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Dad Asks If He Was Wrong For Snapping At His Sister After She Called Him “Creepy And Perverted” For Hugging His Son
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Dad Asks If He Was Wrong For Snapping At His Sister After She Called Him “Creepy And Perverted” For Hugging His Son

Having a good relationship with your family is somewhat of a blessing. Although many parenting philosophies exist, whether it’s the free-range or helicopter kind, family experts agree that kids who have a secure and healthy attachment to their parents have a better chance of developing content relationships with others in their life.

And a 32-year-old single dad who goes by the handle u/illbreakuo seems to be blessed to have such a relationship with his 16-year-old son. Except, his sister doesn’t think it’s particularly healthy.

In a lengthy Reddit post, the dad shared an incident he recently had with his sister who not only questioned his parenting style, but even accused him of being “creepy” for his loving relationship with his son.

Read on for the full incident as written by the dad himself down below, and share whether you think he’s an “AITA for telling my sister that she’s sick and delusional” in the comment section.

A single dad snapped at his sister after she accused him of being “creepy” for hugging his son, and now he’s asking Reddit if his reaction was adequate

Image credits: August de Richelieu (not the actual photo)

Parenting styles and dynamics is a sensitive topic. There’s no universal way one should raise their child and maintain a healthy relationship. But we all want one. After all, being loved and cared about by your parents is something every child needs, and it’s no different in father-son relationships.

But according to Roland C. Warren, a board member of the National Fatherhood Initiative, “too often, fathers think they’re doing a better job in these areas than they really are.” Every parent wants what’s best for their child, and they seemingly put all the effort they can into it, but are they really?

Roland starts with the concept of nurturing. “Nurturing means a lot of things. It certainly includes hugging and kissing our boys on a daily basis and telling them that we love them.” He stressed that “yes, even boys need hugs and kisses,” an idea which angered the sister of the author of this Reddit post so much.

So he shared the whole incident on the AITA subreddit

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Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 year ago

F**k this dude’s sister. I’ll leave it at that.

StIJN
Community Member
1 year ago

you are right about the plague rats comment. But he is trying to be a Remy about it. A family that doesn't like you take responsability for your own kid,???

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Not Proud British
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1 year ago

I have a 17 year old who regularly hugs me and his dad and has a snuggle with us on the couch when watching TV. My mother never hugged me much so I now hug my own kids all I can and I encourage their father to do the same. I feel so sorry for her teenage daughter who must feel so alienated and unloved.

Mimi777
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1 year ago

My husband’s mom was the same way towards him growing up. He has 2 brothers and his mom never hugged or kissed him or them. I’ve known him for 6 years and I’ve never seen her display any kind of affection towards him. We have a 2 1/2 year old and we are always hugging and kissing her and she’s started doing it back to us. It’s so cute. I know if we have a son I’ll do the same thing with him too. I’m sorry your mom was like that towards you.

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Joonscrab
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1 year ago

Well. We need more dads like you!!! I would LOVE to have a dad like this ahhhhh please just cut off that sister's words from your mind :/ My dad will never accept my identity, plus he thinks all my health issues are my own fault and then blames me for making him worry about it when I'm the one actually going through pain day and night

FroggyGirl
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1 year ago

I'm sorry, your dad is an asshead and a bitch. We will accept you for who you are. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender it is okay. you are you and no one and nothing will ever change that

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Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 year ago

F**k this dude’s sister. I’ll leave it at that.

StIJN
Community Member
1 year ago

you are right about the plague rats comment. But he is trying to be a Remy about it. A family that doesn't like you take responsability for your own kid,???

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Not Proud British
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a 17 year old who regularly hugs me and his dad and has a snuggle with us on the couch when watching TV. My mother never hugged me much so I now hug my own kids all I can and I encourage their father to do the same. I feel so sorry for her teenage daughter who must feel so alienated and unloved.

Mimi777
Community Member
1 year ago

My husband’s mom was the same way towards him growing up. He has 2 brothers and his mom never hugged or kissed him or them. I’ve known him for 6 years and I’ve never seen her display any kind of affection towards him. We have a 2 1/2 year old and we are always hugging and kissing her and she’s started doing it back to us. It’s so cute. I know if we have a son I’ll do the same thing with him too. I’m sorry your mom was like that towards you.

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Joonscrab
Community Member
1 year ago

Well. We need more dads like you!!! I would LOVE to have a dad like this ahhhhh please just cut off that sister's words from your mind :/ My dad will never accept my identity, plus he thinks all my health issues are my own fault and then blames me for making him worry about it when I'm the one actually going through pain day and night

FroggyGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry, your dad is an asshead and a bitch. We will accept you for who you are. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender it is okay. you are you and no one and nothing will ever change that

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