Being a parent is not easy.
You don’t wake up one day and just decide to have a child. You are bringing forth new life and it is a huge commitment. Every parent thinks that they have parenthood all planned but it never goes as expected. Children are very unpredictable and the whole experience is more complicated than we can imagine. Once our child is finally born, we are welcomed with the huge responsibility of raising them. Raising children is not a walk in the park. No parent is perfect either, but they do all they can to provide their children with all the love and care they can muster up. Your children, usually, are your number one priority in life. And that is how it should be. They have nobody else to look up to.
This man on Reddit shared his story about prioritizing his daughter’s non-emergency surgery over his girlfriend feeling sick. The woman got offended and started ignoring him. He asked the Reddit community if he was wrong for doing so. Scroll down below to read the full details and decide for yourself:
The man adopted his daughter with his late wife. They needed to get her leg amputated but he waited a couple of years after his wife’s death.
It was difficult for him to get a surgery scheduled early because the doctors classified the surgery as “non-emergency.”
He finally got the surgery scheduled, but his girlfriend fell ill the same day. She asked him to come over but he refused to do so as he wanted to be there for his daughter.
The daughter’s surgery was successful but his girlfriend had been ignoring him, saying he wasn’t even trying to make compromises.
He decided to break up with her in the end.
This is why the man thought he might be wrong:
In my opinion, the man did the right thing. His daughter only has one parent/guardian and she is only a child! She can not depend on anyone else or count on anyone other than her dad. A child so young would already be so afraid before surgery, leaving her alone should be completely out of the question. The girlfriend was being selfish and the man is an amazing father.
This is what other Redditors had to say about the whole incident:
Everyone sided with the man.
They said his girlfriend was acting immature.
There were a lot of suggestions to dump the girlfriend.
A life-altering surgery is very important!
Kids should always come first.
Who do you think is in the wrong here? Should the man have just visited his girlfriend instead? Share your opinions with us in the comments below.