Writing anonymously on Reddit under the username “stressedmom112”, the 36-year-old woman said her 35-year-old husband, Greg, never wants to spend any time with the couple’s three daughters, aged 13, 10 and five.
“Greg is not what you’d call a very involved dad,” she wrote.
“He shows up for school functions if necessary, and we have family dinner most nights. But outside of those types of things, it’s like he lives a separate life from us.”
The frazzled mum said she didn’t even realise it was happening until their middle daughter pointed it out to her one day, saying her dad never wanted to do anything with her unless it aligned with his interests.
This triggered a memory of a conversation the mum had had with her husband, where he said he found it “disappointing” his kids weren’t interested in the same things he was.
After speaking with the couple's daughter, the mum started paying more attention to the way Greg interacted with their girls, and that's when she realised there was a problem.
For one, their youngest daughter had started pretending she liked comic books, just so she could spend some quality time with her dad.