Family Feud Over Newborn Visit Amid Tragedy: Who's Being Unreasonable? 😢👶

Diply Social Team
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Imagine being caught in a whirlwind of grief, mechanical failures, and familial expectations all at once. That's exactly what happened to one person, who faced the Herculean task of supporting their partner through the loss of three loved ones, dealing with a car that gave up the ghost, and a heating system on the fritz, all while a new family member arrives on the scene. 🌪️💔👶 With emotions running high and their mental health on the line, they faced a critical decision: stand by their partner in their darkest hour or fulfill family expectations by visiting the new baby. Dive into this emotional rollercoaster and decide for yourself: who's really being unreasonable here?

When It Rains, It Pours 😔

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New Life Amidst Grief 🌈👶

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The Struggle of Support and Survival 💔

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Battling Through Bipolar Disorder 🧠💪

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Family Expectations vs. Personal Grief 😞

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Insensitive Remarks Add to the Pain 😡

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A One-Way Street of Support? 🚷

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Feeling Like The Villain 🎭

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A Tough Decision Made 🚪

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Choosing Distance for Peace ✌️

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Unveiling Family Manipulation 🎭

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Seeking Validation, Finding None 😞

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Family Drama or Justified Distance? The Verdict is In! 🤔💔

In a tale that tugs at the heartstrings, one individual finds themselves torn between supporting their grieving partner and meeting familial expectations with a newborn in the picture. The emotional turmoil is compounded by personal struggles with bipolar disorder, making the situation all the more complex. As they navigate through this storm, the decision to distance themselves from unsupportive family members sparks a heated debate. Is prioritizing mental health and immediate family in times of tragedy the right move, or is it a breach of familial duty? The internet has weighed in, and opinions are as divided as ever. Let's dive into what the world thinks about this delicate balance of love, loss, and loyalty. 🌍💬

Be understanding of partner's grief, prioritize their emotional needs. 😢👶

IndividualINK04 | IndividualINK04

Stand up for yourself and ask for support. NTA 👏

rhetorical_twix | rhetorical_twix

Putting out fires in order of appearance, partner is family too 👍

Significant-Ad-9758 | Significant-Ad-9758

NTA. Empathetic response to overwhelming tragedy and pandemic concerns.

colorsinthesky90 | colorsinthesky90

Focus on what's important. NTA for delaying newborn visit.

Primary-Criticism929 | Primary-Criticism929

Partner is family too. NTA for prioritizing them. 👍

DavidFTyler | DavidFTyler

Grandparents not helping with visit to newborn, causing family feud 😢


COVID restrictions prevent visit to newborn. Niece and husband understanding 🙏

thenotsogeekplayer | thenotsogeekplayer

Self-care is important, NTA for prioritizing your mental health. 👍

Internal-Fortune6680 | Internal-Fortune6680

Self-care first. NTA. Family needs to offer help 👍

pookguy1 | pookguy1

Sibling conflict resolved with thoughtful advice and condolences. 👏

NoChanceStill | NoChanceStill

Prioritize partner and home, not guilt-tripping family. NTA 👍

Copenfagan | Copenfagan

Supportive comment on grieving partner and not being an a**hole.

literallyjustturnips | literallyjustturnips

Supportive comment amidst family tragedy and toxicity. 👏

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Family pressures couple with newborn during tragedy. Commenter sympathizes.

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Partner grieving, but commenter is NTA and deserves recognition 👏

FightOrFreight | FightOrFreight

Supportive comment applauds OP for prioritizing partner over toxic family. 💯

hdmx539 | hdmx539

Compassionate NTA comment with a helpful tip for OP's edit. 😊

Flat_Phrase7521 | Flat_Phrase7521

Extended family is absent, NTA for prioritizing own family. 👍

Nikki3to | Nikki3to

Setting boundaries with family during tragedy. 👶

quickwitqueen | quickwitqueen

Prioritize your mental health first. Remind family you'll visit later. 👍

Background_Ruin_3631 | Background_Ruin_3631

Congratulate the brother and wait to meet the baby later 🙏

kairi79 | kairi79

Family pressures new parents into visit amid tragedy. NTA.

DocSternau | DocSternau

Petty response to unsympathetic family after tragic loss 😒

Zel_lost_it | Zel_lost_it

New parents don't need visitors during a pandemic. NTA.

Irisorchid07 | Irisorchid07

NTA says it all: no baby visits during pandemic 🤷‍♂️

sweetmagnoliasunrise | sweetmagnoliasunrise

Setting boundaries with family during tough times. 👍

daeganthedragon | daeganthedragon

Supportive comment receives praise for being a good partner 👏

Apprehensive-Cod-155 | Apprehensive-Cod-155

Setting boundaries and prioritizing partner during tragedy. 👏

centeredsis | centeredsis

New parents not welcoming visitors after tragedy. NTA. 👶

abcwva | abcwva

Compassionate response to grief and loss. 😢

El_Ren | El_Ren

Partner first, ignore AH family. NTA handling tragedy well. 👍

That_Contribution720 | That_Contribution720

Family prioritizes new baby over struggling relative, NTA suggests forgiveness.

