Not all families get along, in fact with so many personalities in the one family, it’s more likely that most families have a little drama in them, especially when it comes to in-law relationships. One man has shared on reddit that his parents never took a liking to his wife and it has caused for some feathers to be ruffled.
He shared, “I met my wife Sonya at a restaurant where she worked as a waitress. It took me a while to finally be her boyfriend. I introduced her to my parents and they voiced out their disapproval after meeting her.”
His parents immediately disliked his new partner, “My parents think that Sonya is only using me to achieve her American dream. I told them that is racist and I am very offended by their assumption.”
Then the new couple got engaged! He shared, “After my wife accepted my marriage proposal, we asked for both our family’s blessing. Her parents were happy for us but my parents were gutted and refused to give their blessing. Because of this we decided to elope and only invited my brother and Sonya’s best friends to be our witnesses.”
After they refused to give their blessing and didn’t approve of his new wife Sonya, the relationship was very distant and cold. “Long story short, now that we’re 2 years married and after we welcomed our first child, my parents started to reach out to us. My kind-hearted wife didn’t think twice to welcome my parents into our lives. She let them meet our baby 2 days after being discharged from the hospital.”
The new grandparents fell in love with their new grandson Garreth, and started visiting him regularly, “One day while dad and mom are playing with Garreth mom said something along the lines of “aren’t you the cutest baby ever? I am so glad to confirm you are indeed my grandson”.”
Thinking that no one could hear her when she said these words, she was surprised to turn and see her son overheard her comment, “I said “what does that supposed to mean?” Mom tried to change the subject but I insisted she tell me what she’s talking about.”
ALL WAS REVEALED
“Mom sat me down and apologised first before telling me that they had Garreth’s DNA tested to make sure that he’s mine. I was speechless for a moment and before I blew up from anger I told dad to give me my son and they better leave before I lose whatever respect I had left for them. My mom was very apologetic and said it’s because they don’t trust my wife and that our son looks nothing like me.”
He simply asked them to leave the house. “My wife was in the kitchen preparing for lunch and told her my parents had an emergency that’s why they left without saying a word. I didn’t tell my wife about the whole DNA test thing until after two weeks when she asked why mom and dad didn’t visit anymore. I told her everything as I know I cannot keep a secret from her. She started crying and it broke my heart. I know how much she tried to win my parents’ approval and what I told her was like a slap across her face.”
Sonya was understandably hurt and decided she’d had enough, “She told me that she can no longer let my parents in to our child’s life and I agreed with her. When mom called to ask when they can visit again, I told them they are no longer welcome in our son’s life. Mom called my dad and I told him the same thing. He was livid, he called me ungrateful and cruel. He also said a few choice words about my wife which angered me more. I didn’t even hear the rest because I just hung up.”
Would you have done the same? Did the grandparents go too far?