Graduate Cuts Off Emotionally Distant Parents: Harsh or Healing? 🎓

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Imagine growing up with parents who were emotionally distant, never being able to confide in them about life's challenges. 💔 Then, when you go off to college and struggle with student loans, they ask you to pay rent when you visit home during breaks. 😱 That's the story of our protagonist, who decided to cut ties with their parents after graduation. But now, their fiancé thinks they should make an effort to communicate. 🤔 Should they give their parents a second chance, or is it time to move on and focus on their own family? 🤷 Let's dive into this emotional rollercoaster...

🏠 Growing up with distant parents...

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💔 No support for life's challenges...

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🎓 College life and student loans...

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💸 Debt and financial independence...

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🏡 Paying rent to my own parents?!

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💰 A student's financial struggle...

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⏰ No time for anything else...

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🤐 Keeping quiet and making plans...

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🎉 Graduation and cutting ties...

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📞 Ignoring their attempts to reconnect...

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💕 Building my own family...

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👪 An actual family...

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🚫 No longer their kid...

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💍 Fiance's opinion...

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😕 Am I in the wrong?

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🤔 Cutting off parents for demanding rent: Justified or not?

Our protagonist had a rough childhood with emotionally distant parents, making them rely on friends for support. 💔 College life was a struggle, with student loans piling up and their parents refusing to help financially. 😓 To add insult to injury, their parents demanded rent during semester breaks, taking up all their free time. 😠 After graduation, our protagonist cut ties with their parents and built a life with a loving fiancé. 💕 But now, the fiancé thinks it's time to reconnect with the parents. 😕 Should our protagonist give them another chance, or continue living life without them? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Living with emotionally distant parents, OP cuts them off. NTA 👏

rusty0123 | rusty0123

Choose your own family. NTA charges parents rent for break.

AQualityKoalaTeacher | AQualityKoalaTeacher

Family shouldn't be about money 💰

Terroa | Terroa

Cutting off emotionally neglectful parents for charging rent justified. 💪

KKAida | KKAida

Breaking away from toxic family for a happy life 🙌

SeleNyx | SeleNyx

Cutting off unsupportive family: harsh or healing? NTA 👏

princessglitterpoop | princessglitterpoop

Emotional distancing from parents - a justified decision. 👍

TexFiend | TexFiend

Breaking free from toxic family dynamics. NTA 🙌

ValleyBilz | ValleyBilz

NTA. Setting boundaries is key 👍

Ammaranthh | Ammaranthh

👏 Standing up to emotionally distant parents who charge rent. #NTA

laramank | laramank

Setting boundaries with parents is healthy. 👍

terraformthesoul | terraformthesoul

Cutting off emotionally distant parents: healing or harmful? NTA.

weliketoruinjokes | weliketoruinjokes

Cutting off parents: tough but necessary. Communicate with fiancé.

RemoteBroccoli | RemoteBroccoli

Fiance doesn't get it, emotionally distant parents cause trauma. NTA.

randomnurse | randomnurse

Forgiving your emotionally distant parents after 10 years? 😢

MoSlo | MoSlo

Partner may mean well, but respect OP's autonomy. NTA 👍

choir_grrl | choir_grrl

Setting boundaries with toxic family is important for mental health 🙌

heids_25 | heids_25

Fair rent agreement, and it's okay to cut off parents.

Lotr9999999 | Lotr9999999

Breaking the cycle: NTA for cutting off distant parents. 👏

Maxicozie010 | Maxicozie010

Choose your own happiness - cutting off toxic family members 👍

ogre215 | ogre215

Cutting off toxic parents can be the ultimate act of self-care. 🎓 NTA

HappyLucyD | HappyLucyD

Cutting off toxic parents, NTA. Enjoy your parent-free life 👌

reineedshelp | reineedshelp

Charged rent at 16, kicked out at 18. NTA for cutting off.

azewonder | azewonder

Emotionally distant parents or just investors? NTA for cutting off.

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Paying rent at 18? NTA thinks it's messed up 🤔

An-Anthropologist | An-Anthropologist

Cutting off toxic family can be healing. #NTA 👏

foodpregnancy | foodpregnancy

Cutting off abusive parents is necessary for healing. ✌

Puzzleheaded_Runner | Puzzleheaded_Runner

Fiance doesn't get it. Share post to explain disfunctional family.

chickenmeh | chickenmeh

NTA. Set boundaries with your fiancee and explain your choice.

