Father's Day Fiasco: Dad Takes a Stand Against Overbearing MIL and Wife 😲

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Meet our hero, a 30-year-old father of two, caught in a tug-of-war between his role as a provider and his desire to be a hands-on dad. His wife and her mother, the only grandparent in the picture, have a different vision for him - one that involves long hours at work and limited time with his kids. The tension reached its peak on Father's Day, when our dad decided to take matters into his own hands... Let's dive into this emotional rollercoaster. 😲🎢

The Struggle Begins

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The Grandmother's Influence

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The Pressure to Provide

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The Ghosts of the Past

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The Clash of Values

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The Tipping Point

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The Unexpected Defense

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The Emotional Outburst

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The Morning After

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The Unexpected Guest

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The Father's Day Fiasco

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The Aftermath

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The Question

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The Update

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A Father's Day to Remember: One Dad's Bold Move to Reclaim His Role 👨‍👧‍👦💥

In a world where he's expected to be a provider first and a father second, our 30-year-old hero has chosen to challenge the status quo. Despite the pressure from his wife and her mother, he's determined not to miss out on his children's upbringing. The tension culminated in a dramatic Father's Day outing sans wife and mother-in-law, sparking a family feud. Yet, amidst the drama and hurt feelings, there's a glimmer of hope. The couple has decided to start marriage counseling, promising a new chapter in their family saga. Now, let's see how the internet has reacted to this emotional whirlwind...🍿👀

"NTA. Toxic MIL pushing old gender roles. Wife needs therapy."

toxiclight | toxiclight

"NTA. Stand up to your MIL and seek counseling for wife. 😲"

Auroraburst | Auroraburst

NTA. Taking wife along would teach her nothing. Marriage counseling ASAP. 🙂

Hob-Nob1974 | Hob-Nob1974

MIL's destructive advice threatens family. Father stands up against it. 😲

One-Possibility1178 | One-Possibility1178

NTA. Supportive comment applauds parenting and criticizes wife's expectations and MIL.

sealessceleste | sealessceleste

NTA: MIL needs therapy, wife and kids over money machine.

BaltimoreBadger23 | BaltimoreBadger23

NTA. Therapy needed. Wife wants to treat you like ATM 💰

Status-Pattern7539 | Status-Pattern7539

Supportive comment: NTA, you're a good dad 👏

6ofh | 6ofh

NTA, you're an awesome dad! Stand your ground and bond with your kids. 👏

TreesRGreen1212 | TreesRGreen1212

MIL is toxic and wife needs to set boundaries. NTA! 😲

Blonde-Engineer-3 | Blonde-Engineer-3

NTA - Seek support at JNMIL, get counseling, and set boundaries! 💪

OhButWhyNow | OhButWhyNow

NTA - MIL causing marriage problems? Time for a serious talk!

Alock74 | Alock74

NTA - OP's toxic wife and MIL need an exit plan 😲

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Stand up to your MIL and prioritize your family's happiness 🙌

bertiebastard | bertiebastard

NTA 😲 Working two full-time jobs? MIL's expectations are insane!

guhayin44 | guhayin44

NTA. Father's Day should be about you, not your MIL.

Lucylovei | Lucylovei

Dad stands up to overbearing MIL, wife's input questioned 😲

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Wife treats you like a divorced dad without divorcing you 😲

WelshRareDit | WelshRareDit

NTA. Set boundaries with MIL, get wife into counseling. 🙌

TrainingDearest | TrainingDearest

NTA - Set boundaries with MIL, wife must respect you as father 👍

Zagriel55 | Zagriel55

NTA. Wife and MIL need counseling to save your marriage 👨‍👩‍👤

anon466544 | anon466544

MIL overstepping boundaries? NTA! Stand up for your fatherhood rights! 👊

livin4fun78 | livin4fun78

Cut the cord! NTA, but man...this is exhausting 😲

Moist-Reference3092 | Moist-Reference3092

NTA: MIL poisoning wife, establish boundaries for a stronger marriage 😲

Anizziepluto | Anizziepluto

"NTA. MIL's overbearing presence in your marriage is a ticking time bomb 😲"

EvidenceRemote1425 | EvidenceRemote1425

NTA. MIL's narcissism could push wife away from kids. Divorce revenge?

nvorx | nvorx

NTA! Be an equal parent and prioritize your children's needs 👨🏻‍👩🏻

Waste-Phase-2857 | Waste-Phase-2857

NTA, MIL meddling? Time to lawyer up or move away! 💪

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Parental alienation and enmeshment: seeking therapy for a fair resolution. 👨‍�👧

neeksknowsbest | neeksknowsbest

NTA. Toxic MIL causing strain on marriage. Seek counseling for support.

Super-Sun8330 | Super-Sun8330

NTA. MIL's insecurities aren't your problem. You and wife are a team 💪

ComprehensiveSir3892 | ComprehensiveSir3892

NTA. Seek support on r/justnomil, get therapy with your wife.

