15 Individuals Seeking Guidance on the Ethics of Their Behavior

Often, especially when it comes to friends or family, we are unsure of our decisions. In order to get advice on what to do, several netizens decided to share their experiences online. After reading, tell us which side you support.

The 20-year-old son I have is

in a relationship for the last three years with his partner. I regret to inform you that despite my affection for him, my son has not developed into a nice guy. He spends most of his time playing games or going to parties, has no work ethic, and has no desire to go to college or find a career.

On the contrary, his girlfriend is the complete opposite.

She is a really talented swimmer, very diligent,, and hopes to become a doctor. He is now studying college far away. I think they just deserve better. When she visited us a few days ago, she was clearly distressed. She informed me that she didn’t know what to do and asked why my son was so lazy and lacked motivation. I advised her to prioritize and follow her own desires.

Before that, my son storms downstairs and furiously informs me that his girlfriend has ended their relationship, saying

My son was furious that I got involved and claimed I was overstepping the bounds, referring to “discussions with your mum”. I informed him that I was not suggesting that she break up with him; rather, I suggested that she make her own decisions and determine what is best for her. My husband is irritated that my son has stopped talking to me. am i wrong © Reddit / Minute-Layer-4412

This woman I work with has a rather annoying habit. Using her dating site profile, she purposefully entices men to pay for fancy dinners at restaurants she wants to try, after which she promptly scams them. She brags about it all the time and has no interest in dating in the real world, but she’ll act like she’s doing it to sell.

I find it offensive that it manipulates people’s emotions, but this woman sees it as a way to try foods and drinks that she wouldn’t otherwise be able to buy.

Daniel, my friend, uses dating apps for relevant purposes. He texted me a few days ago and wanted to know if I knew her. He found out we were co-workers when they matched and started talking about our work.

I informed him of her experience with the restaurant and made it clear to him that it would be best for him to break up with her now. My boyfriend stated that he would most likely ask for separate checks, but still go on a date.

They went out on the weekend and my colleague arrived at work on Monday in a really distressed state. She allegedly had my boyfriend escort her to a fancy steakhouse where she ended up indulging. Now she is furious.

on me since her little trick backfired on her after I told someone about it. We work with other people and they said that since it was none of my business, I should have stayed out of it. © Reddit / notyourcustodian

Fifteen individuals seeking advice on the ethics of their conduct

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Often, especially when it comes to friends or family, we are unsure of our decisions. In order to get advice on what to do, several netizens decided to share their experiences online. After reading, tell us which side you support.

The 20-year-old son I have is

in a relationship for the last three years with his partner. I regret to inform you that despite my affection for him, my son has not developed into a nice guy. He spends most of his time playing games or going to parties, has no work ethic, and has no desire to go to college or find a career.

On the contrary, his girlfriend is the complete opposite.

She is a really talented swimmer, very diligent, and hopes to become a doctor. He is now studying college far away. In my opinion, they simply deserve better. She was clearly upset when she visited us a few days ago. She informed me that she didn’t know what to do and asked why my son was so lazy and lacked motivation. I advised her to prioritize and follow her own desires.

Before that, my son storms downstairs and furiously informs me that his girlfriend has ended their relationship, saying

My son was furious that I got involved and claimed I was overstepping the bounds, referring to “discussions with your mum”. I informed him that I was not suggesting that she break up with him; rather, I suggested that she make her own decisions and determine what is best for her. My husband is irritated that my son has stopped talking to me. am i wrong © Reddit / Minute-Layer-4412

This woman I work with has a rather annoying habit. Using her dating site profile, she purposefully entices men to pay for fancy dinners at restaurants she wants to try, after which she promptly scams them. She brags about it all the time and has no interest in dating in the real world but acts like she does to make a good impression.

I find it offensive that it manipulates people’s emotions, but this woman sees it as a way to try foods and drinks that she wouldn’t otherwise be able to buy.

Daniel, my friend, uses dating apps for relevant purposes. He texted me a few days ago and wanted to know if I knew her. He found out we were co-workers when they matched and started talking about our work.

I informed him of her experience with the restaurant and made it clear to him that it would be best for him to break up with her now. My boyfriend stated that he would most likely ask for separate checks, but still go on a date.

They went out on the weekend and my colleague arrived at work on Monday in a really distressed state. She allegedly had my boyfriend escort her to a fancy steakhouse where she ended up indulging. Now she is furious.

on me since her little trick backfired on her after I told someone about it. We work with other people and they said that if it wasn’t my business, I should have stayed out of it. © Reddit / notyourcustodian

Four years ago I eloped with my partner and we got married without witnesses. After five years of dating, this marriage was more of a formality than a joyous event for us.

During a recent conversation about marriage with my best friend, I casually stated that I was married and that I had been married. The fact that I kept this knowledge from her upset her deeply. She doubted our connection because she felt cheated.

am I wrong © player2-go / Reddit My ex-husband and I separated five years ago and our three children are now teenagers. We have always co-parented very effectively and agreed that our children come first. My ex doesn’t like me; She has been dating someone else for the past three years.

