A mother has shared how her ex-husband’s new girlfriend wanted to wear her wedding dress after seeing how beautiful it was in photos.
She and her ex K have remained close friends as they share a 5-year-old son. When K met G, she also became good friends with her ex-husband’s new girlfriend.
“Everything seemed to be going great until the other day,” she wrote on Reddit.
“G and K have started talking about marriage. I know K is really hesitant, but G really wants to be married and have children on her own,” the mother continued.
“I guess G saw some old pictures of me in my wedding dress and has been raving about how pretty my dress is. The other day we had coffee together and G brought up getting married soon. I told her how I happy I was for her.
“Things changed though when she asked if she could wear MY wedding dress.”
The woman went on: “I was really shocked she even asked. I immediately told her that I was flattered, but no. She immediately got extremely pouty and started to ask why.
“I explained that I just wasn’t comfortable with her wearing my dress to marry my ex-husband.”
G got upset and started ‘causing a scene,’ prompting the mother to leave. She later received a call from her ex asking about what happened. When she explained everything, he also agreed that it was strange for her new girlfriend to wear his ex-wife’s wedding dress.
But the story didn’t end there.
“G has been having her friends and family call me and my work calling me an a**hole for not ‘sharing’ and claiming that I’m not over K, so am just doing this to ruin her wedding.
“While it’s true that I’m not over K, part of me just doesn’t feel comfortable having her wear my dress.”
Reddit users were quick to share their thoughts, with one writing: “I’m in a really similar situation to you, I have an ex wife and a five-year-old. I really get on with her and her new partner too. If my partner even began to ask something like this I would shut it down immediately, because it would be upsetting to my ex and really disrespectful of our previous relationship.
“I love her completely and she makes me happy in a way my relationship with the ex never would, but that doesn’t mean she gets to disrespect my wedding and marriage to the mother of my first child, hell no. Also it’s just WEIRD.”
Another wrote: “You’re not the a**hole, but for your mental health, I think you should be establishing some boundaries too with your ex. You admitted that your not over him, he’s in a committed relationship. She might be getting a vibe from you that you’re not over him,” one Reddit user commented.
“However, that gives her zero rights to ask for your wedding dress, and her getting others to contact you is crazy. What she did was creepy and out of line. But you might give some thought to just keeping things about your co parenting for awhile until you resolve your feelings for him.”
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