Invisible Child Snubs Parents' Last-Minute Thanksgiving Invite 🦃✈️

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Imagine growing up as the invisible child in your family, with your parents' attention constantly focused on your siblings. You grow up, move away, and build a life with your closest friends. Then, out of the blue, your parents call you just three days before Thanksgiving, expecting you to drop everything and fly home. 😲 This is the story of a 25-year-old woman who found herself in this exact situation. Let's dive into her tale and see if she's in the wrong for not caring about her parents' sudden interest in her life.

The Invisible Child 🕵️‍♀️

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A Life of Solitude 📚🎮

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Found Family 💕

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Moving Away 🚚

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The Unexpected Call 📞

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Surface Level Relationship 🌊

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Thanksgiving Invitation 🦃

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Last-Minute Notice ⏰

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Mom Hangs Up 📵

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Dad's Threat 🚫

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Ignoring the Guilt Trip 😤

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Silent Holidays 🎄

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Is She the Jerk for Ignoring Her Parents? 😕

So, our protagonist found herself in a tough spot when her parents, who had barely paid her any attention growing up, suddenly expected her to drop everything and fly home for Thanksgiving with just three days' notice. 😒 She declined, and her dad even threatened to stop paying for her college (which she had already graduated from three years ago). Now, her friends are saying she's being a jerk for not caring about her parents' attempt to reconnect. 🤔 Let's see what the internet has to say about this situation...

Graduated 3 years ago, lives 2 states away, NTA.

similar_name4489 | similar_name4489

NTA. Parents forgot basic info, just want to feel better. 👍

jippyzippylippy | jippyzippylippy

Neglected child rightfully snubs parents' last-minute invite 👏

Fianna9 | Fianna9

Concerned commenter suggests medical examination for OP's parents. NTA.

AddCalm5953 | AddCalm5953

Sassy response to unreasonable parents. Cut them loose. NTA 🙌

chibibo | chibibo

Chosen family over blood relatives. NTA for rejecting invite. 👍

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Building a life without them was the right choice. NTA 👏

The_Bad_Agent | The_Bad_Agent

College graduate refuses last-minute Thanksgiving invite, not the a**hole

IntroductionPast3342 | IntroductionPast3342

NTA. You reap what you sow. Sucks to be them. 🦃

firebirdinflames | firebirdinflames

Parents try to make up, but reveal lack of care. NTA.

Smart_But123581321 | Smart_But123581321

Forgetting you live 2 states away? NTA comment calls out parents 😂

SkylerRoseGrey | SkylerRoseGrey

Snarky response shuts down guilt-tripping parents 😎

Loose-Fold6570 | Loose-Fold6570

Redditor expresses concern for OP's parents' extreme forgetfulness. 🤔

GeekyStitcher | GeekyStitcher

Graduated 3 years ago, but dad still paying for school? 🤔 NTA

VoomVoomBoomer | VoomVoomBoomer

Setting boundaries and living your best life 👏

Junkalanche | Junkalanche

Prioritizing mental health over toxic family relationships 👏

ParamedicSilent2097 | ParamedicSilent2097

Envy makes them think NTA is AH. Family sounds immature.

singingkiltmygrandma | singingkiltmygrandma

Heartfelt comment suggests seeking professional help for emotional trauma. ❤️

stabbobabbo | stabbobabbo

Graduation forgotten, dad cut off child. NTA. 👏

no_apollonia | no_apollonia

NTA, Parental neglect, move on and create your own happiness. 👍

Brennan_Boru1031 | Brennan_Boru1031

Family neglects basic details, commenter supports snubbing Thanksgiving invite. 👍

Nobody7713 | Nobody7713

Chosen family over blood, NTA. Don't waste time worrying.

callmeb84 | callmeb84

Family tragedy and miscommunication lead to Thanksgiving invite misunderstanding 😢

TheGreenPangolin | TheGreenPangolin

Suspicious last-minute invite? Maybe they wanted something else 🤔

MiserableEssay7126 | MiserableEssay7126

NTA who declined last-minute invite, offers counter, and faces guilt-trips.

Kempeth | Kempeth

Family forgets to invite, commenter says 'suck it up' #NTA

Oop-pt1 | Oop-pt1

Glass child finds new family, parents blew their chance. NTA 👍

MeRachel | MeRachel

Last-minute invite? NTA for snubbing. Dad was unreasonable. 👍

Crafty_Meeting2657 | Crafty_Meeting2657

Graduated 3 years ago, dad threatened to stop paying college. NTA.

