Man Walked Out of a Child's Life after Finding Out She Is Not His Biological Daughter
A man considers walking out of his three-year-old daughter's life after finding out she is not his biological child. He is, however, tied down by his unconditional love for the toddler.
It is not every day you find out that your child, whom you've been raising for three years, is not really yours. But when this happens, walking away is never easy.
An engaged couple, Justin and Nicole, had been together for three years when they found out they were expecting a baby. This was great news for the lovebirds.
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A few months later, Nicole welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Hannah. Justin could not have been more excited to be a dad, and soon enough, he became inseparable from the toddler.
However, as Hannah got older, Justin noticed that his daughter had several distinct features that neither he nor Nicole has. This aroused some suspicions in him.
To satisfy his curiosity, Justin got a DNA test without informing Nicole, and sadly enough, his suspicions were correct — Hannah was not his biological daughter.
Disappointed and confused about what to do, he held off making decisions as he dealt with the betrayal and hurt that followed the news. Justin wallowed in pain, thinking about his relationship with Nicole - how she had cheated on him, lied to him, and most painful of all, how she had given him hope of being a dad.
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A hurting Justin soon found the courage to share his story with a few friends, asking them for advice on what he could do next. Should he walk away, or should he leave?
One of Justin's friends, Matt, advised him to pack up and leave, adding that he does not owe anyone an explanation. After all, Nicole had cheated and deliberately lied for years.
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Justin's best friend, Dave, had a different perspective. What Nicole did might be genuinely unforgivable, but how about Hannah? The little girl who made him a dad, the one who loved him unconditionally for three years.
Dave advised Justin to step up to his role as Hannah's father, adding that the little girl would be devastated and broken if he abandoned her. Matt has a point, but so does Dave.
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Justin could just get up and leave, but is it worth it? Is it worth breaking Hannah's heart over? Should she be the collateral damage for her mother's mistakes?
Justin could break things off with Nicole but maintain a relationship with Hannah. The pain of betrayal might never go away, but at the same time, he will always have the gift of unconditional love from his little girl.
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Pain is never easy. Betrayal is never easy. But as humans, people will always cause us pain. It is inevitable. At the end of the day, all we can do is choose the ones worth fighting for. Let's hope little Hannah is one of those.
Read another story about a man whose wife was in labor but he left her in the labor room because his mother-in-law got him angry. Do you think his action was justified?