Father Moves Home Abandoning His Daughter: Is He Heartless? 💔🗺️

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Imagine moving across the world for love and family, only to find yourself miserable and feeling abandoned by your own child. 😔 Our protagonist, a UK native, moved to the US to be with his American ex and their daughter. Despite their eventual breakup, he stayed in the US to be close to his child. But as time went on, his ex remarried, and his daughter grew distant. 😢 After years of heartache, our protagonist finally found happiness during a trip back to the UK and landed a dream job. But when he shared the news with his daughter, she accused him of abandoning her. 💔 Now, he's left wondering if he's in the wrong for not discussing his decision to move back to the UK with his daughter. 🤔

🇬🇧 Moving to the US for Love and Family 💔

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👶 Baby Girl Grows Up 🌱

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💍 New Husband, New Family 👨‍👩‍👧

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🤝 Reluctant Agreement 😔

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🤞 Promises Made, Promises Broken 💔

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🦠 COVID Strikes, Distance Grows 🌐

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🚚 Moving Further Away 🌍

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🏡 Visiting the East Coast 🌅

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🤦‍♂️ Racial Jokes and Awkwardness 😬

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🇬🇧 UK Trip and Birthday Plans 🎂

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🥳 Birthday Celebration with Loved Ones 💕

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🎉 New Job Opportunity in the UK 🌟

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🏠 A Place to Call Home 🏡

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👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 Long Distance Love 💞

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💔 Daughter's Reaction 😢

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🚪 Closing Doors, Opening New Ones 🌈

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😡 Ex's Call and Social Media Drama 📱

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🙅‍♂️ Standing My Ground 💪

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😔 Daughter's Social Media Post 📲

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🤷‍♂️ Moving On and Letting Go 🌟

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🌍 Moving Back Home: Betrayal or Self-Care? 🤷‍♂️

Our protagonist, a UK native, moved to the US to be with his American ex and their daughter. After their breakup, he stayed in the US to be close to his child. However, his ex remarried, and his daughter grew distant, leaving him feeling abandoned. 😔 During a trip back to the UK, he found happiness, reconnected with family, and landed a dream job. 💼 Excited about his new life, he shared the news with his daughter, who accused him of abandoning her. 💔 With his ex also chiming in, our protagonist is left to wonder if he's in the wrong for not discussing his decision to move back to the UK with his daughter. 🤔 Let's see what the internet thinks of this emotional rollercoaster... 🎢

NTA dad prioritizes quality time over quantity, suggests FaceTime and visits 😊

Competitive-Push-715 | Competitive-Push-715

Father not heartless for moving to a different country. NTA 👍

lorinabaninabanana | lorinabaninabanana

Father moves away from ungrateful daughter and toxic ex-wife. NTA 👍

broadsharp2 | broadsharp2

Father not heartless for prioritizing his own happiness. NTA 👍

CandThonestpartners | CandThonestpartners

Daughter's lack of effort justifies father moving away 👍

Chaoticgood790 | Chaoticgood790

Live your life for you, don't let guilt trip you ✊

lookanewtoo | lookanewtoo

Take back control from guilt-tripping family for your daughter 👊

Pinkpowderpuff07 | Pinkpowderpuff07

Distance doesn't excuse abandonment. NTA response. 👍

Proud-Geek1019 | Proud-Geek1019

Putting yourself first is important to be a better parent 👍

Candid-Quail-9927 | Candid-Quail-9927

Prioritizing oneself after 15 years of neglect. NTA 👏

Front_Repair_835 | Front_Repair_835

Father prioritizes his own happiness, not heartless. NTA 👍

Quiet-Hamster6509 | Quiet-Hamster6509

NTA moves back home, daughter disapproves. Enjoy your life! 👍

Fun-Yellow-6576 | Fun-Yellow-6576

Stepfather adopted her, NTA for moving out. 👍

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Don't let guilt hold you back, live your own life. ✌️

adeIemonade | adeIemonade

Moving on from a toxic relationship 👏

tytyoreo | tytyoreo

NTA for prioritizing your life and family. Congrats on job! 👏

Izzy4162305 | Izzy4162305

Father stands up for himself and sets boundaries with family.

Odd_Welcome7940 | Odd_Welcome7940

Putting yourself first isn't always selfish 👍

United-Plum1671 | United-Plum1671

Deserve to prioritize own happiness. NTA 👏

TrafficSharp3425 | TrafficSharp3425

Father's decision to move away from adopted daughter sparks empathy.

HyenaShot8896 | HyenaShot8896

Cutting ties and moving on: a refreshing perspective 👌

Putrid_Ordinary1815 | Putrid_Ordinary1815

Father abandons daughter, commenters side with him. 👍

FoggyDaze415 | FoggyDaze415

Daughter's lack of interest caused father to move, NTA 👍

fixfoxfax | fixfoxfax

Being neglected and abandoned doesn't make you the bad guy 👍

chaingun_samurai | chaingun_samurai

Father not heartless for moving away from unhappy situation. 👍

Existing_Winter5679 | Existing_Winter5679

Defending long-distance parenting decision with logical argument 💪

BigAsh27 | BigAsh27

Daughter confronts absent father, calling out his hypocrisy 😠

Corfiz74 | Corfiz74

Choosing a nine-hour flight to see her father? NTA 🛫

Puggymum64 | Puggymum64

User strongly disagrees with father abandoning daughter, NTA judgement.

