Mom Demands Inclusion of All Kids in Family Time, Estranged Son Goes Silent 😲

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Meet our 45-year-old protagonist, who's been married to her husband, Fred, for 20 years. They have four children, including a 24-year-old stepson, James. The relationship with James has always been strained, and he's never shown interest in getting to know his stepmom or siblings. When our protagonist asked Fred to include their other children in his time with James, the stepson went silent, and she was accused of being the bad guy. 🤔

The Estranged Stepson

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

A Rocky Start

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

No Love from James

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

Leaving Home

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

A Request for Inclusion

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

Mother-in-Law's Accusations

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

Exhausted Options

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

A Loving Family

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

Unfair Exclusion

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

Family Unity

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

James' Place in the Family

concernedmother45 | concernedmother45

Understanding Hurt

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Inclusion or Exclusion: A Family Dilemma

Our protagonist is caught in a family conflict after asking her husband, Fred, to include their other children when spending time with his estranged son, James. Despite her efforts to build a relationship with James, he's never shown interest in knowing her or his siblings. When she made the request for inclusion, James went silent, and she was accused of worsening the father-son relationship. She believes in the importance of family unity and wants James to be part of their lives, but not at the expense of her children's feelings. Will James see the value in family togetherness, or will he continue to keep his distance? 🤷‍♀️

"You've been sabotaging this parent-child relationship for 20 years." 🤯

Rowanever | Rowanever

"YTA: Tearing a family apart while demanding inclusion 😲"

LetsGetsThisPartyOn | LetsGetsThisPartyOn

Mom's demand for inclusion backfires as estranged son rebels 🙅‍♂️

TheGargageMan | TheGargageMan

YTA- Demanding inclusion, but destroying family? 😲

Cookiekeks74 | Cookiekeks74

"YTA. Emotional affair broke up marriage. Let husband and son bond. 😲"

[deleted] | [deleted]

"YTA. You can't force a relationship onto people." 😲

CancelAfter1968 | CancelAfter1968

"Mom demands inclusion, but is called out for her hypocrisy."

Flowerofiron | Flowerofiron

"Stepmother's interference ruined father-son relationship. YTA for prioritizing yourself. 😲"

dbee8q | dbee8q

Controlling mom demands inclusion, estranged son calls her out. YTA 😲

Akkiila | Akkiila

Stepmom's inclusion demand backfires as estranged son points out math error 😲

Brynne42 | Brynne42

User calls out mom for breaking up parents' marriage. YTA.

Calliopes_Nightmare | Calliopes_Nightmare

Stepmom's affair ruins family, estranged son calls her out. YTA 😲

Successful_Ad_3014 | Successful_Ad_3014

Estranged son stands up to demanding mom. YTA, leave him!

gbctilmylungscollaps | gbctilmylungscollaps

Stepson feels like a home wrecker, doesn't want forced relationship 😢

Geo_1997 | Geo_1997

Audacity and entitlement? YTA gets called out! 😲

bruh-911 | bruh-911

Mom demands inclusion, son disagrees. Power struggle ensues. SEEK THERAPY 😲

[deleted] | [deleted]

"YTA. You were 'the other woman' and Fred left James' mom for you, and you're denying that you had any part in their subsequent divorce. Also, if you've known James since 5 and he still doesn't like you, I feel like we're not getting the whole picture. There's waaaaaaaaaay more to this story. I'd love to hear James' side."

I_Am_AWESOME-O_ | I_Am_AWESOME-O_

YTA. Let Fred and James' relationship grow without your involvement. 😲

SatanicStrawb3rry | SatanicStrawb3rry

Estranged son wants space, mom demands inclusion. Family drama unfolds 😲

Aware_Economics4980 | Aware_Economics4980

Engaging caption: Estranged son blames OP for his parents' divorce 😲

Bagasshole | Bagasshole

Mom's demand for family time backfires, son shuts her out 😲

Doctor-Liz | Doctor-Liz

Estranged son chooses not to reconnect with demanding mother and siblings 😲

HLC88 | HLC88

Demanding inclusion can damage relationships. YTA in this situation. 😔

did_nah_do_nuffin | did_nah_do_nuffin

Estranged son's silence speaks volumes about shattered family bonds 😢

BooksAreMyHappyPlace | BooksAreMyHappyPlace

Mom demands inclusion, estranged son disagrees. Who's in the wrong? 😮

idontcare8587 | idontcare8587

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