John, a 46-year-old man, was invited to his 29-year-old sister’s wedding. However, after he discovered she had lied to him about a no-children policy, he refused to let it slide. Here’s what he had to say:
They Got on Fine but Weren’t Close
John explained, “My sister Tracy and I aren’t close, but we have a good relationship (at least before this all happened).”
No Children at The Wedding Policy
Recently, Tracy tied the knot and made it clear that her wedding was to be a child-free affair. John, being the father of a 12-year-old daughter named Ella, reached out to Tracy, hoping to secure an exception for his daughter.
But She Wouldn’t Budge
However, Tracy told him that she and her partner intended to stick to their decision.
He Accepted It
Therefore, John managed to arrange for Ella to stay with a friend in a nearby city during the wedding.
Had He Been Lied To?
However, when John arrived at the wedding, he was surprised to see several older children among the guests, including his other siblings’ kids.
He Spoke to His Brother
He said, “I know this sounds like something I should’ve known before from my other siblings, but I never thought to ask them, ‘Oh, are your kids going?’ I did ask my brother at the wedding, and he said he was told the child-free limit was only for really young kids, the disruptive ages.”
He Was Hurt
John felt Tracy had lied to him about not bringing Ella, and towards the end of the ceremony, he pulled her aside. He explained, “I realized she’d completely lied to me, and there were plenty of other kids.”
He Spoke to His Sister
Tracy appeared uneasy and attempted to downplay the situation, claiming it was no big deal. However, John said he deserved an apology, and Ella deserved one as well.
She Was Defensive
Caught off guard, Tracy became defensive and accused John of ambushing her on her wedding day. She insisted that she and her partner had the right to make their own choices. Unable to reach a resolution, their conversation came to an abrupt end.
Later, Tracy sent John a text message, accusing him of selfishness and suggesting that he owed her and her husband an apology for making a scene. In the heat of the moment, John texted back that she cared more about aesthetics than people.
Was the Man Right?
The argument went on to cause a rift within their family, and the man was left questioning his actions.
The Internet Responded
One person said, “Well, clearly she targeted your daughter. The question is why? Your daughter is going to figure it out at some point and realize that her aunt specifically did not want her at the wedding. I’d be annoyed.”
Another person added, “She lied to you and excluded your daughter, and then tried to make her lying your fault by claiming you’re selfish. Your sister should be apologizing to you and your daughter.”
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