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Woman Boycotts Husband’s Celebration Dinner Because She Didn’t Like the Menu, But His Surprising Reaction Leaves Her Stunned and Feeling Foolish.

In a tale of a family celebration marred by a menu clash, the Original Poster (OP) finds herself at odds with her husband’s choice of restaurant for his career milestone celebration. The conflict escalates to the point where OP refuses to attend the dinner, leading to a tense climax that leaves their relationship hanging in the balance.

The Long-Awaited Promotion

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OP’s husband had been working diligently for two years to earn a promotion at his company, and finally, his efforts were rewarded. The couple’s joy was shared by his parents, who wanted to celebrate the achievement with a family dinner.

A Restaurant Is Chosen

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OP’s husband, a fan of prime rib, picked the only restaurant near his parent’s house he could find with prime rib on the menu. The restaurant was a very small ‘country-style’ restaurant with a limited menu.

A Menu of Conflict

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The chosen restaurant didn’t cater to OP’s culinary preferences—she did not eat red meat and therefore preferred chicken or fish to be an option. Checking the limited menu beforehand, she found none of the fish or chicken dishes appealing. She suggested another restaurant to ensure everyone could find something they enjoyed, but her husband insisted on his choice.

The Compromise Proposition

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Her husband proposed a solution, suggesting OP could request the fish or chicken without the marinades or sauces. Alternatively, she could order dessert while everyone else ate the main courses. Then, once the family had finished, he would take her somewhere she could enjoy her dinner.

The Dinner Boycott

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OP decided not to go to dinner hours before leaving the house, not wanting to sit there, not eating, and not having a good time. This decision shocked her husband, who wished to celebrate his achievement with his family. She urged him to go without her to avoid being late.

The Uncomfortable Celebration

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Despite her protests, her husband returned home just over two hours later with the kids and to-go boxes. He struggled to explain to the children why their mother hadn’t attended the celebration. To avoid lying or making OP look bad, he opted to leave the restaurant early, letting the kids spend some time with their grandparents in the parking lot.

The Blame Game

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Back home, an argument ensued, with her husband accusing OP of putting him in a bad spot with the kids. He believed she should have put aside her food preferences for the night. OP held firm, arguing that if he really wanted a family dinner, he should have chosen a more accommodating restaurant.

Online Consultation

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OP turned to the internet, asking if she was in the wrong. The online community provided their opinions, some of which were harsh but acted as a wake-up call for OP. She realized her actions may have been inconsiderate.

The Apology

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Following the reality check, OP apologized to her husband profusely. She recognized her mistake and was determined to make amends. The first step towards reconciliation was acknowledging her part in the conflict.

The Olive Branch

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To start making up for her mistake, OP decided to take her husband to the restaurant he loved. She planned to treat him there, going beyond her comfort zone for his happiness. She was ready to compromise for the sake of their relationship.

A New Chapter

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Having realized her shortcomings, OP made a promise to herself and her husband to be more accommodating in the future. Her decision to change marked a significant development in their relationship. She committed to making necessary adjustments to support their bond.

A New Tradition

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From this incident, a new tradition was born in their family. They decided that on special occasions, the person being celebrated could choose the restaurant. This way, everyone got to enjoy their favorite places, and it brought a sense of fairness and fun to their celebrations.

The Happy Ending

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The story concluded on a happy note, with the family becoming stronger and more understanding. The incident served as a reminder that every conflict could be turned into an opportunity for growth. OP and her husband, through their trials and tribulations, found a deeper connection and a stronger bond.

Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “Sure! He’s the man of the evening; it makes perfect sense he gets to eat his favorite thing.”

Another Viewpoint

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Another responder wrote: “Don’t Lie. It wasn’t that there was nothing you could eat; there was nothing you wanted.”

A Different Perspective

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A different person states, “My read is you deliberately sabotaged your husband’s celebration dinner using your food preferences as an excuse.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a Reddit thread.

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