A woman has turned to the internet for advice after discovering that her husband has fathered 47 children via sperm donations he made before meeting her.
When you first meet and start dating a new person, it's hard to know what to tell them and when. There is something of a tightrope that needs to be walked. You want to know whether you are compatible enough with this person that it is worth your time seeing them again and again. However, you don't want to discuss marriage plans and how many kids you want right off the bat.
You can also do the exact opposite of that. Wait so long to tell someone something that you reach a point where you can't really say it. That part of your past just becomes a deep, dark secret. However, if you have found your life partner, chances are it's going to come out at some point. An anonymous Redditor found that out the hard way recently.
The woman knew that her husband of eight years had donated sperm before they were together, he had told her while they were dating. However, upon discovering this, she immediately said she didn't want to know anything more about it. Fair enough, we guess. Years later, after getting married and having a child, the unnamed woman decided she did want to know a little more. She is definitely regretting that decision now.
When confronted with the question, the woman's husband revealed that upon last count by the fertility center, he had fathered 47 children. That news understandably knocked the poor woman for six. The reason she has turned to the internet with her news is because she believes she now has a decision to make. The revelation that the father of her child is the biological dad to 47 mystery children has come as such a shock that she is considering divorce.
Both the woman and those who have responded to her post appear to be pretty split. While she is naturally taken aback by the news, she does explain on numerous occasions that she specifically asked not to know more. Her husband would have presumably been upfront with her early on if she had not have said that. She is also understandably worried about the 47 children legally being allowed to seek out their biological father when they turn 18.