QuesoFurioso | QuesoFurioso

Forgiveness is not a one-time event. ✌🏻

New-Number-7810 | New-Number-7810

Importance of setting boundaries with toxic family members. 👍

MayCyan425 | MayCyan425

Cutting out toxic family for self-care 👌

Unreasonable-Skirt | Unreasonable-Skirt

NTA. Keep your head up, away from the rents. 👏

00_2Read | 00_2Read

Not the a**hole for not dropping everything to reconnect 👍

Blim4 | Blim4

Found family > biological family. NTA for rejecting toxic parents 👏

Own-Kangaroo6931 | Own-Kangaroo6931

Supportive comment suggests showing friends post to clear misunderstanding. 👍

Sweet-Salt-1630 | Sweet-Salt-1630

NTA comment praises OP's emotional maturity and recognizes their struggles.

darkneestaken | darkneestaken

Forgotten and snubbed, NTA commenters side with invisible child.

EndedUpFine | EndedUpFine

Parents' last-minute invite after years of absence is suspicious. NTA.

OceanStsr | OceanStsr

Compassionate OP refuses last-minute Thanksgiving invite from obnoxious parents. NTA 👏

speakingtoidiots | speakingtoidiots

Don't let guilt-tripping parents bring you down. NTA 👏

Background_System726 | Background_System726

Neglected for 25 years, NTA for snubbing last-minute invite 👏

Kwinza | Kwinza

Don't give in to abusive parents' threats and coercion. Check family.

BankApprehensive2514 | BankApprehensive2514

Redditor finds humor in father's empty threat for tuition money 💰

Samarkand457 | Samarkand457

Skeptical of parents' sudden invite, commenter advises OP to be cautious.

CrazyScorpio1995 | CrazyScorpio1995

NTA. Parents forgot you moved, expected impossible last-minute invite.

elsie78 | elsie78

Family's lack of understanding leads to sad Thanksgiving situation. 😢

Plenty_Metal_1304 | Plenty_Metal_1304

NTA. Commenter sympathizes with OP and advises against friends' influence.

AmbienceIsImpervious | AmbienceIsImpervious

Parents act entitled to time, NTA for declining invite 👍

effoff333 | effoff333

Setting boundaries with estranged parents: NTA! 👏

BellinaPhalange | BellinaPhalange

Birth parents ≠ obligation. Dislike them? Don't waste time 👍

sharingthegoodword | sharingthegoodword

"Guilt tripping is not the way to build connections." 👏🏼 NTA

Broad_Respond_2205 | Broad_Respond_2205

You tried to reach out, NTA. Ball is in their court 👏

your_moms_a_clone | your_moms_a_clone

NTA, don't go to meet up. They may have life-changing news 😱

KnightofForestsWild | KnightofForestsWild

User defends OP and calls out parents and friends for being AHs 😒

BigNathaniel69 | BigNathaniel69

NTA. The parents neglected the child and now want something.

plm56 | plm56

Offering sympathy and advice for possible early onset Alzheimer's situation 💞

SureExternal4778 | SureExternal4778

NTA. Acknowledging neglect is healing, don't pretend nothing happened.

garbagesnoot | garbagesnoot

User supports OP's decision to not attend parents' Thanksgiving invite.

GirlL1997 | GirlL1997

Self-sufficiency over toxic family. NTA 👏

HerbieC026 | HerbieC026

No contact, no invite. NTA stands their ground 😎

FreeTheHippo | FreeTheHippo

Don't let guilt-tripping parents ruin your Thanksgiving plans 👍

Chance-Contract-1290 | Chance-Contract-1290

Advice on setting boundaries and rebuilding relationships with family. 👍

Arizonamom1990 | Arizonamom1990

Not the a-hole for refusing last-minute invite. Threat is gross.

Science_blue | Science_blue

Forgotten child confronts parents after Thanksgiving invite snub. NTA.

me0mio | me0mio

User sympathizes with OP's situation and warns of future expectations.

uTop-Artichoke5020 | uTop-Artichoke5020

Concerned commenter suggests medical check-up for parents' behavior change 🚡

DreamingDragonSoul | DreamingDragonSoul

Moved and graduated, NTA, donors not parents. You owe nothing 🙏

Secret_Double_9239 | Secret_Double_9239

Supportive commenters agree: parents and friends are in the wrong 👏

PreviousSwing8326 | PreviousSwing8326

User suspects parents had ulterior motives, advises OP to forget them. NTA

MaraSchraag | MaraSchraag

Parents ignored OP their entire life, guilt-tripping now is wrong. 👍

Chance-Cod-2894 | Chance-Cod-2894

No obligation to spend Thanksgiving with estranged parents. NTA 👍

dawdreygore | dawdreygore

Chosen family over blood. No contact for personal peace. NTA 👍

sunflowers_j | sunflowers_j

Chosen family over blood. NTA for declining invite 👍

Quokka_Queen | Quokka_Queen

Parent's unreasonable ultimatum and guilt trip. NTA.

chrestomancy | chrestomancy

NTA. Parents can't expect you to turn life around on demand 😅

LionIntelligent5026 | LionIntelligent5026

Standing up for yourself: NTA for rejecting last-minute invite 👏

DystDust | DystDust

Cutting ties with toxic parents. NTA 👏

CalicoHippo | CalicoHippo

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