Girl Takes a DNA Test & Asks Her Family to Do the Same after Getting the Results
When a 15-year-old girl received an ancestry DNA testing kit on her birthday, she decided to take the test. Little did she know how the results would change her life.
The test results came as a shock to the entire family. Her father wasn't sure if the results were valid, so he took a paternity test for confirmation.
He turned to Reddit after getting the test results and opened up about his married life and his relationship with his wife and children.
The man quickly caught the attention of other Redditors by sharing his detailed post because it was slightly different than the usual posts in the community.
He started by confessing that he thought his marriage was "miraculous" because he rarely argued or fought with his wife during the past 21 years of his life.
One day, his daughter received an ancestry DNA testing kit as a gift on her fifteenth birthday. Excited, she took the test and sent her family's DNA samples.
The results came out a few weeks later, and they were beyond everyone's expectations. The girl was devastated to know that she wasn't related to her father.
The man confessed that he wanted his wife to suffer.
The man doubted the results, so he took a paternity test to know the truth. To his horror, the results confirmed that his daughter didn't belong to him.
When his wife saw the results, she cried and begged him to let her explain what had happened. The man was heartbroken yet furious, so he refused to talk to her.
He felt devastated knowing that the girl he loved so much wasn't related to him. At the same time, his daughter was petrified and didn't want to talk to her mother.
Soon, the man kicked his wife out of the house, and her family members refused to talk to her. His children decided to stay with him because they felt she was at fault.
He confessed that he wanted his wife to suffer. Every time he heard about something terrible happening to her, he felt good. However, he also felt scared of his newfound "vindictive desires."
Since his children were refusing to see their mother, he planned on talking to them about it. He didn't want them to stop seeing her.
He also noticed that his daughter had started being more affectionate toward him. He could understand it was because she found out he wasn't her biological father, and she was scared of losing him.
The man felt bad for her, and he wanted to tell her that she didn't have to go the extra mile for him. He loved her like before.
He posted his story on Reddit to ask other people for advice on how to move on. He wanted to get rid of his sad, vindictive feelings and didn't want the incident to impact his children's lives.
"You and the children need therapy. ASAP," Redditor jackcroww advised. The Redditor added that his daughter might be reacting like that after noticing that he was angry at her mother.
The user further suggested for the man to reassure his daughter that he wouldn't leave her and channel his anger elsewhere, so his children don't get affected.
"Stay strong, and channel that anger into something productive. Get therapy. Talk to other infidelity survivors," the Redditor added.
Redditor lollie4610 went through a similar situation when she discovered her dad wasn't her biological father. "I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH; get therapy for you and the children," she stated.
"Please don't force your teenage kids to interact with their mother," Redditor CthulhuAlmighty urged. He shared that his parents did the same with him, making him dislike both of them. Despite knowing why they forced him, he still thought they did the wrong thing. He asked the man to give his children some time.
Most Redditors agreed that therapy would help OP and his children move on. They also assured him his feelings were valid, but they asked him to get rid of his anger because it might harm his children.
Questions to Ponder:
Do you think he should have listened to his wife's explanation?
When his wife tried to explain why she cheated on him, he refused to listen to her. Some people might feel he would have felt less angry if he knew what made his wife cheat on him. Since he didn't know exactly what happened, he might be assuming things about her, making him resent her even more.
Do you think his children didn't want to see their mother because they knew he was angry at her?
A Redditor pointed out that OP's children could sense his feelings. They didn't want to meet their mother because they knew their father was angry at her, and they also had the same feelings for her because of him. Do you think hiding his feelings from them would help?
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