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My Stepdad Decided His REAL Son Is Better Than Me

October 16, 2019

Hi, I’m Ethan. I know it’s hard to believe, but I am only
fourteen years old. I look a lot older than I am – I inherited
this trait from my father. As for my mothers’ second son, Justin, he
is seven and looks seven. When he was born, my father left Houston,
where we all lived, forever. Maybe you already guessed – Justin was not
his child. But I was six years old and I was too little
to understand what was going on. It just happened like this: my mother told
my father that she would soon have another baby and that she demanded a divorce, because
she wanted to live with another man and raise THEIR child with him. And also, my mother decided that I would stay
with her. And insisted that my father stay away from
me, because her new husband was going to treat me as his child and I was small enough to
accept these changes easily and be happy. And any attempts to “share me” would cause
unwanted stress for everybody. You might be surprised, but she was right. I really easily adapted to the new situation. As a six year old boy, I missed my father
in the beginning, but later on I got used to the thought that my father was gone “up
North” and that now everything would just be the way it is. I think Sean deserves a couple of good words,
he was really trying hard and with great enthusiasm to be a good parent for me. Before Justin was born. His own son. My mother, I guess, treated me the same way,
to her there was no difference between her sons. But not to Sean. He was not rude with me… not at the beginning,
at least. But if there was the slightest chance that
he had a choice, it was always in Justin’s favor. All this little guy’s successes were praised
high above the sky and all his problems were treated with sincere empathy. And my life remained somewhere backstage. Moreover, my brother and I became less and
less alike. Justin was clearly Sean’s son, and I started
to resemble my father more and more every year. Even though I had forgotten what he looked
like. But the more my reflection in the mirror changed,
the more Sean’s attitude toward me changed. He started to nitpick. He made me responsible for every bad thing
that happened in the house and lectured me harshly. When I tried to tell my mother about it, Sean
acted offended and called me ungrateful. And my mom did not take my side. But I was a kid. And I tried hard to be loved by my mother,
and also by Sean. I tried to be the best! In my studies, at home, playing sports… I began to play football, not because I wanted
to, but because Sean was into it a while ago. And I was a big and well-built guy, not like
Sean, who had a smaller build. And I started to succeed. I often talked about it when we had dinner
and they even listened with an interest, but neither my mother nor Sean hurried to come
and to watch a game or see how I trained. But once, when we were getting ready for a
big game, my mother said that they were going to come see it, her and Sean together! I was fired up by these words. I trained like hell. And my excitement about the game was nothing
compared to the fact that I would play in the presence of my family! But on the day before the game Sean said that
they would not be able to make it. They had totally forgotten that Justin had
a dress rehearsal for his school play, and they absolutely could not miss it. Justin would be playing one of the main characters
and he had worked on his role for a long time. I don’t know, maybe it was just my imagination,
but I noticed something strange in Sean’s eyes when he, SEEMINGLY, apologized to me. As if he sincerely enjoyed the way my face
changed with disappointment, as my eyes nearly filled with tears from resentment. You know, that day I played as if it was my
last day, and our team won by a landslide. And to be honest, I contributed a lot to the
score. But the thing is that I had done it for the
last time indeed – right after the game I approached the coach and told him that I was
leaving. I did not want to do something just to earn
the love and attention of the person who took my father’s place… but did not want to
see me as his son.” “I think, from that day on, I became the total
opposite of what I had been before. Before that, I tried really hard to be praised,
but now I couldn’t care less about my parents’ wishes and feelings. Apart from sports, I also abandoned my studies,
especially for the subjects that my parents appreciated. I stopped spending time at home with Justin
– in fact, I started to come home just to sleep. I would openly yawn and call all the family
plans “boring.” And I told my mother to “get lost” when she
tried to ask me what was happening with me.” Don’t you think that that was a stupid question? I mean… did she REALLY not see what the
problem was? And you know what? The more distant I was from them, the better
I understood what was happening: they just stopped paying attention to me. Both of them. And concentrated more and more on Justin,
his problems, and his second year of elementary school endeavors. One evening I was passing by the living room
when I heard my name. Mom said, with a sigh, about how impossible
I had become and Sean replied that my father must have been a nasty and repulsive teenager
like I was and that it seemed like it was all in the genes. “Just genes,” Mom replied with apparent
regret… and added: “Bad genes.” And then they went on talking about how good
Justin was in his drawing class. That night I snuck into the room where my
mother keeps all her important documents, and searched through them, not even caring
if I kept them organized. I got lucky, I found a postcard that my father
had sent to my mother about a year after they divorced. He had written that if she changed her mind
and decided to let him see his son, she could find him at the following address. In Boston. I guess that I could have found his phone
number using the yellow pages or something like that. But that night, it just simply did not come
to my mind. So the next morning I ran away from home. I crossed almost the whole country, and nobody
tried to stop me – thanks to my “bad genes,” which made me look older than fourteen. But “to look like” does not mean “to
be”, and for me it was really hard to travel all alone. It was a long road, and I would not advise
anyone to try this on their own… But, you know, I was not afraid of the police
or bad people. I was only afraid that I wouldn’t find my
father at this address. And also… that he wouldn’t need me. The same as THEM.” “But you know, this story has a happy ending. Yes, it turns out that my father had a new
family. But he was happy to see me and we talked all
day long! And also the following night! He even took a day off from work for me. Of course, he called my mother. And I don’t know what will happen next,
most probably I will come back to her… but I will keep in touch with my father and visit
him on breaks. And my father promised that he would come
to see me for the next big game. So, I am looking forward to an uneasy talk
with my coach… and a hard training afterward!” Thank you for listening to my story! Like it and share it with your friends. And remember how important it is to give your
sincere attention to those who are next to you.