Psycuteowl | Psycuteowl

NTA. Draw the line with MIL, no second chances. 🙌

mischaracterised | mischaracterised

Supportive comment, encouraging OP to stand up to MIL 👏

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Dad stands up to overbearing MIL, no apologies given! 😲

CyclicRate38 | CyclicRate38

NTA, you're a great dad! MIL is meddlesome and marriage-ruining 😲

stacie_draws_ | stacie_draws_

MIL's relentless campaign threatens OP's marriage and family. NTA.

Successful_Dot2813 | Successful_Dot2813

NTA - Time to kick MIL out of this marriage! 😲

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA, but distance might be the key to freedom! 🙌

PattersonsOlady | PattersonsOlady

Dad takes a stand against overbearing MIL, embraces fatherhood 👨🏽‍💻

[deleted] | [deleted]

Dad stands up to overbearing MIL and wife. Not the a**hole 😲

International-Dust-2 | International-Dust-2

Dad stands up to overbearing MIL, gets the last laugh 😂

Liss78 | Liss78

NTA- Monster in law needs to get back on her broomstick 😲

Exhausted_Nemo | Exhausted_Nemo

NTA - A supportive partner makes all the difference 🙌

elizabethpar | elizabethpar

NTA, but maybe it's time for counseling without the MIL 😲

MeAlsoNobody | MeAlsoNobody

Overbearing MIL causing marital problems. NTA for setting boundaries. 😲

GibsonGirl55 | GibsonGirl55

Terrifying story of a husband's psychological grooming and neglectful wife. NTA 😲

DeerDragon3E | DeerDragon3E

"NTA. Your wife's actions may force her to choose sides. 👬🏻👨‍👦👩‍👦 Boys without present fathers have higher risk of trouble. 🙏"

CissiE_33 | CissiE_33

MIL and wife ganging up on dad, stealing his kids 😡 NTA

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

MIL meddling? Wife's boundary issue. Seeking counseling. NTA 🙌

kehlarc | kehlarc

NTA: MIL's husband left her, therapy is a good idea 😲

Appropriate-Record11 | Appropriate-Record11

NTA. MIL is a horrible influence. Wife needs boundaries 😲

jennifersb66 | jennifersb66

NTA, MIL causing marriage trouble. Wife needs to choose sides!

Cybermagetx | Cybermagetx

NTA. MIL's toxic influence strains relationship with wife and kids 😲

Feral_Feminine3811 | Feral_Feminine3811

NTA. Wife problem, not MIL problem. Get her out 😲

serenasplaycousin | serenasplaycousin

NTA: Divorce for more time with kids, avoid MIL's scheme 😲

skeletoorr | skeletoorr

NTA, but set boundaries with your wife to avoid future issues 😲

DidIStutter76 | DidIStutter76

Heartbroken mom defends husband's absence from important milestones. 💔

chocolatedoc3 | chocolatedoc3

NTA! 🙌 Get couples counseling to knock some sense into her!

awkward_bagel | awkward_bagel

Cutting out the MIL and daycare for sanity and marriage 🙌

Safe_Frosting1807 | Safe_Frosting1807

🚨 Watch out! Divorce setup? MIL causing trouble, support overload! 🤯

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NTA. Give ultimatum: counseling or divorce. MIL manipulating, wife needs wakeup call 😲

SlabBeefpunch | SlabBeefpunch

NTA. Wife's fear of losing you may be influencing her actions 😲

notastepfordwife | notastepfordwife

Wife wants to work on things, but MIL is controlling 😲

Blo1630 | Blo1630

Divorce? This comment sparks a fiery debate about relationships 😱

SilverPlantains | SilverPlantains

NTA - Explain to your wife the financial realities 💰

sharperview | sharperview

Toxic MIL? Keep her away from your kids! 💣💰

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NTA suggests therapy for wife's behavior 😲

ReadingEducational18 | ReadingEducational18

NTA! Wife needs therapy, MIL is toxic. Protect your kids! 😲

Miserable_Emu5191 | Miserable_Emu5191

OP's fatherly stand earns admiration and support. NTA 👏

DarkShaman13 | DarkShaman13

Struggling dad wants wife to work part-time for family balance 🙏

throw_away_800 | throw_away_800

NTA. Spouse's overbearing mother causing marital strife. Reddit double standards.

Cent1234 | Cent1234

NTA. Toxic MIL, marriage counseling, divorce, custody battles 😱

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. MIL meddling threatens your marriage. Stand up and communicate.

kenzie-k369 | kenzie-k369

NTA: Stand up for your boundaries, but be cautious with ultimatums.

topinanbour-rex | topinanbour-rex

NTA. Remind the wife: it's you and the kids. 😲

LaughableIKR | LaughableIKR

NTA! Stand up to toxic MIL, wife needs counseling too 😲

notentirely_fearless | notentirely_fearless

NTA. Marriage counseling and distancing will help. Good luck! 👍

Maka_cheese553 | Maka_cheese553

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