When it comes to family, things can become complicated and emotionally charged. It can be difficult when people have a preconceived notion of how they want their loved ones’ lives to play out. This was the situation for a single father, who found himself caught in the middle of his mother’s controlling behavior and her dislike of his girlfriend.
He’s a Single Father
The Original Poster (OP) is the father of three adorable boys, aged 7, 5, and 4.
His Ex Cheated On Him – Several Times
OP’s ex-girlfriend broke up with him after he discovered she had cheated on him several times. Even though they chose to “co-parent,” she was tremendously distant from the rest of the family.
She Left Him
She left 4 months after giving birth to his youngest child. She decided she wasn’t prepared to be a mother. Since then, OP hasn’t seen her.
He Has a Controlling Mother
OP’s mother had a very definite life plan in mind for him as he was growing up and she has always wanted to have complete control over his life, including his relationships, profession, and education.
His Mother Loved His Ex
OP’s mother loved his ex-girlfriend and according to her, she was the ideal woman. She still loves her even after OP gave her the specifics of why she left the family.
She Accused Him
However, OP’s mother accused him of having caused her to leave saying that OP must have done something to make her leave.
He Doesn’t Talk With His Mother Much
OP doesn’t talk to her much since it’s emotionally draining. OP’s always been a failure in her eyes. It was disappointing. And she has made it quite clear to OP what she is thinking.
He Is Currently Dating
Currently, OP has been seeing “Fiona,” his new girlfriend, for three years.
He Loves Her
He wasn’t intentionally looking for a relationship when he met her, but he’s so glad he did. She is fantastic, and OP can’t wait for her to formally join his family.
She is adored by the boys and his youngest refers to her as mom and she loves him too.
His Mother Doesn’t Like His New GF
However, OP’s mother does not like her. She has no interest in Fiona at all.
Things Get Bad
Things took a turn during OP’s mom’s birthday party, which was hosted by his dad. OP’s father assured them that if he brought Fiona, there would be no trouble.
OP wished for a pleasant, relaxing afternoon with family. But things didn’t happen as expected.
His Mother Got Drunk
OP says his mother drinks a lot. She started “playfully” chasing OP’s son around the yard late in the day after having too much to drink.
But his son ran to Fiona while crying out in fear.
And at that moment, his mother, who was very drunk, started cursing at a 7-year-old boy for avoiding her.
Fiona interrupted and scolded OP’s mother for shouting at “her son.” This made OP’s mother furious.
He Cursed at His Mother
She started shouting about how Fiona will never be the boys’ “true” mother and how their “real” mother would have never poisoned their heads and caused them to be terrified of their own grandmother.
Fiona got startled, and OP screamed out, “Maybe my kids are scared of you because you’re monster!” And then OP left with his kids and Fiona.
His Father Wants Him to Apologize
Later that day, OP’s dad sent him a text telling him that he was wrong for calling his mother a monster because it was obvious that she was having a breakdown.
He wants OP to say sorry and he wants the situation to be resolved and everything to get back to normal.
He Was Looking for Support
OP took to Reddit to ask whether he was wrong for cursing at his mother and hundreds of comments poured in supporting OP.
One Reddit user said that there’s a difference between a breakdown and a tantrum and that OP’s mom was having the latter.
His Sister Asked For $20K to Fund Her Gastric Bypass Surgery, He Offered $5K and He Refused to Use His Son’s Tuition Money to Fund the Rest
A frustrated Reddit user explained on a sub thread about a recent experience with their half-sister. She is requesting he pays over $20K to pay for her weight-loss surgery. His Sister Asked For $20K to Fund Her Gastric Bypass Surgery, He Offered $5K and He Refused to Use His Son’s Tuition Money to Fund the Rest
An Entitled Customer Forced Her to Break a Hundred for Him, so She Complied in the Only Way She Could!
This young woman used to work at a convenience store that handled a lot of cash and they had policies in place to minimize the amount of cash available at any one time. So when she was confronted by an entitled customer she did what she had to within the guidelines of the policy. An Entitled Customer Forced Her to Break a Hundred for Him, so She Complied in the Only Way She Could!
Her Tyrant Boss Had It Out for Her and Gave Her Walking Papers But It Backfired Massively, to Her Delight!
This woman’s story of passive aggressiveness makes for a very satisfying read! She explains how she maliciously complied with her boss to turn the tables and put her in a situation she would have hated! Her Tyrant Boss Had It Out for Her and Gave Her Walking Papers But It Backfired Massively, to Her Delight!
The Rental Company Told Him to Bring His Car Back Empty, so He Took It to the Extreme
Get ready for a story of a man who decided to take instructions quite literally, resulting in a hilarious example of malicious compliance. The Rental Company Told Him to Bring His Car Back Empty, so He Took It to the Extreme
She Devised a Clever Plan to Take Down a Scammy Mechanic Who Thought She Didn’t Know Any Better – Boy Was He Wrong!
A mechanic tried to scam a woman not knowing she saw right through him, making him regret his behavior. She Devised a Clever Plan to Take Down a Scammy Mechanic Who Thought She Didn’t Know Any Better – Boy Was He Wrong!
The post Her Son Called Her a “Monster”, but Were His Accusations Really Out of Line? first appeared on Fistful of Dollars.
Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Krakenimages.com. The people shown in the images are for illustrative purposes only, not the actual people featured in the story.