Single Mother of 2 Works Hard to Make Ends Meet – Finds Out Parents Wasted Away Her Inheritance
When the woman checked the money her grandmother had left her, she realized it wasn't there. Her parents had taken that money behind her back, leaving her with insufficient funds.
Most users shared the same opinion after reading skipNdownrabbithole's detailed Reddit post. After knowing her side of the story, they were sure who was at fault.
The struggling mother of two had decided she would use her college fund for her children's tuition fee, but it seemed like her parents had ruined her plans.
Before jumping to the main story, the woman revealed some details about her past. Her grandmother was a generous woman who left a college fund for her and her siblings.
However, she didn't get the chance to use that money because she got pregnant when she was 18. After giving birth to her child, she couldn't go to college.
She decided to move to another state with her husband and start a new life there. She had two children at the age of 20 and worked an hourly job to cover their expenses.
The woman got pregnant at 18. | Source: Unsplash
The woman thought she would have the perfect family, but things didn't go as planned. She got divorced at the age of 36, a few years before her children would start college.
"I am so angry and hurt," the woman confessed.
She shared that she had struggled a lot, and it wasn't easy to juggle between work and children. Working an hourly job often made her worry about her children's future.
She was worried about her children's future. | Source: Unsplash
Since she couldn't save enough money from her job to pay for her children's college fees, she decided to use the money that she had inherited from her grandmother.
Her siblings had used their inherited funds either for college or for buying a new house. She was the only one who hadn't used her money.
However, when she checked her inherited money, she realized it wasn't there. Someone had used it without her permission. Upon further investigation, she found out her parents had used it behind her back.
She checked her bank account and found out that her money was missing. | Source: Unsplash
Some years ago, her father quit his job and decided to invest in real estate. After making a few bad deals, he lost all of his money and struggled financially.
Instead of changing his lifestyle by cutting their expenses, her parents took out her inheritance money and spent it on themselves.
"I am so angry and hurt," the woman confessed, "I've decided not to have my parents in my life anymore." She shared that this was not the only reason why she stopped talking to them. They had been hurting her for many years, and taking her money was the breaking point.
She was hurt after knowing her parents took her money. | Source: Unsplash
After she cut ties with her parents, her siblings berated her. They called her "awful" and stopped talking to her. Meanwhile, she felt it was the best decision of her life.
She also revealed that her parents were close to her children, so she didn't let her decision affect their relationship. She allowed her children to meet their grandparents and never painted a negative image of them.
However, thinking about her siblings' decision of not talking to her made her share her story on Reddit. She asked other Redditors if she was at fault.
She posted her story on Reddit to ask other Redditors if she was at fault. | Source: Unsplash
"NTA. The way you felt after you cut them off is proof that you made the right choice," Redditor hraedon replied. The Redditor also asked the woman if her parents had apologized for stealing her money.
She replied that they never admitted to withdrawing the money from her account. Her mother acted like she didn't know anything, while her father accused her of spending the money.
Most Redditors agreed the woman was not at fault. They felt her parents shouldn't have taken the money from her college funds account without her permission.
Her parents didn't have enough money to pay her back. | Source: Unsplash
Questions to Ponder:
If OP's parents had asked her for the money, how would have things turned out?
OP had been saving her money for her children's college and was blindsided when she discovered her parents had used it without her knowledge. If her parents had asked her for it, would OP have obliged? If you were OP, would you oblige your parents too?
Do you think her anger is justified?
OP's siblings believed she shouldn't cut ties with her parents. They felt she overreacted. On the other hand, she felt she had made the best decision by not talking to her parents. Would you do the same if you were in her place?
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