Stepmom Tells Stepson 'Thems the Breaks' Over College Funds 😳

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Meet Catie (17) and Nick (16), two siblings who are about to experience the harsh reality of college funding. Their parents, Will (52M) and the stepmom (49F), have a unique arrangement for Catie's college expenses, while Nick's dad, Brian (49M), is responsible for his college fund. However, when Nick learns about the difference in their financial situations, he confronts his dad and stepmom, asking for a more equal distribution of funds. The stepmom's response? 'Thems the breaks.' 😲 Let's dive into this family drama and see what unfolds.

The College Funding Plan 🎓

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The Stepmom's New Family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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Catie's College Funding 💰

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Nick's College Fund Struggles 😥

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The Financial Talk 🗣️

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Nick's Realization 😟

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Nick's Plea for Fairness 🙏

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Alternative Solutions? 🤔

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Stepmom's Response 😲

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'Thems the Breaks' 💔

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Dad's Disapproval 😠

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The Follow-Up Conversation 🗣️

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A Lengthy Discussion ⏳

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The Infamous Phrase 🤦‍♀️

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Apologies and Support 🙌

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A Family Torn Apart Over College Funds 😢

As the siblings face the harsh reality of college funding, Nick's plea for fairness is met with a shocking response from his stepmom: 'Thems the breaks.' The situation escalates, leaving the family divided and emotions running high. Will apologies and support be enough to mend the rift between them? Let's see what the internet thinks of this heart-wrenching situation...💔

Stepmom receives mixed judgement for denying stepson's college funds request 😳

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Stepmom's dismissive comment earns her YTA judgement 😳

CanterCircles | CanterCircles

Blunt truth about college funds sparks debate. NTA. 👍

KronkLaSworda | KronkLaSworda

Stepmom tells stepson 'thems the breaks' over college funds. NTA.

Cryptographer_Alone | Cryptographer_Alone

YTA comment receives mixed replies, one defends stepmom's response 🤔

Rude_Vermicelli2268 | Rude_Vermicelli2268

Stepmom's decision defended, but communication could have been better 🤔

NewfromNY | NewfromNY

Stepmom defends decision not to fund stepson's college education 💰

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NTA commenter advises caution and humility in sibling conflict 👍

chuckinhoutex | chuckinhoutex

Regretful college grad advises open discussion with kids about college funds 📚

BioGirl956 | BioGirl956

Commenter defends stepmom's actions, advises better communication next time.

Nobeernotvsmthgsmthg | Nobeernotvsmthgsmthg

Teaching a major life lesson: 'It isn't fair, but life isn't fair' 🙏

robiatortilla | robiatortilla

Stepmom's callous comment to stepson sparks heated debate. YTA.

sjsyed | sjsyed

Stepmom not responsible for stepson's college funds. NTA 👏

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Being honest with stepson about college funds, NTA 👍

Zazzog | Zazzog

Financial disparity in mixed families. Navigating college funds. 💰🎓

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Supportive comment defends OP, encourages stepson to pursue scholarships 👏

OctopussQueen | OctopussQueen

Different familial situations, understandable but messed up college funds situation. 😕

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Stepmom's half payment is generous, life is unfair 😳

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Military and GI Bill may be an option for stepson 👨‍🎓

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Stepmom praised for handling stepson's college funds maturely 👍

HRHtheDuckyofCandS | HRHtheDuckyofCandS

NAH- Encouraging advice on education planning and career paths 💪

scarybottom | scarybottom

Stepmom not the a**hole for giving practical advice 👍

StruggleMental6718 | StruggleMental6718

Encouraging suggestion to explore alternative options for stepson's college funds 🎓

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Stepmom defends her decision to not pay for stepson's college 😍

JuliaX1984 | JuliaX1984

Commenter advises stepson to find alternative ways to fund education.

Celestia-Messenger | Celestia-Messenger

Setting boundaries with children can be tough 😢, but necessary. NTA

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Commenter empathizes with stepson but advises diplomacy to avoid resentment 🙏

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Life isn't fair, 'thems the breaks' - defending stepmom's actions 😳

Sorry_Lawfulness_221 | Sorry_Lawfulness_221

Being honest with kids is important. 'Thems the breaks' 😳

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Stepmom not the a**hole for explaining financial limitations 💰

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Stepmom not obligated to pay for stepson's education. NTA 👍

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Stealing daughter's college fund for stepson makes them AHs 😡

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Encouraging comment validates son's feelings, offers perspective 👍

KirbyxArt | KirbyxArt

Stepmom's vague explanation of college funds frustrates stepson. 🤔

The_Wyzard | The_Wyzard

Stepmom defends withholding college funds from entitled stepson 😳

MagicianOk6393 | MagicianOk6393

One parent funding college, NTA. Emotions aside, logical explanation given.

Unknown-U | Unknown-U

Defending stepmom's 'them's the breaks' comment sparks debate 🤔

Hyacinthus98 | Hyacinthus98

NTA comment defends parents against entitled teens with humor 😂

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Stepmom defends her decision to not pay for stepson's college 😏

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Stepmom faces tough love criticism, but offers practical advice 👍

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NTA comment: Should parents pay for adult children's expenses? 🤔

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Stepmom defends 'thems the breaks' response to entitled stepson. 💁‍♀️

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Stepmom's stepson gets the short end of the stick 🤷‍♀️

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Being entitled to college funds? NTA explains life's unfairness. 🙏

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Stepmom's dismissive attitude towards struggling stepson earns YTA judgement 😳

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Stepmom's tough love gets NTA's approval 👍

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Stepmom unfairly treats stepson, called out for lack of compassion. 😳

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Commenter deems OP the a**hole for college funds comment 🤨

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Commenter agrees with stepmom's decision. 👍

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Stepmom not at fault according to commenter. 👍

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Commenter finds 'thems the breaks' condescending 😑

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Stepmom's cold response to stepson's college funds earns soft YTA.

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Commenter defends not paying for stepson's college, receives tough love

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