Father's Surprise Visit: A Chance for Reconciliation or a Recipe for Disaster? 😮

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Imagine growing up with an absent father, only to have him suddenly reappear in your life after eight long years. For our protagonist, let's call him 'The Med Student', this isn't a hypothetical situation, but a very real dilemma. As he grapples with feelings of resentment and old wounds, he must decide whether to meet his estranged father or maintain the status quo. 🤷‍♂️🎭

The Ghost of the Past 👻

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

A Childhood of Disappointment 😞

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

Unpleasant Memories 🌊

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

A Surprise at the Airport 🛬

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

Feeling Second Best 😔

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

A Message from the Blue 💬

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

The Dilemma 🤷‍♂️

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

A Reservoir of Resentment 😡

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

A Question of Respect 🎭

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

The Other Woman's Role 👩

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

A Self-Made Man 💪

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

The Million-Dollar Question 🎯

solazyitshazey | solazyitshazey

The Med Student's Dilemma: To Meet or Not to Meet? 🎭

Our Med Student is faced with a difficult decision. After years of feeling neglected and unappreciated, his estranged father has suddenly resurfaced, wanting to meet. But the pain of the past isn't easily forgotten. With a childhood marred by his father's indifference and a brother who suffered through their forced sailing trips, the resentment runs deep. Now, as he stands on the cusp of a potential reunion, he wrestles with his emotions. Should he give his father a chance, or should he protect his peace and keep his distance? Let's see how the internet weighs in on this emotionally charged situation... 🍿

NTA. Absent father, no obligation. Many others share similar experiences. 😮

ankahsilver | ankahsilver

NTA. Dad's girlfriend asked to get together? Dead to me. 😮

msscahlett | msscahlett

NTA. Estranged dad reaches out after 30 years, rejected by OP.

[deleted] | [deleted]

"Little Red Hen" syndrome: Dad and GF want to share success. 😒

Adventures_to_Come | Adventures_to_Come

Reconnecting with dad or just a cell phone? 😮

stumpdawg | stumpdawg

No obligation to reconcile. He didn't even reach out personally. 🙅

Peacesalam | Peacesalam

NTA, but meeting your dad could lead to healing and closure 🙏

clinging2thecross | clinging2thecross

NTA: Absentee father gets a reality check. 😮

2hourstowaste | 2hourstowaste

"No thanks." - A polite decline or a hint of spite?

AllTh3Naps | AllTh3Naps

NTA, consider therapy to address resentment. Open to half-brother contact. 🙏

bogman_0002 | bogman_0002

Choose your own family, don't let guilt dictate your choices. 🙌

SquidProQuo13 | SquidProQuo13

Dad's surprise visit: No interest or chance for reconciliation? 😮

escortboyfriend | escortboyfriend

No attachment to absentee father, ignore and protect your privacy 🙋🏼

Master-Manipulation | Master-Manipulation

"NTA. You don't owe him anything. Just say 'No, thank you.'"

GonnaMakeAList | GonnaMakeAList

NTA: Take charge and do what's best for you, boo! 💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. Consider potential regrets. Do what you feel is best. 🙏

mamagigli0 | mamagigli0

Choose your own path, don't let anyone dictate your choices. 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

No obligations. You're not the a**hole. 👍

high-jinkx | high-jinkx

Reconnecting with dad: NTA, take care of your feelings 🙏

weezilgirl | weezilgirl

Dad's surprise visit orchestrated by his girlfriend? Drama unfolds! 😱

loomysthrowaway | loomysthrowaway

"He maybe your father boy, but he ain't your daddy" 😮

faded-into-darkness | faded-into-darkness

Dad's girlfriend making the effort, not him 😬

[deleted] | [deleted]

Father's surprise visit lacks effort and seems suspicious. NTA.

