A bride has expressed her anger after finding out that her family has been betting on how long their marriage will last.
The furious woman took to Reddit and explained that she and her fiancé were due to tie the knot but she’s now considering canceling her wedding plans and getting married in a registry office instead as she doesn’t want to see her family on her special day.
When she confronted her family, she was told that it was a ‘harmless joke’ and they ‘accused’ her of hiding her real personality from her future husband.
“My wedding is supposed to be at the end of this month but I’m planning to cancel everything and have a courthouse wedding because my cousin told me my family were making bets on how long it would take my fiancé to realize he wasn’t getting the ‘good little wife’ he was expecting and regret marrying me,” she wrote on Reddit.
She said that her family told her that it was a harmless joke and that she did not have the personality to be a housewife.
“My sister-in-law even made a joke about making sure my fiancé didn’t realise it until after the wedding while I was confronting them.”
The furious bride told her family that she was going to cancel the wedding but they told her that she couldn’t do that because her future in-laws would be disappointed and that people would talk behind her back.
“My parents are telling me not to cancel the wedding as I would regret it in the long run and it would be embarrassing for our family and me for it to be canceled now, but I’m not backing down,” she added.
People on Reddit were quick to support her decision, with one person writing: “Your better option would be revoking your family’s invitations to your wedding instead and cutting them off until they give you and your fiancé a genuine apology.”
“In this case, the best revenge is a life well-lived. The betting pool for my marriage happened literally at the reception. We’ve outlasted every bet as we’re nearly at twenty years now,” another commented.
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