A woman asked an online forum if she was wrong to leave her sister’s wedding early when she realized she’d been deceived.
A Surprise Pregnancy.
“For a bit of backstory, I (24F) and my sister (26F) have never been crazy close, but we get on well. I found out I was pregnant with my daughter (unplanned) about a year after she announced she was engaged.”
No Children Allowed.
“At the time the invitations were sent out, my daughter wasn’t born, but she would have been at the time of the wedding, so I called my sister and asked what the rules were in regard to children. She said it was child-free.”
No Big Deal.
The woman accepted her sister’s decision and made childcare plans.
“I made arrangements for someone to have the baby on the wedding day and thought no more of it.”
No Care or Compassion.
“For some additional context, I was highly unwell my entire pregnancy and almost died giving birth. Not once did my sister ask how we were, not even when the baby was born (not even a text to say congratulations).”
The woman remarked how her sister made no effort to get to know her new niece.
“She was four months old by the time of the wedding, and my sister had met her once, and that was only because I went down to see her (I live 100 miles away).”
The Wedding Day.
“We get to the wedding and it turns out it’s not child-free. It’s not even baby-free. This broke my heart, and I was so angry, so I just left the wedding, picked up my child, and drove back home.”
She Hung Up the Phone.
“2 weeks later, my sister called me and asked why my husband and I left, and when I told her, she kicked off saying it wasn’t personal [that] my daughter wasn’t invited, the other babies were invited as they were her family. I just told her that her niece is also her family and hung up.”
Suck It Up.
Reactions from family members have been a mixed bag.
“Some of my family think I’m TA and should have just sucked it up for my sister’s wedding, but my friends are on my side.”
She Took to an Online Forum.
The woman shared her story online and asked if she was wrong to have left the wedding early.
The online community had her back.
I Am Worrying About Relationship Dynamics.
Users agreed the woman was not wrong here.
“The fact that she does not consider your daughter her family is very troubling, and honestly, I’d stop making any effort at all to see her.”
People Questioned Why the Other Babies Were Considered ‘Family.’
Whereas her relative blood niece wasn’t.
“Probably the babies of her ‘chosen family.’ People have kind of run with that concept. I think chosen families are totally valid, but it is far too often being used to drive a wedge which is not the intent.”
Call It Quits.
“She actually doesn’t think her niece is family? Her only sister’s child?
Let the family know what she thinks. Try to find out why she feels that way. Then cut her off regardless, as well as any family that still thinks you’re the AH.”
There’s Definitely an Issue.
She point-blank states, “Your child wasn’t family – which tells you all you need to know.”
“Any family who thinks YTA has serious problems. I’d go NC [no contact] with them.”
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