I Told My Ex's Son My Baby Isn't His Sister. He Lost It 😢💔

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Buckle up, folks, because we've got a doozy of a family drama on our hands! 😱 When relationships get complicated and new babies enter the picture, it's like navigating a minefield of emotions and expectations. 💣 In this story, one woman finds herself caught between her ex-husband, his son, and her own surprise bundle of joy. 👶 Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of confusion, hurt feelings, and the age-old question: who's the a-hole here? 🎢

A Tangled Web of Family Ties 🕸️

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Tragedy Strikes, Leaving a Little Boy Without His Mom 😢

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Not Quite a Mom, But a Caring Adult Figure 🍼

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Still Connected: Babysitting the Little Guy 👶

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A Surprise Gift After Years of Struggle 🎁

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Best Friends Turned Co-Parents 👨‍👩‍👧

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Babysitting Turns Into a Brotherly Battle 😠

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Gently Explaining the Family Dynamics 🗣️

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Setting the Record Straight: Who's the Real Big Bro? 👦

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Ex-Hubby Furious Over My Explanation 😡

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Avoiding Confusion and Future Disappointment 🤔

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AITA for Setting Boundaries? 🤷‍♀️

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Clarifying the Kids' Ages 📝

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Blended Family Blues: Setting Boundaries or Being a B*tch? 😬

This story is a tangled web of family dynamics that would make even the most seasoned soap opera writer's head spin! 📺 Our protagonist finds herself in the middle of a brotherly battle between her ex-husband's son and her own daughter's half-brother. 👦👦 When she tries to gently explain the situation to the confused 5-year-old, all hell breaks loose! 🔥 Her ex is furious, accusing her of being too harsh, while she's just trying to avoid future heartbreak. 💔 So, what does the internet think? Is she an a-hole for setting boundaries, or is she just being a responsible adult in a messy situation? 🤔 Let's dive into the juicy details and see what kind of drama unfolds! 🍿

Dad's influence on son's beliefs. NTA stands their ground.

Bitter-Conflict-4089 | Bitter-Conflict-4089

A comment highlights how the woman's actions were hurtful to her ex's son.

JJSweetPea | JJSweetPea

Setting boundaries is important, don't let him lie to you 👍

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NTA but stop babysitting him 🚫

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NTA, but consider stopping babysitting Caden to avoid confusion 🙏

Such-Awareness-2960 | Such-Awareness-2960

Renouncing maternal relationship with ex's son caused hurt feelings. ESH.

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Revealing the truth can sometimes be hurtful and unnecessary 😢

relliotts | relliotts

Upset commenter calls out YTAs for downvoting. Advises OP to have gone no contact instead of confusing and hurting the child.

LiosIsHere | LiosIsHere

Defending the kid, condemning OP. YTA 😠

Lonny-zone | Lonny-zone

Suggests stepping away from the situation to avoid hurting the child 🙏

Logical_Ad_1383 | Logical_Ad_1383

Ex's son saw her as mom, but she doesn't care. ESH.

Serious-Day5968 | Serious-Day5968

Being honest with a child is better than lying. 👍

weedwench33 | weedwench33

Being honest with kids about family is important for their development 👍

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Ex-husband forced mother role on OP, 5 year old understands genetics 👍

McflyThrowaway01 | McflyThrowaway01

A heartbreaking situation where everyone just wants to belong 😢

aeryn97 | aeryn97

Don't have to take on mother role. Ex is the AH.

ssddalways | ssddalways

Clear explanation, not your fault. NTA 👍

Oscarorangecat | Oscarorangecat

NTA stood up for herself and her child against her cheating ex.

chuckinhoutex | chuckinhoutex

Establishing clear family relations can be tough 😢. NTA.

sci_fi_bi | sci_fi_bi

Ex is biggest a**hole. ESH but your care for Caden understandable 😢

embopbopbopdoowop | embopbopbopdoowop

Advice to bow out of complicated situation with empathy.

chad___bane | chad___bane

Being civil with ex and their kid is commendable. No wrongs.

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Telling the truth was the right thing to do 👍

Mediocre_Mode6976 | Mediocre_Mode6976

Being a mom is how YOU felt. For Caden it's emotional 💫. He's felt like you are his family and he's devastated.

DorotheaBrooke12 | DorotheaBrooke12

Setting boundaries is important, but the approach matters. YTA.

Gray_Twilight | Gray_Twilight

Divorced woman's still babysitting ex's son causing confusion. NTA.

liquiditygentleman | liquiditygentleman

Being a stepmother doesn't give you the right to be cruel 😔

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Breaking the news to Caden would be cruel. NTA.

