A 28-year-old man has been left furious after his twin sister started dating the guy who bullied him throughout secondary school.
After they got engaged, he said that he won’t go to his sister’s wedding as the guy he named Terry forced him to skip big parts of his school years just so he could avoid his ‘verbal abuse.’
“I’ll keep this as short as I can my twin sister recently got engaged to a guy who I’ll call Terry,” he wrote on Reddit.
“In secondary school, Terry was a year above us and he and his friends bullied me relentlessly. I’ll spare you the finer details, but I’m talking ’caused me lifelong psychological issues’ type of s**t.
“It was never physical, but it was a literal daily onslaught of psychological and verbal abuse, to the point where I bunked off probably half of Years 9 and 10 just so I could avoid it.
“I’m not a hateful or spiteful person, but I absolutely despise Terry for how he treated me when we were kids.”
“I was hurt when my sister started dating him two years ago, but I tolerate being around him when I absolutely have to for the sake of keeping the peace,” he continued.
“However, I will not be attending their wedding or having anything at all to do with it. Why would I want to go to an event which is effectively celebrating the guy who absolutely lavished in tormenting me for almost six years of my life?”
However, his decision left his family upset and his sister even accused him of being ‘selfish and petty’ for not accepting that people can change.
“My sister is not happy about this. She says I’m being a selfish and petty a***hole who won’t accept that people can change, although Terry has shown no indication of remorse for his behavior and has even tried to bring some things he did up like they were fun little jokes I was in on.
“Our dad is on my sister’s side and has been giving me a really hard time about it, though our grandparents are a little more sympathetic to me.”
People on Reddit were quick to share their thoughts, with one person writing: “Bullying is no joke, and the fact that Terry still treats it like that shows no self-reflection on his part. You can’t really be expected to forgive someone who wronged you if they aren’t even remorseful.”
Another commented: “I’d make it not only clear it wasn’t a joke, but it also had consequences. Also, you won’t object to their wedding, but will in no way interact with him. It’s your right to do so.”
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