My ex and hers recently got engaged and he called me yesterday to tell me that I have a year to go back to my maiden name because his fiancee has expressed that she doesn’t like it and is afraid that we will be using the same last name when we get married I informed him that I would rather not have a different last name than our children.

I am unreasonable, he said.

I? © Reddit / ThrowRAHappyLiving

Finally, my husband and I bought our first house. We decided to take over the role of host for a few gatherings over the holidays. I felt like it was the worst.

I hated every minute of it.

My in-laws let their kids run around, yell and scream, climb and descend stairs, touch things that weren’t theirs, make messes,, and not clean up after them. The parents got mad at us because we didn’t have anything to do for the kids and we didn’t bring anything. They took their dog inside and let him eat on the furniture. They were told to take off their shoes but continued to stomp around the house in them. Instead of putting it in the trash, they just left it lying around or packed it t  away.

My husband was taken aback by his family’s actions and was at a loss for words. Easter is coming up and my in-laws have been asking what our plans are. When he talked about it with his parents afterward, they just laughed at us and said: That’s hosting. According to my husband, we won’t be hosting because of everyone’s horrible ways. His parents are not happy with us. Do we think differently now? They continue to be family. © Poplar_Flower_4409 / Reddit I tied the knot two weeks ago. My father’s friend’s daughter is a fashion student finishing her studies. After graduation, she hopes to enter the wedding dress industry.

When I started planning the wedding, she offered to design and build my dress. We had a few meetings to talk about our concepts. During them, I discovered that despite our big differences in style, we were still able to agree on a design. In the end, the dress didn’t resemble the layout we decided on at all. Everything about it was wrong – the color, the style, everything.

When I tried it on, I found it was almost three sizes too big. I told her over the phone that I wouldn’t be wearing the dress. She made the dress for free, so I offered to compensate her for her work, but she turned me down and hung up. My maid of honor and I visited a retail bridal boutique where we discovered a stunning dress that required several alterations. It has exactly the look I was hoping for.

In the future, I will wear the dress I bought to walk down the aisle to a wedding. The girl at the ceremony looked like she was about to cry and her mother kept glaring at me during the reception. After less than an hour at the reception, they finally left. The next day I got a call from my father and his girlfriend who told me that I was disrespectful not wearing the dress that girl had worked so hard to make. Ever since I decided not to wear the dress, I’ve been sick of it. Did I do something wrong? © Reddit / ThrwayStepSisDress

My neighbor has two sons and I have two daughters; our children are the same age.

While she works from home, my neighbor’s husband often travels for work. Since I work as a teacher, my neighbor’s children often come to play with me during the holidays because they tease her at home. While our kids used to get along well, lately my girls have been complaining about boys fighting and calling us dumb.

A neighbor recently asked if I could babysit the boys for two days while she worked, and I did

“off work” for the holidays. She was really upset when I told her I wasn’t going to watch her kids! She thought I should help her! And her son said I was a nasty person to my children. Was there something I didn’t do right? © Reddit/Surfergirl7681

My girlfriend started banging on the locked bathroom door while I was taking a shower.

It was hard to hear her words over the sound of running water. At that moment she started turning the light on and off to get my attention. I yelled that I was going to finish soon, but she insisted until I opened it.

Turns out she needed to use the restroom quickly. She was offended by my delay in opening the door, and the whole situation irritated me. Which of us is right? © Reddit / Einebeine 1

My husband and I hired a babysitter for our 3-year-old to enjoy at a friend’s party.

One of the friends mentioned that she was planning to bring her daughter, who is five years old. I said it was inappropriate because no one could really react in front of a child, especially considering that their daughter is quite active and her parents give her a lot of freedom.

I expressed my reservations to a friend who was handling the arrangements and he advised me not to bring her child. She lost it and angrily stated that she would not come then. Am I wrong? © This_Value_4194

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This is my second marriage and I have been married for five years. We are home to my fourteen-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.

Her mother doesn’t want to know her, but my daughter and my second wife get along well, and my second wife has made a wonderful stepmother.

However, my daughter later decided to cut her long hair into a pixie cut. My wife looked like she was going to swoon when she got home, all smiles and a new hairdo. Why did I let my daughter get a haircut, she asked me.

That’s what my daughter wanted, I replied.

My wife got angry and accused me of screwing it up and that the girl looked terrible. My wife insisted on ignoring it even though I told her it wasn’t. Now she is bitter towards my daughter and me. But all I wanted was for my daughter to be happy.

Am I wrong? / Reddit / Mysterious_Raise_156

My ex-husband accidentally sent me a large sum of money a few days ago.

I slept at dawn and when I woke up there were a hundred missed calls and texts begging me to return the money.

But the thing is, I loaned him the money after the divorce when he was unemployed and broke, so I took that amount from the money he owed me and sent him the remaining amount.

There was a controversy! It turns out the engagement is off because he saved up money to buy an engagement ring for his new partner. His parents, with whom I had a cordial relationship, are supportive and his girlfriend is currently sending me nasty messages on social media.

