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Single mom and son boldly denied when family who turned them away in dire need asked to move in

The woman's father left her an inheritance that helped her to buy a house and live a comfortable life with her son.

Single mom and son boldly denied when family who turned them away in dire need asked to move in
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Anastasia Shuraeva | Reddit | u/Bubbly-Classroom3131

Being a single mother, one has to take up the full responsibility of the child and make sure to provide financially as well. A woman went through something similar when five years ago her husband cheated on her and abandoned her and her son. The woman, u/Bubbly-Classroom3131, shared her experience on Reddit of being a single mom and how no family members offered any help or support when she needed them.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Cottonbro Studio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Cottonbro Studio

The woman wrote, "It was an incredibly difficult time. I was left alone to raise our son, who was just 11 at the time." She revealed that they were essentially on their own and the only person who helped them emotionally and financially was her father. So, when her dad passed away two years ago, he left her a "significant inheritance." That money helped the single mom and her son to buy a house and also live a stable and comfortable life. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Liliana Drew
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Liliana Drew

She then shared about the sort of relationship she has with her son. "Since my husband left, my son and I have become very close. We’ve been through a lot together, and our bond is incredibly strong. I would do anything for him," the mother expressed. After this, she spoke about how some of her extended family had fallen on hard times and asked them if they could move in with them. The mom wrote, "Given our history, I was initially hesitant. I discussed it with my son, and he was very much against the idea." "He remembers how nobody was there for us when we needed them the most and feels strongly that they shouldn't benefit from our home now." 

Understanding what her son had gone through all these years, the woman told her family members they couldn't move in with them. "Now, they’re upset and accusing me of being selfish and ungrateful. They say that I owe them support because we’re family," she revealed. The woman added that she doesn't think she is wrong in this whole situation and also that she doesn't care about these things as long as her son is happy.

Image Source: Reddit | u/corgihuntress
Image Source: Reddit | u/corgihuntress

However, she asked people on the social media platform if she was wrong not to allow her family members to come live with them. People supported the woman for the decision she made. u/ieya404 commented, "Now that's fascinating to hear. Five years ago, when you needed support there was absolutely none. Maybe if they'd helped you and your son back then, he'd feel a lot more positive and want to help them in return. They made their choice then, they can live with the consequences now. Nobody is more important than your son."

Image Source: Reddit | u/ashmoney_31
Image Source: Reddit | u/ashmoney_31

u/slurav also agreed and wrote, "It’s unfortunate that they’ve fallen on hard times, but that doesn’t make you responsible for their well-being. You are, however, responsible for your son’s. You’ve done the right thing by taking his input seriously and putting his comfort in his own home above theirs. Good job, mama, that’s all I have to say about that." u/EmotionalTomato0 said, "Where was your family when you needed support? They have no right to be angry. Your priority is your own and your son’s happiness. Them being in the house would also make your son more hostile towards them and you guys might not feel as comfortable in your own house." u/ChoiceRevolution3113 was happy with the woman's decision as well and commented, "It’s so refreshing to see a parent put their child first in this forum omg. Great job for putting your kid first."

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