Stepmom's Dilemma: Should She Say No to Full-Time Stepson? 😰

Diply Social Team
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Picture this: You've raised your kids, they've moved away for college, and you're finally enjoying some well-deserved independence. But then, your husband's 16-year-old son wants to move in full-time. What would you do? This stepmom is facing that very dilemma, and she's not sure if she'd be the bad guy for saying no. Let's dive into her story and see what's going on. 😬

Son Wants to Move In 🏠

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The Change of Heart 💔

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School District Switch 🚌

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Husband's Work Schedule 🗓️

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Stepmom's New Role 👩‍👦

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Been There, Done That ✅

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Good Kid, Tough Decision 😕

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Seeking Advice 🙏

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Past Circumstances 🔄

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Newfound Freedom 🦋

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Personal Growth Journey 🌱

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Driving Dilemma 🚗

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Teen Parenting Truths 🛌

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Morning Struggles ⏰

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Stepmom's Independence vs. Stepson's Needs 🤔

This stepmom has been enjoying her newfound independence after raising her own kids, but now her husband's 16-year-old son wants to move in full-time. With her husband working out of state most of the time, she'd become the primary caregiver, responsible for school, sports, meals, and more. She's torn between her love for her stepson and her desire to maintain her independence. As she faces this tough decision, let's see what the internet has to say about this situation. 🌐

Saying no to full-time stepson makes you TA. ESH situation.

kr0mb0pulos_michael | kr0mb0pulos_michael

Stepmom shouldn't be expected to raise stepson alone. 😍

teresajs | teresajs

Marriage means being a parent. YTA if you say no. 😔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Solo parenting a teen for 2 weeks? NTA, express concerns kindly 😊

Zorgas | Zorgas

Stepmom struggling with full-time stepson and absent husband. NTA.

gimmesome-ofyourtots | gimmesome-ofyourtots

Stepmom receives harsh YTA judgement for wanting to say no to full-time stepson

ICWhatsNUrP | ICWhatsNUrP

Husband should take custody, not expect stepmom to put life on hold. 💪

dontneedaclass | dontneedaclass

User suggests husband should be more involved in parenting 👍

NotAsSmartAsIWish | NotAsSmartAsIWish

Stepmom hesitant to take in stepson without husband's support. YWNBTA.

Hufflepuffknitter80 | Hufflepuffknitter80

Stepmom's dilemma: Handling full-time stepson without bio parent support. 😰

No-Anything-4440 | No-Anything-4440

User thinks stepmom would be TA for not taking care of stepson 😕

[deleted] | [deleted]

Stepmom unfairly expected to be primary caregiver for stepson. 😕

Rebelbear23 | Rebelbear23

Stepson needs dad, not just stepmom, in his last teen years 😢

Fabulous-Ad6844 | Fabulous-Ad6844

Navigating step-parenting can be tough, but supporting your spouse matters 👍

DogRescueLady | DogRescueLady

Stepmom's authority and responsibilities need to be discussed. 🤔

Mishy162 | Mishy162

Step-parents shouldn't be expected to be primary caregivers. NTA 👏

GhostParty21 | GhostParty21

Stepmom has veto power on being primary caregiver. NTA. 👍

21stCenturyJanes | 21stCenturyJanes

Stepmom not responsible for full-time stepson. NTA 👍

Angry-pothead | Angry-pothead

Fair share of parenting or NTA? Single parenthood realities.

WaxyWingie | WaxyWingie

Husband needs to step up and share responsibility 👍

daloman | daloman

NTA. A helpful and empathetic response with practical solutions 👍

Mr_Ariyeh | Mr_Ariyeh

Stepmom not obligated to parent stepson full-time. 👍

liquidkretin | liquidkretin

Stepmom stands her ground on stepson's living arrangements. NTA 👍

mastimama0722 | mastimama0722

Stepmom not obligated to be a single parent again. NTA 👍

anon_cat05 | anon_cat05

Stepmom left to raise stepson alone, NTA for saying no 👍

Far_Nefariousness773 | Far_Nefariousness773

Stepmom not the a**hole for not wanting full-time stepson 👍

beguilery | beguilery

Stepmom not okay with being primary parent for stepson. NTA.

mercersher | mercersher

Gender bias in YTA judgments discussed in comment section 🤔

21stCenturyJanes | 21stCenturyJanes

Stepmom not responsible for full-time stepson. Husband needs to step up. 👍

666POD | 666POD

Stepmom's dilemma: YWNBTA for saying no to stepson's care 👩‍👦

Ok-Cryptographer-886 | Ok-Cryptographer-886

Stepmom feels conflicted about being full-time caregiver for stepson. NTA.

