By blargerpanda - 29/4/2021 20:01 - United States

Dick move

Today, I heard my 7 year-old step-daughter tell her father over Zoom she cries every night, because she wants to go home with him. I don't have the heart to tell her that he had kicked her and her mom out of the house because he thought mom's stretch marks were unattractive. FML
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By  VnD  |  6

Wait, why are people getting angry at the OP? English is not my first language but I understood what he's saying, you have my sympathies OP, I hope things get better for all of you.

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By  tgem  |  2

That is disgusting and this clearly shows your age in the matter since stretch marks are simply something that happens in life. Especially from having a child. If this asshole is so immature towards this completely normal occurence, what is to stop him from kicking your butt out once you develop them?

By  VnD  |  6

Wait, why are people getting angry at the OP? English is not my first language but I understood what he's saying, you have my sympathies OP, I hope things get better for all of you.

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  Hangryko  |  18

Stretch marks are normal and don't need to be removed, unless she wants to remove them. The mother's ex-husband is a sham of a human being for leaving his family over them. You sound like you're siding with him.

By  Chazzster  |  20

Resist the temptation to tell your stepdaughter what a shallow POS her natural father is. Doing so would only result in her having resentment towards you. Eventually stepdaughter will figure out that her natural dad doesn’t want her or her mom.

When she’s old enough to make that decision, stepdaughter might decide to live with her natural father. But be assured that unless you or her mom are actively driving daughter away it won’t last and she will be back. Selfish, superficial ex-spouses almost always make poor parents who wind up driving away their own children - Either intentionally or not.

And finally, I assume you heard the “stretch mark” explanation from your wife. That may not be the whole story. But as long as you and your wife are happy with each other, there is no reason to explore that pre-history further. Often ex’s come up with “reasons” for the breakup that are simple and short and leave them looking like the wronged ex-partner. But real life is seldom so simple. But again, when it comes to your relationship with your wife, leave the past in the past - No good will come over forcing your wife to reveal more than she’s comfortable telling.

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  blargerpanda  |  12

there was a lot to their break-up but a lot of it comes down to the father being very superficial and giving up on trying to be an adult. They're still friends but I think that's mostly for the child.