I’m not gonna give too much away here, but the woman in this story sounds pretty fired up about her dad…and for good reason!
But did she go too far in this situation?
That’s the big question at the heart of this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page.
Read on to get all the details!
“My father is a d**k.
When he got my mother pregnant he wanted her to quit her job and just stay home to “be a good little wife and mother. He is very well off due to a trust fund and he doesn’t really need to work. My mother refused and divorced him.
Because of a prenup she got very little and he moved back to Europe. His parents never knew about me and my mother had a good profession and I never really wanted for anything. My grandmother and grandfather, her mom and dad were awesome, and I got to spend my summers exploring the wilds of Western Canada with them.
My father never paid the child support he should have. Like I said it did really matter. My mom makes good money and she gave me a great life as a child.
So the point of this post. I’m (F28) getting married. I met the love of my life (M31) at university and we have been together for eight years. He is a wonderful person and he really is my lobster. (Sorry, Friends reference). His family is from the same city as my father and they are a huge rambunctious bunch.
Because of a lot of intermingled business and personal relationships my parental grandparents found out about my impending wedding and me I suppose. The have been in contact and want to come to Canada to meet me and my fiancee who I guess is a grandson of an acquaintance of theirs. Small world.
When they found out that my father had basically abandoned me to fend for myself in this world, this is honestly how they see it, they were p**sed to say the least. It is very funny because we are decidedly upper middle class here.
So long story short they had their lawyer calculate the amount of child support my father should have paid with inyerest and the cost of my post secondary education. They then gave my this as a gift. What I didn’t know was that it came out of my father’s yearly draw on his trust fund.
He is furious because it is obviously a sizeable amount and it will very much affect his finances for at least the next two years. He may need to, GASP, get a job.
He has been contacting me and telling me that his current wife and children will be negatively affected if I don’t give him back this money.
I don’t really need it. And I guess I am entitled to it and I am getting a trust fund now as well.
But I really want to pay off any debt my mother may have and make sure that when she retires she can do whatever suits her fancy.
I’m not giving it back.
And here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.
This reader said she’s NTA and that her dad should have been paying this whole time.
And another individual said she’s NTA and that this is her money.
And another Reddit user said she’s NTA and that she shouldn’t feel guilty about this.
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