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'Santa is a huge part of Christmas!': Parent criticized for telling 6-year-old daughter that santa isn't real

There's this growing sentiment in modern parenting that we should never lie to our children, that, if we do, they may one day grow up to resent us for giving them an unrealistic view of the world. Maybe, just maybe, that desire for a more realistic and grounded approach stems from the fact that we were raised being told that we could be whatever, whoever, and wherever we wanted to be when the reality is that all of those things cost money and if you don't have enough money to go, be and do ever…
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'AITA for telling a pregnant woman to sit on the ground': Aunt brings her own chair, random pregnant woman demands to sit in it

There's this general idea online and in life that pregnant people deserve special treatment. You're probably holding your breath reading this, wondering where I'm going with that statement—and before you get too outraged, let me just say that, yes, absolutely, that idea and treatment is resoundingly deserved. After all, they're growing a whole new person inside of them—an astonishing feat that deserves special recognition before you even factor in the ordeal of troubling side effects that come…
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'This was a gift to myself': Woman lets her kids spill paint on her sister-in-law's expensive fabric, replaces it with cheap cloth as an apology

'This was a gift to myself': Woman lets her kids spill paint on her sister-in-law's expensive fabric, replaces it with cheap cloth as an apology

This SIL went out of her way to use the wrong “tablecloth.”
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'The screen was not working...It would cost about $250': Woman breaks husbands' computer monitor while trying to clean his private room, husband takes wifes' "fun money" to pay for it

'The screen was not working...It would cost about $250': Woman breaks husbands' computer monitor while trying to clean his private room, husband takes wifes' "fun money" to pay for it

This couple has been disagreeing over how to spend their fun money . One of the best parts of adult life is having fun money left over at the end of the month to spend however you wish. After you've paid off the rent or mortgage, car payment, and bought all your groceries, having an extra 30 bucks to use on something special feels like the perfect treat. Some of us buy new shoes or clothes, while others head to the movies or plan out a weekend trip. Others love to upgrade to the newest technolo…
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'My coworkers are saying I'm cold for not helping her out': Woman refuses to babysit colleague's 4 kids during her PTO, faces backlash in the office

We often talk about work-life balance these days, with many folks managing to keep their professional and personal lives completely separate, meaning no work at home (rip remote workers). However, what happens when a personal issue becomes a work issue, too? That's the situation the OP found herself in. OP has been working at her company for a while now, and there's this colleague who seems to harbor some envy. We will call her Karen.
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'It's not like I singled her out': Coworker keeps hogging the microwave, employee confronts her, gets in trouble with HR

'It's not like I singled her out': Coworker keeps hogging the microwave, employee confronts her, gets in trouble with HR

There are definitely unwritten rules about using the communal microwave in an office. If you're heating up your lunch during an in-demand time and it's a frozen meal that takes more than five minutes to cook, you might want to step back and let other people use it first. Furthermore, if you're eating something particularly aromatic, consider eating in the break room and not right at your desk. This also applies when you're eating a messy meal. I cannot tell you the number of times I have seen c…
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'[She] got served a massive tray of humble pie': Older sister thinks younger sister's graduation is beneath her, so younger sister gets karma with a classic 'uno-reverse' move

Calling all siblings, this one is a familiar burn. Parents, partners, and besties are supposed to take the high road, but siblings get a pass to the low road. If you're a sibling, you get what I mean. Nobody can talk badly to your sister or brother, that is YOUR job. If you need to teach your sibling a lesson and fight fire with fire, then light it up! Because nobody else is allowed to do that. In this story, however, things may or may not have gone too far… The sisters were prone to squabbling…
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'I opened the door and told her that she needs to wait 29 minutes': Tenant starts holding landlady to the rules, landlady says they're "wasting her time"

'I opened the door and told her that she needs to wait 29 minutes': Fed-up tenant starts holding landlady to strict rules, landlady says they're "wasting her time"

