A couple with children from previous relationships argued over how to plan days out for their children, as the girlfriend’s daughter had medical-specific needs. Ultimately, the man didn’t want to consider her needs. Here’s what he had to say:
They Had Children From Previous Relationships
The man explained, “My girlfriend has an 8-year-old daughter with a heart condition. I have a 7-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.”
His Girlfriend’s Daughter Had Certain Medical Needs
His girlfriend’s daughter had medical-specific needs that they needed to work around. These included: only being able to rely on one babysitter and being back at the house by 7 pm so she could be in bed by 8 pm.
It Was Difficult To Plan Day Trips
Planning day trips was difficult due to his girlfriend’s daughter’s need for a 2-3 hour nap at noon. They also had to work around the daughter’s hospital stays, which occurred every 14 days and required a 2-night stay.
And To Organise Days Out With All The Children
Since the man had 50/50 custody of his own children, arranging a time for all the kids to together become a significant challenge.
He Wanted To Organise A Trip
The man had long been trying to plan a weekend trip to an amusement park, but the girlfriend insisted that the entire group adapt to her daughter’s nap schedule.
But It Wasn’t Easy
However, this meant their options were limited and the man’s kids would only have time for a few rides before having to leave for the daughter’s bedtime.
The man explained that his girlfriend wanted “to do something that would be more accessible to her daughter like the beach, and rent a place where we can do things in the house instead of having to go out all the time but my kids really want to do the amusement park trip.”
He Gave Her an Ultimatum
Eventually, the man told his girlfriend that they would be going to the amusement park, and she and her daughter were welcome to join. However, he made it clear that they wouldn’t be leaving early for naps or early bedtime.
Was The Man Wrong?
The girlfriend accused the man of dismissing her daughter’s needs, but he believed that she was neglecting the needs of everyone else involved.
The Internet Responded
One person said, “Take your children to the amusement park. Girlfriend and daughter can join or not. You had 2 kids before this gf, they should come first. They won’t be young for long and it would be a shame to miss this time of doing fun things with them. It’s not their fault you chose this gf, don’t make them suffer.”
Another Person Commented
“Honestly, who is in the right or in the wrong here seems irrelevant to me. If you cannot realistically accommodate your girlfriend’s disabled daughter without sacrificing your own children’s well-being (emotional included), then this relationship probably needs to end.”
MORE FROM SMART GAMING LAB
A 17-year-old teenage boy was left a sizeable inheritance by his dad, but his mom and stepdad had other ideas for the money, leading to family drama.
A Man Asks Substantially Higher-Earning Wife to Financially Support His Parents, She Refuses, He Argues She Has No Problem Supporting Her Own Parents, Is He Entitled?
A man’s wife contributed much more money towards household expenses as she earned much more, but when she refused to help financially support his parents, he was hurt and angry.
She Doesn’t Want Her Husband’s Elderly Parents to Move Into Their Home but When She Demanded Her Own Parents Move In, Her Husband Was Shocked
A woman recently asked if she was wrong for demanding her own parents move into their home, while refusing to let her husband’s elderly parents have the same right.
His Wife’s Family Were Devout Mormons, and When He Ordered a Beer at Lunch, They Accused Him of Being Utterly Disrespectful to Their Faith
In the midst of cultural differences and personal beliefs, a simple act can sometimes spark unexpected tensions. When a man ordered a beer during lunch with his wife’s devout Mormon family, leading to accusations of disrespect and a clash between their perspectives.
A Man Inherited His Grandparent’s House, but The Neighbors Child Claims He Is the Illegitimate Son of The Man’s Grandfather, He Demands His Share Putting the Man’s Inheritance at Risk
A man inherited his grandparents’ house, but the sudden appearance of a stranger named John, who claims he is the grandfather’s illegitimate child throws everything into uncertainty.
Images are for illustrative purposes only