🤔 Step-Mom Refuses to Learn Sign Language for Step-Daughter: Fair or Unfair?

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Imagine being a busy working mom, juggling a full-time job and raising two kids from a previous marriage. Now, imagine that you suddenly discover your husband has a teenage daughter from a previous relationship, and she's hearing impaired. Would you go the extra mile to learn sign language to communicate with her? One step-mom is facing this exact dilemma, and she's not sure if it's worth the effort. Let's dive into her story and see what's going on. 🤔👩‍👧‍👦

Surprise! You Have a Step-Daughter 🎉

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The Big Reveal: Markita (15F) 💥

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Visitation Agreements and Adjustments 🏡

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Markita's Hearing Impairment 🦻

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The ASL Learning Pitch ⚾

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Time Constraints and Language Struggles 🕰️

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Past Language Learning Experiences 🌍

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Kids' Reluctance and Buford's Disappointment 😔

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Markita's Opinion 🗣️

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To Learn or Not to Learn: The Sign Language Dilemma 🤷‍♀️

So, our step-mom protagonist is torn between her busy life and the desire to connect with her step-daughter, Markita. With a full-time job and two young kids, she's struggling to find the time and energy to learn sign language, especially since Markita only visits occasionally. Her husband, Buford, and Markita both believe she should make the effort, but she's not convinced it's worth it. What do you think? Let's see what the internet has to say about this situation… 🌐💬

YTA comment receives scathing criticism, compared to infamous funeral incident.

mgutier | mgutier

Step-mom unwilling to learn sign language for step-daughter - YTA.

keepthecrazyquiet | keepthecrazyquiet

Learning ASL is important and not difficult. YTA.

BensMom2019 | BensMom2019

Don't be an a**hole, give it a try! 🤩

FormalFistBump | FormalFistBump

Step-mom refuses to learn ASL for step-daughter: YTA.

SexyMaiOfficial | SexyMaiOfficial

Step-mom's refusal to learn sign language makes her a**hole 🤬

HotBoxBakes | HotBoxBakes

Learning sign language is a minimal courtesy to acknowledge people 👍

Amiedeslivres | Amiedeslivres

Step-mom criticized for not learning sign language for step-daughter

AngryPrincessWarrior | AngryPrincessWarrior

Learn a sign, light up a child's world. YTA.

ThirdEyeDragon | ThirdEyeDragon

Step-mom's refusal to learn sign language is causing harm, YTA.

unknown_928121 | unknown_928121

Step-mom unwilling to learn sign language for step-daughter: YTA.

ClearWaves | ClearWaves

NTA, but try to find time for family sign language classes 👍

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Encourage kids to learn sign language; break apron strings. 🤟

keyboardaddict | keyboardaddict

Step-mom criticized for not learning sign language for step-daughter. YTA.

Marzipannn_ | Marzipannn_

Balancing work, school, and parenting is tough. NTA for prioritizing.

AsterFlauros | AsterFlauros

Learn the alphabet at least 👍 and show some effort. YTA.

heathahR | heathahR

Step-mom not obliged to learn sign language for step-daughter. NTA 👍

Local-Wrangler8152 | Local-Wrangler8152

Step-mom struggling to learn ASL for step-daughter: understandable situation 🙏

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Lazy step-mom refuses to learn sign language for step-daughter 🤔

Jane_the_Quene | Jane_the_Quene

Encourage kids to learn sign language, try to learn some too 🤟

Away_Trade_3850 | Away_Trade_3850

Learn basic signs to support step-daughter. YTA for refusing.

Ogreguy | Ogreguy

Step-mom refuses to learn sign language for step-daughter: NTA

VlaxDrek | VlaxDrek

Learning full ASL is not feasible for busy step-mom. NTA.

XxhumanguineapigxX | XxhumanguineapigxX

Learning sign language for step-daughter is important, ESH for not.

WholeCollection6454 | WholeCollection6454

Learning sign language is challenging and time-consuming. NTA.

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Make an effort to learn basic signs for step-daughter 👍

dwells2301 | dwells2301

Learning ASL would have made op a hero, but not choosing to learn it doesn't make her a villain. Fair enough 👍

BreathingCorpse252 | BreathingCorpse252

Learning sign language is a small effort for a big impact 🤩

MySquishyFishy | MySquishyFishy

Step-mom refusing to learn sign language for step-daughter: YTA

no1oneknowsy | no1oneknowsy

Teaching sign language may be a pain, but it's worth it 👍

gaysoupladle888 | gaysoupladle888

User defends step-mom for not learning sign language, citing practicality. 👍

pickledshallots | pickledshallots

YTA - Acceptance is more than just tolerating someone's presence. 🙄

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Step-mom refuses to learn sign language for step-daughter, YTA.

nosir_nomaam | nosir_nomaam

YTA in every way possible 💯 Don't be a bad step-parent.

sawta2112 | sawta2112

Step-mom hesitant to learn sign language for step-daughter, but may need to.

