Miserly Mother Returns and It’s Time for Pay Back! She Gave Him Life! Would He Save Hers?

After her divorce, this skinflint mother showed just how much she thought her son was worth. He escaped and made it on his own but now she’s in his life again – should he pay for her cancer treatments or is it time she learned the cost of love?

An Independent Young Man

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The Original Poster (OP) is a 24-year-old man who has lived independently since he was 18. That’s not so unusual, but how he got to that point was anything but typical.

Broken Home

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OP’s parents got divorced when he was just a kid, and his mother got custody of him. She was very cheap when it came to him all through his childhood.

She Took Thriftiness Too Far

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She skimped on the things he needed in order to save a buck or two, even going so far as to make him wear outdated school uniforms that he had outgrown. His father thought everything was fine until the school called him and his mother in.

Cheapness Led to Public Embarrassment

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The administrators wanted to discuss whether they could afford to send their son to that school. Dad was mortified.

He Had a Good Dad

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Even though OP lived with his mother, his father was still very involved in his life. Dad paid child support and frequently bought the boy gifts and items that he needed for school.

His Mother Was Stealing From Him!

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But it never took long before the gifts just disappeared from the house. When OP would ask his mother where the goodies from his dad were, she told him that someone must have stolen them.

Eventually, OP realized that his mother was probably selling the gifts that his father had given him.

She Destroyed Their Bond

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It all took a heavy emotional toll on OP, and his relationship with his mother had pretty much disintegrated by the time he turned 18. Even so, she depended on him being there to help her out and didn’t want him to leave.

He Left in the Dead of Night

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But OP couldn’t take it anymore, and he moved out of the house one night while she was asleep. He moved in with a friend, and his father helped him with bills until he could get on his feet.

She Disappeared Without a Trace

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With the child support payments gone and her son out of the house, OP’s mother abandoned the house and just disappeared.

He Started His Life Without Her

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In the years that followed, OP got a job with a small company and worked his way up to a better position. He was able to get a place of his own and a car, and he was starting to feel optimistic about the future.

Therapy Helped

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He even spent a lot of time in therapy, which helped him understand just how bad his mother had been to him. And how to move on and not let the past cripple him.

Mama’s Back!

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Then, recently, his mother contacted him out of the blue. She has cancer and wants him to pay for her treatments.

It Made Sense

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OP was blindsided by her request and could hardly believe that she would ask so much from him after neglecting him over his whole life. But when he thought about it more, he realized it fit her MO perfectly.

Did She Really Have Cancer?

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He wasn’t even sure he believed she had cancer, but then the hospital called him to discuss payment for her treatments.

Will He Pay?

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Now, even with all the hard feelings between them and all the pain she’s caused him, OP is considering paying for her cancer treatments.

Don’t Give Her a Dime!

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Reddit commenters overwhelmingly tell OP that he has no obligation to pay for his mother’s treatments. Most of them are pretty strong in their advice to NOT pay a dime.

She’s Only Ever Been a Burden

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They say she has done nothing but make his life harder than it should have been.

Some say they understand the sentiment for wanting to help his mother even though she’s been terrible to him, but they point out he’s still not in a good financial position to do so.

Grandparents Refuse to Use the Names She Has Carefully Chosen for Her Beautiful Twins! Instead…They Call Them AWFUL Nicknames – Wait Until You Hear Them!

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A Reddit user wrote about their recent experience dealing with their parents who refused to use their grandchildren’s names. Grandparents Refuse to Use the Names She Has Carefully Chosen for Her Beautiful Twins! Instead…They Call Them AWFUL Nicknames – Wait Until You Hear Them!

Revenge: Worker Takes Employer to Court for $38 – Wait Until You Hear How Much He Got!

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This Redditor’s story begins in 1998 when the poster had recently moved from Michigan to Virginia. He was working as an irrigation tech for a large regional landscape company at the time. Revenge: Worker Takes Employer to Court for $38 – Wait Until You Hear How Much He Got!

Stepmom Asks Stepson to Move Out to Give Biological Son “More Space” – Husband Reacts in Fury!

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A Reddit user wrote about her experience asking her stepson to move out of their home to give her biological son more living space. Stepmom Asks Stepson to Move Out to Give Biological Son “More Space” – Husband Reacts in Fury!

Son Sets the Record Straight by Telling Dad’s New Wife EXACTLY What Kind of Father She Married: Just Deserts or Pure Revenge?

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A Reddit user posted to the online community to share his story and ask for their opinions about his difficult relationship with his father. Son Sets the Record Straight by Telling Dad’s New Wife EXACTLY What Kind of Father She Married: Just Deserts or Pure Revenge?

Bride Chooses Gay “Dad” to Walk Her Down the Aisle Instead of Her Stepfather – He Reacts Furiously!

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A woman asked Reddit if she had gone too far by telling her stepfather to stay in the shadows at her wedding. Bride Chooses Gay “Dad” to Walk Her Down the Aisle Instead of Her Stepfather – He Reacts Furiously!

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