March 7, 2024 at 4:37 pm

Daughter Says Her Dad Can Be Honest With Her During An Argument, So He Tells Her She’s A Disappointment

by Ryan McCarthy

Source: Reddit/AITA/Pexels

Parents’ pride is a touchy subject for most people.

Ask any child or adult if their parents are proud of them, and you could be opening up a whole emotional can of worms that really should have stayed shut.

As a parent, that are a lot of things you can do to ease these fears. Tell your kids you love them. Support them. And maybe, just maybe, not literally tell them they’re a disappointment to you.

Well this user apparently missed that memo, as he turned to Reddit after telling his daughter she was a disappointment for being a stay-at-home Mom, only to be yelled at by his wife.

Check it out!

AITA for telling my daughter she’s a disappointment?

I have two daughters: one is 20 and the other is 23. They are both so beautiful and smart and I really love them both.

I always wanted them to be strong and independent women who could stand on their own feet and I tried to raise them that way.

They were both interested in volleyball, I always supported their interest. My younger is still playing in a team and also studying at a good university.

She is really hardworking and even if she does not succeed in playing professional volleyball, she will definitely have a good job.

But OP clearly didn’t hold his older daughter in as high of a regard.

My older daughter quit both sports and school when she got pregnant at the age of 18.

When she first told us that she was pregnant, I was very upset and advised her to have an abortion because having a child at such a young age would disrupt her life.

She did not want to have an abortion and my wife supported her decision. To be honest, I was very insistent on her having an abortion at that time.

But when I saw that she remained determined, I dropped the issue and supported her fully, even though I didn’t want to.

She got married quickly with the baby’s father. Then she decided to stay at home and take care of her child and her husband started to work.

I never wanted my daughter to be financially dependent on her husband, but I never voiced it either. But of course, my daughter know that I’m bothered by this.

But this tension came to a point one night at family dinner…

Yesterday we were having dinner with my daughters and my wife. My wife and daughter started talking about being a mother.

My wife told her that even though I wanted her to have an abortion, I love my grandson very much now.

My daughter asked me if that was so, and I said, “Of course I love him.”

I really love my grandson, but my daughter knew that I was bothered by her situation, so it didn’t sound sincere at all.

Yikes, loving your grandchildren is something you never want to sound insincere about!

My daughter said I could give an honest answer.

I told her that I really love my grandson but that I was disappointed that she had become a mother at an early age, had left school, and that her job and was now dependent on a man.

She didn’t argue with me but the rest of the night was a bit tense.

At the end of the night she went home and my wife started a fight over what I said.

I told her that she was the one who wanted an honest answer, but my wife is sure that I’m an AH.

My younger one agrees with me but says I was rude to say it out loud.

Even if you don’t approve, if your daughter is talking about how happy she is to be a mother, can’t you just let her have her moment?

Reddit was shocked at his behavior.

This commenter said OP’s daughter needed him to be her support system, not her critic.

Source: Reddit/AITA

This user said OP needed to focus on what he was proud of his daughter for, instead of focusing on all the reasons he’s not.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Many thought the biggest red flag was how surprised his daughter was that OP said he loved his grandson.

Source: Reddit/AITA

And finally this user pointed out that OP’s daughter never asked if he was proud of her, and he had just said that to be hurtful.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Guys, if you’re child gets put in a tough spot, maybe try supporting them through it instead of telling them how disappointed you are in their life?

Isn’t that a no-brainer?

If you thought that was an interesting story, check out what happened when a family gave their in-laws a free place to stay in exchange for babysitting, but things changed when they don’t hold up their end of the bargain.