What happens when the bride-to-be insists that the groom walks down the aisle with someone he’s uncomfortable with? This is the situation a Reddit user found herself in. Here’s the full story.
The story begins with the Original Poster’s (OP) fiancé, Paul, and his best friend Jack.
They’ve Been Together for a Long Time
Jack has been in a relationship with his fiancée Natalie for seven years, and Paul and OP have been together for six.
She Has a Weird Obsession
Weirdly, Natalie has always been obsessed with setting Paul up with her sister, Mary.
Her Troubling Actions
Even after Paul and OP started dating, Natalie excluded OP from group gatherings and attempted to set up double dates between her, Jack, Paul, and Mary.
He Didn’t Like It
However, Paul was uncomfortable with Natalie’s behavior and he set boundaries early on.
But neither Mary nor Natalie respected them and kept crossing them.
He Cut Them Off
Eventually, Paul cut contact with Mary and Natalie, only keeping in touch with his best friend, Jack.
After a few years, Natalie apologized to Paul and OP for her past behavior, and they all decided to move on like adults.
They Haven’t Changed
They arranged a catch up like the good old days, however, Paul still felt uncomfortable around Mary as she hadn’t completely changed her behavior around him.
It’s a Wedding
The story took a turn when Jack asked Paul to be his groomsman at Jack and Natalie’s wedding in a couple of months. Paul happily accepted.
Things Get Weird
Things got super weird when Natalie suddenly said that Paul would walk down the aisle with Mary, to which Paul refused.
She Hasn’t Changed at All
Paul listed all of the reasons why he didn’t want to.
Mary hasn’t changed at all, and Paul and OP are not comfortable with the current situation. In fact, OP is fully against it.
She Calls and Blames Her
After some discussion, Natalie called OP and begged her to persuade Paul, saying, “Please don’t act insecure about this, you know how important a wedding is to a bride, don’t ruin this for me.”
They’re Not Comfortable Compromising
OP responded that she understands the importance of her wedding but that their discomfort is more important to them than her wedding.
OP went on to say that she could have chosen any other girl to walk with Paul, but she chose Mary.
Change the Decision or He Walks Out
After much back and forth, Natalie and Jack attempted to persuade Paul to accept Mary on this occasion, but he refused.
He said that it was a deal-breaker and that he would step down as a groomsman.
They Are Accusing Her
However, now Natalie and her family are accusing Paul and OP of interfering with Jack’s wedding plans and saying they are the ones who are going too far.
They are specifically blaming OP for being in the wrong.
Redditors Express Their Support
The Reddit community showered their support for OP and Paul. Hundreds of comments said that Natalie is in the wrong here with her agenda of setting up Paul with her sister and that OP and Paul did the right thing.
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