Agitated_Net3736 | Agitated_Net3736

Prioritize your own needs and feelings. Family should be supportive. 👍

K-tunLightbringer | K-tunLightbringer

Respectful distance: NTA for waiting for invitation from new mom 👶

AccessibleBeige | AccessibleBeige

Condolences and support for NTA dealing with family drama 🙏

Neyneysatan | Neyneysatan

Prioritizing partner over newborn niece sparks family feud. NTA wins.

ScarletteMayWest | ScarletteMayWest

Empathy lacking family vs. grieving couple. NTA. 😢👶

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Partner is family, NTA for thinking about them first 👍

domestipithecus | domestipithecus

No car, no vaccine, no problem. NTA wins this round! 👏

cassowary32 | cassowary32

Newborns are like potatoes 🥔, NTA for prioritizing partner's pain.

Sakura149 | Sakura149

NTA commenter sympathizes with OP's loss and criticizes pushy relatives. 👏

canigetahiyyyaaaahh | canigetahiyyyaaaahh

Compassionate response to tragedy earns Not The A-hole judgement. ❤

The_Bookish_One | The_Bookish_One

Skipping newborn visit during pandemic: NTA wins the argument 🙌

Unit-Healthy | Unit-Healthy

Supportive comment amidst family drama. 👍

Tamarack_03 | Tamarack_03

Toxic family pressures new mom, commenter advises to distance self. 😢👶

whythefrickinfuck | whythefrickinfuck

Partner's needs > family's attention-seeking. NTA 👍

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Navigating family expectations without a model 🤔

2ndcupofcoffee | 2ndcupofcoffee

Congratulatory card is enough. Mother and husband are unreasonable.

lonnielee3 | lonnielee3

Newborn visit during pandemic sparks family feud. NTA.

_higglety | _higglety

Don't feel obliged to visit if brother makes it an issue 👍

throwawayj38sld | throwawayj38sld

Prioritizing partner over newborn sparks debate. NTA stands firm.

crazymissdaisy87 | crazymissdaisy87

Respect parents' privacy and wait to visit newborn. 🚫

SafeKaleidoscope9092 | SafeKaleidoscope9092

Unexpected niece, no one bothered, nephew glad. NTA. 🙂

cassity282 | cassity282

Sending food or a gift card would be a kind gesture 😊

greentea1985 | greentea1985

A helpful suggestion for visiting the newborn amidst tragedy 🙏

MacAttacknChz | MacAttacknChz

Internet stranger sends virtual hug to overwhelmed OP. ❤️

lejosdecasa | lejosdecasa

Supportive comment for new parent dealing with family feud 👍

Quirky_Number4460 | Quirky_Number4460

Heartfelt empathy and support for OP's tragic loss. 💔

vincentvangoghing | vincentvangoghing

Family pressuring grieving parents to visit newborn? NTA deserves apology 😢👶

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NTA: Commenter advises family to get over themselves and stop bothering.

Cool-Clerk-9835 | Cool-Clerk-9835

Keeping hope alive: NTA suggests video visit to see baby 👶

bopperbopper | bopperbopper

Compassionate NTA sets boundaries with toxic family during tragedy. 👶

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Supportive comment for OP's decision to cut contact. 🤝

VixNeko | VixNeko

Partner's grief takes priority over newborn visit. NTA 🙏

The_Fluffy_Riachu | The_Fluffy_Riachu

Compassionate comment, but no replies to engage with. 😢

biglionfan111 | biglionfan111

Engaging remotely is just as good as in-person visits 📹👶

mkane78 | mkane78

Newborn visit vs. death: NTA's perspective ❤

Jujucady22 | Jujucady22

Putting family first shouldn't come with guilt. 👍

SqualorTrawler | SqualorTrawler

Supportive comment, no replies. Keep up the good work! 👍

BusConfident1756 | BusConfident1756

Family drama over newborn visit. NTA stands up to toxic family.

sdbinnl | sdbinnl

Grieving new mom deserves space, pandemic makes it easier. NTA 👏

Aggravating_Law_1315 | Aggravating_Law_1315

NTA comment points out pandemic concerns for newborn visit.

JTMissileTits | JTMissileTits

Supportive comment offers condolences to grieving partner. 😢

Aletak | Aletak

Delaying meeting newborn not uncommon, pandemic adds to concern 👶

sleepingrozy | sleepingrozy

NTA and relatives are rude for imposing on new parents 😒

OurLadyOfCygnets | OurLadyOfCygnets

Putting yourself first is not always selfish. 👍

ShadoeRei | ShadoeRei

Compassionate comment reminds grieving family to prioritize their healing 🙏🏻

alloccasiongifts22 | alloccasiongifts22

Family prioritizes baby visit over grieving family member. NTA wins.

NightWolfRose | NightWolfRose

When family drama gets awkward... crickets 🦗

markmcgrew | markmcgrew

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