March 21, 2024 at 1:47 am

Dad Dropped 19-Year-Old Daughter Off At College And Told Her To Stop Being So Needy. It Did Not End Well.

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/@Pale-Steak7548

I’m not gonna lie, this story made me kind of sad…

It’s hard to be a teenager leaving home for the first time, so you’d think that moms and dads would be sensitive to that…

But not this dad!

Check out his story below and see if you think he treated his daughter badly.

AITA to tell my daughter not to be so needy?

“I (55m) have been married to my wife (51f) for 29 years. We recently moved our 19 yo daughter into her college apartment.

My wife had already helped move in the day before, and we had to help finish up the process. Upon arrival, we moved the boxes into her apartment. After we took all of her things in, I figured we were done.

We’re not done yet?!?!

My wife informed me that she was going to help our daughter unpack and get settled in. I asked how long it would take, and she told me about an hour.

I waited in the living room as my wife and daughter unpacked. After an hour, I went in to see how much longer they would be, and my wife was busy helping our daughter decorate.

Can we please leave?

I politely said that our daughter didn’t need help with decorating, and that she had plenty of time to decorate the next day before classes started.

My wife told me that she was going to help, and that since we didn’t have any other plans, time shouldn’t matter.

My wife does a lot for our kids, and I think that because they are young adults, they can do things for themselves. This is one of those cases.

When it was time to leave, we drove our daughter to the music building, because she had an audition for vocal ensemble.

My wife got teary eyed and gave her a hug goodbye.

He was blunt with her.

I got out of the car and told my daughter that I didn’t mean to offend her, but what if something happened to either of her parents? What would she do? She needed to stop being so needy.

My daughter got mad and said I ruined everything. My wife yelled at me and said that she wished I hadn’t even come. I walked away.

Finally, I got in the car, and we drove home in silence.


Check out what Reddit users said about this.

One person said this guy is an *******.

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Another Reddit user thinks he’s jealous.

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This individual thinks he’s uncaring.

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One Reddit user shared their thoughts.

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This person said he did this on purpose.

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This guy needs to grow some compassion…

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