Krispysoc | Krispysoc

Stepmom not responsible for stepson's full-time care. NTA 👍

resenr | resenr

Not enough info to judge, but valid questions raised. 👉🏻

Roaming_Cow | Roaming_Cow

Compromise may be key in stepmom's dilemma 🤔

Special_Drummer_8293 | Special_Drummer_8293

Stepmom not obligated to parent stepson full-time. NTA 👍

lilkimber512 | lilkimber512

Stepmom's dilemma: balancing responsibility and fairness for stepson. 🤔

tlf555 | tlf555

Balancing freedom and step-parenting responsibilities. YTA if you say no.

chronicpainprincess | chronicpainprincess

Building a respectful relationship with stepson through communication 👍

ShiftNo558 | ShiftNo558

Stepmom feels overwhelmed taking care of stepson. NTA, husband's responsibility.

bitchyasshole | bitchyasshole

A practical solution for stepmom's dilemma 👍

Internetperson3000 | Internetperson3000

Balancing work and family authority in stepfamily dynamics. 🤔

bopperbopper | bopperbopper

Stepmom in a tough spot, but maybe NAH? Communication needed.

defenestrayed | defenestrayed

Have an open discussion before making a decision. YWBTA 😕

myforeveranonaccount | myforeveranonaccount

Stepson's behavior is threatening, NTA for setting boundaries. 😱

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Stepmom faces backlash for not wanting to care for stepson. 😬

MommaGuy | MommaGuy

Stepmom struggles with stepson's living situation, seeks advice. 🤔

maypopfop | maypopfop

Stepmom navigates stepson's stay. Communication and balance is key. 🙌

Basic-Escape-4824 | Basic-Escape-4824

Stepmom considers allowing stepson to raise son at home. NTA.

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Support husband's work/life balance, but don't overextend yourself. 👍

hanbnanAU | hanbnanAU

Is OP being asked to be a single parent? 🤔

wednesdayophelia | wednesdayophelia

Stepmom faces criticism for prioritizing her space over stepson's well-being 😢

SmellSuitable2945 | SmellSuitable2945

Stepmom's dilemma: balancing responsibilities with husband's work schedule. 🙏

Theodora1976 | Theodora1976

Single parent agrees with stepmom's decision to not babysit full-time. 👍

UnhappyOverthinker | UnhappyOverthinker

Stepmom not obligated to be full-time chauffeur. 🙌

cutipatutie | cutipatutie

Stepping in as a full-time stepmom? NTA. Set boundaries. 🙏


Stepmom called out for neglecting 16-year-old stepson. 😱

SomethingClever70 | SomethingClever70

Don't let 'me time' come before your stepson's safety. 🚨

MageJells | MageJells

Defending OP, pointing out double standards & husband's responsibility. 🤔

Ahsiuqal | Ahsiuqal

Stepmom receives harsh judgement from commenter. 💔

pb_nayroo | pb_nayroo

Find solutions to make space for stepson, set boundaries. 👍

drkpnthr | drkpnthr

Stepmom criticized for not wanting stepson to move in 😠

jrae1203 | jrae1203

Compassionate comment suggests solutions for stepson's move-in. 👏

Kisses4Kimmy | Kisses4Kimmy

Stepmom criticized for not considering stepson's situation. Husband also blamed.

JCBashBash | JCBashBash

Stepmom's decision to say no to stepson could ruin relationship 😱

NiteGrimwood | NiteGrimwood

Stepmom's dilemma: Is she NTA for not wanting full-time stepson?

[deleted] | [deleted]

Sharing parenting responsibilities can strengthen family bonds 👨‍👩‍👦

Select_Hall_6248 | Select_Hall_6248

Married into step-parenting, not full-time caregiving. NTA 👏

Mommayyll | Mommayyll

Stepmom not in the wrong for not wanting full-time stepson 👍

Mera1506 | Mera1506

Stepmom not obligated to be full-time parent. Husband should step up. 👍

aggravatingyou | aggravatingyou

Stepmom not wrong for not wanting to be primary caregiver 👍

sljbspe3 | sljbspe3

Stepmom feels forced into being a single mother. NTA 👍

Choice-Interview-889 | Choice-Interview-889

Agreement on single parenting with little authority 👍

Odd_Rutabaga_7810 | Odd_Rutabaga_7810

Stepmom not obligated to be full-time parent. NTA 👍

Galaxyheart555 | Galaxyheart555

Stepmom's dilemma: stepson needs a safe place, not solo parenting. NTA 😊

Ursula_Bot | Ursula_Bot

Stepmom's valid concerns about full-time stepson. 🤔

starsandcamoflague | starsandcamoflague

Stepmom not responsible for full-time stepson, NTA 👍

fyukoffahle22 | fyukoffahle22

Stepson wants to live with dad, but dad's not there. NTA 👍

MildAsSriracha | MildAsSriracha

Father needs to step up and have a conversation 👍

Desperate_Chip_343 | Desperate_Chip_343

Stepmom not the a**hole for not wanting to be single parent 👏

painkilleraddict6373 | painkilleraddict6373

Stepmom refuses to raise someone else's teenager. #NTA 🙌

Next-End-4696 | Next-End-4696

Stepmom's authority questioned while husband is away. NTA. 👍

Signal-Table4382 | Signal-Table4382

Stepparents told to know their place until it's convenient? 🤔

Arcane1516 | Arcane1516

Stepmom faces tough decision on stepson. YTA if you decline 😰

visceralthrill | visceralthrill

Compromise suggested for stepmom's dilemma. 🙂

s2inno | s2inno

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