When one woman's family turned their back on their her, she turned to a popular online community to see if she was being unreasonable.
Being a part of a family can be a wonderful thing. But along with enjoying the good times, it takes work and effort to make sure that the dynamic runs smoothly. Sadly, sometimes even when siblings transition into adulthood things, like favouritism or sibling rivalry, can still be at play at least in certain family member's minds.
This certainly seemed to be the case for a user who goes by the name of "paperweightfairy" when she recently posted her family woes on the online community of Reddit- the subreddit known as "relationship advice" to be exact.
Paperweightfairy said that she and her fiancee have been together for 8 years and engaged for 3 years. During their 3 year engagement, she has been working on her Ph.D. while planning her wedding. But, it seemed to work out perfectly because the couple's "dream venue" was booked until after her graduation was scheduled anyway. She and her fiancee booked the date over three years ago for September 2019.
Cue to a few days ago. The scene: a family get-together. Paperweightfairy's little sister and her sister's new fiancee are there. Little Sister just got engaged a few months ago. They were planning on having a spring wedding next year. Pretty sweet, Paperweightfairy is thinking. Then comes a huge announcement. Guess what, everyone? Little Sister is expecting a baby! And guess what else? No more spring wedding next year! It's been moved up to September!
Little Sister sweetly turns to Paperweightfairy and asks if she could, you know, have the dream venue that she and her fiancee have been waiting patiently for 3 years. Paperweightfairy politely declined and Little Sister stormed off. Now, her dad, mom, grandmother and, of course, Little Sister are very upset with her.
Her mom's exact words were, "You waited 3 years. Would it have killed you to wait a few more moths? When has your sister ever asked you for something?" In the words of Stephanie Tanner, how rude!
The family members went even further by using the excuse that stress and preeclampsia, which are common in their family. They argue that, by not handing over the venue, this could possibly cause Little Sister to suffer from one or both conditions which would, of course, be PaperWeightFairy's fault.
In the couple days following, her family members have texted her with various angry statements. Her father has sent her a message stating, "I hope you are happy, your sister hasn't stopped crying since yesterday."
Her sister says that she is "potentially ruining her marriage" and just sent her a long message to let her know that she is not her sister anymore.
Wow. The manipulation is real! How nice can a wedding venue be? Good thing that Reddit had this bride's back. They advised her under no circumstances to fall for her family's shenanigans and PaperWeightFairy even said that she and her fiancee were so frustrated they both agreed to kick Little Sister out of their wedding!
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