Sometimes you just have to get on board with something, even if you’d have organised it differently.
Unless, you’re this woman on Reddit.
Posting on the forum, she wrote: ‘My son, Alan (26M) has just recently gotten married to Helen (25-26F). I love them both very much.
‘It’s relevant to mention that I really dislike parties and large gatherings, I’m not sociable at all and I really just dislike them.
‘So it was kind of a downer when I heard that Alan and Helen were going to have a wedding with around 150 people.
‘I told Alan ahead of time that I would probably leave early and that me and the rest of our family would take two cars so that they could stay if they wanted to. He looked like he didn’t mind at the time.
‘So at the wedding itself, after the ceremony I basically told him that I was glad and it looked great but I was going to go home.
‘He asked if I was going to at least stay for cake or for food but the food didn’t look all that appetising to me so I told him I was just going to leave.’
Seems a bit harsh on your child’s wedding day, but then again, weddings can make people do some pretty wild things.
The post continued: ‘He said “alright whatever just go” and I went back to my table to get my stuff.
‘I told my wife and she said she didn’t feel comfortable driving back alone (the venue was very far from us and the roads there were not great). I said in that case she should come with me and after some hemming and hawing she agreed. So we left.’
Unsurprisingly, the couple weren’t too happy about the situation, and the parents got a call from the bride two days later.
‘Alan’s new wife bombarded me and my wife with messages that she was disgusted with us, saying horrible things about us and insulting us as people and as parents. Really just sickening,’ the post continues.
‘I told her off and asked why she thought it was okay to talk to her in laws like that and she said that us leaving “ruined” the wedding for Alan and that he was very upset for the rest of the night.’
The poster then decided to call her son and tell him ‘his wife had a temper that he should know about’, not showing any regard or care for his feelings.
Naturally, her son didn’t see it the same way as she did.
People in the comments felt she was in the wrong.
One person wrote: ‘You didn’t even stay for the meal that they’d paid for. What an absolutely disgusting lack of love and respect from you as a parent.’
Another added: ‘It’s your son’s wedding and no matter how uncomfortable you feel, it’s your duty as a father to be there. It’s one evening. Suck it up man.’
Someone else said: ‘You missed all of the traditional wedding reception things. You didn’t make a speech, your wife didn’t dance with your son.
‘He didn’t have his parents there to celebrate with him, even for an hour or two. You didn’t express love just a “hey you look great but I am going to leave” and then you dragged your wife with you all because you couldn’t be bothered to give him two hours of your time at his WEDDING.’
Other agreed the posted needed to ‘get over’ themselves.
The reaction was unanimous.
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