A young woman stirred up Reddit with the tale of how she ended up dating the guy who was almost her stepbrother. The real zinger was the way she “told” her parents about the relationship. Here is the full story.
They’re Not Your Typical Couple
OP is a 28-year-old woman who has been with her 28-year-old boyfriend for two years.
They are a happy couple and recently moved in together, but their backstory is pretty complicated.
He Moved On and Found Love
When OP was 12, her parents got divorced and started dating other people. Then, when she was 14, her dad met a woman that he fell in love with.
They Were a Huge Crew
The new woman in dad’s life had 3 sons of her own, and OP had 2 brothers. The two families didn’t get together as a group very often, but when they did, it was all 8 of them.
She Didn’t Get to Know Them
With 2 adults and 6 kids running around the house at the same time, OP didn’t have much one-on-one time with any of the new woman’s kids.
As a result, she didn’t really get to know them very well.
Will He or Won’t He?
All of that was set to change when OP’s dad proposed to his girlfriend when OP was 16. But then, as they were planning for their wedding, dad had a change of heart.
Back Where He Started
In fact, OP’s dad decided that he still loved her mom, and he called off his engagement. OP’s parents got remarried when she was 18.
They Were Casual Acquaintances
Several years later, when OP was 25 years old, she ended up working indirectly for the oldest son of her dad’s ex-girlfriend. They recognized each other and chatted every once in a while, but they didn’t spend much time together.
He Didn’t Want to Play Favorites
For one thing, OP and her boss didn’t want anyone to accuse him of playing favorites with someone from his past.
And for another, they didn’t really know each other all that well.
He Wanted to See Her Again
But a year later, OP got a new job. On her last day at her old company, her boss and could-have-been stepbrother asked her for her number.
She Kept It Quiet
They dated pretty casually for the next year or so, partially because the guy had a young son and he was focused on raising him. During that time, OP didn’t mention anything to her family.
Mom Did Not Approve
Then, as things started to get serious, OP decided to tell her mom about her new love and exactly who he was.
But when she mentioned the man had a child, her mom started arguing with her about how dating him wasn’t a good idea.
She Left Out the Good Part
It turned into a big dust-up, and OP never got around to telling her mom who he was.
They Were All Getting Serious
More recently, OP and her boyfriend decided to move in together.
Not long after that, her mom and dad told the family they were going to renew their vows.
They Took It Online
Since this all played out with COVID-19 still on everyone’s minds and because some family members were far away, OP’s parents decided to hold their ceremony online.
He Needed Her Help
With everyone on the video call, the festivities got underway. Then OP’s boyfriend’s son wandered into the room where she was and asked her for help with his homework.
Dad Knew Who He Was
Hearing that his son had barged in on the call, OP’s boyfriend swooped in to retrieve the boy. When the BF popped up on camera, OP’s dad recognized him right away.
He Spilled the Beans
OP’s mom asked who the guy was, and her husband told her that he was the son of the woman he almost married.
She Fessed Up
Mom was confused and asked what was going on. That’s when OP told her that she and the son of her dad’s ex were a couple.
She Was Shocked
OP’s mom got very upset and ran out of the room, which left the rest of the callers gawking at OP.
She Ruined It All
OP ducked out of the meeting, but her family followed up with all sorts of nasty messages.
They say that she ruined her parents’ ceremony and needs to apologize.
She Didn’t Owe Them Anything
But OP says she will not apologize for her relationship and that she tried to tell her parents the truth months earlier. So, in a way, they ruined their own ceremony.
Redditors overwhelmingly agree with OP in this situation and say that she is an adult. She does not need to apologize for her relationships.
Many also point out that there’s no reason at all for her parents to be upset. But some acknowledge it was all probably a big shock for the mom in the moment.
He Was Named After a God
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He’s a Family Man
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