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Her Husband Insists She Skips Her Sister’s Wedding, But She Defies Him and Uncovers a Disturbing Lie

The Original Poster (OP) grapples with her husband’s adamant refusal to let her attend her only sister’s wedding. As suspicions arise about a past incident involving their babysitter, OP embarks on a quest for truth, leading to a climactic confrontation.

Reluctant Agreement

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OP’s husband initially refuses to attend OP’s sister’s wedding due to its distance, suggesting they both stay home to care for their three children. As a compromise, he offers to watch the children while OP attends. However, OP is insistent on both of them going.

No Babysitters Allowed

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OP proposes hiring a babysitter to look after the kids during the wedding, but her husband refuses, citing a past incident where their babysitter allegedly robbed them. This incident has left a deep impression on him and intensifies their disagreement. OP is left feeling frustrated and unsupported.

A Friend Steps In

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As the wedding approaches, OP suggests that a friend could watch the children instead. Her husband again refuses, causing further tension. Ignoring her husband’s objections, OP confirms the arrangement with her friend and books her travel tickets.

Unbeknownst Cancellation

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OP’s husband discovers her plans and insists that she stay home, claiming his work commitments as the primary reason. OP remains adamant, reiterating her responsibility towards the children and her decision to go. On the day of her flight, while confirming flight details, she discovers that her husband has canceled her plane ticket, further escalating the tension between them.

The Drive of Determination

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Undeterred by her husband’s actions, OP decides to drive five hours to her sister’s town for the wedding. Upon reaching her destination, she receives an angry call from her husband, demanding her immediate return. OP, however, decides to stay until the wedding is over, defying her husband’s wishes.

Accusations Fly

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OP’s husband accuses her of being a neglectful mother for leaving their children behind and attending the wedding against his wishes. The husband’s mother joins in the accusations via text, intensifying OP’s feelings of guilt. Despite the barrage of criticism, OP stands her ground, refusing to leave before the wedding concludes.

Silent Treatment

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Upon her return, OP’s husband continues to berate her for her decision, escalating their conflict further. He gives her the silent treatment, causing more strain on their relationship. OP, already feeling guilty, struggles to cope with this new form of emotional retaliation.

Unwelcomed Wedding

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Despite finally attending her sister’s wedding, OP does not enjoy the occasion due to her lingering guilt and the ongoing conflict with her husband. The joyous event is overshadowed by her personal turmoil. The toll of the whole situation leaves OP questioning her actions.

A Seed of Suspicion

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OP considers that her husband might have lied about the babysitter robbing them. This revelation leads OP to question her husband’s honesty and the validity of his initial refusal of a babysitter. A new layer of suspicion is added to their dispute.

The Babysitter’s Tale

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In a bid to find out the truth, OP decides to contact their previous babysitter for her side of the story. This decision marks a significant turning point in OP’s trust towards her husband. It’s a bold move that could potentially validate her suspicions or clear her husband’s name.

The Sister Factor

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OP discloses that her husband also dislikes her sister. This piece of information suggests that her husband’s initial refusal to attend the wedding might have been influenced by personal bias, making their conflict even more complex.

The Truth Unveiled

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OP manages to reach the babysitter and hears her side of the story. Whether her husband lied about the robbery or not will be a significant turning point in their conflict. Armed with the babysitter’s side of the story, OP confronts her husband about the potential lie.


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Following the confrontation, the couple has to deal with the aftermath. If the husband’s lie is impossible to substantiate, but a seed of doubt has been placed by the babysitter’s tale. OP realizes she will never know if her husband lied or told the truth but has to decide whether she can trust him again.

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, “Run. Run now. He’s controlling and isolating you from family.”

Another responder wrote: “He’s awful; it’s ridiculous to suggest you miss the wedding as there were obviously childcare solutions, and to cancel the ticket is super abusive.”

A different person states, “You were right to go, and if I were you, I would reconsider whether I wanted to stay married to a man who is this controlling.”

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 this thread.

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