A Woman Set up a College Fund for Her Daughter, but Now Her Ex-Husband Wants Her to Share it With His Son

A woman had divorced her husband when their daughter was only two years old because her husband had been unfaithful and had fathered another child, born just a few months after their own. This left the woman feeling partially responsible for her stepson, something that would give rise to controversy when it came to college funds. 

Emotional Neglect 

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During the early years of their marriage, the woman’s ex-husband had neglected their daughter emotionally, as he was preoccupied with his new family. He had married his mistress, a woman from a wealthy family, who often looked down on the woman and her daughter. 

His Mistress’ Demands

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This emotional abuse reached a point where the man’s wife attempted to convince him to stop paying child support and relinquish his share of custody, hoping he would leave his old life behind. This move deeply affected the woman’s daughter.

A Strained Sibling Relationship

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Unfortunately, this led to a dire relationship between the woman’s daughter and her half-brother. The half-brother’s mother adamantly prevented any meaningful connection between them.

Building a Bright Future

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The woman, determined to provide a stable future for her daughter, remarried when the child was six years old. Together with her new husband, they diligently set up a college fund for the young girl’s future. 

Financial Turmoil for the Ex-Husband

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Two years ago, a significant change occurred in the life of the woman’s ex-husband and his wife. They faced a financial catastrophe, having lost all their family wealth. To stay afloat, they were forced to sell their house and exhaust their savings, including their son’s college fund.

The Unexpected Request

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Recently, the ex-husband and his wife approached the woman. “My ex explained to me what happened and then asked if I would be willing to give his son half of his sister’s college fund”, she explained. “I said no, as the money belonged to our daughter and she had every right to keep it.”

A Disagreement Over Contributions

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Furious, the man’s wife had a new demand. “She said that if I wouldn’t contribute, I should give back the money that my ex gave me for the fund”, she recounted. “I said sure, but he only put $5,000 towards the fund so they should only expect that amount. She called me a liar because ‘I smooched all of his money’ through child support, but that was mandatory.”

A Contentious Exchange

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Tensions escalated as the ex-husband’s wife accused the woman of depriving her son of an education due to bitterness. The woman held her ground, stating that the son’s education was not her responsibility. She firmly requested that they refrain from involving her or her daughter in this matter in the future.

A Plea for Fairness

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Before leaving, the ex-husband made a heartfelt plea for reconsideration, arguing that it wasn’t fair for only one of their children to attend college without the burden of debt. However, the woman remained resolute, reiterating her stance that her stepson was not her problem and that her daughter’s college fund should not be shared.

The Final Decision

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In the end, the woman stood by her decision to protect her daughter’s financial future, believing it was her responsibility as a parent to ensure her child’s success, and that the ex-husband’s financial struggles should not impact her daughter’s well-deserved college fund.

The Internet’s Thoughts 

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Curious as to whether she had made the right decision, the woman headed online to tell her story. Thankfully, she was met with nothing but praise. “You did good – he’s not your kid and they didn’t have to drain his college fund, they chose to”, one commenter pointed out.

He Should Be Contributing

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Everyone agreed that the man and his wife’s demands were absurd. “That money is for your daughter, and I wouldn’t return a cent, as your ex should be contributing to your daughter’s education”, one person commented. “That boy is not your son, so you have no obligation to support him.”

A Stark Warning

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Some readers suggested that the woman’s daughter treads cautiously. “You did nothing wrong, but prepare your daughter for their inevitable manipulation of her to get the money”, one commenter suggested.

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