Raising kids when you are divorced has to be really tough.
There’s always a tug of war with your fellow parent about when the kids will be at a certain place and how much time they’ll spend at the respective person’s house.
But this story is a little bit different…and this dad wants to know if he’s being an a**hole for feeling the way he does about his teenage son.
Take a look.
AITA for not wanting my son to live with me full time?
“I 33M had a kid in high school with my high school sweetheart.
We didn’t stay together but we coparent our son “Mike” pretty well. He is now 16 and starting his junior year of high school. There’s no official custody child support agreement but we do every other week, her house or mine. My ex just got married and is moving in with her husband soon. He seems like a good guy and he has twin 8 year old boys.
Apparently Mike isn’t a book fan of his soon to be stepdad and thinks the twins are annoying. He told me when they move he’d rather just live with me full time and he said he told his mom and she was upset but would let him make his own decision. The thing is I actually enjoy this every other week thing a lot.
I love having my own place half the time. I have a GF who is here probably 70% of the time Mike is at his mom’s but not too much when he’s here just to give him more room. I also have some friend’s over semi regularly on the weekends that Mike isn’t here. This setup works for me.
I told Mike I didn’t think it was a good idea and he should try and build a relationship with his new stepfamily. He said he’s going to college in 2 years so he just has no desire for that. I really don’t want to mess with the current “custody” situation but then part of me feels like Im being a cr**py dad for that.”
Now take a look at what Reddit users said about this.
One reader thinks that this guy is an a**hole and that his son should always come first.
Another Reddit user said that this dad seems to be acting like a teenager.
Another individual had a different opinion and said that the guy thinks a new living arrangement wouldn’t be as beneficial as the current one.
And this reader said that the teenage son can’t just bail out of his current situation and turn to his dad when the going gets tough.
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