Kids are all too often a casualty of adult drama.
When a couple divorces and has to navigate co-parenting while hating each other's guts, the children often pick up some of the stray bullets.
And when one partner has a kid out of an extramarital affair, the emotional complication between the adults can trickle down into the kid's childhood experience and overall self-esteem.
But just as kids experience a lot of unfair fallout, some people explicitly use kids as pawns to manipulate others. This can be a supremely tricky situation to navigate.
In a post on the AITA subreddit, a woman asked if she's wrong for not wanting to meet her husband's daughter who was conceived during their separation.
AITA for refusing to meet my husband’s daughter or take my son to meet her?