An outraged man whose in-laws demanded he sleeps in a different room than his wife has spoken out in search of advice to save his marriage.
As the young man in question explained, he and his wife were visiting his in-laws for a few days as part of their family reunion trip.
While everything went as planned initially, the married man was in for a big surprise when his father-in-law sat him down and told him he should spend the nights at their house sleeping on a couch instead of his wife’s bed.
Baffled by the bizarre request, the man first thought that his father-in-law was joking. His worst fears, however, were soon confirmed by both of his wife’s parents who insisted he sleeps in a different room than their daughter.
“The in-laws invited us to come visit and stay with them for a few days and we took them up on the offer. We flew in yesterday, and everything went well,” he explained.
“Things went south at the end of the night when it was made clear that they didn’t want me sharing a bed with my wife while in their home, and that they expected me to sleep on the sofa.
“After arguing back and forth for a bit, I decided to leave and book a hotel. I told my wife she didn’t have to come with me, she chose to stay and I said I’d come back the next day.”
On the following morning, things only spiraled out of control even more when the wife’s parents demanded the man comes back to their house and sleeps on the couch as they ordered him to.
“If I don’t agree to this, I’m not welcome back in the house. I’m pretty livid at this point – I told her that there’s absolutely no chance that I will do that, and I am no longer willing to offer any sort of apology,” he continued.
After his story went viral, the man received heaps of support from fellow Redditors who were baffled by the in-laws’ “unreasonable” demands.
“Your in-laws are abhorrent hosts. It’s their house, their rules and their rules are stupid. Rather than fighting a pointless battle, you set a clear and valid boundary, and they chose to take offense to it,” someone wrote.
“Wait until they come visit you, offer them a place to stay, then insist your father-in-law sleep on the couch. Your house, your rules,” another said.
A third suggested: “You have a wife problem just as much as you have an in-law problem. She should be defending you, not deferring to them. Do not back down on this because they are blatantly disrespecting you and disrespecting your marriage. And if your wife can’t support you in this, I would suggest some marriage counseling when you get home because you’re her chosen family now. She needs to act like it.”
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