A young woman raised suspicions on Reddit when she asked her mom to leave her friend behind for a big graduation trip. Mom may have been dropping clues for awhile now. Here is the full story.
It’s a Big Day
OP is a 17-year-old high school senior who has begun planning a trip with her family to celebrate her graduation next year.
She Got to Choose
Since it’s her big occasion, OP’s family agreed to let OP pick the destination.
It Was Family Only
OP chose Japan, and she made it clear that she only wanted family members to travel along with her.
She Was Stoked
Everyone agreed, and OP was looking forward to the trip with her brother, her father, and her 49-year-old mother.
Mom Had Other Ideas
But soon after heading back to school in the fall, OP was talking about the trip again with her mom.
That’s when the older lady stirred things up.
It Was the Perfect Fit
OP’s mom said that she planned to invite her 50-year-old friend along on the trip, to.
The friend had always wanted to go to Japan, so OP’s mom thought it would be perfect.
She Was the Problem
But the mom’s friend was the whole reason OP specified she only wanted family to go on the trip in the first place.
They Were Always Together
The problem was that OP’s mom already spent all of her free time with the friend.
The two women had known each other for years but grew especially close during the Covid quarantine.
They’re Like School Girls
Now, OP’s mom spends 2-3 nights per week at her friend’s house.
It’s like they’re a couple of teenagers having slumber parties.
They’re Travel Buddies
The two women have even gone on elaborate vacations together, all over the world.
And it’s just the two of them, without OP, her brother, or her father.
She Was Panicked
So when OP heard that her mom planned to bring the friend along on their trip to Japan, she was hurt and panicked.
She Treats Her Like Gold
Not only did OP’s mom spend all that time with her friend, she always catered to the other woman whenever the two of them were together.
They Were Stealing Her Thunder
Suddenly, OP could see that the big trip meant to celebrate her graduation was about to become nothing but another “girls trip” for the two older women.
She Stood Her Ground
So OP repeated to her mom that she didn’t want the friend to come along. She wanted the trip to be just about family.
Mom Laughed at Her
But OP’s mom laughed it off and said she was being petty.
She also said that OP should bring a friend of her own so she’d have someone to hang out with.
She Was Overcompensating
OP thinks that offer was genuine, but she also thinks her mom was just trying to change the subject and compensate for neglecting her daughter.
She Might as Well Go Alone
OP didn’t want to take a friend, though. And she told her mom that she might as well go alone if the mom’s friend traveled with them.
She Shut Her Out
To that, OP’s mom laughed again and left the house, slamming the front door behind her on her way out.
She’s a Spoil Sport
Now, OP feels bad that she’s trying to stop a grown woman from going on her “dream trip,” especially when the friend would be paying her own way.
It’s Just Not Fair
But OP still doesn’t think it’s fair that her mom’s friend would crash her graduation party.
Redditors overwhelmingly agree with OP and think the trip should be family-only if that’s what she wants.
But many of them think OP is missing something big. They say the signs are all over the place that her mom and “friend” are actually having a romantic relationship.
In a follow-up, OP says she had never considered that a possibility because her mom says some homophobic things. Now she wonders if that’s all just projecting.
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