A Man Refused To Take His Son’s Stepbrother With Him on a Father-Son Camping Trip and Now His Ex Is Furious

A woman recently asked if her ex-husband was being unreasonable for not being willing to take his son’s stepbrother on a camping trip. The dad said no, as he wanted to just bond with his son. Here’s what the woman had to say.

She was divorced

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When her son was six, she divorced his father. Two years later, she met her current husband, who had two children from a previous relationship. 

Her son met his children

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“On the day my son met his stepbrother, they stood in front of each other, sized each other up the way little boys do, and were silent for a moment. Then my son asked, ‘Do you want to play Smash Bros?’ and his stepbrother said yes, and then ran upstairs,” she explained. 

The stepbrothers were close

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The bond between the two boys was so strong that they became inseparable. “They’ve been attached ever since,” she said. 

Her stepson’s mother had died

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Due to her husband’s ex-wife having died, he was initially reluctant to introduce her to his children. “It turns out that where some kids get a pet after a parent dies, my stepson and stepdaughter got a brother,” she said.

The children supported each other

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In their first year together, her stepson invited her son to visit his mother’s grave at the cemetery. And in the car on the way back, her stepson told them stories about his mother. 

Her stepdaughter was also close to her son

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“Before she entered her current 7-going-on-17 phase, my stepdaughter used to crawl into my son’s lap as often as she did my stepson and ask them to read to her,” she said. 

The woman’s ex was rarely around

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Her son’s father had become unreliable since the divorce. He often canceled planned visits, leaving the son disappointed and hurt. Her stepson noticed this and would always ask his father to do something together with her son to make up for the canceled plans.

Her ex planned to take her son camping

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Despite being unreliable, her ex loved camping, so she believes he will actually show up to take her son camping in the Poconos in a few weeks’ time. Her son, who also loved camping, wanted to bring his stepbrother along for the adventure. 

She asked her ex

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When she told her ex-husband, he got upset and insisted that it was only supposed to be him and his son, so they could bond. He said he didn’t want to take someone else’s kid with him either.

The woman got annoyed

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“I told him he’s had plenty of chances to bond that he blew off for one reason or another. He should consider himself lucky that he has such a compassionate son and that their son still wants anything to do with him,” she said. He hung up on her.

His mother rang her

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Her ex-husband’s mother called to complain, arguing that her son only got to see the boy a few times a year and should not have to share the experience with the stepbrother. “For obvious reasons, this annoyed me to the point where I hung up,” she said.

Did she do the right thing?

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“My husband says that he gets it and thinks I should let it just be the two of them,” she said. 

But she felt that asking her ex to take her stepson too shouldn’t have been a problem, so she asked Reddit for advice.

Reddit responded

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One user said, “It’s fine to ask, and it’s fine for the ex to say no. It’s also fine for the son to decide he doesn’t want to go without his brother.”

Another user said, “I’m with your husband on this one.”

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