Dad's Dilemma: Choosing Daughter-in-Law Over Son 😲

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Picture this: a father who's had enough of his lazy, arrogant, and entitled son, but sees potential in his hardworking daughter-in-law. He secretly grooms her to take over the family business, leaving his son in the dark. Sounds like a recipe for drama, right? Well, that's exactly what's happening in this family. Let's dive into the story and see how this father's decision is causing quite the stir. 😬

Meet the Lazy Son, Bob 🙄

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Bob's Wife, Beth, Enters the Picture 👩

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Beth Becomes Indispensable 💼

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Bob's Resistance to Beth's Education 🚫

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Dad's Secret Plan 🤫

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Retirement on the Horizon ⏳

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Bob's Dream Job 🎵

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Supporting Beth's Future Choices 💪

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Legal Matters 📚

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Dad's Choice: Daughter-in-Law's Success Over Son's Entitlement 🏆

So, there you have it - a father who's had enough of his son's entitlement and laziness, choosing to groom his hardworking daughter-in-law to take over the family business instead. He's even got a team of lawyers to back him up if things get messy. But is he in the wrong for lying to his son and secretly planning to retire without handing over the company? Let's see what the internet has to say about this family drama...💬

Bob is a controlling leech, NTA. Make sure Beth knows.


Supportive comment defending OP's decision and offering legal advice 👍

HowardProject | HowardProject

Choosing daughter-in-law over son causes family feud 😲

NedraProbably | NedraProbably

Choosing daughter-in-law over son's entitlement: NTA 💯

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

Ensure your will is ironclad to protect Beth's future 👍

slightly2spooked | slightly2spooked

DIL is competent and hardworking, but honesty is the best policy 🙏

Pistalrose | Pistalrose

Supportive comment encourages divorce and legal preparations for daughter-in-law.

DemonicAnjul | DemonicAnjul

YTA for enabling Bob and not having direct conversation with Beth.

morning_rosella | morning_rosella

Reader questions validity of dad's negative portrayal of son 🤔

natezane559 | natezane559

Protecting the company from divorce: sound business advice 👍

GreatOneLiners | GreatOneLiners

Grandkids' future secured by choosing daughter-in-law over abusive son 😊

PenisEmbargo | PenisEmbargo

Choosing sides in family drama always leaves a bad taste... ESH 😓

See46 | See46

User calls out OP for hidden resentment towards son 😬


🚩 YTA, but son deserves it too. Tell truth and move on.

ericbsmith42 | ericbsmith42

Supporting daughter-in-law, recognizing potential abuse. NTA 👍

PhantomNiffler | PhantomNiffler

Betraying your son and leaving Beth to clean up? ESH 🤯

flaiad | flaiad

Support for NTA choice, but honesty advised for long-term relationship 🤝

chileanfruitlover | chileanfruitlover

Lying to your son? YTA and setting up a future fight 😱

KaptainKlein | KaptainKlein

A scathing comment calling out a father's vindictive behavior 🔥

omrmike | omrmike

Supportive comment applauds dad for protecting family from bad actions 👏

theambears | theambears

Redditors call out YTA for lying to son about business.

DSlap0 | DSlap0

Breaking up your son's marriage for the company? YTA 😕

lost-squarepants | lost-squarepants

Is it worth manipulating people for your own good? 🤔

Pistalrose | Pistalrose

YTA for not telling your son the truth about the company.

DragonEffected | DragonEffected

Toxic relationship with son, lack of love and approval. YTA 😲

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Son's future in company jeopardized by controlling father 😠

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Scathing comment accuses OP of being a creepy, controlling pervert 🤬

Newaccount1989 | Newaccount1989

Beth caught in the middle of family feud 🤷‍♀️

JiminyFckingCricket | JiminyFckingCricket

User thinks the dad is TA for lying to son 🤫

Cluelessish | Cluelessish

Father and son both suck in this uncomfortable family situation 😑

FilteredRiddle | FilteredRiddle

Putting company over family? NTA, but divorce is drastic 🤷‍♂️

Stuck_suck | Stuck_suck

Disciplining children and making them work for rewards is important. NTA 👍

blaziken2708 | blaziken2708

Suggesting therapy and a reality check for entitled son 🤔

havokinthesnow | havokinthesnow

NTA for considering divorce due to emotional abuse from wife.

