This dad refused to let the woman he got pregnant have an abortion, but then got seriously irate when she refused to get involved in the rearing of the baby.
In an angry tirade posted to the 'legaladvice' thread on Reddit, a single dad overwhelmed by child rearing responsibilities complains about the mother of his child being a 'deadbeat' mum, after she's refused to be involved in the 18-month-old son's life. However, there's a twist to the tale.
In the post, he explains how when she got pregnant they weren't in a serious relationship, and that she wanted to have an abortion, but he refused to allow her to do so. He also goes says that the mother provides the childcare money that's required, and also how she's now working at a gym, has had a tummy tuck, and is looking seriously sizzling.
Finishing his tirade, he writes:
She is a deadbeat mom and the court won't do anything and is forcing me to struggle as a single parent. Do I have any legal remedies here?
Basically, he's salty as about the whole situation.
Can you guess what happened next?
Many people responded to his query, but not in the way he would have hoped - they all basically took the side of the mum.
Which, when you think about it, is the only logical side to take. This man is the epitome of 'made your bed, sleep in it'.
One argued that far from 'deadbeat', the woman sounds like a good mum.
Another took issue with his statement that he 'resented' the child.
Others called him out for his 'abusive mentality'.
One pointed out that he now knows what it feels like for all the single mums out there.
Essentially, the moral of the tale is that in this instance, a man has had to take responsibility for a woman getting pregnant, deal with the fallout, and ultimately understand how difficult it can be to be a single parent. He set the terms and conditions by telling the woman not to have an abortion, so he's in no position to complain about them once he has to live them.
There are some excellent 'clap backs' out there online, but a man getting owned for moaning about his own decisions has to be one of the best.
Sorry, dude! It's 'take-responsibility-for-your-decisions-and-grow-up' time.