Dad's College Fund for Younger Son Sparks Sibling Rivalry and Heartbreak 💔👨‍👦‍👦

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Imagine having two sons, one a successful dentist and the other a high school senior with a bright future. You're proud of both, but life circumstances have led to some differences in the opportunities you could provide for each of them. 💔 When your youngest starts receiving college acceptance letters, you reveal the college fund you've been saving for him, something you couldn't do for your oldest. Little did you know, this would spark an emotional rollercoaster for your family. 😢

Two Sons, Two Different Lives 🌟

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Promotion Leads to College Fund 💰

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Acceptance Letters Arrive 🎉

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Undecided Future 🤔

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Surprise College Fund Reveal 🎁

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Grateful for the Support 🙏

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Encouraging Responsibility 💼

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Sharing the Joy with Big Bro 😄

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Older Son's Emotional Call 😢

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Feeling Left Out 💔

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Pretending to Be Happy 😔

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Why Keep Me? 😥

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Adoption Thoughts 💭

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Parents' Heartbreak 💔

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Unanswered Apologies 😞

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Silent Treatment Begins 🤐

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Sharing the Pain 😢

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A Week of Silence 🕰️

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College Fund Reveal Sparks Family Drama 💥

A father (52M) and his wife reveal a college fund they've been saving for their 17-year-old son, who has just started receiving college acceptance letters. The younger son is overjoyed, but when the news reaches their 36-year-old dentist son, he becomes emotional and upset. 😢 He confronts his father about feeling left out and questions why they kept him if they couldn't afford to provide the same opportunities. This breaks the parents' hearts, and despite their attempts to apologize and explain, their oldest son hangs up and goes silent. 💔 It's been a week, and the parents are left devastated, crying themselves to sleep, unsure of what to do. Let's see what the internet thinks of this heart-wrenching situation... 💭

Heartbreaking comment on favoritism towards younger sibling in college fund 💔

Big_Zucchini_9800 | Big_Zucchini_9800

User questions whether dad helped older son with tuition fees.

CheesyMacSauerkraut | CheesyMacSauerkraut

Sibling love highlighted, parent's favoritism criticized. YTA 😠

TimeEnvironmental687 | TimeEnvironmental687

Parental favoritism sparks resentment and heartbreak. 💔

Pretzelmamma | Pretzelmamma

Parent's decision to set up a college fund causes family rift 😔

Popular_Error3691 | Popular_Error3691

Oldest son feels neglected in favor of youngest son's achievements 😢

avatarjulius | avatarjulius

Eldest child feels neglected, YTA for keeping fund a secret 💔

Throwaway1234498766 | Throwaway1234498766

Redditor praises child for speaking up, calls out parent (YTA)

bythegodless | bythegodless

Parental favoritism sparks sibling rivalry and heartbreak 😔

introspectiveliar | introspectiveliar

Father accused of favoritism towards younger son in college fund. 😔

Cu_Gluttony | Cu_Gluttony

Parental favoritism causes resentment and backlash towards father 😡

KayCee269 | KayCee269

Parental favoritism leads to emotional neglect and sibling rivalry 💔

EveryAsk3855 | EveryAsk3855

Redditors calling out OP's behavior, no response from OP 🤔

TiredRetiredNurse | TiredRetiredNurse

Father's favoritism for younger son leaves older son feeling invisible 💔

czzyp | czzyp

Heartbreaking comment on abusive childhood, YTA called out.

Gljvf | Gljvf

Offering a token gift could have avoided sibling rivalry. YTA 😠

PoetRevolutionary160 | PoetRevolutionary160

Heartbreaking comment highlights father's favoritism and poor parenting choices 😔

RidicLucas0227 | RidicLucas0227

Sibling rivalry and heartbreak due to favoritism. Give space, reflect 🙏

BudgetAttention9268 | BudgetAttention9268

Harsh comment condemns parents for favoring younger child. YTA 💔

AITAH_Viewer | AITAH_Viewer

Eldest son left to fend for himself, younger son favored 😔

wlfwrtr | wlfwrtr

Favoritism and heartbreak. YTA. Oldest son deserves better 💔

RandomInetPerson5 | RandomInetPerson5

Parent accused of favoritism in college fund. YTA.

ceokc13 | ceokc13

A dental assistant shares the brutal cost of student loans. 💸

thathousehoe | thathousehoe

Parent prioritizes younger child's college fund, causing tension. YTA.

Fine-Willingness-779 | Fine-Willingness-779

Parent's unfair treatment of siblings sparks heartbreak and family rift 💔

KittyCat9375 | KittyCat9375

Strongly worded comment criticizes unequal college fund distribution.

MelkorUngoliant | MelkorUngoliant

Sibling rivalry and heartbreak as one brother gets everything easily 😢

Wooden_Pomegranate_4 | Wooden_Pomegranate_4

Father accused of favoring younger son in college fund 💔

n00-1ne | n00-1ne

Father accused of favoritism and neglecting eldest son's debts. YTA 👎

Signal_Historian_456 | Signal_Historian_456

Where's OP? Commenters left hanging, skepticism rising 🤔

brown_babe | brown_babe

Parenting disparity sparks resentment towards younger sibling. YTA 💔

emmcn75 | emmcn75

Disapproving comment accuses OP of favoritism and being the a**hole

BertTheNerd | BertTheNerd

Parental favoritism can cause resentment and harm sibling relationships 💔

KookyPangolin6032 | KookyPangolin6032

Parents showed favoritism towards younger son, caused heartbreak for eldest 😔

Tasty_Doughnut_9226 | Tasty_Doughnut_9226

Eldest son unfairly treated, younger son favored with college fund. YTA.