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  • Reply ACTUALLY HAPPENED September 16, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you for listening to this story! Like it and share it with your friends. And remember how important it is to give your sincere attention to those who are next to you.

  • Reply Megatyrannus mongoliensis October 6, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Boston huh??
    In mind:dang, he saw some giant kaiju battles!

  • Reply Trooper October 6, 2019 at 4:10 am

    he has a bad mom my wish he died

  • Reply MusicalArtist25 October 6, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Sometimes my sister really gets on my nerves, because she can be bratty and whiny and completely uncaring towards my feelings. I often chalk it up to her inheriting bad genes from her dad, who can also behave similarly.

    But then I feel bad about it because they're not bad people.

  • Reply Mitch Amurao October 6, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I Love your Stories since We Will know The People who have Ben hurt ito amazing I Will SUB to u

  • Reply Summer Dawn McDaniel October 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    My stepdad is way better than my biological dad but he left when I was 6 so I dont really know him but my stepdad used to compare me to my stepbrother every day growing up like I didnt understand what I did wrong and it got annoying but now living by myself I understand why he did it but it still really sucked

  • Reply Kelsey Hoyt October 6, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    How many siblings do u have tell me

  • Reply Mick Footballer October 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    This is one of my favorite stories

  • Reply Krystal Johnson October 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    That was a sad videos

  • Reply bowl of cereal October 6, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Nah bro your mom she's the worst

  • Reply georgia October 6, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    hi i’m ethan
    and i’m 14

    sorry i had to

  • Reply Adil Akash October 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Yeah your mom's a bicth

  • Reply mlg seb Well will October 6, 2019 at 7:33 pm


    Actually happend

  • Reply Jada Ivy October 6, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    His real son is probly better than you because your just stepson he dose not feel a connection with you! I would think my reason is better than a stepson

  • Reply Yung Plane October 6, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    How u get 5 points in football….

  • Reply Genevieve Wiemer October 6, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    I'm sorry but when he said "hey I'm Ethan and I'm 14" does that ring a bell to anyone?

  • Reply Funnyman7629 October 7, 2019 at 12:18 am


  • Reply Trevor Editz October 7, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Shawn? Shawn Mendes?

  • Reply Sara Loosman October 7, 2019 at 5:36 am


  • Reply Arrowlord Six October 7, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Can we just take a moment and talk about the unintentional victim of his actions. Justin,He was born and he did nothing wrong.

  • Reply Lloyd Garmodon October 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

    It would be smart if one of their parents attended the game while the other foe the reherseal

  • Reply Syeda Mariam October 7, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Belle is quaking!

