A woman has shared how her husband of seven years left her while she’s four months pregnant with their first child and even accused her of ‘baby-trapping’ him.
Asking for advice on Reddit, the woman explained that they had a difficult conception and both of them consentingly tried for a baby.
“One thing I have always thought made our marriage so strong was our friendship with each other and our trust in one another, although now my husband seems to think otherwise,” she wrote.
Their problem started when the husband heard that his friend Geoff had been ‘baby-trapped.’
“Geoff’s wife stopped taking the pill and fell pregnant a few months into their relationship, and only came clean after the wedding,” the woman wrote.
She also said that Geoff came from a very conservative family so he felt obligated to marry her when she got pregnant.
“Unfortunately, he also now feels obligated to stay regardless of the clearly messed up dynamic because he feels that he has made a vow and will stick by his wife and child,” she went on.
The woman’s husband seemed ‘rattled’ by Geoff’s situation.“He asked me yesterday if I was trying to baby-trap him.
I first laughed because I honestly thought it was a joke.He was dead serious and doubled down, so I told him that we had already been married for seven years and a baby was not going to ‘trap him’ any more than he already is,” she expressed.
The following day, she woke up and her husband had already left without a word.
“I did have a nasty text from his brother saying that I had forced my husband into this pregnancy – despite it having been a joint decision! My husband was MIA and not responding to calls or texts,” she added.
While her best friend arranged for a family lawyer to draw up divorce papers, her mother-in-law and her husband arrived.
“Fortunately, my mother-in-law is a smart woman and absolutely tore him a new one before dragging him to the house today to apologize,” she went on.
“My husband did not apologize but said that he was scared about becoming a dad and projected his fears onto me. He said he wasn’t sure if he was ready for that kind of commitment, but he will step up (as if he is some kind of hero – eye roll),” the pregnant woman continued.
A few days later, the husband received divorce papers at work. Her mother-in-law “told me that I am making the right decision.
“She said she never wanted my marriage to end this way or for her son to be so callous, but she said she is here for my baby and I, and that we will always be family,” she added.
Reddit users also showed their support, with one person commenting: “All he had to do was google what “baby trapping” actually is. What it ain’t is a seven-year marriage and tried for pregnancy. Consequences, meet some very stupid actions.”
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