Man Denies Cheating Wife a Birthday Call to Their Son: Heartless or Justified? 🤔

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Infidelity is a pain that cuts deep, but when children are involved, the wound becomes a chasm. This heart-wrenching tale of a man, let's call him 'Devastated Dad', who discovered his wife's affair, takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. From forgiveness to heartbreak, and ultimately, a bitter custody battle. But when his wife's actions start affecting their children, he puts his foot down. Here's his story... 🎢💔

The Unraveling of a Marriage 💔

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A Heartbreaking Confession 💔

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The Emotional Fallout 😢

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Protecting the Children 🛡️

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Crossing Boundaries 😠

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Birthday Drama 🎂

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A Change of Plans 😞

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The Final Straw 🚫

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Laying Down the Law ⚖️

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A Silent Birthday 🎈

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Legal Dead-End ⚖️

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A Mother's Absence 🚫

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A Painful Dilemma: Protecting Kids or Respecting Maternal Rights? 🤷‍♂️

In a world where 'happily ever after' seems like a distant dream, Devastated Dad's tale of heartbreak and resilience strikes a chord. His wife's infidelity and subsequent divorce left him grappling with emotional turmoil. But when her actions began to impact their children, he took a stand. He shielded them from uncomfortable situations and even denied her a birthday call to their son. Was he right in doing so? Or did he cross a line? Let's delve into the internet's response to this emotionally charged situation... 💬💔

NTA. Putting your kids first and setting boundaries. 👏

Substantial-Fox-4905 | Substantial-Fox-4905

ESH. Wife cheated, but cutting off contact hurts the kids too 😢

myBisL2 | myBisL2

ESH - Using kids as pawns in divorce, but remorseful.

SmallTownAttorney | SmallTownAttorney

ESH: Co-parenting means making an effort on special occasions 🎂

justSomePesant | justSomePesant

Did the birthday boy have a chance to call mom? 📞

1Sluggo | 1Sluggo

Kid's birthday: Dad denies wife's call, but plans separate celebration. 🎂

seregil42 | seregil42

NTA: Cheater boyfriend shouldn't be involved in kids' lives. 🙄

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ESH: Depriving a child of speaking to their mother? Justified or heartless? 🤔

Mazarin221b | Mazarin221b

Commenter warns about potential legal consequences of denying birthday visitation.

LoveBeach8 | LoveBeach8

Did she involve the kids in her relationship? 🤔

peithecelt | peithecelt

NTA. Prioritizing your children's safety is crucial. Stay strong. 💪

paqura | paqura

"YTA- 100%. Don't use your kids as pawns." 💔 Be the bigger person. Do better.

Hot_Classic_67 | Hot_Classic_67

Defending the husband: justified response to cheating wife's demands. 🤔

CamBeast15366 | CamBeast15366

ESH. Divorced dad regrets alienating his kids from their mom. 💔

GTdeSade | GTdeSade

YTA. Punishing your ex, harming your son. Be an adult. 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Setting boundaries with ex-wife for kids' sake. NTA! 👏

Suspicious_Safety_45 | Suspicious_Safety_45

YTA - Neglecting your child's happiness for revenge is heartless. 😔

Anxiousindating | Anxiousindating

Son's punishment? 🤔

DznyMa | DznyMa

YTA: Using kids as weapons? Not cool, dude! 😠

Kanagaguru | Kanagaguru

NTA, it's your day! 🎉

RabbitOfCaerbonnog | RabbitOfCaerbonnog

NTA. Kids upset, doing best in a sh***y situation. Wife excluded. 👍

breezyhoneybee | breezyhoneybee

Unapologetically prioritizing yourself and your kids. 👏

InFullEffect | InFullEffect

"YTA. Don't weaponize your children." - Agreed. 👍

Transformermom2 | Transformermom2

ESH, but kids shouldn't be used as pawns 😔

Raven_Maleficent | Raven_Maleficent

User admits being an a**hole but wants what's best for kids 👍

rn3696 | rn3696

ESH: Ending relationship doesn't mean denying her time with kids. 🤷‍♂️

smeghead9916 | smeghead9916

ESH: Divorce can hurt kids, prioritize their emotional well-being 💛

truisluv | truisluv

"YTA. Using your son as revenge? Learn and grow. 🤔"

