By Anna - 18/03/2010 12:20 - United States

Today, I called my dad at his new wife's house to inform him I was all set to graduate from community college with my associates degree and that we needed to sit down and plan how to pay for the 4 year degree. To which he replied "all a girl needs is an associates degree". Thanks dad. FML
I agree, your life sucks 32 996
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Your dad is an idiot. FYL. But grow up and learn to take financial responsibility for yourself.

How is any of this indicative of her not taking financial responsibility? I paid for my degree myself, but my parents still sat down with me and helped me figure out what I was doing with loans, etc. Asking someone experienced to help you is one of the smartest and most responsible things you can do.

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nahh lol her dad sounds cool

Your dad is an idiot. FYL. But grow up and learn to take financial responsibility for yourself.

How is any of this indicative of her not taking financial responsibility? I paid for my degree myself, but my parents still sat down with me and helped me figure out what I was doing with loans, etc. Asking someone experienced to help you is one of the smartest and most responsible things you can do.

I'm not saying that's a bad idea but it's pretty apparent to me that her dad is just about the worst person to ask.

And I'm sure that it's pretty apparent to her now, too, but there's a good chance she didn't know it until now, especially if he was supportive of and helpful with her Associate's.

uh, excuse me, when the court made her dad pay child support, i guarantee that he must pay for at least part of her college. Why should she start her life in debt because hes a lazy sexist pig?

Because she's an adult now. That's part of growing up.

that sucks but it's true.... 'starts singing 'sounds like life to me''

NEW wife, mabye they didn't get divorced till she was a legal adult. And the FML doe'nt sound like he legally has to pay for anything, that he just kinda implied that he would help. And lazy sexist pig? just becuase he is divorced, come on now

@50 While I agree that the dad's attitude stinks, child support doesn't obligate you to pay for anything past age 18. Different states have different subtleties, but I don't think any of them mandate paying college tuition,

i disagree with any of the ones calling dad cheap or lazy. when is anyone entitled to have someone like a parent pay their way thru anything? i took loans out on my own to attend college, and am paying them off on my own without assistance. OP deserves it for expecting a free ride thru school.

KTbird, you are so on the money. I paid for my education, and have since given money to help rather than leech. YDI for expecting to be taken care of into your adult life. Imagine, OP says, "Boo Hoo my daddy only paid for 2 years of college! Now he expects me to be a grown up, FTW?" Cry me a river.

Well that sucks. I do wonder why you thought you needed to mention the fact that he was at his new wife's house. (and I can kinda guess from the context what an 'associates degree' is, but I would be very grateful if someone would explain it to me with some detail)

It's a 2 year degree usually from a community college, the "rank" before a 4 year bachelors degree.

Like i said in my other reply, I'm guessing shes trying to say his new wife most likely has more than an associates seeing as that she owns a house, since its hard to earn a good career with just an associates

I took it simply as a way of indicating that her father doesn't live with her anymore.

I take it as mentioned above, in the divorce he must pay for her college, at least in part, hence "at his new wife's house" as her way of saying "my dad who left us"...

oh now it makes sence to me haha

I took it as she only has an associates degree and she is now married to the op's dad

#51: It depends on how old the OP was when the divorce happened. If she was over 18, he probably would not have had to pay for it. At 18, my dad stopped paying my child support, and he didn't help with college, at all. My mom took care of it all :)

There's levels of degrees - associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate...

yeah it is all you need, if you are an ignorant prick, specially with the US economy as flaky as it is

Yeahhh... You're lucky he's paying for that. I pay for all my schooling myself, and all my other expenses. I live on my own and pay on my own. I agree with #4, take financial responsibility! It also sucks that he's a jerk... he probably just said that because he's a cheapo. :P I forsee a lot of 'get back in the kitchen' jokes coming.

Good point, why aren't you in it? did you get curious about something and wander off?? I kid I kid

I don't get it....at all....

what's a 4 year degree

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