When a person has been in a relationship with their partner for a long time, they hope for their happy ending and “happily ever after” but one never knows what fate has in store. For this bride, things turned in a moment when her dad revealed a shocking side of her fiancé. She was hurt and had to take a tough decision that broke her!
This woman was plunged into a pit of despair after knowing a hard truth about her fiancé. Her dad revealed that she had just been engaged to her partner of seven years and he had nothing but respect for him. He found this guy “kind, humble and always respectful to our family”.
However, when this woman’s dad met her fiancé’s family over dinner multiple times, he had a hunch that this is not going well. He had some issues with some of the comments that the guy’s parents made about his daughter.
One such remark was, “I don’t know why you’re working, isn’t that the husband’s job? It’s the mother’s job to be taking care of the children”. He found this really disturbing and could not fathom the reason behind such thoughts.
Meanwhile, the daughter was involved in the preparations for the wedding. She had no clue about all that her dad had been experiencing. Her fiancé planned a meeting with the dad and his parents and ensured that the bride would not be there.
The meeting proved to be a terrible one for her dad as the man’s parents demanded dowry from him emphasizing the fact that she could be a housewife this way.
Dowry refers to a big payment or some gifts given by the bride to the groom indicating that the financial responsibility of the woman is handed over to the man’s family.
When this guy’s parents asked for a dowry, the woman’s dad was taken aback. He could not comprehend the entire situation for a moment. But he knew that this was not right for his daughter as she was always passionate about her work and wanted to chase her dreams.
The parents requested the dad to keep this information a secret and not tell his daughter. However, he was not going to sit silently and disclosed everything to her.
“She started crying saying she didn’t know that her boyfriend was so sexist. She asked me what she could do now, and I told her that she wasn’t being forced and could cancel her marriage if she didn’t want it,” he shared.
“Well, that is exactly what happened and now her boyfriend and his parents are calling me saying I took away the love of his life.”
He said that her friends were disappointed too. They blamed him for breaking up their relationship that “would have been a ‘healthy marriage’.”
“But it’s my daughter’s happiness that matters,” he explained.
The Reddit users reassured him that he did the right thing. “You saved your daughter from a life of hell. Sorry she had to go through that though,” one commented.
Another one wrote, “You did not tell your daughter to cancel the wedding. You told her that if she did cancel the wedding, you would not think any less of her. That is a really important distinction.”