The man’s sister was consistently prioritized by their parents over him. When they failed to attend his wedding because she needed their attention, his best man exposed their favoritism for all to see., Here is what he had to say:
His Sister Was the Favorite
The man explained, “My parents have for years cancelled on me at the last minute because of my sister. I have a basketball game: Oops sorry sister doesn’t feel like going out.’ I am graduating: ‘Oops sorry sister had a bad day at work.’ They have missed both major and smaller events in my life because of her meltdowns.”
He Was Worried About His Wedding
When he met the love of his life and decided to get married, he told his parents that he was worried that his sister would once again ruin another special moment in his life. However, his mom reassured him repeatedly that it wouldn’t happen.
He Couldn’t Believe It
On the day of his wedding, he was shocked and upset to receive a voicemail from his mom, explaining that they couldn’t attend because his sister’s dog was sick and she was upset.
His Best Man Tried to Cheer Him Up
He felt hurt, but his best man decided to lighten the mood. He took the phone and approached his fiancé, asking if he could post a video of their wedding on social media as a gift. She loved the idea and said yes immediately.
He Didn’t Have Cell Service
The wedding was at a lakeside cabin with no cell service, so he didn’t see the video until he came home.
The Best Man Had Exposed His Parents
He explained what happened next: “The post’s caption was ‘My best friend. He is an amazing person even if his parents never showed up for him.’ In the video, there were pictures of us next to my wife’s parents, me on the dance floor, and me cutting the cake. The sound behind the video was my mom’s voicemail explaining how they couldn’t come because my sister’s dog was sick.”
He Came Home to Family Turmoil
When he came home a week later, he discovered hundreds of messages waiting for him. Family members from both sides were insisting that he take down the video. His sister hadn’t stopped crying, and his mom refused to leave the house.
But He Held His Ground
Still hurt over his parents not attending the wedding, the man didn’t take down the video despite the messages and didn’t call his family back right away. Instead, he decided to enjoy his remaining vacation time and spend time with his wife in their new home before he contacted anyone.
He Argued with His Dad
Later, his dad reached out to him and told him to remove the video, claiming that it was just a bad night for them and promising to make it up to him and his wife for not attending the wedding.
But the man responded by saying, “How exactly do you plan to “make up” for my wedding? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. You chose to ignore my feelings on the whole matter.”
It Grew Tense
His father responded by repeating he would make it up to him, but the man was still hurt and angry and both of them hung up the phone before saying things they would regret.
Was The Man In the Wrong?
The man was left wondering if he was the one in the wrong. Perhaps he should have simply taken down the video.
The Internet Responded
One person said, “The truth hurts sometimes and your parents & sister just got whammied! Your friend is awesome. Please leave the video up!”
Another poster said, “They were finally called out on their blatant favoritism and they obviously didn’t take it well. I’d hold off inviting them anywhere or to anything. Don’t make them your first priority when you clearly aren’t theirs. Focus on your new wife and your absolutely awesome best friend. They both sound like keepers!”
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