Many parents like to throw gender reveal parties to share the excitement with their family and friends.
But one father-to-be has revealed how his wife was left ‘embarrassed’ and ‘in tears’ during the party because of his reaction.
Posting on Reddit, he explained that he and his wife had no plans on having kids but when she got pregnant, they’ve decided to keep their baby even though he was not happy with their decision.
“My wife is seven months pregnant. It came as a complete surprise, as my wife had been taking birth control regularly. We had originally planned to not have any kids, but my wife changed her mind after her first ultrasound. I respected her decision, even if I wasn’t the happiest about it,” he wrote.
The man explained that he still participated with the gender reveal party to show support to his wife despite not being happy with their circumstances.
“Once the gender reveal happened everyone including my wife was ecstatic. She went to go hug me and I hugged her back, just not with the same energy. She looked at me with a concerned face but went off to hug some of her friends and family.”
After the party, his wife confronted her and said that he embarrassed her in front of their loved ones.
“I told her I didn’t really see a point in throwing a party just because of the gender but she wanted to do it so I agreed,” he continued, adding that he would not apologize for ‘not showing any emotion.’
Reddit users urged the dad-to-be to go to therapy before welcoming their baby so he can work through his emotions.
One person commented: “Sorry to say, but unless you think you can pull it together and generate some excitement, I think you should look into divorce. If you’re going to be simmering with resentment for much of the child’s life, that’s awful for all involved.”
Another wrote: “I think your world is changing dramatically in a way which you weren’t prepared for, and that therapy is almost definitely required.
“It’s not wrong to be freaked out, but you’ve decided to go ahead with this, and now you need to find a way to come to terms with it – ideally before the kid arrives, so you can parent your child in the fullest and best way possible.”
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