GenCavox | GenCavox

NTA. Ex had an affair and OP assisted to raise child.

mamallama12116 | mamallama12116

Being honest about family ties, NTA. Spread truth not lies 👍

depressivedarling | depressivedarling

Ex needs to stay in his lane 🙅

Its_Like_Whatever_OK | Its_Like_Whatever_OK

Being a role model to your ex's son is important 👍

thepinkyoohoo | thepinkyoohoo

Explaining the truth to your ex's son. NTA situation.

melissa3670 | melissa3670

NTA. Leaving an affair-child doesn't make you responsible for them. 👍

EvokeWonder | EvokeWonder

Cutting off the child is best for everyone involved 👍

mikesbabymomma81 | mikesbabymomma81

You may not be his mom, but he sees you as one 😔

allyoops2000 | allyoops2000

Honesty is the best policy with kids 👍

Boomshrooom | Boomshrooom

Being a biological mother is not the only way to care. YTA.

ChanceApollo | ChanceApollo

Being truthful without hurting. Great job! 👍

1QueenLaqueefa1 | 1QueenLaqueefa1

Brutal honesty hurts, but it's still honesty. NTA 👍

RichPerformance2369 | RichPerformance2369

NTA, OP. Some comments are ridiculous. She has no responsibility.

codeverity | codeverity

Setting boundaries with ex's child. Don't be a doormat 🙌

Any_Time3277 | Any_Time3277

Controversial family dynamic raises eyebrows 😱

Snowconetypebanana | Snowconetypebanana

Being honest about sibling relationship, NTA. 👍

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Caden sees her as mom, but she's not his sister. 😢

redflynot28 | redflynot28

Exit his life if you're uncomfortable with him as family 👋

kukilicious | kukilicious

Setting the record straight with kids is important. 👍

AffectionateCable793 | AffectionateCable793

Choosing honesty with the child over confusion is NTA 👍

Silent_Syd241 | Silent_Syd241

Honesty is the best policy. 👍

RealTalkFastWalk | RealTalkFastWalk

Brutal honesty or unnecessary cruelty? Babysitting dilemma discussed.

Possible_Yogurt_1827 | Possible_Yogurt_1827

NTA but tough love may be necessary 😢

notenough5756 | notenough5756

NTA, but setting boundaries and having a conversation is important 👍

AugustNClementine | AugustNClementine

Ex cheated, still cared for his son, but not the mother.

HannahAnthonia | HannahAnthonia

Ex's misunderstanding of conversation incites doubt on his fidelity. 🤔

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Telling the truth to your ex's son - NTA or TA? 🤔

Marshmallowloverx | Marshmallowloverx

Being an enabler and caring for ex's son: ESH

Shephrah | Shephrah

NTA. OP receives well-deserved praise for raising ex's affair child.

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NTA for setting boundaries with your ex's son 👏

Knife-yWife-y | Knife-yWife-y

Responsible adult takes care of ex's son, gets blamed. NTA 👌

Awesome_one_forever | Awesome_one_forever

NTA. Redditors pointing out low bar of motherhood and ex's trap.

Minimum_Ad_4120 | Minimum_Ad_4120

NTA. Ex's affair baby deserves to know the truth. 👏

Enough-Attention-430 | Enough-Attention-430

Take control and cut him off! 😤

zemer88 | zemer88

Redeemed! Commenter praises OP for being a saint. NTA 🙌

ElectricalDrama3558 | ElectricalDrama3558

Ex expects OP to raise product of his affair? NTA 👍

PutTheKettleOn20 | PutTheKettleOn20

"Not the a-hole" for telling stepchild they're not your kid 😎

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Boundaries must be drawn with ex's child. Don't confuse him 🙇

Medium_Classroom2600 | Medium_Classroom2600

Ex's custody and childcare are a mess 🤷🏼‍♀️

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You don't owe him for life. NTA 👍

CoochieCoochieCoup | CoochieCoochieCoup

Adopted son's struggles with labels and feelings 😢

JolyonFolkett | JolyonFolkett

No bio or adoptive tie. NTA for not considering Caden sibling. 👍

NotYourMommyDear | NotYourMommyDear

Support for standing up to entitled ex's son 👏

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Setting boundaries with an ex's child can be messy 😢

InfamousApricot3507 | InfamousApricot3507

Breaking the bonds with the past and focusing on new family 👏

No_Pepper_3676 | No_Pepper_3676

Set boundaries with ex's kid to avoid further expectations. NTA.

Anon_classybabe | Anon_classybabe

Truthful explanation without being a jerk 🙌

queertheories | queertheories

Cutting off ex's son may have consequences, but boundaries needed 🙏

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