Man Refuses to 'Be a Father Anymore' After Admitting He is in Love with Sister-in-Law

Gillian Sisley

Can a parent ever decide to just stop parenting altogether?

The decision to be a parent is a massive responsibility and is not one that should be taken lightly in any way. Having a baby will turn a person's entire world upside down.

And just as important as deciding whether to have children is whether or not a person's partner is suited to be the one they have a child with. People unfortunately do make the wrong decision.

These realities were highlighted in a recent online post in which a man drunkenly admits to his pregnant wife that he is in love with her sister, and begs her to relieve him of his parental responsibilities to their unborn child.

Can a parent ever decide to just stop parenting altogether?

A Reddit post, reported on by Sophie Lloyd from Newsweek, has gone viral with 14,400 upvotes and 1,700 comments.

The author begins her post by explaining that she is very close to giving birth at 6 months pregnant. However, a drunken discussion with her husband has turned her entire life upside down.

One night, her husband drunkenly confessed to being in love with her older sister. This was a devastating realization to hear, and the author isn't quite sure how to proceed.

This information came to light after the husband became incredibly upset when her sister's boyfriend proposed during a double date at a restaurant. She walked in on her husband later that night crying alone, and when she asked what was wrong he dropped the bombshell.

Commitment is important in a relationship.

When you commit your life to someone, you are deciding to invest your time, care, and attention into them. You are also vowing to grow with them throughout the years.

The author expresses that she was utterly horrified by this bombshell, and though her husband initially stated that he still wanted to be a 'good husband and father' to their child, not long after his confession he moved to another city and cut off all ties, apart from the odd text message.

He has made it clear to the author that he no longer wants to be in her life or their daughter's lives, has demanded a divorce, and he has bagged the author to ‘free him from his responsibilities as a father’ so that he can move on and not be tied down anymore.

What do you think? Should the author do all she can to make it work with her husband so that her daughter doesn't grow up without a father? Or should she divorce her ‘deadbeat husband’ who is in love with her sister and no longer wants to be in their daughter's life?

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