Man Puts His Foot Down: 'My Partner is NOT Your Child's Father! 😤'

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We all know that one person who's a bit of an airhead, but still manages to be likeable. Meet Tiffany, a 22-year-old single mom with a child who has a disability. When her co-worker's partner, a 25-year-old social worker, steps in to help, things get a little too close for comfort. 😅👨‍👩‍👦 As their relationship grows stronger, the co-worker starts to feel uneasy, and finally decides to confront Tiffany about the situation. But was he right to do so? 🤔💥

Meet Tiffany, the Likeable Airhead

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Tiffany's Unexpected Pregnancy

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Tiffany's Struggles with Her Kid

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The Brady Bunch Dream

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Partner Reaches Out to Tiffany

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Partner Gets Involved

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No Jealousy, Just Helping

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Quarantine Changes Things

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"Like Family"

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The Confrontation

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Partner's Response

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Apology to Tiffany

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Boundaries or Overreaction? 🤷‍♂️

So, our concerned co-worker finally confronts Tiffany about the growing relationship between her, her child, and his partner. He believes that boundaries are important and that his partner shouldn't be taking the place of the child's father in their life. However, his partner disagrees, saying that the child could only benefit from having a good male role model. He even apologizes to Tiffany for the confrontation. Was our co-worker right to bring up the issue, or was he just overreacting? 🧐💭 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Emotional affair alert! NTA needs to step back and discuss 🙈

okay_sure_yeah | okay_sure_yeah

Boundaries crossed, emotions hurt, and a special needs child involved 😔

Blameitonthesugar | Blameitonthesugar

Complex love triangle with emotional affair, rude confrontation & tricky compromise 🤔

cherpumples | cherpumples

Tarot cards predict partner will leave and start a family 😂

lorelai_gilmore_20 | lorelai_gilmore_20

YTA called out for overstepping boundaries in partner's relationship 🙄

periodicallystressed | periodicallystressed

Commenter calls out OP for being TA. Drama ensues. 🤨

yachtiewannabe | yachtiewannabe

Partner gave up desire for children, found happiness, but OP selfishly objects. 😒

Kriss1986 | Kriss1986

Mismatched priorities and boundaries lead to inevitable conflict. 🤷‍♂️

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NTA but love might not be enough 😔

SmilingSkitty | SmilingSkitty

NTA sets boundaries with partner's interfering friend. Couple's therapy recommended. 👍

hecknono | hecknono

NTA stands up to cheater and home wrecker, husband's loyalty questioned 🤔

moni1100 | moni1100

Partner prioritizes child of another woman over his own relationship 🤷‍♀️

sweetjacket | sweetjacket

Partner's emotional infidelity and father figure dilemma needs therapy.

MightyThorgasm | MightyThorgasm

Commenter calls out OP for not wanting kids, YTA. 😠

monagr | monagr

Everyone sucks here in this messy situation. 🤷‍♂️

062596hlhHLH | 062596hlhHLH

Partner wants kids, OP doesn't. Can they make it work? 🤔

newaxcounr | newaxcounr

Commenter calls out OP's insecurity and jealousy towards partner's relationship. 🔥

mmahowald | mmahowald

Childfree commenter calls out everyone for being the a**hole 😬

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Setting boundaries with partner's kid's mom? YTA, dude. 🤯

hammocks_ | hammocks_

Commenter calls out OP for overstepping boundaries in relationship 👀

GoodGirlsDrnkWhiskey | GoodGirlsDrnkWhiskey

Commenter disagrees with OP's approach, suggests alternative solution.

OneMikeNation | OneMikeNation

Partner building intimate relationship with another woman and child. ESH.

globewandererer | globewandererer

User advises OP to end relationship due to incompatible futures. 💔

MochiMiniKitty | MochiMiniKitty

Childfree commenter empathizes with man, calls OP YTA. 😞

iseewutyoudidthere | iseewutyoudidthere

Compromise is key in relationships 👫🙏

Osquary | Osquary

Partner wants to be a father figure, but OP is jealous 😒

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Commenter accuses partner's girlfriend of jealousy and suggests walking away.

Elegant-Company-8135 | Elegant-Company-8135

Commenter calls out OP for being controlling and miserly. 🤨

mouse_attack | mouse_attack

Partner has a family with Tiffany and a non-exclusive relationship.