Fit_General7058 | Fit_General7058

Sibling speaks out against unequal treatment by YTA dad 💔

The1andOnlyLov3 | The1andOnlyLov3

Parenting criticism ignites fiery response in comment section 😠

TiredRetiredNurse | TiredRetiredNurse

YTA for favoring your youngest and neglecting your struggling oldest. 🤢

Lopsided_Wrap2971 | Lopsided_Wrap2971

Resentment towards parent's unequal treatment of children 🤭

pakapoagal | pakapoagal

User calls out parent's unfair treatment and insincere tears 😒

Life-Ambition-169 | Life-Ambition-169

Don't measure the impact of your actions by your tears 😢

FerretLover12741 | FerretLover12741

Parental favoritism causes heartbreak and resentment for eldest son 💔

Salty-Contact4371 | Salty-Contact4371

Invalidating feelings is not cool 🥺

JuJu-Petti | JuJu-Petti

Father accused of playing favorites in college fund sparks outrage.

PieiSatana | PieiSatana

Estranged older son expresses anger and hurt towards parents' favoritism 😡

FruitParfait | FruitParfait

Harsh criticism towards parents sparks no replies 😐

FourthReichIsrael2 | FourthReichIsrael2

Split the funds, YTA! 🤬 Treat kids equally. 🚫

Baldussimo | Baldussimo

Suggestion to mend sibling rivalry and heartbreak 👍

SkatesHappy | SkatesHappy

YTA - Favoring one child can lead to broken relationships 💔

Dampfnudel_E3 | Dampfnudel_E3

Elder son left with student loans, younger son's college funded. YTA 😡

Competitive-Owl1310 | Competitive-Owl1310

Sibling's valid point on inequality and favoritism in college fund. 👏

MikrokosmicUnicorn | MikrokosmicUnicorn

The eldest son needs to be made up to 😢

Comfortable_Concern8 | Comfortable_Concern8

Realizing YTA, commenter suggests ways to repair relationship with brother.

Round-Ticket-39 | Round-Ticket-39

Eldest son feels neglected for college fund. 😢

southerngothics | southerngothics

Sibling rivalry taken to new heights 😱

FruitcakeAndCrumb | FruitcakeAndCrumb

Lack of communication caused heartbreak and sibling rivalry 💔

Imaginary-Art8109 | Imaginary-Art8109

Parental favoritism and financial neglect sparks YTA judgment ⚖️

andronicuspark | andronicuspark

Eldest son may feel neglected, INFO needed to judge fairly 🤔

henchwench89 | henchwench89

Neglecting older son's struggles makes OP the a**hole 💔

Ok_Algae_7232 | Ok_Algae_7232

Father shows favoritism with college fund, elder son upset. YTA 💔

-avenged- | -avenged-

The pain of unequal treatment by parents lasts a lifetime 💔

WSB_Suicide_Watch | WSB_Suicide_Watch

Prioritizing youngest son's college fund leads to heartbreak and resentment.

whateverwhenever23 | whateverwhenever23

Favoring younger child over older, YTAH. Give space, make amends. 👍

laughingsbetter | laughingsbetter

Dentist calls out parent for unequal college fund distribution 💔

PresidentStool | PresidentStool

Parent favored younger son, leaving elder behind. YTA. 👎

Maximum-Ear1745 | Maximum-Ear1745

Parental favoritism causing heartbreak and sibling rivalry. YTA.

myboytys | myboytys

Dad's favoritism towards younger son causes heartbreak and sibling rivalry 💔

nope01928374 | nope01928374

"YTA. My sister is a lot older than me." Sibling fairness 👆

UndefeatedPunani | UndefeatedPunani

Sibling resentment over unequal financial treatment 🤷‍♂️

Bright_Athlete_8579 | Bright_Athlete_8579

User calls out OP's unfair treatment of sons and favoritism 👏

Dmte | Dmte

Sibling rivalry and heartbreak as dad favors younger son 💔

UnicornGlitterFart24 | UnicornGlitterFart24

A parent's favoritism can lead to broken relationships 💔

WarDog1983 | WarDog1983

Sibling describes fair parental financial treatment, calls commenter an a**hole 👮🏼

WiseQuarter3250 | WiseQuarter3250

User calls out OP for neglecting older son's needs. 👍

l3ex_G | l3ex_G

YTA for showing favoritism, reach out and apologize ASAP 💔

Pitiful-Repair1620 | Pitiful-Repair1620

Parent's unequal college fund causes family heartbreak 💔 YTA

Butt-Dragon | Butt-Dragon

Parental favoritism sparks YTA verdict and empathy for eldest.

SmeeegHeead | SmeeegHeead

Father accused of favoritism by not splitting college fund. YTA.

Bartok_The_Batty | Bartok_The_Batty

Unpopular opinion: OP should have split the money equally 🤷‍♂️

Material_Cellist4133 | Material_Cellist4133

Parental favoritism can have long-lasting effects on children's relationships 💔👨‍👦‍👦

countryboy1101 | countryboy1101

Parental favoritism leads to heartbreak for one child 💔

zaritza8789 | zaritza8789

Dad's favoritism towards younger son causes irreparable damage. YTA.

caramel_kittens | caramel_kittens

Missed opportunity to even scales with oldest son. Family therapy recommended 👨‍👦‍👦

ChaoticCapricorn | ChaoticCapricorn

YTA causes sibling rivalry and heartbreak 💔👨‍👦‍👦

Remarkable_Table_279 | Remarkable_Table_279

Silent OP raises red flags. Commenters seek more context.

ladyboobypoop | ladyboobypoop

Sibling shares personal experience, calls OP out for favoritism. YTA 👎

SophisticatedCelery | SophisticatedCelery

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