Mom Tells Daughter She Can't Compete with Stepmom – Daughter's Response Leaves Her Stunned 😲

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Imagine having a child at 19, giving full custody to the father, and only visiting a few times a year. Fast forward 15 years, and you're trying to be a more involved parent, but your daughter can't help but compare you to her amazing stepmom. That's the story of this mom, who recently moved closer to her daughter, Natalie, and her ex, Mark. Things haven't been smooth sailing, as Natalie struggles to adapt to her mom's less privileged lifestyle and expectations. When Natalie gets a sore throat and expects her mom to stay home with her like her stepmom does, the mom snaps, leading to an explosive argument. 😤

The Backstory: Mom, Dad, and Stepmom

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Stepmom Amy's Involvement

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Amy's Supermom Status

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The Perks of Stepmom's Lifestyle

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Mom's New Apartment and New Arrangement

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Natalie Struggles with Mom's Lifestyle

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Natalie's New Responsibilities

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Tensions Rise Between Mom and Daughter

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Sore Throat Showdown

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Natalie's Expectations

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Mom's Response

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The Explosive Argument

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Natalie's Decision

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Cancelled Dinner Plans

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Mom's Ultimatum: Can't Compete with Stepmom

After years of minimal involvement, this mom is trying to reconnect with her daughter, Natalie. But with a supermom stepmom like Amy in the picture, it's an uphill battle. Natalie's expectations are high, and when her mom can't meet them, tensions rise. When Natalie gets a sore throat and expects her mom to stay home with her, the mom snaps, telling her she can't compete with Amy and that if she can't handle it, she should go back to her dad's house. Natalie takes her up on the offer, leaving the mom wondering if she's in the wrong. 😓 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

OP is struggling to connect with her daughter after abandoning her.

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Daughter's perspective on mom's sudden involvement, NAH/YTA discussion 😐

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Mother dismisses daughter's attempts to connect, leaving her feeling unimportant 😢

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Mother criticized for not making effort to bond with daughter.

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User questions mother's love for daughter in stepmom dispute 🤔

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NAH. Tough adjustment for everyone. Counseling and teamwork can help. 🙏

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Daughter calls out absent birth mother for putting in bare minimum 🤷‍♀️

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Daughter of resentful mom calls her out for immature behavior 😲

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Daughter drawn to stepmom after being abandoned twice by mother 😢

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Commenter calls out OP's behavior, suggests taking baby steps 👍

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Commenter calls out parent for selfishness and predicts outcome 😔

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Daughter expresses need for nurturing, mom shuts her down. YTA 😠

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Teaching life skills to entitled 14-year-old stepdaughter 😲

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Daughter's hurt feelings dismissed by mother, leading to YTA judgement.

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Delivering harsh truths with empathy is important. YTA.

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OP criticized for not helping daughter adjust to new family dynamic 😞

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Engaging comment suggests deeper issues with custody arrangement and abandonment.

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Commenter calls out parent for inappropriate language towards child.

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Commenter calls out stepmom for not taking care of daughter. YTA 🤢

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Engage with your daughter, not just expect her to like you 👍

mikelevine94 | mikelevine94

Daughter calls out absentee mom, defends stepmom. YTA 😠

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Commenter suggests daughter is realizing uncomfortable truths about different family situations 😕

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Commenter calls out mom for not understanding daughter's relationship with stepmom.

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Daughter's response leaves mom stunned, called out for jealousy. 😲

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Commenter calls out parent for immature behavior. 👏

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Parenting advice from commenter on entitled daughter and stepmom dynamic 👨🏻👩🏻

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Harsh reply to mom's favoritism towards stepmom. 😱

Unique-Yam | Unique-Yam

Daughter's stepmom made her a priority, bio mom didn't. 😢


Parent's harsh words to child labeled YTA by commenter.

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Commenter calls out absent mother, suggests stepmom adopt daughter 👍

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Commenter calls out the mom for not trying with stepdaughter 👏

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Handling a delicate situation poorly. Soft YTA 🤷‍♀️

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Commenter calls out parent for lack of effort, YTA verdict.

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Commenter calls out the mom for not being a consistent caregiver 😠

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Commenter calls out mom for bailing on daughter, defends stepmom 🔥

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Daughter chooses real parents over 'egg donor' stepmom. YTA. 😱

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Commenter advises parent to show more care towards teenager 😊

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Commenter calls out parent for neglecting child's needs. Yikes 🤨

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Commenter defends stepmom, sparks potential family drama 🤷‍♀️

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Commenter calls out mom for not being understanding towards daughter 👏

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Commenter calls out mom for being jealous and immature 🔥

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Having a partner can be helpful in dividing tasks. 👨🏻‍👩🏻👨🏻‍👩🏻

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Commenter suggests counseling for family to navigate stepmom dynamics 👨‍👩‍👧 and encourages better communication

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Commenter advises apologizing and seeking perspective for better communication.

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Foster mom calls out bio mom, advises to appreciate stepmom 👏

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