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23 Y.O. Son Tells His Parents He’ll Never Speak To Them Again After Finding Out They’re Paying For Sister’s Education Yet Didn’t Pay For His
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23 Y.O. Son Tells His Parents He’ll Never Speak To Them Again After Finding Out They’re Paying For Sister’s Education Yet Didn’t Pay For His

Receiving proper education is one of the major achievements in a person’s life. For a lot of young people, especially those who are academically gifted, it is very important to be able to get into a college or university that can provide them with high-quality education, challenge them, and offer plenty of opportunities. Very often one of the upcoming challenges in this path is finding enough funds to cover university tuition and other expenses. Sometimes parents are the ones that offer to lend a helping hand as they are very concerned about their kids getting a proper education. One Reddit user decided to share his painful experience by revealing that not all parents are willing to provide their kids with the necessary means to start their academic journey.

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Getting into your dream school or university is one of the greatest achievements

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The narrator started his story by stating that his parents always emphasized the importance of hard work and getting good grades. Often times they would mention someone who was studying at an Ivy League school, and how he should take these people as a good example. The man did his best in school and was accepted to one of the top universities that are on the Ivy League list. The user who is now a 23-year-old man remembered the day he got accepted and how emotional he was knowing that he made it to the top. Having in mind how important education is for his parents, the man was sure that they would be very happy with the news.

One Reddit user decided to share how his family made him to decline his offer received from one of the Ivy League schools because they couldn’t afford it

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What happened next shocked the man as his parents told him that he would have to decline his invitation as they had no means to pay for his tuition. The user remembers that his parents even showed him their budget so that he could see for himself that they would not be able to afford his school expenses. The man shared that this happened back in 2016 when he was a 17-year-old who, even at that young age, realized that they really couldn’t cover his tuition.

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This situation led him to go to a state university where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science, after which he ended up getting a job at one of the FAANG companies. It’s fair to say that the narrator’s hard work paid off even without him getting into a prestigious university. But what enraged him was the situation he found himself in recently.

After finding out that his parents couldn’t pay for the university, he had to apply to one of the state schools as it was cheaper

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Through the years, the man successfully finished his studies and landed a job at one of the FAANG companies

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The man has a 17-year-old sister who called him one day with good news. She was also accepted into one of the Ivy League schools. The brother congratulated the sister but asked her if their parents also made her decline the acceptance as it happened to him. The young woman shared that the dad told her not to worry about it as they would pay for her education. The brother was devastated to hear this after being told that they couldn’t afford to pay for his school.

Recently, the man found out that his sister was also accepted to one of the Ivy League schools

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The man was in shock after finding out that parents decided to pay for her education after they made him decline the offer

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It might seem that now the parents are in a better position financially to be able to provide their daughter with the possibility to go to her dream school. But the man soon understood that back in 2016, his dad already worked for one of the FAANG companies and also had the financials to allow him to go to the university of his choice. This made him really upset, especially when he confronted his parents about this. This all ended in an argument and the narrator’s threat to never speak with them again.

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This situation resulted in an argument after which the narrator threatened not to speak with his parents ever again

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A lot of people online tried to come up with a possible explanation for why his parents decided to help his sister but not him. Some needed more information about the situation as they couldn’t understand why some other options of getting into the university weren’t thought of. Others online suggested that the man should’ve known about their financial situation because they had to provide this information when he was applying for a federal loan to attend a state university. The narrator replied by saying that at that time, he didn’t think about it too much and that his parents took care of that part of the documentation.

What is your opinion on this situation? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

People online became very involved in the story as they were trying to understand the reason why the parents did this to their son

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lenka
Community Member
4 months ago

The real AH here is the American education system and the fact that you need to pay that much for an education in the first place.

Pernille Dyre
Community Member
4 months ago

Yea. Education should be free. We have No problems with it being free in Denmark... and we get paid to attend...

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Keith O
Community Member
4 months ago

Mom and dad weren't together, mom had to fight dad to set up an account for me due to excessive bonuses he got each year rather than take him back to court to fight for more support. Dad buys me a junky used car out of said account which neither me nor my mom had access to. Dad refuses to give me remainder of account when I turned 18 so I could pay for school, books, fraternity dues, etc. Refuses to pay for anything else unless I provide receipts, for said books, etc. even though it was supposed to be "my" money. Sister gets a car when she gets license, offered to send second younger sister to Australia for a music program, two younger adopted brothers both get stupidly jacked up and expensive trucks, etc. No I no longer speak to my father. This s**t is real when parents screw you over. Good for you. They didn't treat you fairly, they treated you as lesser than, so cut them out.

Mazer
Community Member
4 months ago

Spot on!! Sorry your peeps did not support you, good on you for cutting ties! I did the same, best decision I ever made

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Cecily Holland
Community Member
4 months ago

Yep been there done that. Except I’m now doing my masters in public health and sibling flunked out of 3 degrees because entitled sibling never had to pay anything

Jennifer Germain
Community Member
4 months ago

same thing with my husband, they even tried to kick him out while we was in school and working to pay for it. His younger brother, 3 years university fully paid by parents, never finished, kept failing. works in the trades now, my husband works at that university.

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lenka
Community Member
4 months ago

The real AH here is the American education system and the fact that you need to pay that much for an education in the first place.

Pernille Dyre
Community Member
4 months ago

Yea. Education should be free. We have No problems with it being free in Denmark... and we get paid to attend...

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Keith O
Community Member
4 months ago

Mom and dad weren't together, mom had to fight dad to set up an account for me due to excessive bonuses he got each year rather than take him back to court to fight for more support. Dad buys me a junky used car out of said account which neither me nor my mom had access to. Dad refuses to give me remainder of account when I turned 18 so I could pay for school, books, fraternity dues, etc. Refuses to pay for anything else unless I provide receipts, for said books, etc. even though it was supposed to be "my" money. Sister gets a car when she gets license, offered to send second younger sister to Australia for a music program, two younger adopted brothers both get stupidly jacked up and expensive trucks, etc. No I no longer speak to my father. This s**t is real when parents screw you over. Good for you. They didn't treat you fairly, they treated you as lesser than, so cut them out.

Mazer
Community Member
4 months ago

Spot on!! Sorry your peeps did not support you, good on you for cutting ties! I did the same, best decision I ever made

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Cecily Holland
Community Member
4 months ago

Yep been there done that. Except I’m now doing my masters in public health and sibling flunked out of 3 degrees because entitled sibling never had to pay anything

Jennifer Germain
Community Member
4 months ago

same thing with my husband, they even tried to kick him out while we was in school and working to pay for it. His younger brother, 3 years university fully paid by parents, never finished, kept failing. works in the trades now, my husband works at that university.

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