Mom Refuses to Step in for Half-Siblings: Heartless or Justified? 😲

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Diply | Diply

Picture this: a happy family of four, torn apart by an affair that results in two half-siblings. The father's second wife bails, leaving the kids behind. The mother, still reeling from the betrayal, refuses to step in and care for the half-siblings. Now, years later, the family is still divided over whether the mother was justified in her decision or if she should have taken responsibility for the children. Let's dive into this emotionally-charged story. 😮

The Affair That Changed Everything

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The Fallout Begins

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A Broken Family

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Abandoned Half-Siblings

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A Year in Foster Care

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Mom's Firm Stance

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The Decade-Long Grudge

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Family Resentment

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Taking Mom's Side

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Wedding Drama

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Standing Up for Mom

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A Bitter Argument

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A Family Torn Apart: Who's to Blame? 🤔

This family's drama began with a father's affair and a mother's refusal to care for the resulting half-siblings. Years later, the family remains divided, with the half-siblings and father harboring resentment towards the mother and her biological children. As the wedding of one of the biological children approaches, the debate over the mother's actions resurfaces. Was she justified in refusing to care for the half-siblings, or should she have put her feelings aside for the sake of family? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 💬

NTA. Women aren't responsible for cleaning up a man's mess 👏


NTA commenter defends OP's mom from unfair blame with empathy. 👏

elladee000 | elladee000

NTA defends mom's decision to cut off half-siblings and dad. 👏

ProfPlumDidIt | ProfPlumDidIt

NTA. Half-siblings blame the wrong person for foster care drama 😒

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA for not taking in half-siblings. Blame bio mom and dad. 👍

beautifulstarlight | beautifulstarlight

NTA. Siblings blame mom, but it's bio mom's fault. Therapy recommended. 🙏

Cheddarbaybiskits | Cheddarbaybiskits

Supportive reply defends mom's decision not to take in half-siblings. 👏

Lady_Ellie119 | Lady_Ellie119

Commenter defends mother's decision to not step in for half-siblings.

AbbyFB6969 | AbbyFB6969

NTA. Good for your mom for maintaining her boundaries 👏

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Commenter defends mom's decision to not take in half-siblings. 😊

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Commenter defends OP and criticizes entitled half-siblings. 💪

NussNugat | NussNugat

No obligation towards half-siblings. Going no contact is reasonable. 👍

Karma_1969 | Karma_1969

Family drama: Half-siblings blame mom for foster care. 🤷‍♀️

megabot13 | megabot13

Mom not responsible for half-siblings, NTA. Plan for emergencies. 👍

TickledPink83 | TickledPink83

Wedding invite drama: NTA cuts out affair-dad and siblings 🙌

jimmap | jimmap

Divorce, cheating, and foster care. NTA and justified.

Fluffypuppyzone | Fluffypuppyzone

NTA. Half-siblings need therapy, not to dictate mom's role 🙏

Night_Owl_26 | Night_Owl_26

NTA. Family dynamics can be tough, but mom's not responsible.

Comprehensive_Line24 | Comprehensive_Line24

NTA. Mom not responsible for dad's affair babies. Half-siblings abusive.

Bruiscear | Bruiscear

NTA comment shuts down father's victim-playing with sass 😎

Murky-Egg-8326 | Murky-Egg-8326

Half-siblings blame mom for dad's failure, NTA for setting boundaries 👍

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NTA: Half-siblings have no right to demand anything from Katie 👏

2344twinsmom | 2344twinsmom

NTA comment shuts down absent mother debate 👏

manimopo | manimopo

Defending mom against unfair blame. NTA 👏

Heraonolympia123 | Heraonolympia123

Half-siblings not your responsibility, NTA. Consider going NC 😎

ServelanDarrow | ServelanDarrow

NTA. Commenter suggests redirecting blame to absent mother and family.

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Mom not heartless for refusing to help dad's new family. 👍

Francie1966 | Francie1966

NTA comment suggests family needs to grow up 👨🏻‍💻

BuildingMaleficent11 | BuildingMaleficent11

Dad's family won't help, mom not obligated. Set boundaries. 👍

Visual_Bunch_6344 | Visual_Bunch_6344

Complex family dynamics and karma lead to heartbreaking consequences. 🤷‍♀️

AriDiamondGold | AriDiamondGold

Protecting her own family first. 👏 NTA

GeekMomma | GeekMomma

NTA defends stepmom against half-siblings' misplaced anger. 👏

Snoo_59080 | Snoo_59080

Internet agrees: Mom not at fault for half-siblings' foster care 👏

BasisPsychological | BasisPsychological

Commenter questions double standards in sibling responsibility. 🤔

inannamute | inannamute

NTA: Brutal honesty about half-siblings and father. 😎

lilyofthevalley2659 | lilyofthevalley2659

NTA defends mother's decision to not be guardian of half-siblings. 🙏

PaperOperator | PaperOperator

Commenter blames absent mother, not stepmom. 👏

MzHllyWd-0121 | MzHllyWd-0121

No family support during difficult times 😢

LolaBijou84 | LolaBijou84

Dad's audacity called out in savage comment and reply. 😈

archivesgrrl | archivesgrrl

NTA. Blunt and unapologetic response to entitled half-siblings. 👏

TheDuchess5939 | TheDuchess5939

NTA defends mom's decision to not step in for half-siblings.

Open_Acanthisitta_95 | Open_Acanthisitta_95

NTA: Women shouldn't be expected to care for ex's children. 👏

ViolaVetch75 | ViolaVetch75

NTA defends step-mom and questions half-siblings' audacity. 😐

cassowary32 | cassowary32

NTA. The dad is TA. 👍

Much-Meringue-7467 | Much-Meringue-7467

NTA commenter defends mother's decision to not care for half-siblings.

Mermaidtoo | Mermaidtoo

Biological mother or family should take in the girls. NTA 👍

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Wedding drama: Bride's half-siblings not invited. NTA for refusing.

victoria5784 | victoria5784

Commenter defends exes not being responsible for others' problems. 😠

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

NTA commenter defends mom's decision not to intervene in affair.

Mlady_gemstone | Mlady_gemstone

Mom's not responsible for half-siblings. Going low/no contact recommended. 🙌

YoonminsTangerine | YoonminsTangerine

NTA defends mom's decision; questions siblings' demand for wedding exclusion. 😍

Chantalle22 | Chantalle22

Mother not responsible for father's affair and abandoned children. 😒

ddogz95 | ddogz95

NTA shuts down entitled dad, defends mom. 💪


Where is their mom? NTA comment sparks curiosity.

DeepSpaceCraft | DeepSpaceCraft

User defends mom's decision, calls out dad's misplaced anger. NTA 👍

SoloBurger13 | SoloBurger13

NTA! But why? Tell us more, we're curious! 🤔

serenasplaycousin | serenasplaycousin

NTA. Kids should never be responsible for other children. 👏

ultrarelative | ultrarelative

NTA commenter defends the mother and criticizes blaming her. 😱

BarRegular2684 | BarRegular2684

Commenter sympathizes with OP, calls out father's toxic behavior. 😲

Medium_Person | Medium_Person

NTA. Family should hold absent mother accountable, not your mom. 👍

Siren04200 | Siren04200

NTA prioritizes own mother, blames dad for not finding alternatives. 👍

VoyagerVII | VoyagerVII

NTA: 🙈🎪 Not her monkeys, not her circus.

No_Load1682 | No_Load1682

NTA defends mom's decision on half-siblings at wedding 👏

Diasies_inMyHair | Diasies_inMyHair

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