DEALING with stepparents is hardly ever a walk in the park.
Most of the time, there’s some lingering awkwardness or even animosity if someone was wronged as a result of the new union.
One 17-year-old said he’s had a troubled relationship with his own mother and stepfather ever since his biological father passed away two years ago.
Posting to Reddit, the teen explained that when his father passed, he left him an inheritance that he would receive on his 18th birthday.
He was looking forward to getting that cash until something fishy came up.
“[My mom and stepdad] bought a house that we moved into. It was weird for me because we always lived in a 3-bedroom apartment.
“My stepdad is a substitute teacher and my mom is a part time receptionist. They never even had enough to go on a vacation or anything, but all of a sudden, they had enough for a large house out of nowhere.
“My mom looked guilty about it until she finally admitted they used some of what my dad left me to buy the house. I lost my s***.”
His mother tried to justify the purchase by saying that it was for him as well.
Frustrated, the teen asked if that meant she and her husband would move out when he turned 18, leaving the house under his name.
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The mother of course said no, they would be staying.
Although the son said that there was still some money left in the inheritance—enough to pay for a “cheap college”—it was the principal of it that was so wrong.
“That amount could’ve helped me get my own damn house.”
The teen added that he found the whole thing ironic since his stepdad did not even like his real father, yet he was willing to use his money.
Things took another turn when the kid’s stepfather’s family was in town.
They all slept at the house on Friday night, and Saturday morning the kid was getting ready to head out to work.
“I made myself eggs in a hurry.
“Before I left my stepdad asked me why there weren’t more eggs for his family. I told him it’s because I’m already leaving for work and there wasn’t gonna be time to make something for everyone.”
The two got into a heated argument.
“Then he pulled that ‘Don’t talk to me like that in my house.’
“I said loudly: ‘Actually it’s my house since you paid for it with my money.’ Don’t forget they stole from me.”
The whole family could hear the exchange go down, and the kid’s mother begged her son to apologize for embarrassing his stepfather—though the son felt he did nothing wrong.
Reddit users took to the son’s defense:
“I think you should talk to an Estate lawyer, because if your dad structured his will properly, I would say your mother has misused funds put in trust for you for her own personal benefit,” one person wrote.
“Since they rushed to buy the house before he turned 18, I bet there’s a good chance the deed to the house belongs to the trust,” added another.
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