We have four children together and I haven’t even taken any child support past due. Was what I did right? © Reddit / rare-temp

I won a free five-night holiday for four people. My wife was thrilled to hear about it and said her 11-year-old daughter from a former marriage would be thrilled to accompany her. So that we can be alone for a bit, we can take my mother-in-law with us to watch her baby.

She didn’t even hear what I wanted because she was so busy organizing the trip.

She was offended by my repeated expressions that I wanted to spend some adult time with a few of our friends. We never reached an understanding because she was adamant about her choice. The next day she told her daughter about it without consulting me. After our disagreement, she accused me of being conceited.

However, I was the winner of the tour!

Am I wrong? © Reddit / freerideaita

A girl from a rich family is my son’s friend.

We stood up and she was nice. My son always pays his share of their joint expenses and refuses her gifts because he’s afraid she’ll think he’s only in it for her money.

His girlfriend handed me an expensive designer handbag that I couldn’t buy for my birthday yesterday. Although I was deeply moved, my son became enraged and insisted that I return the gift, fearing that it would reflect badly on him and lead him to suspect that I was a gold digger. I promised not to return it. Am I wrong? Instruction 2768, Olcy

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In order to save money for our own place, we moved in with my mother after giving birth in September last year. My mother happily agreed to this, but now she constantly interferes with the child’s care, takes care of everything, feeds him the wrong food, and ignores my requests not to do this.

She stopped talking to me when I told her that she would no longer be responsible for taking care of the baby alone. She added that my comments made her feel inadequate as a grandmother and mother.

Am I wrong? © SatisfactionOk7409 / Reddit My husband and I exchange Easter baskets. He gave me this year too.

It included candies, adorable trinkets, and three full bottles of perfume that I was dying to try. I shared a picture of the present on social media because I was ecstatic.

When the nurse called me the next day, she asked me if my husband had left me or if he was trying to make amends. Frightened, I asked the nature of the problem. The sister claimed that many women could not get their husbands to buy them anything, even a Christmas present and that she would still consider herself lucky if her husband sent her a birthday card.

I told her not to be so cruel to me and not to be jealous if she ended up with the wrong man. My remarks hurt her deeply and she has not spoken to me since.

After reviewing the situations shared by various individuals seeking guidance, it is clear that these dilemmas involve complex interpersonal dynamics, ethics, and personal boundaries. In each case, the person concerned had to make a decision based on their understanding of good and evil, which in turn created controversy and disagreement.

In the first scenario, the mother advised her son’s girlfriend to prioritize her own happiness and goals. While her intention was to support her friend, her son saw it as an intrusion into his personal life, leading to a rift between him and his mother. Here, the mother’s advice was rooted in genuine concern for her friend’s future, and her actions underscore the importance of truthfulness and support, even at the risk of upsetting those close to her.

The second story involves a co-worker who uses dating apps to get free food. When the narrator warns a friend about this behavior, it causes the co-worker’s scheme to backfire and creates tension at work. The narrator acted out of a sense of justice and fairness and tried to protect her friend from manipulation. While her actions were met with criticism from colleagues, standing up to fraudulent behavior was ethically justifiable.

In the case of a woman who has not disclosed her marriage to her best friend, the issue revolves around trust and transparency in friendship. The friend’s reaction underscores the importance of openness and honesty in maintaining strong and trusting relationships. Although marriage is a personal matter, sharing such significant life events is essential to foster mutual respect and understanding between close friends.

As for the ex-husband’s request for a name change, this issue raises questions about autonomy and respect for personal choice. The woman preferred to keep her last name for the sake of her children and asserted her right to make decisions that best fit her family’s needs. This attitude reflects a balanced approach to co-parenting, where the children’s good comes before the preferences of others.

Hosting family gatherings can be challenging, especially when guests don’t respect house rules and boundaries. The couple’s decision not to hold future events was in response to their family’s disregard for their home and personal space. This scenario highlights the importance of setting boundaries and being firm in enforcing them to ensure a respectful and harmonious environment.

A bride who chose not to wear a wedding dress designed by her half-sister faced a difficult decision between honoring a family member’s hard work and staying true to her vision for the wedding. Choosing a dress that made her feel beautiful and comfortable was a personal choice that prioritized her happiness on the big day. While this caused temporary disagreements, the decision was ultimately about making sure her special day was the way she envisioned it.

Finally, the situation where the mother-in-law crossed the line in caring for the child highlights the need for clear communication and respect in the family dynamic. A new mother’s decision to assert her parenting preferences was necessary to set boundaries and maintain control over her child’s upbringing. Balancing family support with personal parenting choices is critical to maintaining harmony and ensuring the child’s well-being.

In conclusion, these stories illustrate the complexity of navigating relationships and making ethical decisions. Whether it’s standing up for what’s right, setting personal boundaries, or maintaining honesty and transparency, each scenario highlights the importance of integrity, respect, and clear communication in resolving conflict and fostering healthy relationships.

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