A woman has shared how her husband’s decision to not attend her sister’s wedding has caused tension within her family.
Taking to Reddit, she explained that her sister’s future husband has struggled with alcoholism so it was important for the couple to keep alcoholic beverages away from their big day.
She told her husband about it but he quickly declared that he simply wouldn’t attend the wedding.
“I told her it wouldn’t be a big deal if she said yes to the request but she flipped out on me saying we know how her fiancé is a former alcoholic and doesn’t want this ‘substance’ anywhere near him on his big day,” the frustrated wife wrote.
“My husband chimed in and said, ‘if homeboy is scared of having alcohol nearby, then he’s not mature enough for marriage.’”
She then revealed that her sister got into a fight with her husband and told him that it was her and her fiance’s wedding.
“My husband was like ‘okay cool no pressure’ and decided not to go. I decided to not go as well,” she continued.
“My sister got upset and said I was being unfair to be willing to miss her wedding for no good reason. Our parents got in the middle and scolded me for my decision and said my sister won’t forget it if I miss her wedding over this.”
People on Reddit were shocked by the husband’s behavior and sided with the sister, with one person commenting: “Your husband has it backward: the fact that the groom has chosen to exclude alcohol from the event for the sake of his recovery is in fact a mature, rational decision — and you and your husband’s choice to throw a tantrum and refuse to attend over such a ridiculous, selfish reason is incredibly childish. Grow up.”
Another said: “If your husband can’t get through an event without alcohol, then your sister isn’t the only person in your family whose partner has a problem with alcohol. At least your sister’s fiancé faced up to his problem and dealt with it. Maybe your husband should try that.”
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