A distraught wife has broken her silence and asked her listeners for advice after her husband booked a family trip without telling her first.
According to the mom in question, her partner suggested they visit his family, who live six hours away, with their kids for a week to reconnect and bond as a family.
“He said the dates he would like to go Fri-Fri however I have 2 things on that weekend that have been planned for months (a friends 40th evening out on the sat night and a concert on the Sunday evening),” she explained in her post on Baby Centre.
“I said I didn’t want to miss these plans and can’t we go on the Monday to Monday like we did last year. He didn’t want to do that as the second weekend the kids football matches are back on and he doesn’t want them missing them.
“I said okay how about mon-fri but he wants a weekend there. Anyway he basically has went on to just book the accommodation for the dates he wants to do (fri-fri) and said I can just fly up on the Monday morning.”
The angry wife went on to say that her husband made plans with his family as well as her parents without confirming his chosen dates with her first.
“Literally my whole family now are going away and no one seems to care at all if I’m there or not,” she added.
“So now I either have to cancel my plans with my friends and I do feel if I don’t go to my friends 40th probably won’t be invited out again with that group. And I know my 2 best friends who I’m meant to be going the concert with will also be annoyed as it was my idea to go and I arranged it/booked tickets.”
The mother also said she was worried she wouldn’t see her children for at least three nights in a row because she had never been away from them for so long before.
“I’m just so annoyed that he just doesn’t seem to care if I go or not or is he trying to sabotage my plans as he knows I will hate to be away from the kids,” the woman concluded.
“I honestly feel like none of family (including my own parents) actually care about me and I’m pretty irrelevant (I don’t think I’ve ever felt so low and worthless to be honest).”
After asking the readers for advice, the majority of people suggested the woman was overreacting and being too sensitive.
“Just get over it and go on the Monday if you don’t want to miss out on the lot. Your kids will be grand without you being in the same house for a couple of night, as will you,” someone wrote.
“Maybe it feels like no one cares because they wouldn’t be worrying about this to the extent that you are. I think most people would be happy to join 3 days later and it not be an issue and that probably is what your family are expecting you to do,” another said.
A third added: “I don’t see the issue. You cannot go on the weekend because you have plans. You will be going the days you suggested, that doesn’t mean he can’t go before, and the rest of the family are going up over the weekend period which may be easier. I think you’re being over sensitive and controlling.”
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