Parents Forced to Break College Promise 😢: Can't Afford Private School for Youngest Child

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Picture this: you've always promised your children that you'd do everything in your power to help fund their college education. But life has other plans, and now you're faced with the heartbreaking decision of breaking that promise. This is the reality for one family who, after facing a serious illness and job loss, can no longer afford to send their youngest child to his dream private college. 🏫💸 Read on to find out how they tried to make things work and the emotional fallout that ensued. 😢

The College Promise 🎓

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Savings and Inheritance 💰

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Middle Child's Illness 😷

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Financial Struggles 💔

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State School Scholarship 🏫

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Dream College Dilemma 💭

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Loan Rejection 😞

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Housing Market Woes 🏠

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Sibling Blame Game 😡

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Putting Their Foot Down 👣

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Grad School Promise 🎓

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Acceptance and Isolation 😶

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Heartbroken Parents 💔

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Middle Son's Guilt 😢

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Feeling Like a Failure 😔

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Broken Promises and Family Heartache 💔

This family's story is a rollercoaster of emotions, as they struggle to keep their promise of funding their children's college education. With their middle child's serious illness and the loss of income, they're faced with the heart-wrenching decision to break their promise to their youngest child. Despite securing a scholarship to a state school, the youngest son is devastated and blames his brother for not being able to attend his dream private college. The family is left in emotional turmoil, with the parents feeling like failures and the middle son shouldering guilt he doesn't deserve. Let's see what the internet thinks of this heartrending situation... 😔

A reminder to celebrate your child's achievements, regardless of circumstances 👏

lady_wildcat | lady_wildcat

Alumni suggests approaching private school for financial help 👍

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Parents struggle to afford youngest child's dream college. Family tensions.

Irishtemper98 | Irishtemper98

Heartbreaking situation for a family dealing with illness and debt 😢

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Explore financial aid options at private colleges. NTA.

theotherjodi2010 | theotherjodi2010

Youngest child can't attend private school, but NAH. Life's unfair.

TheOldPetrillo | TheOldPetrillo

Heartbreaking dilemma caused by broken systems. NAH in impossible situation.

lauraborealous | lauraborealous

A frustrated comment on the broken healthcare system 😢

Powerofboners | Powerofboners

Encouraging comment, offering support and positivity 🙌

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Compassionate response to family's financial struggles and son's outburst 😢

fractaldawn | fractaldawn

Youngest child lost promised opportunity due to unforeseen crisis. 😔

ireallycantrn | ireallycantrn

Explore financial aid options for private school affordability 👍

paigeroooo | paigeroooo

Parent's decision to spend younger child's college savings causes resentment 😢

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Encouraging response to NAH situation with helpful solution 👍

Spicymar | Spicymar

NAH due to unforeseen circumstances, youngest child upset about dream school.

Whimsical_Mara | Whimsical_Mara

Middle child's medical fees affected youngest son's college fund. 😔

somedayillfindthis | somedayillfindthis

Curious if backup plan discussed. Encourage job to save money?

aggyabby27 | aggyabby27

Unexpected financial impact causes college promise to be broken 😔

srslyeffedmind | srslyeffedmind

Parent struggles to afford private school for youngest child. NAH.

apology_for_idlers | apology_for_idlers

Teenager's shattered dreams after family's financial crisis, NAH

wonderwife | wonderwife

Parent not at fault, but youngest child allowed to be upset 😢

CCalamity- | CCalamity-

Unequal distribution of resources causing resentment in youngest child. 😢

HelenDamnnation | HelenDamnnation

Compassionate comment offers support in difficult situation. 😢

dogdrawn | dogdrawn

Higher education system is the a**hole 😒

slut-4-hashbrown | slut-4-hashbrown

Parents prioritize saving their son's life over youngest son's college. 😢

vanakov | vanakov

Youngest child's lost opportunities due to older brother's illness. 😢

Arbor_Arabicae | Arbor_Arabicae

Healthcare system in USA is THE a**hole 😠

Trirain | Trirain

18-year-old upset over missing college experience, but understands financial situation. 😢

witchofrosehall | witchofrosehall

Parent receives empathy and advice for family counseling options. 🙏

lady_forsythe | lady_forsythe

Youngest child feels unloved due to financial constraints. NAH situation.

guany | guany

Sibling's experience shows college is about effort, not cost. NAH.