Magnolia2987 | Magnolia2987

Navigating family dynamics with understanding and respect. 👬

anp327 | anp327

Did OP communicate with their parents before cutting them off? 🤔

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Putting your wellbeing first is not harsh, it's necessary. 👏

Snoo_83692 | Snoo_83692

Strained relationship with parents due to money issues 💸

traxfi | traxfi

Cutting off parents: harsh but justified. NTA.

Caltaylor101 | Caltaylor101

Cutting off emotionally distant parents: harsh or healing? NTA says comment.

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Breaking free from toxic parents, misunderstood by others. 👏

fribblelvr | fribblelvr

Cutting off emotionally distant parents: harsh or healing? NTA

Corpsab | Corpsab

Cutting off emotionally distant parents: NTA or harsh?

seba_make | seba_make

Setting boundaries with SO about parents. NTA 👏

Marmenoire | Marmenoire

Charging rent to your kids as a parent? NTA says commenter 👏

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Cutting out toxic family members for happiness is NTA 🙌

bitesthedustm8 | bitesthedustm8

Cutting off parents for emotional distance - NTA, your choice 🙌

narniasreal | narniasreal

User defends parents' decision, congratulates commenter on engagement 👏

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Cutting off emotionally distant parents - NTA, family matters.

LiveTangelo1 | LiveTangelo1

Setting boundaries with a pushy friend - it's exhausting 😩

Viperbunny | Viperbunny

Cutting off parents for lack of support, NTA according to commenter.

strawberryleather | strawberryleather

Cutting off toxic parents, NTA. Fiancé overstepped boundaries 👍

murdocjones | murdocjones

Choosing a trade school over college: a viable option 💪

NotUrAvgIdjit96 | NotUrAvgIdjit96

Supportive comment receives NTA judgment, validates poster's feelings. 👍

Coffeineaddicted | Coffeineaddicted

Fiancé doesn't get it. NTA for cutting off parents. 👏

drumadarragh | drumadarragh

Paying rent during school is unfair. But no contact extreme. 😕

cressia73 | cressia73

Charging rent to a student with nowhere else to go? 😑 NTA

AJsAlternateAccount | AJsAlternateAccount

Stand up for yourself and your past, you're NTA 💪

LonelyTrack6 | LonelyTrack6

Financial contributions without obligation. NTA.

killerkitty2016 | killerkitty2016

Cutting off parents who treated you like a tenant - NTA 👏

SeineAdmiralitaet | SeineAdmiralitaet

Cutting off family for mental health: empowering or extreme? 🧙‍♀️

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Setting boundaries with parents: NTA takes control of the relationship. 👏

Istremene | Istremene

Cutting off toxic parents: harsh or healing? NTA says comment.

The_Jaded_Ginger | The_Jaded_Ginger

Parenting choices disagreement leads to no contact - NTA 👍

NaughtyDred | NaughtyDred

Choosing to cut off emotionally distant parents is a personal choice. 👍

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Building emotional intimacy outside of family is important. #NTA 💖

itsalrightifyoudont | itsalrightifyoudont

Parent plans to charge kids rent and save for them. NTA.

sysblb | sysblb

Cutting off toxic parents: NTA, but therapy may help 🙏

07budgj | 07budgj

Choosing to cut off emotionally neglectful parents - NTA 👏

bluebell435 | bluebell435

Respect boundaries and don't judge others' family dynamics. 🙌

Girl_in_the_Mirror | Girl_in_the_Mirror

Leaving a toxic family can be liberating. 🙌

mrstruong | mrstruong

Setting boundaries with toxic family: NTA, partner should follow suit.

padam__padam | padam__padam

Cutting off toxic parents is tough, but necessary for some. 👏

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Challenge your girlfriend to live with your parents for 6 months 😂

MrNewAndImprove | MrNewAndImprove

Cutting off emotionally distant parents: NTA, seek support 🤝

CaptainMarvelsparkle | CaptainMarvelsparkle

Advice on setting boundaries with SO about no contact decision 🤔

DeathBahamutXXX | DeathBahamutXXX

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