A seriously angry dad took to Reddit to ask for opinions after he refused to help his ex-wife when she fell on hard times. Was it a case of bad karma or pettiness? Here is the full story so you can judge for yourself.
They Have a Common Bond
OP has two sons, ages 16 and 14, with his ex-wife.
They share joint custody of the boys, but OP otherwise has as little contact as possible with his ex.
He Wanted Her to Succeed
While they were still married, OP’s ex-wife decided she wanted to go back to school so she could get a better job.
OP was all for it and told her he would support her all the way.
He Tried Everything
But even while she was taking classes, OP and his wife started having troubles.
He loved her and wanted to keep the family together, so he did everything he could to make it work.
They Tried for Years
OP’s ex went through the motions of trying to save the marriage, too, and they worked on it for years.
She Used Him
But as soon as she got her degree and landed her new job, OP’s wife told him she wanted out of the marriage.
Even worse, she told him it had been over for years but she stayed just so she could finish her school work.
She Had to Pay
It was a nasty divorce, but at least OP got to see his boys half the time.
And because his ex was now making more money than he was, she had to pay child support.
She Had a Good Life
It didn’t take too long until OP’s ex-wife remarried, and then she started having children with her new husband.
Everything was rosy for her until her last child was born.
It All Fell Apart
Then, about a year before COVID hit, OP’s ex-wife’s husband was diagnosed with cancer.
And then one the kids she had with him was diagnosed with a long-term medical condition.
It Got Even Worse
As if all of that wasn’t hard enough for OP’s ex, her job got slammed by the pandemic, like so many others.
They Leaned on Him
With things tough at their mom’s house, OP’s sons started spending more time at his place.
And, with a reduced income, his ex-wife went to court and was able to get her child support payments reduced, too.
She Had to Move
But that wasn’t enough to right the ship, and OP’s ex recently had to sell her house and move to a smaller place.
She tried to get her child support payments suspended completely, but the court said no.
She Needed His Help
That’s when OP’s ex came to him for help. She said her back was against the wall and she needed him to pitch in to help her family.
It Was His Family, Too
OP’s ex-wife basically wanted him to give back the child support payments to her each month, and more, besides.
She said he should want to help since her troubles impacted their sons, too.
He Had No Sympathy
But OP flatly refused to help his ex-wife in any way, and he reminded her about how she had used him for three years to get what she wanted.
He had no sympathy for her at all and wouldn’t give her any money.
She Regretted Not Cheating
Seeing that she wasn’t making any headway, OP’s ex turned spiteful instead.
She told him she wished she had cheated while they were married because using him for money wasn’t harsh enough.
They Piled On
Then she called OP an a****** and said that he would be the reason her children starved.
Later that same day, her husband texted OP and said he hoped his sons would hate their father when they found out he refused to help.
He Needs to Clear the Air
OP can’t even believe his ex-wife expected him to help her after the way she treated him.
He has no plans to change his mind but feels like he needs to talk through the situation with his sons.
She’s a Spiteful Witch
Redditors overwhelmingly support OP’s decision in this case.
They think he has no responsibility to support his ex-wife and her husband, and that’s especially true given how spiteful she is.
Some commenters do think that OP is holding onto an unhealthy amount of anger over how his ex treated him, but even they don’t think he should be paying for her living expenses.
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