By IneedMaury - 16/06/2014 15:30 - United States - Lowell

Today, the girl who broke up with me and disappeared 6 years ago wished me a happy Father's Day. FML
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if it was me, I'd still like to know who my kid is even if I had to pay child support


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#1, thats a poor attitude to have. If you weren't responsible enough in the first place, then you should have to pay child support.

Condoms break, the pill fails. Birth control is never 100% unless you use abstinence, and even that failed for Mary. I'm sure that if OP had been told he would have been doing something, but you can't say he was irresponsible in the first place because shit happens and he didn't know. Don't think that just because someone has an unplanned pregnancy that its because they were stupid or irresponsible; its rude and doesn't take other factors into consideration.

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#62 how does unplanned pregnancies relate back to not being ready for sex?

63 pretty sure he means ready for a kid.

ninety 25

I think 62 means ready for kids, not sex.

62's idea works in theory. sort of. but not having sex until you want a kid isn't really going to work out for most of us.

@53 this makes me realize that throughout history there has only been one form of birth control that is 100% effective... Anal, we must preach this to the school children so that no one will ever get pregnant again until they want to. (This is not even semi serious, I'm only joking)

They may mean that, but it's not how it was phrased, it was ambiguous. Oh and that's just not a realistic idea, it is fantasy land idealism. If it works for them, great; but for most adults sex is a normal part of a healthy relationship.

nastag 10

I realize you're joking but even anal can cause pregnancies if you don't pull out or wear a condom. The semen could drip down into the vigiana.

bfsd42 20

"Even that failed for Mary". That's friggin hilarious. I just hope you don't really believe that drivel.

you people are whining about should've wrapped it, and don't defend unplanned pregnancy. are we just gonna give her a free pass and ignore the fact that she ****** got knocked up, left and never told him until it was most likely convenient for her?

@71 Anal is not a really effective form of birth control; as far as I remember, it is slightly less effective than condoms (which is about 98%), and quite a bit less effective than correctly used pills (about 99.5%). All stats from memory; % are measured by number of women using that method exclusively that get pregnant in a year.

I actually agree with you on this 53. I am an example of such a case. My mom was actually told she could not have children by 3 different doctors before I was born. By all rights I should not exist to be saying this yet I am

incoherentrmblr 21

@ All, Vasectomies and tube tying work best...

83 is correct. Also she denied op 6 years of his child's life that he can never get back.

Goblin182 26

#79 Must be where all these shit ass people come from.

2moomoo21 2

# 89 Actually, no. Tube tying is not always 100% either. After I was born, my mother didn't want any more kids. ( I was number 3). She had her tubes tied. 6 years later, my kid sister pops out. The Fallopian tubes can reform and reconnect themselves to the Uterus after "x" amount of years. Even doctors say it's only 99% effective in the first year.

79: real life is not ****!! In ur case probably animal ****..

Tube tying doesn't work all the time though and if it fails it's lethal.

Lebeaugars95 20
whiskeey 14

That's what got him into this mess

#44: That wouldn't be hilarious if we hadn't just had that as an FML.

"I need Maury, YOU ARE THE FATHER" - sounds like a stage 5 stalker alert - run for your life

And abandon the kid? That's called being a little bitch.

5, do the world a favor and never have kids. I bet you've never experienced the pain of being abandoned by a parent and growing up wondering what you did wrong to make your father want to leave you alone, and often struggling. And I pray that the children you may have never have to experience it either.

@34, I'm sorry you had to live through that, but the situation you are describing is nothing like OP's

Its not abandonment if he was never told about the child.

#34: If the OP's story is true (and we have no reason to think it's not), then the mother didn't even tell him about this child until six years later. Obviously that doesn't necessarily mean he's off the hook, but the OP is right to be suspicious at this point. Hopefully this is just a cruel prank by an ex.

38, 34 was referring to the "run bro run" comment, which if OP did that, would be the same.

Thank you 38, though I'm not the one who has experienced an absentee father, many of my close friends have. And my focus was on 5's "run bro" comment, as 54 said.

46- You're right, OP didn't abandon anyone. But in the context of 5's comment, it would be.

That's ******* scary. I mean really, really ******* scary. There's just so much stuff that's screwed up here.

That's not scary, it's sad. All this time he has missed. That is of course if the child is his.

It's so sad it's scary. That's what I'm trying to convey here

Redoxx_fml 22

Damn never knew fathers day could be so far from a holiday

if it was me, I'd still like to know who my kid is even if I had to pay child support

askullnamedbilly 33

It really isn't too complicated, #12. OP slept with his girlfriend and knocked her up. She then broke up with him, either knowing that she was pregnant and unwilling to tell him about it, or as oblivious to the fact as he was. OP's child is now a little over 5 years old, and she only now decided to tell him about it. Unless he has reason to believe she was unfaithful or the timelines don't match up, there isn't much of a mystery here.

#16: After six years without contact, if this is the first she's told the OP about a child, he should be very suspicious. If it was his, why not contact the OP sooner? There's a real possibility that the child could have been conceived with somebody else long after she left the OP, and that she's now lying about the age of the child. At the very least, OP should get a paternity test.

Some women either don't care to have the dad involved. Didn't think he'd care or want the child. As to now on the timing the kid should be old enough to start asking questions.

#82: That's a pretty weak excuse then. Even if she thought OP was a terrible person and would make a bad father, at least she could've established paternity earlier and had him pay child support the past five years. If she really did wait six years to tell the OP, then I have some serious doubts about her fitness as a mother.

WoW...Well, look at it this way, at least you know your "little guys" can swim.. .... *High Five*

askullnamedbilly 33

I am pretty sure no man who has had to deal with an unplanned pregnancy has EVER felt comforted by that knowledge.

He's not completely wrong. Many guys wonder, in the back of their minds, if the equipment works. While not the ideal circumstance, that's one of the only ways to tell.