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According to OP, her relationship with her father soured years ago. She details her strained relationship with her father, rooted in his infidelity and poor treatment of her mother.
After her parents divorced, the father kicked OP and her siblings out, except for the eldest brother.
OP is still amd and keeps pretty low contact
Nearly two decades later, the father, wealthy and remarried with more children, unexpectedly reached out to OP.
Without a preamble, he asked her to pay $70,000 for the college tuition of one of his other children.
He sent her a bill for the college tuition of one of his other children—a whopping $70,000.
OP should take her father as an example of what not to do.
Dad probably isn't as rich as OP thinks he is
Maybe OP should create a GoFundMe campaign for her poor father:)
Some poeple ssay that OP should change her last name
Maybe OP should do this:
"He is a lonely bitter old man. Leave him there."
OP should be gentle to her mom
The audacity of OP's father is truly jaw-dropping. After a lifetime of neglect and favoritism, to suddenly demand that OP fork over a hefty sum for a half-sibling's education is beyond reason.
It showcases a profound lack of self-awareness and entitlement on his part. It's almost as if he thinks money can erase years of emotional negligence and trauma he inflicted upon his family.
OP is under no obligation—moral, financial, or otherwise—to support the education of a sibling she's never had a relationship with, especially when the request comes from a father who has never shown her the basic decency she deserves.
If anything, this could be the final straw that justifies OP cutting ties for good, perhaps even moving countries, as she's considered. Sometimes, distance—both emotional and geographical—is the clearest path to peace.