Moving to a new place is stressful enough as it is. There's no need for your landlady to add additional stressors onto you. Almost everyone has a landlord or landlady horror story to share. A lot of them might seem nice, but when it comes to a broken dishwasher or a noise complaint, suddenly they're nowhere to be found. Being ghosted by your own landlord is such a universal experience. It's like the phrase, “Hey, the hot water has been off for two days now” are a magical spell that will cause t…
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'You better cough up the dough': Bridezilla demands maid of honor purchase a dress she'll never wear again, divides Internet

'You better cough up the dough': Bridezilla demands maid of honor purchase a dress she'll never wear again, divides Internet

The amount of money people are expected to casually spend on their friends' weddings is one of society's greatest ills at the moment. From exorbitant costs spent on flights and hotels for bachelor/bachelorette parties to money spent on bridal showers and gifts for the actual wedding weekend, the expenses can feel endless and can almost certainly put someone into debt. No one said anything about how budgeting for your best friend's wedding would be as hard to do as budgeting for your own adult l…
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'It was an email I would NEVER send': Coworker signs inter's name on unprofessional email, intern speaks to boss, coworker gets fired

'It was an email I would NEVER send': Coworker signs intern's name on unprofessional email, intern speaks to boss, coworker gets fired

Who doesn't have nightmares about work emails? Whether it's you sending an email to the wrong person or receiving a dreaded email from your manager, we all have anxiety concerning the ubiquitous phenomenon that is emailing. Sometimes, I even get anxious about sending someone without an attachment or with an egregious typo, especially in my early working days as an intern. In fact, I can't imagine the stress this intern was under when she opened her work email one day only to discover that her a…
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'I paid for his education': Entitled woman throws shade at blue-collar in-laws by telling her kids to stay in school, brother-in-law gives the ultimate comeback

Our OP had the ultimate comeback to his entitled sister-in-law who tried to shame him for living in a trailer and working a blue-collar job. In front of their whole family, and in our OP's mobile home, she told her children to stay in school or they will end up like their uncle. She said she doesn't want her kids “working with their hands.” She backed her statement by saying that him and his wife are doing OK, but what if they wanted children? Little did she know he invited his family over to t…
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'[The kids] basically cried the whole way': Entitled mother doesn't understand why other airline passengers are upset with her noisy kids, thinks it's worse for her

Having kids is the greatest joy one could experience, or so any new parent will tell you, despite that they haven't slept since the night before they became parents, and the bags under their eyes tell a different story. In fact, it's more than likely that this entire sentiment is really just a combination of sleep deprivation-fueled delusion and resigned coping with the fact that there's no going back.
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'Our family is split on who is wrong': Parents give financial support to their 2 daughters but not their son based on a decision he made 8 years ago

This is a tricky situation, but most of Reddit seems to be on the parents ' side. Let us know what you think: When these 3 siblings became adults, their parents gave them a choice on whether or not to live with them. If they did, they had to pay rent, but the rent went into a savings account that they got access to later in life. The 2 daughters went this route; however, the son thought that parents should not charge their children to live with them, so he parted ways. Fast forward 8 years, and…
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'She cleared out everything that she considered junk': Woman kicks mother-in-law out of house after she went through it and donated her stuff without permission

I think we can all agree that this mother-in-law went a little overboard, but do you think her actions were justified? Here's the scoop: a couple is expecting their first child together, and the pregnant woman's mother-in-law offered to come and live with them for six months to help with the baby, which the couple appreciated since they both work long hours. However, the MIL took it upon herself to clean the entire house while the couple was at work.
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'He tried to fight... [so] I got security involved': Entitled parents at a metal concert bully the crowd into letting their small children squeeze to the front; woman puts the dad in his place

Metal concerts are intense. For anyone who loves accidental punches to the face, getting their toes stomped, and eating the floor before having a 250lbs man help them back to their feet knows that a mosh pit is not a place for the weak. And it's certainly no place for a small child.
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'She admitted she doesn't know if she can love humans': Husband wants a divorce because of what wife said during couple's therapy, seeks advice from the Internet

The wife in this story has decided to try out therapy due to her mental health issues. She's a vet, and her job is very high stress, so her husband agreed that she should seek counseling. After she began to enjoy the benefits of therapy, she asked her husband to join her. He was wary of it at first, but he agreed to do it for her. When the topic of trust in their marriage came up, what she said next really shocked her husband...
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