  • Reply DAZW Grenadier October 7, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Wait…your father look like daniel anderson!

  • Reply Creamoi October 7, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    This is exactly my life besides blaming me on broken stuff

  • Reply GOGETA GOD MODE October 8, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Um what else your not even related to him but ok…

  • Reply Gene Washington October 8, 2019 at 4:51 am

    his dad is just like mine i can barely see my dad and my dad tries his best to be in my life and love me and my sisters

  • Reply Pinzurc October 8, 2019 at 7:58 am

    What a Dad your Bio Father must've been a real nice person happy that u got what u deserve kid

  • Reply Adam Morgan October 8, 2019 at 10:12 am

    If I was him I would stay with his farther and his new family

  • Reply JESSEN FERNANDO October 8, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Mother deverse a slap

  • Reply Imam Hosain October 8, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    No one is dearer to you in this world than your Creator…..So, don't care what they say…..Remember your Lord and obey Him…Only He can solve your problems….

  • Reply Imam Hosain October 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Your real father's truly a good guy??

  • Reply mikecraft zandblock October 9, 2019 at 1:09 am

    The 9% of people who have no siblings be happy 🙁

  • Reply Christina is a meme October 9, 2019 at 3:02 am

    I'll fight his mom

  • Reply Jason Childs October 9, 2019 at 4:28 am

    I agree with samad

  • Reply Graçia Natacha October 9, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Is it me or the voice is leng ??

  • Reply Alexander Xue October 9, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    This is the problem with parents, They don't realize that they have problems to

  • Reply Thatmelonguy 1118 October 9, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I want a part2

  • Reply NaniXGhoul-_- October 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    This is like my step sister

  • Reply wolf Dragon October 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm


  • Reply Alyson Sheehan October 9, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    I'm ethan and I'm 14, slaying all these women with my massive peen

  • Reply Albert Cheng October 9, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    "Ungrateful" that sounds like Thanos to me

  • Reply Sam Gg Ghost gaming October 9, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Work hard for the people who love you not the ones that don’t care

  • Reply Gary Winthorpe October 10, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Nah he is gonna show more love no matter what for his own son

  • Reply 24gonzalezag 101 October 10, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Make part 2 please I’ll do anything!

  • Reply Brawl Razorplayz October 10, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Yes u definitely went to Boston by walking

  • Reply Gio Sandoval October 10, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Yeah cuz your not his real son idiot

  • Reply wolfy puff October 10, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Is he irish

  • Reply Aizhan Zharas October 10, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Stay w ur father stupido

  • Reply Gent Gaming October 10, 2019 at 12:56 pm


  • Reply Wolf Dragon YT October 11, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Like for a higher chance for this boy to live with his real father and for the other parents to loose all their money

  • Reply Isabel ???? October 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    The mother is a very nasty person if you got to her I will cryyyyyy

  • Reply Eric Casiano October 11, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Ok why does the question on that little i ask do you have a brother or a sister and the only answers are yes or no

  • Reply Braviell Rodriguez October 11, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Hi I'm Ethan and I'm 14 slaying all these women with my massive peen.

  • Reply ratcoon918 October 11, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    I’m not taking sides or anything and I mean this in the least possible rude way but I think you were being a little selfish and there was another side to this story because it takes a lot of attention to raise a baby and many there was times when your parents promised your brother to be there for him before they promised you and it is easier to let down someone that is older but I do understand where you are coming from in this video.

  • Reply SHADOWDRAGON October 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    It’s like his mom just stopped loving him

  • Reply Richard Maldonado October 11, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Your mother is the worst she couldn't take your son and understood Mom should protect their own children

  • Reply Jack Wargamer October 12, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Karen joined the chat

  • Reply Ghost The Great October 12, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Obviously the STEP parent is going to pick their own blood over some kid that is
    related to his girlfriend/wife

  • Reply Trey Hildebrant October 12, 2019 at 3:43 am

    I hope you don’t have to live with your mother she is a really bad person to do this to her flesh and blood I wish for the best in the feature

  • Reply Ethan Of Epicness October 12, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I am Ethan and I am 9 almost 10!

