An expectant father took to Reddit for opinions after he showed up at a party with his pregnant wife. His infertile ex was none too happy to see either of them. Here is the full story.
OP is a 35-year-old man who has been married to his pregnant 32-year-old wife for just a few months.
He’s Had a Long Road
While OP is thrilled that he’s going to be a father, the path to get to his point in his life was bumpy and messy.
He Had a High School Sweetheart
That part of his story stretches back to high school, when OP started dating a girl in his class.
They Were in for the Long Haul
OP developed a strong bond with his high school sweetheart, and they dated all through college.
They got married after graduation.
They Made Plans
Before they tied the knot, though, OP and his then-girlfriend talked through their plans for children.
They Had Different Timelines
The good news was that they both wanted to have kids.
OP wanted to get started right away, though, and his girlfriend wanted to wait awhile.
Kids Were in Their Future
That wasn’t a dealbreaker for OP because he was confident they’d have kids together some day.
She Was Stalling
But after they got married, OP’s wife just continued to kick the kid can down the road.
He Got Them Out of Debt
First, OP’s wife wanted to get their debt paid off.
So OP stuck with a high-paying job he didn’t like so they could squash their student loans.
It Would Be Their Nest
Then, OP’s wife wanted to buy a house. So they bought a home, and OP thought that would be the nest where they could finally start a family.
Back to School
But once they got settled in, OP’s wife told him she wanted to start grad school.
She Still Wanted to Wait
By that point, OP was getting frustrated, so he asked his wife point blank if she still wanted to have kids.
She promised him that she did, but just not yet.
He Held Out Hope
It wasn’t quite what OP wanted to hear, but it still gave him hope.
They Got Bad News
Then disaster struck when OP’s wife started feeling sick and got a pretty grim diagnosis.
He stood by her side through her treatment, and she recovered.
Then Things Got Worse
But that treatment left OP’s wife infertile.
He Had an Idea
Even though he was devastated by that news, OP was determined to have it all.
So he approached his wife about using a surrogate.
She Didn’t Want Any Part of It
She flatly denied that possibility and told OP that if they couldn’t have a child that belonged to both of them biologically, they wouldn’t have one at all.
He Ran Out of Options
Over the next year or so, OP and his wife tried to work things out through therapy.
But when it became clear she wouldn’t budge, OP filed for divorce.
He Would Die Childless
At that point, OP could see no path forward that would allow him to become a father.
He Left Town
OP let his wife have the house, and he moved out of town.
She Changed Everything
Some time after the divorce, OP met his now-wife. She moved in with him and became pregnant quickly, so they got married.
He Wanted to Party
Recently, an old friend of both OP and his ex-wife moved back into the country.
The friend invited both of them to a small party to celebrate his return.
She Was Welcome, Too
OP asked the friend privately if he thought it would be okay to bring his new wife.
The buddy said it was no problem.
When OP and his new wife walked in, though, they came face-to-face with his ex.
They kept their distance from each other, and everything seemed fine.
They Thought He Was a Jerk
But the next day, OP’s phone blew up with texts and voicemails from his friends to let him know what a terrible thing it was to parade his pregnant wife in front of his infertile ex.
He Wasn’t Gloating
OP feels bad for his ex, but he was just trying to celebrate with his friend.
He Didn’t Do Anything Wrong
Most Redditors agree that OP didn’t do anything wrong, though a few of them think he should have probably avoided the party.
Many say they feel bad for his ex but are happy that OP can finally build the sort of life he’s always wanted.
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