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He’s Excluded from Sister-in-Law’s Wedding Due to His Troubled Past, But When He Turns to His Wife For Support, Her Words Leave Him Speechless.

When the Original Poster (OP) is shockingly excluded from his wife’s sister’s wedding, tensions boil over as he battles feelings of hurt and indignation, culminating in a family feud that overshadows the wedding. Yet, as the dust settles, an uneasy resolution is reached, leaving readers in suspense about the future of this fractured family.

A Strained Marriage

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OP and his wife start experiencing tension in their relationship after their third child is born. The blissful bond they once shared seems to have dwindled, creating a disconnect.

OP reveals that he has been having an affair. This secret relationship, unbeknownst to his wife and children, becomes a ticking time bomb in OP’s life. The suspense of discovery looms over his every move.

Unveiling the Truth

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Eventually, OP’s secret affair is discovered by his wife. The revelation shocks her, instigating a wave of anger and disappointment. This confirmation of OP’s betrayal marks a turning point in the narrative, significantly impacting the family dynamics.

A Family Betrayed

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His wife’s family struggles to come to terms with the revelation of OP’s infidelity. Their trust in him is shattered, leading to a sense of betrayal. This turmoil within the family intensifies the overall conflict of the story.

Silent Accusations

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OP’s wife confronts him about his infidelity, leading to a tense exchange. However, she chooses to keep the revelation from their children, complicating the dynamics within their immediate family. The silent accusations hang heavy in their home, creating a tense atmosphere.

The Family’s Response

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Over time, the couple sees a counselor and works to mend the issues in their marriage. OP’s wife’s family doesn’t agree with her decision, and the tension between OP and her side of the family becomes more divided.

A Bitter Invitation

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OP’s wife receives an invitation to her eldest sister’s wedding, and it becomes apparent that OP himself has specifically not been included. The invitation lists only the wife and their three children. This leaves OP feeling slighted and disregarded by his wife’s family.

A Troubling Response

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OP expected his wife to back him up and decline the invitation due to his exclusion, but instead, she converses with her mother. She ends up deciding to attend the wedding regardless. OP’s belief in his wife’s support takes a shocking hit, creating a rift between them.

Battle Lines Drawn

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OP takes a firm stand and expresses his dissatisfaction. He tells his wife he doesn’t consent to the kids attending the wedding without their father. This decision introduces the children as a new aspect of the conflict, further complicating matters.

Accusations of Unreasonableness

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OP’s wife accuses him of being unreasonable. She cites the presence of nieces and nephews at the wedding and the importance of family at such events. Tensions escalate further as the argument between OP and his wife intensifies.

The Counterargument

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OP argues that if the event is of such familial importance, he should have been invited. He asserts that if he is not important enough to include, then the event can’t be of true familial significance. This stark contrast between their perspectives further deepens the dispute.

A Difficult Question

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Struggling with his own feelings of hurt and frustration, OP wonders who is the actual antagonist in this situation. Is it himself for standing his ground despite his previous indiscretions, or his wife and her family for excluding him?

The Cold Realization

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OP comes to the realization that he may have damaged the relationship beyond repair with his wife’s side of the family. His acceptance of fault, however, is strained and bitter, reflecting his continued struggle. He tells his wife the kids should go, but in solidarity with their marriage, she should not attend.

A Reluctant Concession

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Upon a big disagreement between himself and his wife, OP begrudgingly concedes and decides to let his family attend the wedding. He is worn down by the ongoing conflict and chooses to step back, revealing the resilience and exhaustion of his character.

He is left feeling bitter that his wife’s family would ban him while his wife has forgiven OP and decided to work on rebuilding their marriage. OP wonders if it is reasonable for them to make this decision and further dig up the past.

Was The Man’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, “If you give a s*** about your wife, you would be working HARD to not cause trouble in the family. What you did wasn’t a single incident to be forgotten. You knowingly and intentionally did harm over the course of months, if not years.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “Trying to strong-arm her into either A) missing the wedding, or B) putting up a big enough stink that they decide to let you come (but actually hate you and wish you weren’t there), makes you an even bigger a**.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “You’re a cheater. Actions have consequences; you need to learn to live with yours. I wouldn’t want you at my wedding either.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “You want to punish your wife by ruining a family wedding. You want to take the children away to punish everyone you caused harm to. The kids likely want to be at this wedding, but all you can think of is yourself and your petty plan to make sure no one ever forgets who you are.”

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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