Forteanforever | Forteanforever

Commenter calls out OP for overstepping partner's boundaries. YTA.

gwacemom | gwacemom

Partner's behavior with ex and child is a red flag. ESH.

ardnaxeladanie | ardnaxeladanie

Partner wants to be a father figure. YTA if you stop him. 😡

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Commenter calls out overstepping boundaries and insecurity. YTA.

at_james | at_james

Commenter calls out OP for blaming partner's actions on Tiffany. 😬

illegalrooftopbar | illegalrooftopbar

Commenter calls out OP for jealousy and being TA 🤨

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Commenter calls OP an a**hole for unnecessary meddling. 😑

ThatGirlMariaB | ThatGirlMariaB

Commenter warns 'YTA' that taking away partner's bond with child breeds resentment.

Scouthawkk | Scouthawkk

Commenter calls out OP for not discussing issue with partner.

Mary-U | Mary-U

Choosing to have kids is a non-negotiable. NTA, move on. 😔

pickledshallots | pickledshallots

Partner's discomfort may stem from insecurity and jealousy 🤔

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Boundaries are important in these situations. YTA for how you talked to Tiffany.

TensionIsUppp | TensionIsUppp

Commenter warns against relationship with conflicting views on kids. ESH 😕

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Commenter suggests couple needs counseling to discuss boundaries and expectations.

ChronicHoliday | ChronicHoliday

Compromise in relationships doesn't mean getting a dog 🐶

pointlessboxx | pointlessboxx

Commenter calls out OP for overstepping boundaries. 😔

non-omniscient | non-omniscient

YTA, you're threatened by his relationship with Tiffany and her son 😠

CityBride | CityBride

Communication is key! Dog isn't a substitute for a child 🐶

Alfred_LeBlanc | Alfred_LeBlanc

Setting boundaries in relationships is crucial. ESH needs to communicate.

SuperWomanUSA | SuperWomanUSA

A blunt reply, but is there more to the story? 🤔

Thor_Anuth | Thor_Anuth

Commenter suspects emotional affair in controversial situation. 🤔

LukewarmJortz | LukewarmJortz

YTA coworker confrontation backfires. Damage to relationship is on you. 🤦‍♂️

Volts117 | Volts117

NTA. Red flag: husband has 2 families. 🚨

NoPatada | NoPatada

Commenter calls out OP for overstepping boundaries with Tiffany. 😕

gabatme | gabatme

NTA comment receives no replies. 😕

lauryn1798 | lauryn1798

Navigating relationship differences: NTA for standing up for yourself 👏

xXSkittles368Xx | xXSkittles368Xx

Commenter accuses OP of being the a**hole with sass 😎

davisgirl420 | davisgirl420

"YTA" commenter defends partner's bond with child, suggests relationship issues.

ConstantlyConfused37 | ConstantlyConfused37

"Compromise" with a dog, but can't handle a disabled child? YTA 🤪

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ESH, but boundaries need to be set. Relationship talk needed 👍

vuxogif | vuxogif

Commenter delivers a clear verdict: YTA, no arguments.

maximumkush | maximumkush

Setting boundaries with children is important for their development 👍

oOZelenaOo | oOZelenaOo

OP is called out for not communicating with his partner 🤔

AHeartlessRomantic | AHeartlessRomantic

Communication is key! YTA should listen to their partner 👥

stephstarstruk | stephstarstruk

Commenter supports OP but expresses concern about relationship dynamics. 🤔

a_g_n_e_s | a_g_n_e_s

Partner emotionally cheating? 🤔 NTA for setting boundaries.

HauntedPrinter | HauntedPrinter

Setting boundaries in relationships is important 👍

perhapsnew | perhapsnew

NTA for not wanting partner to be father figure to coworker's child 🚩

KayoSM | KayoSM

Dog as child replacement? Not a compromise 🙄

cinnybon | cinnybon

Partner's helpfulness being hindered by jealousy and lack of boundaries.

AmishTanker | AmishTanker

Commenter calls out OP for being a bad partner. 🤨

LuxeLife_82 | LuxeLife_82

ESH, relationship with partner and Tiffany is unhealthy. Serious discussion needed.

vroomvroom_dana | vroomvroom_dana

Is it time for Tiffany to move on? 🤔

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Commenter calls out OP for blaming child in NAH situation 🔥

ursoparrudo | ursoparrudo

Partner wants to be a father, YTA for sneaking around 🙄

Toadie9622 | Toadie9622

ESH situation, partner needs healthy boundaries, fundamental relationship issue.

Kay_Elle | Kay_Elle

Setting boundaries is key for a healthy relationship! 🙌

waduno | waduno

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