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Man Refuses to Share Son's Gift from His Family with Stepson

Joe Akins
Dec 31, 2020
05:55 A.M.
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A Redditor has opened up about his grievances after an altercation ensued between him and his wife because he refused to split his son's gift with his stepson.

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A Reddit user opened up about his plight concerning the ongoing development in his family while asking fellow netizens how he contributed to the negative outcome of the situation.

The male Redditor, 39, made it known that his 11-year-old son, has hearing problems and has been going through several treatments. The dad noted that he spends a lot on his son's disability, so there could be improvements.

An excited boy opening his gift | Photo: Shutterstock

An excited boy opening his gift | Photo: Shutterstock

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However, the downside of the medical bills usually left him high and dry. The Reddit user also noted that he had a 14-year-old stepson, a good boy, who is book smart.

The issue started after the narrator's parents and family members decided to gather funds for his son's education. The paternal family members contributed to a 529 College Savings plan.

Man and woman sits on couch with woman holding her head in exasperation | Photo: Pexels

Man and woman sits on couch with woman holding her head in exasperation | Photo: Pexels

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The bone of contention ensued when the Redditor's wife felt slighted by his decision to dedicate the funds to his son's education. She noted that it was unfair that he was not willing to split the funds to help his stepson as well.

The man ultimately noted that he did not think it was fair to refuse help from his family...

A photo of a frustrated man holding his head. | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo of a frustrated man holding his head. | Photo: Shutterstock

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The narrator went on as he shared that he disagreed with her establishing that his son got the education funds solely from his paternal grandparents, and he felt that should be used according to what was dictated.

The 39-year-old dad stated that the money was donated from his family's compassionate nature, and he had not even requested for it. He added that his family realized the importance of education and its values.

Family members arguing and yelling at each other. | Photo: Shutterstock

Family members arguing and yelling at each other. | Photo: Shutterstock

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He stated the situation of things noting that his wife has aggravated the matter and insinuated that his stepson would resent him and his family. The Redditor, however, mentioned that the 14-year-old boy seemed not to be bothered.

The man and his wife soon got into a heated argument as she stated that he should refuse any help from his family as far as it does not favor both sons. He shared that her utterance made him angry, and he had to leave home for a while to get off the steam.

An angry woman in a grey vest with her hands up. | Photo: Pexels

An angry woman in a grey vest with her hands up. | Photo: Pexels

The man ultimately noted that he did not think it was fair to refuse help from his family because his wife felt they were playing favorites between the boys.

Fellow Redditors in the comment section agreed with the dad in question while stating that his son's health was a priority. Here is a similar story about a man who refused to meet his grandchildren.

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