throw_away_800 | throw_away_800

YTA denies mom's birthday call to son. Heartless or justified? 🤔

gentle_mama | gentle_mama

Ex family court worker explains the importance of co-parenting 🤝

bbbriz | bbbriz

YTA for denying your child's birthday call. Be the better parent. 🤞

throwAWweddingwoe | throwAWweddingwoe

ESH. Toxic custody battle causing confusion and emotional distress for all. 😔

Lizzie-P | Lizzie-P

Parental conflict: YTA for prioritizing personal feelings over children's well-being

Otherwise_Dinner3162 | Otherwise_Dinner3162

ESH: Husband denies wife's birthday call to son, but is he justified? 🤔

pianotm | pianotm

Protecting your kids from an inappropriate ex. You're NTA! 👏

shawnwright663 | shawnwright663

Protecting the kids from mom's affair: justified or heartless? 🤔

Ok-Image-5514 | Ok-Image-5514

"YTA it's your kids birthday, I bet they want to see their mom as well. Be a parent and put your child first. I bet kids are uncomfortable because you get all pissy Infront of them when this happens." 💔

Mysterious-Stage933 | Mysterious-Stage933

ESH - Prioritize your kids, not revenge. It's their well-being that matters 💜

CymruB | CymruB

YTA: Using kids as a weapon? Not cool, dude. 😡

deathbychips2 | deathbychips2

YTA. Don't let your anger hurt your innocent children. 😡

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Cheaters deserve consequences. NTA for denying the call. 🤔

Tequila_Shot_Cigar | Tequila_Shot_Cigar

NTA: Kids don't want to talk to her, it's your time 👍

Individual_Matter_67 | Individual_Matter_67

NTA, prioritize your kids' comfort and well-being over your ex-wife's demands. 👏

StinkyMeatloaf | StinkyMeatloaf

YTA: Don't let bitterness ruin your child's relationship. 🙄

Icy-Being-2760 | Icy-Being-2760

ESH: Both parents need to prioritize the kids' needs 👨‍👦

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NTA. Kids uncomfortable with mom's boyfriend. She's unreliable. Agree!

GooglyEyeBread | GooglyEyeBread

Concerned parent seeks advice on internet, NTA. Good luck! 👍

alley_kritz | alley_kritz

Parent struggles with co-parenting, anxiety, and communication during divorce. 😔

Same-Astronomer2597 | Same-Astronomer2597

Prioritizing kids over betrayal: love should triumph over resentment. 💜

Adventurous-Low9768 | Adventurous-Low9768

NTA: Be prepared for potential retaliation from your ex-wife 🤔

Staricakes | Staricakes

Discover parenting apps and support groups for both parents! 👨‍👩‍👦

Unhappysong-6653 | Unhappysong-6653

Everyone sucks here. What happened? Tell me more! 🤔

Raging_Dragon_9999 | Raging_Dragon_9999

Fiery response shuts down cheating wife debate. 🔥

Glen_SK | Glen_SK

NTA. Protecting your kids makes you a good father. 👍

Mysterecks7812 | Mysterecks7812

Stay strong and follow the court orders. You're NTA! 💪

Live-Mail-7142 | Live-Mail-7142

Ex gets a taste of karma and plays the victim 🤔

justhewayouare | justhewayouare

NTA, court agrees. Family therapy for kids to adjust 👥

Inner_Thought1802 | Inner_Thought1802

NTA, you're a loving parent. Keep protecting your kids! 👏

TheBoxedTofu | TheBoxedTofu

NTA for not allowing mom to call, but explain to son

GeekyMom42 | GeekyMom42

NTA: Excluded bf from call, justified or heartless? 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

"NTA. Please don't keep her from speaking with them. 💜"

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA! Stand up for your kids and set boundaries. 💪

AnaDingoDD | AnaDingoDD

NTA: Kids understand, no FaceTime if she's with AP 🙅

Kindly_Caregiver_212 | Kindly_Caregiver_212

Surprising NTA comment - heartless or justified? 🤔

Sweet_Caterpillar150 | Sweet_Caterpillar150

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