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I Threw a Surprise Birthday Party for My Boyfriend, Who Got Stuck at Work. Now He’s Upset Because I Sent His Friends Home Early When He Never Arrived.

In an intricate tale of love, surprise, and miscommunication, the Original Poster (OP) meticulously plans a birthday surprise for her boyfriend that disastrously unravels due to his unexpected absence. Just when all hope seems lost, OP stumbles upon a shocking revelation about her boyfriend’s secret plans that night, steering their relationship toward an unforeseen twist.

The Promise of a Party

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OP planned a surprise party for her boyfriend, who was celebrating his birthday, having not been with him on the actual day due to a family trip. Everything was in place – the venue, the time, and the guest list. Just three hours before they were due to leave, her boyfriend received a call from work that he just couldn’t ignore.

A Pledged Return

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Her boyfriend, tugged away by an unexpected work call, assured OP he’d return in time for the party. Trusting his words, she carried on with the preparations. The promise of his return served as an adhesive, holding the evening together in her mind.

The Wait Begins

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They were meant to leave for the party at 7:30 PM, but her boyfriend was nowhere to be found. Calls went unanswered, leading to a voicemail that OP hoped he’d hear. She finally decided to go ahead to the venue, assuming he would meet her there.

An Empty Chair

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By 9 PM, everyone was at the party except for the man of the hour. OP’s boyfriend remained conspicuously absent, leaving the gathering feeling incomplete. His friends started to leave one by one, each departure casting a shadow over the festivities.

The Cancellation

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With no sign of her boyfriend and the party guests thinning out, OP made the tough call to end the party. She relayed the disappointing news to her boyfriend through a text. The party, once a beacon of excitement, was now a ghost of its former self.

The Confrontation

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When her boyfriend returned an hour later, he walked into an unexpected scenario. What was meant to be a party had turned into an argument. Their home, usually a place of love and understanding, was the battleground for an emotional dispute.

A Hasty Exit

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After the heated exchange, her boyfriend made a swift and unexpected exit. The sudden emptiness in the house echoed the void left by the aborted party. OP was left in the aftermath of both a canceled party and a stormy argument.

The Mother’s Intervention

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To add fuel to the fire, OP received a text from her boyfriend’s mother, lambasting her for her actions. According to her, he would be staying at her place for an indeterminate amount of time. This news was an unexpected twist, adding a bitter layer to the unfolding saga.

The Guilt

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While OP understood her actions, she couldn’t help but feel a pang of guilt. She knew how excited her boyfriend had been about the party. His absence wasn’t only felt at the event but now reverberated in her conscience.

The Silent Treatment

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The following days were filled with silence, their relationship in a state of unexpected hiatus. The lack of communication only exacerbated OP’s guilt and confusion. She was left pondering over the series of unfortunate events, the silence from her boyfriend making it all the more deafening.

A Woman’s Wonder

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OP is left wondering if she was wrong to cancel the party prematurely, given the events as she understood them. She couldn’t get in touch with her boyfriend and had no way of knowing if he would be attending his own party.

Her Boyfriend’s Position

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Meanwhile, her boyfriend is shocked and angry that she would cancel the party he was so much looking forward to. He expressed that he was too busy to check his phone and hurried as quickly as he could through work to be able to attend the event as soon as possible.

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, “If I were you, I’d be wary of a 30-year-old running home to mommy after something like this and her texting you. Does he often have colleagues calling him to go to work from 4:30 PM to 11 PM without contacting you the entire time?”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “Your boyfriend blew you (and all his friends) off, ignored his phone, and then blamed you for not keeping everyone around for hours and hours without him. He’s a jerk, and if he isn’t sincerely thanking you and apologizing to you very soon, this is a HUGE red flag.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “His friends came. They stayed at least an hour – while he didn’t show. And he didn’t apologize or send any message.

He was wrong. Even if it was an absolute emergency, he needed to be courteous enough to tell you and the friends waiting for him.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “He’s a mechanic? In my decades of owning cars, no mechanic works that late. My Dear, I believe he may be cheating on you.”

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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