A disappointed woman took to Reddit for advice after she told her fiance to stay home while she went on vacation. Turned out, she had a better offer. Here is the full story.
They Have Big Plans
OP is a 27-year-old woman who has been with her 29-year-old fiancé for 4 years. They have been engaged for nearly a year.
She Never Returned
OP is from Germany, but she moved abroad for college at 18 and never moved back home.
But She Visits
So now, with her whole family back in Germany, OP makes it a point to fly home for a visit every summer.
Mom Pays Her Way
To make sure that her daughter shows up, OP’s mom always buys the tickets even though OP could afford the trip on her own.
He Tags Along
Ever since they started dating, OP’s boyfriend has been traveling to Germany with her each year. And the mom pays for both tickets.
Business as Usual
So, as usual, OP’s mom sent her money for two plane tickets when it was time to plan her most recent visit back home.
It Was No Surprise
Since OP and her boyfriend always leave and return on the same days each year, they both knew that the trip was coming up.
She Did Her Part
So when OP got the money from her mom, she went ahead and booked the two plane tickets.
He Had a Surprise
But when OP saw her boyfriend later that day and told him she had their tickets, he had a surprise for her.
He Was Staying Home
OP’s boyfriend told her that he was sort of over the yearly trips. He didn’t want to go to Germany this time around.
She Was Sad
OP was upset and disappointed by that news because this would have been the first time they saw her family as an engaged couple.
She Couldn’t Change Him
But no matter how hard OP tried to get her fiancé to change his mind, he wouldn’t budge. Finally, she gave up and let him have his way.
She Had Choices
Later on, OP talked to her mom and told her she would be coming alone. Her mom said she could bring someone else if she wanted, or she could just get a refund for the extra ticket.
She Told Her Friends
Then, at work the next day, OP was talking to one of her colleagues about how she was going home again that summer.
She Was Stuck
This coworker was a 24-year-old woman from Ukraine. She usually went home for the summer, too, but the Russian invasion meant she couldn’t do that this time around.
It Would Be an Adventure
So OP suggested that maybe the younger woman should come to Germany with her. It wouldn’t be home, but at least it would be an adventure in another country.
They Were Excited
After some back and forth about the details, the coworker decided she was definitely going to Germany with OP. Both women were very excited.
He Had Another Surprise
When OP got home that night, she was about to tell her fiancé about her new travel partner. But before she could, he dropped another bomb.
He Was Going After All
OP’s boyfriend told her had changed his mind and wanted to go to Germany with her after all.
He Was Too Late
But OP told him he was too late and that she had already given his ticket away. He’d have to wait until next year.
He Walked Out on Her
OP’s fiancé couldn’t believe she gave away his ticket so quickly and wanted it back. When she wouldn’t agree, he stormed out of the place.
She Didn’t Give Him a Chance
Now, OP wonders if she did move too quickly and should have given her fiancé some time to change his mind.
She’s in the Clear
For the most part, Redditors think OP was fully in the clear for giving the extra ticket to the coworker. Her boyfriend pulled out on her, not the other way around.
A few commenters do think that maybe OP was a bit hasty, though even they agree it was OP’s ticket to give away.
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