A young woman drove Redditors to tears and outrage after her girlfriend died unexpectedly. The way her parents handled the situation is a lesson in how not to do life. Here is the full story.
It Was Young Love
OP is a 22-year-old college student who was in a relationship with another young woman, who was 20 years old.
She Woke up to Heartbreak
Tragically, OP woke up one morning at the beginning of the pandemic to find that her girlfriend was deceased.
She Was Traumatized
OP didn’t want to share the cause of death, but it was an extremely traumatic situation overall.
She Had Some Support
That same day, OP called her girlfriend’s parents, who lived relatively close to the school.
They were devastated but wanted to help OP cope as much as they could.
They Helped Each Other Cope
So the girlfriend’s parents drove to the girls’ apartment and picked up OP.
Then they drove back to their house, where she stayed for a week.
They Dropped Everything
OP also called her own parents, who lived on the other side of the country.
They spent several days driving to get to the town where the college was.
They Packed Her Up
Once they got there, OP’s parents boxed up her belongings and loaded them in the car because she couldn’t stand to go back into the apartment.
They Changed on a Dime
OP thought that was kind and helpful, but everything changed the night after the funeral.
That’s when she and her parents headed back across the country to her hometown.
They Attacked Her
Almost from the first moment they were in the car together, OP’s parents started giving her a hard time about her girlfriend.
Mom Had a Hard Trip
OP’s mom was upset that the trip to pick up her daughter had been so hard on her.
She Was Ungrateful
And mom didn’t think OP was acting very grateful for everything her parents were doing for her.
She hadn’t even thanked them!
She Tried to Make Peace
OP just wanted some peace and quiet, so she tried to respond like she thought her mother wanted her to.
The rest of the car ride was fairly smooth.
She Wouldn’t Let It Drop
Later that night, though, OP’s mom asked her why the girlfriend had never liked her much.
Mom Was Homophobic
OP told her mom that she was homophobic, and that had made her girlfriend extremely uncomfortable.
She Was a Monster
When OP’s mom had visited the girls the year before, she made OP’s girlfriend cry several times.
She didn’t even want them to hold hands while she was there.
She Wanted Her to Be Straight
OP’s mom didn’t deny being homophobic but only said that she didn’t want her daughter to become a lesbian.
She Tried to Move On
In the weeks that followed her girlfriend’s death, OP tried to move on and get along with her parents.
But they continued to make that really tough.
She Was Bugging the Dog
Seeing that her daughter was still mourning, OP’s dad told her to stop moping because it was making their dog angry.
She Wanted to Die
And OP’s mom teased her that she wished she could die and bring the girlfriend back.
She was sure OP would have preferred it that way.
She Needs a Lifeline
In the meantime, OP has kept in touch with her girlfriend’s parents.
They have been very supportive despite being extremely religious and conservative.
They Want Her to Stay
OP wants to get away, but her girlfriend’s folks agree with her parents that she needs to stay at home to try and heal.
She Wants Them to Change
So now OP feels stuck and is looking for any way possible to get her parents to give her some grace and show a little sympathy.
She Should Get Back on the Horse
But they just want OP to move on with her life, get back to her classwork, and maybe even start dating again.
Redditors are appalled by the behavior of OP’s parents, and they think she needs to get away from them as soon as possible.
Many suggest she try to find other relatives who might take her in for a short while.
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