AreaGuy | AreaGuy

Compassionate response to father's move with helpful advice. 🙏

amzlkicks | amzlkicks

Father not heartless for prioritizing his own life and career 💪

anaisaknits | anaisaknits

Father defends himself against abandonment accusations. 🤷‍♂️

Enzo_Casterpone | Enzo_Casterpone

NTA for moving away from daughter and ex-wife's behavior 👍

ahopskip_andajump | ahopskip_andajump

Daughter asks another man to adopt her, accuses father of abandoning. 🤷‍♂️

Cosmicshimmer | Cosmicshimmer

Daughter won't visit him; ex-wife upset he moved forward. 😞

srsh | srsh

Choosing yourself isn't heartless. NTA 👏

Carolinamama2015 | Carolinamama2015

Daughter doesn't care? Heartless father or misunderstood situation? 🤔

AardvarkDisastrous70 | AardvarkDisastrous70

Father not at fault, wife and new family are the AHs 🤷‍♂️

cunexttuesdaynga | cunexttuesdaynga

Father prioritizes his happiness and well-being over toxic relationships. NTA 👍

Flat_Contribution707 | Flat_Contribution707

Empathetic stranger offers support to struggling father. 🤩

JayAdamFTW | JayAdamFTW

Supportive comment, wishing happiness and love for the commenter 👍❤️

yadselizabeth | yadselizabeth

Coerced into letting another man adopt his child. NTA. 👍

maggersrose | maggersrose

Father prioritizes his life over daughter, commenters support decision. 😭

ApocolypseJoe | ApocolypseJoe

Daughter wanted adoption, OP moved on, enjoys being home. NTA 👍

Rinzy2000 | Rinzy2000

Understanding and forgiving perspective of child of divorced parents.

skinnypenis09 | skinnypenis09

Father gets support for moving on from toxic situation 👍

dont-fear-thereefer | dont-fear-thereefer

Moving out for self-care, promised contact. NTA 🙌

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Detaching oneself from toxic relationships is important for happiness 🙏

thesillyhumanrace | thesillyhumanrace

Father abandons daughter after being unhappy for 15 years. NTA.

First_Alfalfa2805 | First_Alfalfa2805

Standing up against racism, NTA for leaving daughter's racist family. 👊

Air4023 | Air4023

User questions the reasoning behind father's adoption severance.

Lopsided-Wishbone606 | Lopsided-Wishbone606

Father stands up for himself after abandoning daughter. NTA 👍

idkwhyimdoingthis2 | idkwhyimdoingthis2

Moving home for happiness and negotiating daughter's visits. NTA 👍

AgentRevolutionary99 | AgentRevolutionary99

Moving to England is not being heartless. NTA 👍

maccrogenoff | maccrogenoff

Father explains his side to daughter, says he deserves happiness ❤️

Eatshitmoderatorz | Eatshitmoderatorz

Putting your happiness first as a parent - NTA 💯

FlippingPossum | FlippingPossum

Encouraging advice for a father trying to maintain a connection 👍

Meep42 | Meep42

Self-care matters. 💆‍♀️ NTA, go be happy.

fort-e-too | fort-e-too

Empathetic comment suggests moving on and making a new family. 😢

Mysterious-Ad3756 | Mysterious-Ad3756

Moving away for mental health: NTA according to commenter

Excellent-Shape-2024 | Excellent-Shape-2024

Moving out for mental health is NTA, daughter wanted adoption.

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Adoptive father abandons daughter, commenters say ESH for selfishness 💔

Correct-List-9999 | Correct-List-9999

Sarcastic reply to father abandoning daughter sparks laughter 😂

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Distance is distance, NTAH. Presence is presence 🙏

TravellingSouzee | TravellingSouzee

Adopted daughter is not his problem anymore. NTA. 👍

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NTA! Father deserves to live his life too. Enjoy yourself, man 👍

ZeroZipZilchNadaNone | ZeroZipZilchNadaNone

Father moves home to be happy, daughter and ex unhappy 😞

WhiteKnightPrimal | WhiteKnightPrimal

NTA moves back home, accused of abandoning daughter. Commenter offers support.

KrampyDoo | KrampyDoo

Father prioritizes his mental health, but offers daughter reconciliation 🙏

WarehouseEmpty | WarehouseEmpty

Offering visit and stay in the UK, NTA sounds reasonable 👍

momsterjams | momsterjams

Moving out may be the best option for both of you 🙌

briomio | briomio

Father not the a-hole for prioritizing own happiness over daughter's.

Conscious-Big707 | Conscious-Big707

Moving back home after being abandoned - NTA wins!

swordrat720 | swordrat720

Empathetic comment supports father's decision to move out. 🙏

MephistosFallen | MephistosFallen

Dad chooses to enjoy life, daughter can visit if she wants 😊

witchbrew7 | witchbrew7

Why did the father allow adoption? NTA for moving.

No-Horse-5547 | No-Horse-5547

Father not the a**hole for prioritizing his happiness and freedom 🙌

Cannabis_CatSlave | Cannabis_CatSlave

Adopted daughter is not yours anymore, let go and move on. 💔

evandemic | evandemic

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