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Brother’s Boycott of Family-Friendly Wedding Sends Shockwaves Through Family, But a Last-Minute Betrayal Puts Everything in Jeopardy.

In a captivating family saga, a man faces a challenging predicament over attending his sister’s wedding in The Dominican Republic, a journey that triggers his discomfort around children. Despite familial pressure and the allure of tropical nuptials, the brother takes a bold stand for his mental health, sparking a major conflict within his family. As the countdown to the wedding day begins, unexpected alliances, betrayals, and a series of dramatic twists bring the story to an emotional story, leaving us hanging on the precipice of the unpredictable finale.

The Wedding Invitation

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The Original Poster (OP) receives a wedding invitation from his sister, who’s planning her ceremony in The Dominican Republic at a family-friendly resort. The catch is that the resort will be teeming with children. OP struggles with the idea as he isn’t comfortable around kids for extended periods.

A Compromise Denied

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OP proposes a compromise: he’ll attend the wedding but stay at a nearby adult-only resort. However, his sister’s cost-effective deal on her wedding is contingent on the number of guests at the resort she chose. Thus, she denies OP’s compromise, causing the first conflict.

The Intervention

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Refusing to back down, the sister involves their parents. They insist OP should endure the week-long stay for the sake of his sister’s wedding. Despite their plea, OP continues to decline, intensifying the ongoing conflict.

A Stalemate

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Defiant, OP expresses his plan to avoid the children-packed resort, even if it means staying cooped up in his room throughout the wedding week. He cheekily argues that he could have a better time doing just about anything else for the same amount of money as the cost of the resort. The stalemate heightens the tension among family members.

The Boycott

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In a surprising turn of events, OP decides to boycott the wedding altogether. He says he must prioritize his mental health over attending the ceremony, leading to an emotional family debate. This decision sends shockwaves through the family dynamics.

The Family Outrage

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His decision triggers outrage from his sister and parents. They feel OP is choosing his personal comfort over a significant family event. The family is in turmoil, and the upcoming wedding is overshadowed by the ongoing feud.

The Unexpected Alliance

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Suddenly, OP’s closest cousin empathizes with him and states he would also prefer to stay at the adult-only resort, further complicating the situation. This unexpected alliance sparks another round of family arguments and escalates the existing tension.

The Ultimatum

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Fed up with the bickering, the sister issues an ultimatum: attend the wedding at the family-friendly resort or not attend at all. She hopes to resolve the conflict but instead fuels it further, pushing the family closer to a breaking point.

OP’s Decision

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In a shocking twist, OP’s cousin backtracks on their decision and agrees to stay at the family-friendly resort. The cousin’s change of heart brings back the original conflict to the forefront, leaving OP feeling betrayed. However, OP stays firm to his initial positions – he simply claims he will not attend the wedding.

The Parents’ Plea

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The parent’s plea with OP one last time to reconsider his boycott. They highlight the importance of family unity, intensifying the emotional pressure on OP. The story takes a new emotional turn as the wedding date approaches.

The Final Decision

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With the wedding day drawing closer, OP must make his final decision. He ultimately chooses not to attend the wedding, causing significant strain between OP, his sister, and their family. OP has made up his mind, “If [my sister] really wants me there, she won’t mind me staying at another hotel close by.”

The Wedding Day

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OP, armed with his final decision, does not fly to the Dominican Republic and misses his sister’s wedding. He’s worried that this decision may cause irreparable damage to his relationship with his family, but he feels he made the best decision for himself and hopes that the family will understand his side of the story as time passes.

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, “Seriously, at what point is the extreme aversion to children actually an issue for you? The fact that they exist is going to cause you to break down? They’re not that bad.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “She’s allowed to have a destination wedding; guests are allowed to not go because of that. Guests are allowed not to go, period. Your mental health is above all else.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “She’s asking you to spend a considerable sum of money to attend her destination wedding, and she wants you to do it in a way that makes you uncomfortable because that gets her a discount. If her destination wedding is too expensive, there’s a very easy solution to that.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “Go see a therapist; being stressed out around children to the point where you have to choose a different resort is not normal.”

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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