A young man whipped Redditors into a frenzy after he told his pregnant wife that she’s less of a person because of a decision she made. You won’t believe how her father played into all this! Here is the full story.
He’s Growing His Clan
OP is married, and his wife is pregnant with their first baby. OP also has a 6-year-old son from a previous relationship. The little boy is mixed race, as his mother is black and OP is not.
His Son Comes First
About 3 years ago, the little boy’s mom went back to school, and OP took primary custody of the child. Now OP considers his son’s best interests when making any decision, including those that involve his own relationships.
He Told Her Right Away
OP met his future wife through work, and they started dating. He told her right away that he had a son.
He Waited to Introduce Them
But OP didn’t want his new girlfriend to meet his child until he was sure it was a serious relationship.
They Hit It Off
OP was relieved when he finally introduced his then-girlfriend to his son and they got along great. He was thrilled that he would be able to move forward with her.
They Knew Each Other
So OP decided to expand the circle by inviting his girlfriend and her father to dinner one night. The dad worked at the same company in a more senior role, and OP had already met him.
He Couldn’t Hide His Feelings
As soon as the girlfriend’s dad walked in and saw OP’s son, OP knew there was going to be trouble. The older man acted awkward all evening and made some strange comments about how the boy looked.
He Cut Off Contact
By the end of dinner, OP was pretty angry and confronted his girlfriend’s dad about his behavior. When the man didn’t have any good excuses, OP told him not to contact him outside of work.
He Couldn’t Be Around Her
And OP told his girlfriend that he needed some time to cool off and didn’t want to see her for a while.
She Cut Him Out, Too
But a couple weeks later, OP’s girlfriend came to him and told him that she had cut off contact with her dad because of how he acted.
They Were Closer Than Ever
That brought the couple closer together than ever, and OP and his girlfriend both left the company to get further away from her dad.
He Wasn’t Welcome at Their Wedding
Eventually, they got engaged, and OP’s new fiancé told him she didn’t want her father at their wedding. That was more than fine with him.
She’s Done With Her Job
But recently, OP’s wife told him she doesn’t want to go back to her current job after her maternity leave ends.
She Went to Dad for Help
Instead, she revealed that she has been talking to her dad again for a couple of months, and he got her an interview at their old company. OP was shocked to hear this, but it only got worse.
She Wanted Him Back in Their Lives
OP’s wife went on to tell him that she wanted her dad to get to know their new baby. She wanted to know how OP felt about that.
He Was Shocked and Hurt
Hurt and angry that she went behind his back, OP didn’t pull any punches in his reply.
He Thought Less of Her
OP told his wife that he considered her less of a person for striking up a relationship with her racist dad, and for hiding her actions.
She Felt Sucker Punched
That stung OP’s wife, and she started crying and called him a jerk for talking to her like that when she was pregnant.
He Didn’t Back Down
OP admitted his words were harsh, but he told her they fit her actions.
Was He Too Cruel?
Now, after some time to cool off, OP wonders if he was overly cruel in the way he answered his wife. He’s also really concerned about what the future holds for them.
Racism Is Never Okay
Redditors strongly support OP in the way he stood up to his wife in this situation. Most of them think that any amount of racism deserves whatever harsh criticism comes as a result.
But He Was a Little Harsh
A few do think OP was unnecessarily cruel to his wife, but even they tend to agree that it was all done in the heat of the moment that she herself created.
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