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Multilingualism is a strength, not a weakness 💪🏽

MrLazyLion | MrLazyLion

Encouraging basic sign language is fair and helpful. 👍

AT541 | AT541

Step-mom's refusal to learn sign language is unfair and selfish 😠

ConfusedArtist89 | ConfusedArtist89

User defends OP's decision to not learn sign language fluently. 🤔

ThisisstupidAFpeople | ThisisstupidAFpeople

Learning sign language is difficult, but isolating step-daughter is worse 👍

Ocean_Spice | Ocean_Spice

Step-mom not at fault, but father needs help learning ASL 👍

jasminedragonteacup | jasminedragonteacup

Step-mom receives YTA judgement for refusing to learn sign language.

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Learning sign language takes time and effort, NTA for prioritizing.

BluePINNAPPLE | BluePINNAPPLE

Balancing work, kids, and household is tough. NTA for not learning ASL.

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Learning sign language for step-daughter: unnecessary or essential? NTA

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Step-mom criticized for not learning sign language for step-daughter. Yikes. 🤨

AffectionateBit2262 | AffectionateBit2262

Learning sign language can be useful in unexpected situations 🙌

dixiebelle64 | dixiebelle64

Learning basic sign language is important for long-term communication 👍

TRACYOLIVIA14 | TRACYOLIVIA14

Learning sign language with a busy schedule? Nah, that's BS. 💤

15021993 | 15021993

Step-mom criticized for refusing to learn sign language for step-daughter 😔

zippykaiyay | zippykaiyay

Learning basic sign language is the least you could do 😊

Johnny-Fakehnameh | Johnny-Fakehnameh

Learning a few signs or spelling the alphabet is reasonable 👍

blewyn | blewyn

Learning sign language can bring you and your step-daughter closer 👍

Fabulously-normal | Fabulously-normal

Step-mom not obligated to learn sign language for step-daughter. NTA 👍

ppastaaah | ppastaaah

Step-mom unwilling to learn sign language for step-daughter. NAH.

BlueBell_13 | BlueBell_13

Learn a few signs! 🤟📱 Apps are available everywhere.

GentleSoul516 | GentleSoul516

Learning sign language may be challenging, but as a role model, try!

Heroann_the_original | Heroann_the_original

Learning sign language is time-consuming. Other communication methods suggested.

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Step-mom receives harsh YTA judgement for refusing to learn sign language.

Resting_Beauty_Face | Resting_Beauty_Face

Step-mom criticized for refusing to learn sign language for step-daughter 🤔

juiceboxfriend95 | juiceboxfriend95

Debate over step-mom's refusal to learn sign language for daughter.

0hip | 0hip

Don't be too hard on yourself. You're doing your best 👍

Scholar00 | Scholar00

Learning a new language is difficult, NTA for step-mom.

kb709 | kb709

🤨 Commenter calls out step-mom for excluding step-daughter from family.

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Learning sign language can be easy and useful, YTA.

LadyRunic | LadyRunic

Try to bridge the gap 🤝 YTA for not trying

Special_Koala_1093 | Special_Koala_1093

Step-mom's reluctance to learn sign language may hinder family bonding 😔

halfascoolashansolo | halfascoolashansolo

Step-mom criticized for not learning sign language for step-daughter. YTA.

purpleninjachicken | purpleninjachicken

Step-mom not obligated to learn sign language for step-daughter. NTA 👍

BackstageTurtle | BackstageTurtle

Learning sign language is optional, but communication is important 👍

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Teaching sign language is worth the effort. Don't be lazy. 👍

Yserem | Yserem

Learning sign language takes time, but a compromise is possible. NTA.

makeshiftmarty | makeshiftmarty

Step-mom refusing to learn sign language for step-daughter is unfair. 👍

lizcomp | lizcomp

Step-mom refusing to learn sign language for step-daughter is YTA.

MinimumGovernment161 | MinimumGovernment161

Is writing on paper a fair alternative to learning ASL?

Kazzku | Kazzku

🤔 Step-mom should make an effort to learn sign language

jonairl | jonairl

Step-mom refuses to learn sign language for step-daughter, called out YTA.

Blaith7 | Blaith7

👎 YTA. Refusing to learn basic ASL is selfish and unfair.

Zoklett | Zoklett

Step-mom criticized for refusing to learn sign language for step-daughter

Katachlysmic | Katachlysmic

OP, bio mom, and husband all share blame for communication issues 💬

Alert_Sorbet4016 | Alert_Sorbet4016

Learning sign language basics can bring you closer to someone 👍

Jaded-Improvement355 | Jaded-Improvement355

Innovative solutions suggested for step-mom's refusal to learn sign language 👍

ranluka | ranluka

Step-mom criticized for not learning sign language for step-daughter. YTA.

Long-Tune-8275 | Long-Tune-8275

Learn basic signs for step-daughter and for better communication. 🤟

basgetti | basgetti

Learning sign language could improve communication with step-daughter 👍

heartsbleed | heartsbleed

Teaching sign language in schools: a necessity 🤟

LittleRedCarnation | LittleRedCarnation

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