A young bride left Redditors feeling dirty after she might have pushed her college friend into getting an abortion. Her real goal was to keep her out of the family. Here is the whole story.
They Were Close for Awhile
OP is a 29-year-old woman who became good friends with another woman of the same age when they were in college.
She Needed a Friend
The friend was from a small town and didn’t have many friends, so she clung to OP throughout college.
They Lost Contact
When they graduated, though, OP and her friend returned to their hometowns and haven’t had much contact since then.
It Was a Long Time Coming
But recently, OP married the man she has been dating since they were just kids. They’ve been together 15 years in all.
She Wanted to Reconnect
Since the college friend knew all about the relationship and the women still shared a bond, OP invited the other woman to her wedding.
She Bagged a Young Buck
While she was in town for the wedding, the friend ended up sleeping with OP’s new brother-in-law, who is 24 years old.
Maybe It Was the Champagne
Everyone thought it was strange, but OP chalked it up to the emotions of the occasion and didn’t think much more about it.
She Had Big News
But then, a few weeks later, OP’s friend called her with some big news.
It Had to Be His
The friend told OP that she was pregnant and that the only man she had been with was the brother-in-law.
She Was Ready to Tell Him
OP was shocked but offered to help her friend in any way she could. What the girl wanted at that moment was the brother-in-law’s phone number so she could tell him the good news.
She Gave It Up
Feeling like she had no choice, OP gave up the number and waited for the other shoe to drop.
He Was Petrified
OP’s husband called her within an hour to ask what was happening. His brother had called him at work, stressed out and scared witless.
She Wanted an Instant Family
OP’s friend called the brother-in-law and told him about the baby. She also said she was keeping it and planned to move nearby so that he could get to know his child.
She Was Stoked
In the following week, the friend called OP constantly, excited to be part of the family and happy that they would all get closer. She couldn’t wait to make the move and wanted OP to help her find a place.
She Ghosted Her
OP struggled balancing her friend’s excitement with her brother-in-law’s despair, so she stopped answering the phone.
She Showed Up Anyway
Then, the friend appeared on OP’s doorstep in the middle of the night.
Family Helps Family
When OP asked her what she was doing there, the girl said they were family now. And family members always help each other out, so she was there to stay while she looked for a place.
She Was Over It
That was too much for OP, and she snapped. She told the friend that they weren’t family and never would be.
She Was Delusional
Then OP said the friend needed to get over whatever fantasies she was having about the brother-in-law. He didn’t want to be with her; the baby would ruin his life.
She Just Disappeared
The friend just turned away and walked out into the night. OP couldn’t get ahold of her in the days that followed.
She Was Getting Rid of the Baby
Eventually, a mutual friend contacted OP and said the pregnant girl would have an abortion because she didn’t want to be part of such a toxic family.
She Laid the Guilt on Him
The college friend texted the same message to OP’s brother-in-law.
She Killed Their Grandchild
Now OP feels bad for driving her friend to do something drastic, and her new in-laws are mad at her for “killing” their first grandchild.
Redditors are torn on this situation, with many saying that OP was backed into a corner.
Several think OP should have stayed out of the whole situation and let the brother-in-law deal with the mess he made.
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