Grown man demands that step-daughter’s graduation photo be replaced with his.

Everyone should celebrate their life’s accomplishments, but what if somebody desired all the spotlight for themselves at the cost of other people’s? When a mother’s daughter and husband both graduated within a year of each other, she found herself in a difficult predicament she could not have predicted. So now she is in a dilemma wondering if it is her fault that she refused to remove her daughter’s graduation photo and substitute it with her husband’s graduation photo?

Source: Reddit

My daughter (18) graduated high school and I hung a photo of her graduation party on the living room wall. She wants to go to a community college and we’ll live with me and her stepdad while doing that.

My husband recently earned his master’s degree and yesterday, he showed me his graduation photo that he framed and prepared to hung. I asked where we were gonna hang it and he said the living room. I said “great! right next to Amy’s graduation photo then”. He said not next to it but instead of it. I was puzzled. I asked why and he said that he didn’t feel it was right having his graduation photo, a master’s degree be hung next to a high school graduation photo, a high school degree.

He said that both photis have “different weight and value” and suggested I take my daughter’s photo down and hang his instead. I was fuming because he refused to let her photo be hung anywhere near his and by that he has claimed the entire wall. I refused and said this photo has been here for months! and my daughter deserves to have it on display for encouragement. He got upset and said that I was making it a big deal and could instead just use the hallway hall or something but I refused.

We had an argument about it and he kept insisting on having her graduation photo be taken down and not be hung on the same wall as his due to difference in degree value and weight and also he thought that a highschool photo isn’t hang-on wall worthy and called me inconsiderate of his feelings. he says it’s disrespectful to him and his efforts and said that I’ choosing this “hill” to die on was ridiculous. Am I Wrong for choosing this hill to die on? What should I do?

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