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Old 08-17-2018, 12:45 PM
 
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Thomas Markle was in the news recently saying that he expects Meghan to take care of him in his old age, as she promised to do. As if he has no other adult children who could help him out - he does. He says it's not about money but let's face it - he wants money. He's so pathetic and transparent. A self-absorbed narcissist.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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This. I think he's made some poor decisions since the engagement, but I haven't ever read anything to suggest he was a deadbeat while she was growing up. .
He probably was and he certainly is now since he's begging for money and attention. It does seem he has no real career anymore and nothing going on in his life.
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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From what the public can tell, Thomas Markle was not a "deadbeat dad." He paid for Meghan's private education, etc. As recently as 3 years ago, Meghan was praising him publicly through her blog and social media accounts.

However, Meghan is a classic example of an ungrateful daughter.
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
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From what the public can tell, Thomas Markle was not a "deadbeat dad." He paid for Meghan's private education, etc. As recently as 3 years ago, Meghan was praising him publicly through her blog and social media accounts.

However, Meghan is a classic example of an ungrateful daughter.
EXACTLY. He never NEGLECTED her. He supported her financially when she was young and while she was attending school to become an actress. He may be stupid, trash, attention seeking (fill in the blank with whatever you think he is), but he always PROVIDED for her. He even went into DEBT to pay for her education.

This is a definition of a DAD.
A DEADBEAT DAD is someone who abandons their child, doesn't care about whether or not he/she is provided for growing up and/or thinks someone else should step in and do that. Having not done anything for his child early on, a deadbeat dad signs off entirely when his child is 18. But, surprisingly, he will want a "relationship" at some point later.
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Old Yesterday, 01:30 PM
 
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From what the public can tell, Thomas Markle was not a "deadbeat dad." He paid for Meghan's private education, etc. As recently as 3 years ago, Meghan was praising him publicly through her blog and social media accounts.

However, Meghan is a classic example of an ungrateful daughter.

I wouldn’t be grateful either if my parents sold private information and copies of letters to media. The past doesn’t excuse the current abusive behaviour of a parent.
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Old Yesterday, 01:33 PM
 
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EXACTLY. He never NEGLECTED her. He supported her financially when she was young and while she was attending school to become an actress. He may be stupid, trash, attention seeking (fill in the blank with whatever you think he is), but he always PROVIDED for her. He even went into DEBT to pay for her education.

This is a definition of a DAD.
A DEADBEAT DAD is someone who abandons their child, doesn't care about whether or not he/she is provided for growing up and/or thinks someone else should step in and do that. Having not done anything for his child early on, a deadbeat dad signs off entirely when his child is 18. But, surprisingly, he will want a "relationship" at some point later.
No he didn’t go into debt, he used $750,000 lottery winning to pay for his children’s education. That’s what parents do and doesn’t absolve a parent from abusive behaviour.
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
 
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Not dead beat, I believe he helped her a lot. She wouldn’t be where she’s today if it weren’t for him.
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Old Yesterday, 05:00 PM
 
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No he didn’t go into debt, he used $750,000 lottery winning to pay for his children’s education. That’s what parents do and doesn’t absolve a parent from abusive behaviour.
What I've read was that he went into debt.
Even if he didn't and had financed her education from lottery winnings, he still was under no obligation to do that. She was over 18. Many parents don't do that and tell their kids to figure things out on their own at 18. Like I said in another thread, those who THINK that "that's what parents do" had it way too easy. Nope, they don't all do that. Especially when already divorced.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM
 
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He probably was and he certainly is now since he's begging for money and attention. It does seem he has no real career anymore and nothing going on in his life.
He has no money left! He spent it on his children, including Meghan!
Career? He is 74 years old!
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 PM
 
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It's weird all this news around her father, like if he's going to attend functions or meet with his daughter. Like seriously, he really seems like a deadbeat dad, either do everything or nothing.
The minute she got married it was reported out of the blue, she just stop contacting him.
I would be scared too. And I would go to the media to find out why.
if she wants it to stop, then call your Dad. After that, he needs to honor her wishes to let her be.
But she just mysteriously stopped contacting him and his efforts were rebuffed when he tried to see his own daughter. That was WRONG.

He's worked and is retired now so there is no such thing as a deadbeat dad. he paid for her first wedding it ws reported. They weren't rich but he did his best to pay for her private schooling also. This is not of a deadbeat.

Now she is grown so he cannot be a deadbeat Dad.
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