughters. 😔

KDkona | KDkona

Long-distance relationships aren't an excuse for neglecting your family.

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Father chooses dream job over family, called out for pride. YTA 😲

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Commenter calls out OP for being immature. 🤨

ItsNeverMyDay | ItsNeverMyDay

Redditor calls out absent father, sparks no replies.

justanoptimist | justanoptimist

Father not at fault for stepdad's abandonment 👍


Commenter calls out OP for being the a**hole with sass

malledtodeath | malledtodeath

Father not at fault for stepdad's abandonment 👍

JokersGal08 | JokersGal08

Father's past actions and lack of presence led to strained relationship.

Konjonashipirate | Konjonashipirate

Don't let anger ruin your relationship with your daughters 🙏

MissMarie48 | MissMarie48

Father skeptical of daughters' sudden desire for connection 💰

luclim123 | luclim123

Commenter calls out father for withholding support from estranged daughters.

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Commenter calls out lack of detail in YTA judgement 🤔

higginsnburke | higginsnburke

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