This story from Reddit teaches us a valuable lesson of what goes around comes around. This woman openly judged her friend’s new boyfriend and it came back to bite her.
Coworkers Become Best Friends
It was a friendship of fifteen years, built on the foundation of shared interests and companionship.
These two women, the protagonist (38f) and Ally (40f), met as young, single colleagues and bonded over their love of the arts, theater, and dining out.
Spending Quality Time Together
They were the youngest people in their office and quickly became good friends, spending many social evenings together.
She Met a Man Who Was Her Complete Opposite
But then, Ally met her partner, Matt, who was the complete opposite of her.
He Loved Sports and Drinking
He was an avid football fan, loyal to one team and openly hostile towards their rivals. He spent most of his free time watching matches at the pub with his male friends or playing sports with them.
She Loved Theater and Arts
Ally, on the other hand, didn’t care about sports. She tried to involve Matt in her interests, like going to the theater, but he showed little enthusiasm, only agreeing to go to serious plays.
Trying to be Supportive
At first, the Original Poster (OP) tried to support their relationship but found it difficult to connect with Matt.
She Told Her Friend the Brutal Truth
She was brutally honest with Ally when asked for her opinion, expressing her doubts about the match.
She did not like his crude behavior, drinking habits, and lack of refinement, which were completely different from Ally’s sophisticated personality.
These Comments Hurt Her Friend
The criticism hurt Ally, but she still tried to maintain the friendship. She engineered it so that OP never saw Matt, who was “always busy” whenever there was a party or gathering.
Time Heals All Wounds…Right?
Over time, they both moved on with their lives. Ally and Matt had two children, who were football fanatics like their dad, while OP met her significant other, Edward, who also shared Matt’s passion for football.
For Some Reason, She Didn’t Want to Hangout
However, when OP suggested a couples’ outing, Ally became non-committal.
A Secret Comes Spilling Out
She kept stalling, saying Matt was too busy to join them. But when pushed, she finally revealed the real reason for Matt’s reluctance: he didn’t like OP.
His Shocking Comments
He found her judgmental and “too much,” which completely shocked OP.
Saying Things in the Heat of the Moment
Feeling hurt and betrayed, OP confronted Ally and said some things she now regrets.
Their Friendship is in Shambles
She tried to apologize, but Ally refused to speak to her. The friendship that had lasted for fifteen years was now in ruins, torn apart by the unexpected revelation of Matt’s dislike for OP.
What Redditors Said
Apprehensive-Fan-250 said, “‘Brutally honest’ is always code for ‘excuse to be mean’. And now you’re hurt that your own behavior got flipped on you? And you doubled down when told so? Maybe this is the time for some honest self-reflection.
Another wrote, “You said a bunch of incredibly rude things to someone’s new partner, then one day decided you liked them actually, and didn’t realize that everything you’ve ever done to them caused them to form an opinion of you?”
The Tables Were Turned
What do you think? Should she be upset about her friend’s partner not liking her, or do you reap what you sow? Has this ever happened to you?
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