  • Reply Deorc Decuple October 12, 2019 at 11:55 am

    hmmm we have a same thing

  • Reply Ethan Of Epicness October 12, 2019 at 4:50 pm


  • Reply Mark Williams October 12, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Women am I right

  • Reply Caty Tapia October 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Same that is happening to me they say that I I'm ungrateful is probably bc of my father they sed put I dont care

  • Reply Aline Acosta-Romero October 12, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I saw Justin in school so we do became friends

  • Reply Meme time October 12, 2019 at 8:12 pm


  • Reply Cara-Lynn McGhee October 12, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    That is mean. I can't imagine if that happened to me.

  • Reply Garmatti the cowboy De cowboy October 13, 2019 at 4:31 am

    i just actually have seen this hand gesture for the rest of the video….


  • Reply Steven Robles October 13, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I would kill my family

  • Reply Hoàng Hải Tiêu October 13, 2019 at 8:49 am

    This video is STUPID!

  • Reply Exalt_caleb Ty October 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    “HeY mOm GeT lOsT” what u say caleb

  • Reply john barous October 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    My stepdad decided that his REAL son is better than me

    Obviously he would think that that's his OWN SON

  • Reply Ethan Bhatia October 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    My name is ethan too

  • Reply YT vir4l October 13, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    how do u get 5 in football

  • Reply Emory Briddell October 13, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Half me wants to say well your the older sibling and the other half wants to curse at your parents for not supporting you

  • Reply J Sparrow October 13, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Bruh if I gave birth to a kid then I got another kid I would choose my son

  • Reply Pink Creeper October 14, 2019 at 2:07 am

    I live in texas

  • Reply Rahim Junaid Vohra October 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

    couldn’t your mom come to see the game and your dad could go and see your brother ok

  • Reply shahnawaz .X October 14, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    I hate when children gothrow this

  • Reply Tuba Toprak October 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    but why is your mom is mot nice ?

  • Reply howdoyousleepyoucunt October 14, 2019 at 10:24 pm


  • Reply Miles Tails Prower October 15, 2019 at 1:47 am

    The voice actor sounds like kwebbelkop.

  • Reply Jane Tunu October 15, 2019 at 2:54 am

    She is a evil person

  • Reply Andrew Martinez October 15, 2019 at 3:38 am

    That my mom as shaun

  • Reply Frosty Clan October 15, 2019 at 3:53 am

    My name is ethan

  • Reply Madison Farrell October 15, 2019 at 4:15 am

    This is exactly what happened to me, accept My Bio dad was a pretty bad man. But my Step dad obviously favours my brothers over me. He sits there and tells me he thinks of me as his daughter but I know he doesn't care.

  • Reply Thirdy Cotiangco October 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I feel u man but i was 8 at that time

  • Reply Jimins Kookies October 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Him: I tried to play football
    Animation: shows rugby ball

  • Reply dragon pro likon October 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Hi I'm also Ethan and my lil bro is also Justin

    coincidence I think not

  • Reply adje bayango October 15, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I haven't watched the video, but judging from the title, this thing is pretty normal, because obviously a parent thinks that his kid is the absolute best in the world

  • Reply Isabella Li October 15, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Wtf i just heard the word Boaston and then I realized it was the place where my cousin was studying

  • Reply Keideonsu Edits October 15, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I cried during this ?? I guess it’s cuz I can relate and I feel bad that he has to go through this aswell

  • Reply Devilishly Tyler / Subs by Commenting challenge October 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    The fact that some of yall still believe these stories are true? Like erm…they take real world/societal problems and make them into the godawful overly exaggerated "stories" ??

  • Reply Flaming Phoenix 2016 October 15, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    I would also love my own son more

  • Reply Tayler October 16, 2019 at 12:45 am


    Tik tokers will understand

  • Reply Asphalt Races October 16, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Lets go celtics

  • Reply james oh October 16, 2019 at 1:50 am

    You should go live with your dad

  • Reply le7tfeet October 16, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Why are these stories all "I'm a crybaby teenager" can we have something interesting

  • Reply Metinbumboi Banankaka October 16, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I want to write alot but the most important thing is your stepdad in an idiot and you are impressive that can live with this background

  • Reply Cristian Hernandez October 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Bipity Bopiti Boo this did not happen to you

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