Dad's Christmas Gift Sparks Ex-Spouse Fury: Was He Wrong? 🎁💥

Diply Social Team
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Ah, the holiday season! A time for joy, love, drama? Meet our hero, a divorced dad navigating the tricky waters of co-parenting. This year, he decided to give his middle-school daughter a gift of financial autonomy. Little did he know, this seemingly innocent decision would cause a festive feud with his ex-spouse. Let's dive into this yuletide yarn and see what transpired... 🎅💔

A Divorced Christmas 🎄

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The Broken Electronics Saga 💻

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The Christmas Morning Surprise 🎁

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The Gift Card Conversion 💵

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The Aftermath 🌪️

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The Dad's Defense 🛡️

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The Final Word 🚫

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Dad's Dilemma: Gift or Grief? 🎁🔥

Our Christmas tale takes a twist when the dad's ex-spouse, X, blows a gasket over a converted Amazon gift card. X insists it was their money, and our dad had no right to 'take' it. But dad stands his ground, asserting that the money is in their daughter's account, and he didn't 'take' anything. He even throws down the gauntlet, telling X that any issues with how their daughter spends her money should be addressed with her, not him. So, was this dad wrong for letting his daughter use her Christmas gift as she pleased? Let's see what the world wide web has to say about this... 🌐💬

NTA. Dad's gift sparks ex-spouse fury, but he did what his daughter asked. Teaching financial independence early is important. 👍

MelodicHunter | MelodicHunter

NTA - Great parenting! Teaching responsibility and still giving gifts. 👏

Calm_Investment | Calm_Investment

NTA: Ex-spouse furious over Christmas gift with strings attached 💥

r_husba | r_husba

NTA: Dad's thoughtful gift sparks ex-spouse's bitter reaction 😠

Gave2Cents_NowBroke | Gave2Cents_NowBroke

ESH except your daughter. Middle school is too young to handle finances and be caught in the middle. 👎

fizzbangwhiz | fizzbangwhiz

ESH. Co-parenting communication needs work. 🤝

BaconEggAndCheeseSPK | BaconEggAndCheeseSPK

NTA: Ex has some serious internal issues 🙄

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NTA, giving gift cards for Christmas can be a smart move 👍

Darlingblues | Darlingblues

"NTA. It was an agreed upon deal between you and your daughter. 👍🏻"


Disregarding co-parent's feelings: YTA. Respect boundaries and communicate 👍

bellalugosi | bellalugosi

Setting boundaries in co-parenting: NTA sparks ex-spouse fury. 💯

Outside-Screen-4604 | Outside-Screen-4604

NTA. Daughter's choice, ex-spouse should've bought a thoughtful gift. 👍

Sharps7 | Sharps7

NTA - Teaching daughter financial independence, ex-spouse needs reality check. 👍

hurr4drama | hurr4drama

Ex-spouse demands repayment of thoughtful gift, causing heartbreak and conflict. 💔

RJfrenchie | RJfrenchie

Middle schooler's income: chores, gifts, and grandparents' contributions 💰

puffalump212 | puffalump212

Divorced parents clash over Christmas gifts: money, emotions, and boundaries. 💔

Ozdreamer | Ozdreamer

Gift card drama: NTA sparks fury with unpopular present choice 🤷‍♂️

ThrowAwayPregnant111 | ThrowAwayPregnant111

Parenting is hard, but you're doing great! 👏

MumblingMak | MumblingMak

NTA! Giving kids financial autonomy is like teaching them to swim 🏊🏻

AiMiDa | AiMiDa

Stepdaughter's money used responsibly, but is buying game money wise?

Calpernia09 | Calpernia09

NTA for giving daughter accessories, ex-spouse mad about missed experience. 👍

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Disappointed commenter calls out OP for making a big deal out of $20. YTA 🙄

Azzox-sp | Azzox-sp

Teaching money management and budgeting: NTA, win/win for everyone! 👏

Oracle85 | Oracle85

Gift card = cash. If she wanted something specific, tough luck. 🤷‍♂️

TraumaQuine | TraumaQuine

Cash gift causes ex-spouse fury: NTA, daughter's preference matters 💰

rawsugar87 | rawsugar87

Ex-spouse furious over dad's Christmas gift: NTA, her choice!