[deleted] | [deleted]

OP and son's mother share blame, Beth will bear brunt 😕

Beserked2 | Beserked2

Encouraging son to follow his dream could save family relationships 👍

Yeniary | Yeniary

👎 YTA comment calls out OP for being a coward.

Mr_Curious_Cat | Mr_Curious_Cat

Controlling father criticized for not supporting son's dreams 😒

KaranSJ | KaranSJ

Supporting daughter-in-law over son in family business. NTA 👍

liadantaru | liadantaru

Investing in responsible daughter-in-law for grandkids, son's future. NTA 👍

hiphap91 | hiphap91

Supportive comment applauds recognition of daughter-in-law's ability in family business 💪

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User doubts son's 'dream job' and calls out his lie 😒

Narshalla | Narshalla

Offering job security to daughter-in-law to escape toxic relationship 👍

Cloudinterpreter | Cloudinterpreter

NTA for choosing wife, but must tell her soon for safety 🚨

Smiley-Canadian | Smiley-Canadian

Beth earned it, he expected it. NTA. 😎

Viol3t_Beuregarde | Viol3t_Beuregarde

Concerned commenter offers advice for potential child abuse situation.

1234la57ng46 | 1234la57ng46

ESH comment suggests honesty with son to avoid ruining lives 😕

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Honesty is key. Bob is terrible, Beth deserves better. 🙏

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Concerns raised about potential harm after breakup. 🤔

bellayesil | bellayesil

Mixed feelings expressed about parenting and favoritism with Toy Story analogy 🎶

bpowell4939 | bpowell4939

Choosing a daughter-in-law over son: NTA, but wife conflict.

1slimbone | 1slimbone

Supporting daughter-in-law over son's music career, risking family split 🤷‍♂️. Can funding his dream job help?

NeelAsman | NeelAsman

ESH, except for Beth. 🤔 Lies and a long-standing dynamic.

RusevDayToday | RusevDayToday

Father chooses daughter-in-law over son, commenters agree NTA 👍

Whenapplethenafter | Whenapplethenafter

Tough love: YTA for setting them up for failure 😔

swampweech | swampweech

Encouraging response to dad's dilemma, let son chase dreams 🎶

2greeneyes | 2greeneyes

Choose daughter-in-law over son? NTA explains why and how.

Quetzacoatyl77 | Quetzacoatyl77

User calls out father's unfair treatment of son's wife. 😡

unsafeideas | unsafeideas

Honesty is the best policy for Bob and support Beth 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

A harsh comment calling out the father's vindictiveness towards his son.

TopExamination9 | TopExamination9

Legal concerns raised about passing on business to daughter-in-law. 🤔

vandersam | vandersam

User sympathizes with dad's dilemma and suggests financial planning 💸

in-seine101 | in-seine101

Father chooses daughter-in-law over lazy son. NTA 👍

Mpen61 | Mpen61

Parenting isn't perfect, but acknowledging mistakes and making up for it. NTA 👍

LiteUpThaSkye | LiteUpThaSkye

NTA. Tough love may be necessary to teach him responsibility.

surfing_programmer | surfing_programmer

NTA, but caution advised for leaving business to daughter-in-law 😔

okay_sure_yeah | okay_sure_yeah

Curious about Bob's job offer and pay as a producer.

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Skeptical comment about Bob's job, but NTA for helping Beth.

ninaa1 | ninaa1

Harsh criticism for father's insecurity and lack of assertiveness.

DysonD23 | DysonD23

Funding son's career to avoid family fracture? 🤔

zittizzit | zittizzit

Choosing son over daughter-in-law puts Beth in a horrible position 😢

usernamesarehard9999 | usernamesarehard9999

A supportive father suggests a severance payout to son 🤝

CrackpotPatriot | CrackpotPatriot

Supporting daughter-in-law in abusive relationship, reassuring her of safety 🙏

slutsandvicars | slutsandvicars

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