A young woman took to Reddit for opinions after she got her cousin’s girlfriend banned from family dinners. If you want to know the reason, follow the money. Here is the whole story.
They’re Young and in Love
OP is a 19-year-old girl who has a 19-year-old boyfriend. They have been together for five years and are pretty happy together.
He Tags Along With the Family
OP is also close with her extended family, often eating out together. OP usually takes her boyfriend with her.
They’re All Close
That’s good with OP’s family because they’re also very close with his boyfriend.
They Go Dutch
Both OP and her boyfriend work, making similar amounts of money. So when they go on dates, they usually each pay for themselves.
They Pay Their Own Way
And that arrangement also carries over to the dinners with OP’s family. She and her boyfriend pay separately for their own meals.
Something Suddenly Changed
All of that has been a nonissue for everyone in OP’s family. But that all changed a couple of years ago.
She Crashed the Party
That’s when OP’s 32-year-old cousin started dating his 33-year-old girlfriend. She started tagging along to family dinners, just like OP’s boyfriend.
She Started to Attack
Things were fine for the first year, but then the cousin’s girlfriend started low-key attacking OP’s boyfriend.
She Made Fun of Him
She started ordering expensive items from the menu whenever they went out. Then she’d announce loudly that good boyfriends have no trouble paying for their girlfriend’s meals, making sure OP’s BF heard her.
She Thought He Should Pay
That progressed to the cousin’s girlfriend telling OP’s boyfriend outright that he should pay for his girl’s dinners.
He Wasn’t Worthy
It even escalated to the point where the woman told OP’s boyfriend that he didn’t deserve her.
He Was Embarrassed
OP felt terrible for her boyfriend, who started trying to avoid any conversation with the cousin’s girlfriend.
He Can’t Control Her
OP tried to get her cousin to help, but he said his girlfriend is an adult, and he couldn’t control what she said.
The Family Stepped In
Then OP went to other family members and asked for their help. They told the cousin that his girlfriend needed to tone it down.
She Got More Vicious
But the cousin’s girlfriend just kept on cutting down OP’s boyfriend. Then, after one of her more vicious attacks, the family had enough.
She Was No Longer Welcome
Afterwards, they pulled OP’s cousin aside. They said that his girlfriend was not welcome to return to family dinners until she apologized to OP’s boyfriend.
He Turned on Her
After that, OP’s cousin got really angry at her and said she was nothing but a snitch.
She Was a Dumb Kid
The cousin also told OP that her “dumb teen relationship” interferes with his “adult relationship.”
She Understands His Anger
That stung OP, but she understands he wants to have his girlfriend with him at family dinners just like OP wants her boyfriend with her.
It Wasn’t Her Intention
So now OP feels bad for getting her cousin’s girlfriend banned from family dinners. That was not her intention.
She Wants to Move On
But OP is also happy that her family stood up for her boyfriend. She hopes the other woman will apologize and everyone can move on.
Redditors overwhelmingly support OP in this situation and don’t think she did anything wrong.
Most of them commend her for sticking up for her boyfriend. And many think it’s ironic that the cousin poked fun at the teenagers when he and his girlfriend acted so childishly.
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