A girl was raised by her mom, stepfather, and stepsister after her parents’ breakup.
As she grew up, she began to have conflicts with her stepsister, and as adults, they grew to dislike each other.
When the girl did not invite her stepsister to her wedding, her mom had an angry outburst and announced that she would not attend the wedding for this reason.
On the Reddit website, a distressed mother questioned the validity of her decision not to attend her daughter’s wedding because her daughter chose not to invite her stepsister.
Internet users quickly reacted, sharing their thoughts and encouraging her to reconsider her position.
The girl was forced to live with her mom and stepfather after her parents’ divorce.
The woman explained that her ex-husband had launched a smear campaign against her, hoping that their children would live with him, but he did not succeed.
However, the one thing he did manage to do was damage the relationship between the mom and her daughter.
For years, the mom tried everything to repair their relationship, but her efforts were in vain. Her daughter even refused to undergo therapy with her when she reached the appropriate age.
The woman remarried when her daughter was thirteen years old. Her new husband had an eleven-year-old daughter at the time.
As soon as the girls met, they never got along, and their relationship did not improve as they grew into adults.
As her daughter’s wedding approached, the mom knew she could not invite her stepsister to the wedding.
However, she hoped that her stepdaughter would at least be on the guest list. She informed her mom outright that her stepsister was not invited to the ceremony.
The mother replied that if her stepsister was not considered part of the family, then technically her stepfather, half-siblings, and even she herself were not part of the family either.
She added that if the wedding was “family-only,” she had no reason to be there.
She began to share her mother’s actions with her acquaintances, and they criticized her for her actions. Wondering if she was in the wrong, she turned to Reddit to gather online opinions.
Unfortunately, she was not reassured as she had hoped. On the contrary, some internet users accused her of favoring her second family.
“She has every right to exclude people she doesn’t like (and who don’t like her). Why do you think it’s justified to force her to invite her stepsister by throwing this kind of challenge at her? How does it concern you?” wrote one of them.
“I agree with this. The pressure is not due to the ex-husband, but the fact that the mother chose to prioritize her new family. If they hate each other, why should the daughter invite someone she can’t stand to her wedding? This ‘mom’ is one of the most absurd, unconscious, and malicious parents I’ve seen on Reddit,” another person bluntly stated.
Others strongly encouraged the mother to admit she was wrong to her daughter.
They asked her to apologize for making the wedding so personal and attend it for the sake of her own daughter.
What would you do in the daughter’s place? Would you have invited your stepsister out of consideration for your mother, or would you have gone without her?