My Daughter Forbade Me from Attending Her Graduation Due To Her Dad’s Ultimatum
A woman and her daughter, B, had a close relationship despite B’s father abandoning them. However, a week before B’s graduation, she wanted to invite her estranged father, making her mother choose between attending or her father’s presence.
This ultimatum left the woman hurt and betrayed. B had not seen her father since she was 12, and their close bond didn’t deter her from insisting on his attendance, leading to a heated argument.
On the graduation day, the woman chose not to attend, wanting B to learn about consequences. When B’s father failed to show up, B asked if her mother would attend, but she was already committed elsewhere.
B blamed her mother for the situation, revealing deeper issues between B and her father. B continued to prioritize her father despite confrontation about her actions.
The woman sought therapy, recognized her imperfections, and started focusing on her well-being. Despite the painful journey, she acknowledged the complexities of her relationship with her daughter and the need to prioritize her self-esteem.