Maintaining a relationship with a spouse’s parents can at times be difficult, especially with protective parents who, despite being a little overbearing, may ultimately just want the best for their child.
After discovering that their two-year-old daughter was not his, the husband’s parents were a little too trusting of his wife, the shocking revelation turned the situation into a nightmare.
After uncovering the shocking betrayal of trust, he took drastic measures and removed his parents from his life.
The man first met his wife Sonya while she was working as a waitress, which his parents took an immediate disapproval, believing that she was “using him”.
Being traditionally minded, the man asked for his parents’ blessing when the happy couple decided to get married, unfortunately that blessing was not forthcoming.
“Because of this, we decided to elope and only invited my brother and Sonya’s best friends to be our witnesses”Reddit user wrote that he was happy to say so.
The couple welcomed their first child Garreth two years later. They were delighted when his parents used this opportunity to reconnect with him.
“My kindhearted wife didn’t think twice to welcome my parents into our lives,” posed the husband and father, “She let them meet our baby two days after being discharged from the hospital.”
The arrival of baby Garreth seemed to be healing the relationship in the family.
But things took a turn for the worse when the new dad over heard his mum saying to Garreth “Aren’t you the cutest baby ever? I am so glad to confirm you are indeed my grandson.”
The odd phrase alarmed the dad, who confronted his mum about what she meant.
After being asked about it, she finally admitted to the shocking truth that Garreth had been DNA tested by her husband to confirm that he was their grandson.
“I was speechless for a moment, and before I blew up from anger,” He posted.
“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 posted for two weeks before telling his wife the horrible truth about his parents’ divorce.
“She started crying and it broke my heart”Redditor:
They decided that their son and their parents weren’t welcome in their home.
“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 said.
“He was livid, he called me ungrateful and cruel.”
Despite this, the encounter seemed only to reinforce to the redditor that he had made the right choice.
“He also said a few choice words about my wife which angered me more,” he posted, “I didn’t even hear the rest because I just hung up.”