NotSoButFarOtherwise | NotSoButFarOtherwise

NAH. Commenter suggests state university transfer, offers support and luck ♥

peachymiki | peachymiki

Youngest son's life changed due to pandemic, illness & school. NAH.

invisible-rogue | invisible-rogue

NAH, blame the healthcare system. Make it up to avoid estrangement 😢

bibbiddybobbidyboo | bibbiddybobbidyboo

Universal healthcare needed to avoid financial ruin from illness 😢

TurongaFry3000 | TurongaFry3000

Heartbreaking story of unaffordable education and healthcare in America 😢

Embarrassed-Belgian | Embarrassed-Belgian

Suggests alternative solution for college promise dilemma. 😕

Irishtemper98 | Irishtemper98

NTA. Son is entitled brat for blaming parents for financial situation 😒

krr0421 | krr0421

Parent receives sympathy and support for difficult financial situation.

feverdraem | feverdraem

Compassionate comment defends OP's difficult decision, criticizes harsh suggestions. 🚩

kangeiko | kangeiko

Suggesting a gap year and family support for college debt 🙌

iesharael | iesharael

Curious about consequences if middle child didn't receive treatment. NAH/NTA.

sarcasticlovely | sarcasticlovely

Parent receives support for not affording youngest child's dream school 👏

miastauffer | miastauffer

Heartbreaking situation for family, youngest child feels undervalued. Condolences ❤️

LadyCordeliaStuart | LadyCordeliaStuart

Youngest child feels cheated, but NAH. Tough situation for all 😢

ineedfrozenyogurt | ineedfrozenyogurt

Alumni suggests scholarship for youngest child's private school tuition 🎓

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Questioning the lack of trust or college savings accounts 🤔

DoctorPan | DoctorPan

Parent receives support for college decision, son's disappointment understandable 😊

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Empathetic comment acknowledges son's disappointment in affordable way. 🙏

harmie10001 | harmie10001

Private colleges may negotiate cost to public price. Helpful tip! 👍

detroitarmo | detroitarmo

Plan ahead for contingencies! NAH with a slight YTA.

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NTA and a heartwarming appreciation for the parent's hard work 😢

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Parent advised to empathize with youngest son's loss of future 😢

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Sibling resentment causes frustration over college start differences 😕

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Empathetic reply suggests family therapy when affordable, give time to adjust 👍

supermeg77 | supermeg77

Heartbreaking decision for parents, but options available for son's dream school 👏

throwaway37865 | throwaway37865

Youngest child feels left out after siblings attend private school. NAH.

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High school senior empathizes with parents' financial situation and son's disappointment.

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Parent defends using college fund for medical bills, not favoritism. 💰💊

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Compassionate comment offers support to struggling family during tough time 😢

spuffyx | spuffyx

Parents took loans for older siblings' private school, couldn't afford youngest's. NTA.

aprillian | aprillian

Parent's broken promise on college is crushing for son 😢

ManualSearch | ManualSearch

Full ride to university, but youngest son throwing tantrum 🙄

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Youngest child TA for telling brother's college less important than life 😒

chocolatedoc3 | chocolatedoc3

Ungrateful son gets free college, still complains. NTA 😠

Awkward-Potato3575 | Awkward-Potato3575

Empathetic comment offers hope for difficult family situation 😢

Marvalbert22 | Marvalbert22

Universal healthcare is needed to prevent families from breaking promises 🙏

elburcho | elburcho

Youngest child rightfully angry, siblings have their own rights. Apologize sincerely 😢

LordCy | LordCy

Parents forced to break college promise, youngest child disappointed. 😔

rdarzi | rdarzi

Suggesting alternative options for private school loans. 👍

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Youngest child denied education and legacy, but NAH. Therapy recommended.

OldPizzaTroll | OldPizzaTroll

Sibling rivalry and financial struggles. NTA encourages independence and empathy.

windsofwinterplease | windsofwinterplease

Financial struggle leads to college promise being broken. NTA.

abbygrau | abbygrau

NTA, but youngest son is entitled and lacks empathy 😒

hazedfaste | hazedfaste

Encouraging independence: NAH, son can take out loans for school 👍

madmaxextra | madmaxextra

Parent's financial struggles lead to son cutting contact. NTA.

TinyNinja888 | TinyNinja888

Parent praised for handling difficult situation with entitled youngest child 👏

GrumpyAllen | GrumpyAllen

Parent forced to break college promise due to financial constraints. NTA.

AliceInWeirdoland | AliceInWeirdoland

Youngest child upset over lost college experience, family hopes for peace 😢

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Encouraging response to NTA struggling with finances and child's dream.


NTA comment: Older brother blamed for uncontrollable situation 🤷‍♂️

CriminalsAreNotSmart | CriminalsAreNotSmart

Suggestion to recoup lost funds for middle son's medical care 👍

LeftHandedCaffeinatd | LeftHandedCaffeinatd

NTA. Son blames brother for not affording private school for him.

pinkballoffluff | pinkballoffluff

Dream school lost due to financial constraints, justified disappointment expressed. 😔

House_of_Raven | House_of_Raven

Student loans exist, NAH. Private school worth the cost? 🤔

PM_popcorn_toppings | PM_popcorn_toppings

Youngest child struggling with changes, NTA for parents' decision 🙂

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Heartbreaking situation. NTA for being unable to afford college tuition. 😢

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Engaging conversation on college promise and financial constraints. 👍

googleman1234567 | googleman1234567

Family financial struggles lead to broken college promise. 😢

jordmegi | jordmegi

Encouraging response to a parent's dilemma with empathetic advice ❤️

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