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Son Gives His Dad His Money Back In Front Of His Other Kids And Tells Him He Wasn’t Welcome At His Graduation

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OP’s graduation is next week, and their dad provided money for the celebration. Despite a rocky relationship, OP’s dad consistently prioritized his stepchildren over OP. Instances included canceling plans, choosing stepkids over a concert, and diverting graduation money for a stepchild’s birthday. OP confronted their dad, delivering the money and expressing their decision to cut ties due to feeling consistently less important. The dad insisted on discussing the issue and claimed hurt feelings among the stepkids, but OP blocked his wife after a confrontation. The strained relationship stems from long-standing instances of feeling neglected and undervalued by the dad in favor of his stepfamily.

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Next week is my graduation. Dad gave money for the party, but I live with Mom. They were supposed to host it together.

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Next week is OP’s graduation. Dad gave money for the party, but OP lives with Mom. They were supposed to host it together.

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Dad often canceled our plans, choosing activities with Jane’s kids and insisting they were better. Hiking vs. play area, or movies vs. kiddie park.

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Dad prioritized his stepkid, using a concert ticket meant for father-son time on room painting. Similar instances hurt OP repeatedly.

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Dad missed OP’s broken arm hospital visit for a stepkid’s tonsil removal. He praised OP over the phone for bravery, though unsaid.

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When confronted, Dad dismissed OP’s feelings, attributing jealousy to sharing attention. In 2019, he reneged on a promised trip contribution.

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Dad prioritized twins’ birthdays over a promised trip, emphasizing tight finances. OP chose to stay with Mom, who borrowed to cover expenses.

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Dad apologized for making OP feel less important, claiming efforts to improve. Recently, he wanted graduation money for a stepchild’s birthday, causing anger. OP hung up.

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OP confronted Dad, delivering graduation money and expressing a desire for no contact. Dad called, urging discussion, claiming hurt feelings. OP blocked his wife after a confrontation.

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Now that you have read the story, it’s time for you to see what Redditors had to say about this. Read till the end to see what are other people’s opinions on this. Don’t forget to share your own opinion at the end of this article.

NTA, OP’s dad consistently prioritized his stepfamily over OP, undermining promises and causing emotional distress. Cutting ties is justified.

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OP’s decision to cut ties after years of neglect is entirely valid.

After facing emotional neglect for long, it seems justified what OP did.

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OP’s dad consistently prioritized his stepfamily over OP, undermining promises and causing emotional distress.

OP is not the a-hole.

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“This monster just walked into the kitchen and stole my sourdough and now he’s in the garden refusing to give it up.”

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