This heartbreaking story is told by Jake, the cousin of Gordon and Harriet, who is seeking for advice after his cousin’s abusive father reached out for financial support 15 years after his disappearance.
Abusive Father Leaves Without a Trace
Gordon and Harriet’s dad was abusive to their mother before leaving them without a trace over a decade ago.
Reaching Out for Forgiveness
Gordon’s long-lost dad, Martin, shockingly reached out after 15 years of silence.
A Surprising Reunion
After an absence of 15 years, Martin suddenly reached out, seeking financial help for his deteriorating health.
The Emotional Facetime Call
During the Facetime call, Gordon witnessed Martin’s visible weakness, tugging at his heartstrings.
Begging for Help
After the call, the family begged Harriet to use her wealth to help the dying father, but she found it too difficult.
Torn Between Past and Present
Gordon’s sister, Harriet, faced a difficult decision, torn between compassion for her father’s suffering and the memories of his past abuse towards their mum.
Aunt Bella’s Stance
Bella, their mum, refused to interfere, leaving the choice to her children.
She had no desire to reconnect with her ex-husband.
Haunted by the Past
Harriet tearfully explained how she witnessed years of abuse her mum endured, making it challenging to extend help.
Shocking Shotgun Revelation
Jake, our narrator, reveals how Martin pointed a shotgun at Bella right in front of both of their children, influencing Harriet’s decision not to help.
The entire family pressured Harriet to assist her dad, using the argument that they wouldn’t exist without him.
She Believes in Karma
Harriet believes her dad’s current condition is a result of his past actions, making her hesitant to lend a helping hand.
Gordon Tearfully Defends His Sister’s Actions
Frustrated by the family’s harsh judgment, Gordon stands up for his sister and defends her reasons.
A Plea From a Devoted Brother
Gordon pleads with the family to understand the trauma Harriet experienced during their childhood.
Family Feud Unleashed
Tensions rise as the family divides into opposing sides with some demanding she helps and others empathising with Harriet.
Brother and Sister Sticks Together
Gordon and Harriet stand united, knowing they made the right decision based on their experiences.
Jake Asks Reddit For Help
Now, Jake is asking Reddit if he did the right thing taking Harriet’s side during the family feud.
“He’s a Sperm Donor, Not a Father”
“Your cousin has every reason to leave that man in the past. He’s a sperm doner, not a father. She owes him nothing.” One user argued urging them to move on from this.
“Let Them Pay For It Themselves”
One user says they should pay for it themselves rather than taking advantage of Harriet.
“Good for you for sticking up for your cousin. The family can spend their own money on him if it’s so important to them.”
Have Your Say
Do you think Jake, Harriet and Gordon made the right decision? Let us know in the comments.
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