Do you remember that old tale about the evil stepmother who married the king and then began to bully his daughter? Well, you definitely know this girl – she was also called Snow White. The plot is an all-time classic – and it is really repeated from year to year.
However, it often turns out that women who find themselves in the position of that very “evil stepmother” sometimes do not even realize what exactly they are doing, acting unconsciously. And then, when it is pointed out to them how unacceptable their behavior is, they are very offended anyway.
As, for instance, was the author of a thread in the AITA Reddit community. Her post received over 14K upvotes and almost 2K different comments so far. The 28-year-old woman was trying to figure out if she had done the right thing by quarreling with her 38-year-old fiancé.
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The Original Poster dated a man for two years until he finally made a proposal, which she accepted
So, the Original Poster dated a man for two years until he finally made a proposal, which she gladly accepted. Later, the couple began discussing their plans for life after the wedding – or rather, where they should live
Her fiancé’s first wife passed away five years earlier, leaving a 15-year-old daughter
It should be clarified that at that time, the woman had a 6-year-old son, and her fiancé had a 15-year-old daughter from his first marriage. Her mother had passed away five years earlier, and since then, the girl has occupied the master bedroom in the house, which always surprised the OP. She somehow even asked the man about it, to which he replied – this is his daughter’s house, so she herself decides where to sleep.
The OP wanted the man’s daughter out of the master bedroom after their wedding
So, during this discussion, the OP said that she wanted to permanently move into his house, and would like his daughter out of the master bedroom for the couple. The man replied that in fact, the house was officially registered to his daughter, and they would most likely have to buy themselves a new one.
It turned out that the house was officially registered to the daughter since her mother passed away
True, as he noted, in the five years that have passed since the death of his wife, he has saved money, so now he has about 60 percent of the required amount – well, they would pay the rest together. The OP was indignant and said that if he wants to marry her and adopt her son, then the house should not only be his daughter’s, but theirs as well.
The woman got very angry and called him a jerk, saying he should have told her about it right off the bat. The man objected that they still would not be homeless because they still had three years before his daughter came of age, and then probably another four years until she graduated from college. In any case, he always knew that sooner or later, he would have to move out, so he deliberately set aside money for a new house.
The car which OP used to drive was also registered to the girl
The OP asked what else is also registered to his daughter. He replied that the car the OP used to drive would be taken by the girl when she leaves for college. Then the woman called him a jerk once more, took her son and went to her parents’ house. However, when she told her story in tears, her brother just laughed and said that she behaved like a gold digger and, of course, like the real jerk.
Commenters were almost completely unanimous – the OP really behaved like a gold digger
Now, we must say that the opinion of the commenters was almost completely unanimous – and they massively condemned the woman, telling her she really behaved like a gold digger. The Redditors could not resist reminding her of the tale of the Snow White and the fact that the OP almost became the very evil stepmother of a 15-year-old girl.
People on Reddit also noted that the late wife prudently agreed with her husband about guarantees for their daughter for the future, and that in any case, they could be calm for the girl.
The man read the OP’s post and immediately wanted his ring back
Which, however, cannot be said about the OP. The fact is that her fiancé read her post on Reddit and demanded the ring back. As the woman herself wrote, one of these days he will arrive, take the ring and the car back – and everything will be over.
While, on one hand, the story looks very sad, on the other hand, perhaps the girl and her father were lucky that he did not share his fate with a woman like this. Anyway, we, as always, will highly appreciate your comments, as well as opinions on who is right and who is wrong in this particular situation.
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