Amara_Undone | Amara_Undone

Smart move by D to pay off debt with gift! 👏

Camille-Taux | Camille-Taux

NTA. Teaching financial responsibility. 👍

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Gift giver's opinion doesn't matter. It's her money, her choice. 👏

ScoobyFan70 | ScoobyFan70

Cashing in on gift cards? NTA, says resourceful parent! 👍

me230422 | me230422

Dad stands up for daughter's gift, ex-spouse gets furious. 😠

depressivedarkling | depressivedarkling

Not the a**hole, but what sparked the ex-spouse's fury? 🤔

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NTA: X just needs control 💪

the-mirrors-truth | the-mirrors-truth

Not the a**hole. Let's hear the juicy details! 🥳

heatherleanne | heatherleanne

Not the a**hole. Share your thoughts on this controversial topic! 🚩

HRHArgyll | HRHArgyll

"NTA." - A clear and justified action. 👏

Aggressive-Sample612 | Aggressive-Sample612

Ex-spouse furious over dad's Christmas gift. Who was wrong? 🤔

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Not the a**hole, but what caused the ex-spouse fury? 🤔

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Gift controversy: NTA's cashing in on the freedom of choice! 💎

OptimalPost2 | OptimalPost2

Smart move by daughter with gift card. NTA! 👏

lacyjacobs | lacyjacobs

Parenting win! You're not the a**hole. 💯

master0382 | master0382

NTA. Let D decide how to spend the gift card! 👏

gilbert10ba | gilbert10ba

NTA: Dad's gift sparks ex-spouse fury, but boundaries needed. 👏

ScarletDarkstar | ScarletDarkstar

Impersonal gift card sparks ex-spouse fury. NTA or NAH?

brita998866 | brita998866

Ex-spouse gets upset when dad cashes unwanted gift card 😑

smile365days | smile365days

Daughter's gift, her choice. Ex trying to control, NTA 👏

Valkrhae | Valkrhae

NTA - Shutting down ex's fury with a final mic drop.

Garden_gnome1609 | Garden_gnome1609

"NTA. Gift card thing with parents. Helped her reach goal."

SilverSunrise27 | SilverSunrise27

Creative ways to turn gift cards into cash 💰

sparrow5 | sparrow5

Gift-giving freedom: NTA's right to do what they want 🎁

Catmonstar | Catmonstar

Giving a gift means letting go. NTA! 🎁💥

silent_whisper89 | silent_whisper89

Ex-spouse throws tantrum over dad's thoughtful gift choice. NTA! 💯

ellofthewisp | ellofthewisp

Money, morality, and ex-spouse agendas: a tricky holiday situation 🤔

cyborgdoublezeronine | cyborgdoublezeronine

NTA. Amazon gift cards work without an Amazon account. 👍

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

NTA. She agreed to the deal and wanted to pay you back 💯

Moonchaser70 | Moonchaser70

NTA. Brilliant gift teaches responsibility and financial literacy. Good parenting! 👍

ThomH90 | ThomH90

Ex-spouse turns gift card into cash, sparks fury. Who's wrong? 😱

Algebralovr | Algebralovr

Supportive comment for a great parent dealing with ex-spouse drama 👏

wut_does_the_fox_say | wut_does_the_fox_say

NTA. Co-parenting struggles, teaching kids about money, and learning the hard way. 🙏

NecessaryAction6167 | NecessaryAction6167

Dad's Christmas gift sparks ex-spouse fury: NTA! 🎁

Kstein607 | Kstein607

NTA: Dad's gift sparks ex-spouse fury, but he's in control 👍

RoseTyler38 | RoseTyler38

Teaching financial responsibility at a young age 💰

pinkswiftdog | pinkswiftdog

NTA parent teaches valuable money lesson, sparks ex-spouse fury. 🤪

Dangerous-Detail7414 | Dangerous-Detail7414

NTA. Daughter's gift card swap teaches valuable lesson. 👍

Djhinnwe | Djhinnwe

NTA. Your daughter is smart 👏. Your ex can't tell you how your child should handle a gift 🙅.

catsnjeeps | catsnjeeps

Frustrated reader wants names, not letters, in confusing story. 😕

sillymissmillie | sillymissmillie

NTA, your kid is a future lawyer 😂

kcawks | kcawks

Teaching budgeting skills: Dad's thoughtful gift sparks ex-spouse fury. 🙌

lotr_farin | lotr_farin

Gift card given to daughter, NTA can't control its use 👍

Holographic_honeybee | Holographic_honeybee

"NTA - I've done this too! Why put restrictions on gifts? 👍"

BlkRing77 | BlkRing77

NTA. Lesson learned! Dad's gift sparks ex-spouse fury. 🎁💥

agathaprickly | agathaprickly

Setting boundaries with Ex and teaching fiscal responsibility. 👍

fraggletart | fraggletart

NTA!! Daughter smartly repurposed gift card, ex-spouse needs to accept.

here_kitkittkitty | here_kitkittkitty

"NTA by far. Teaching responsibility. Ex sounds controlling and shitty."

Wondershieldedeyes | Wondershieldedeyes

NAH. X is upset, but D asked for cash gift.

sirwhitsalot | sirwhitsalot

Curious commenter questions OP's story, suspects favoritism. 🤔

so_untidy | so_untidy

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