Suelswalker | Suelswalker

Building your own family of choice, NTA. Good luck!

mischiffmaker | mischiffmaker

NTA: Absent father, pushy girlfriend. Busy med student, block her. 😮

nickis84 | nickis84

Dad's a stranger, no need to waste time. 😮

Hinaata | Hinaata

Stand your ground! Your choices matter, don't let others dictate. 💪

YouThotItWouldBeMe | YouThotItWouldBeMe

NTA. Take charge! Your GF cares more than your father.

ilovepancakes134 | ilovepancakes134

Dad's not interested, but the girlfriend is? Awkward family dynamics! 😳

StarDatAssinum | StarDatAssinum

NTA. Your dad's lack of effort speaks volumes. Focus on your A-Team. 👏

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. Kids grow up and form their own unfavorable judgments. 😮

old__pyrex | old__pyrex

Regret and redemption: a chance to reconcile with your father? 💜

lifeishardabc | lifeishardabc

Dad's neglect might be unsettling to his gf. She instigated?

SledgeH4mmer | SledgeH4mmer

NTA. Standing up against pressure to reconcile with estranged parent! 🙌

Flying_Bolo | Flying_Bolo

NTA - Don't overanalyze his attempt to reconnect. Your choice now.

VictoriaRachel | VictoriaRachel

No contact, no interest. Your time is too valuable. 😮

Dogismygod | Dogismygod

NTA. Liberating to cut off toxic family. Do what's right 👍

Gutter_Twin | Gutter_Twin

NTA. Set boundaries and keep it short and simple. 🙌

Bangbangsmashsmash | Bangbangsmashsmash

Dad's absence hurts, but reaching out might heal the wounds. 💔

Ms5panky | Ms5panky

"NTA: Does she know the truth about your relationship with dad? 🤔"

conceptalbum | conceptalbum

Reconnecting with dad after a long time? Take control, meet in public 🙋

OldPolishProverb | OldPolishProverb

"Confused by the girlfriend's message? Just ask for direct contact!"

sangre5 | sangre5

NTA. Father's visit may lead to disappointment and emotional distress. 😮

throwitallaway689 | throwitallaway689

NTA. Take control of your own life. 💪

trillythetrillest | trillythetrillest

NTA. Use the meetup to get closure and move on. 👍

keyboardbill | keyboardbill

NTA: Awkward surprise visit from dad's GF, just don't respond!

Razrgrrl | Razrgrrl

NTA- Absentee dad? Cut him off. No second chances needed. 😮

starwarschick16 | starwarschick16

Polite refusal: 'No, thank you' is all you need! 🙌

Blegatron | Blegatron

NTA. Take control of your relationships, don't let others meddle. 👍

RumandRumNoCoke | RumandRumNoCoke

NTA: Clear communication avoids misunderstanding and potential conflict. 👍

LegendarySysAdmin | LegendarySysAdmin

Open communication can lead to clarity and reconciliation. 👍

fukkingapig | fukkingapig

NTA. Dad's careless treatment, no obligation for a visit. 😮

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

A blunt rejection of a surprise visit, no second chances.

RabicanShiver | RabicanShiver

Cut ties, move on. You're better off without him. 👍

-Shanannigan- | -Shanannigan-

NTA - A Chance for Reconciliation or Disaster? 😮

MEIFAHS_MUSINGS | MEIFAHS_MUSINGS

Not the a**hole, but what happened next? 🤔

jessikatnip7 | jessikatnip7

NTA. Dad wants to make up for lost time 😮

rilesmcjiles | rilesmcjiles

Is reconnecting with your estranged father worth the potential drama? 🤔

prewarbaby | prewarbaby

Girlfriend's message speaks volumes. Update us on the situation! 😊

aacexo | aacexo

Take a leap of faith and give your dad a chance 💖

runamokthrowaway22 | runamokthrowaway22

Work comes first! NTA - prioritize your job responsibilities 👍

dr_spiff | dr_spiff

NTA- Why bother? He didn't. 😮

cridhebriste | cridhebriste

NTA. A clever response to the girlfriend, check it out! 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

"NTA. Work comes first, just like my father taught me."

koinu-chan_love | koinu-chan_love

NTA: Father is an a** who doesn't care 😮

omnum_the_alien | omnum_the_alien

GF questions identity of father, OP not the a**hole

Glencora42 | Glencora42

Lunch with dad: A chance for resolution or just food?

BigYonsan | BigYonsan

A chance for reconciliation, meeting up could improve the relationship! 🙏

VacuousWording | VacuousWording

NTA. No obligation to see father. Focus on your own happiness. 🙌

district7official | district7official

Filed Under: