A bride-to-be says she invited her mum to the wedding after she gave her wheelchair-user fiancé a pair of running shoes for his birthday as part of a cruel “joke”.
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A woman claims she was horrified after her mum gave her future husband, who uses a wheelchair, a pair of running shoes and “joked” that she hoped “he’d use them one day”.
The shocked future bride says she first met her husband at a group therapy session, where she learned he had lost his mother in the same accident, which left him unable to walk.
However, the cruel gift wasn’t the first time her mother tried to humiliate or upset her “kindhearted” fiancé.
She is said to have been rude to him from the start, teasing him unkindly and even “joking” that he was responsible for the accident that killed his own mother.
This particular remark was made on the anniversary of his mother’s death and caused the groom-to-be to burst into tears. She later apologized and got in touch two weeks ago to ask if she could attend his birthday party
He kindly said that he would be fine with that, not knowing what was to come next.
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Accept reddit, The horrified bride-to-be wrote: “She came out all loving and cheerful, she apologized for the past ‘misunderstandings’ and my fiancee was confused by her change of heart.
“We had a great time until after dinner. She gave him a box that said this was her present for his birthday, he opened it and what we saw was a pair of Nike running shoes.
“He looked at her and she started laughing and then said something about being optimistic and hoping that one day he would use her.”
At this point the poster – who goes by the username u/throwRA007671 – “lost” and an altercation began.
Her mother claimed it was “just a joke”, but the poster argued it was “a complete humiliation”. Her future husband said everything was fine, but she flatly disagreed and brought them with her mother to talk outside.
She recalled: “She kept arguing that she didn’t want this to happen like that and that he was too sensitive and could use more therapy because his reaction should have been laughing.
“I said she wasn’t welcome to the wedding anymore. She was shocked and said I’m really taking this too seriously, but I insisted that she send the invite back.”
Although her father tried to act as an intermediary between them and asked her to resend the invite, the poster stood by her decision, and her Reddit peers believe she’s right.
One person wrote: “Don’t invite her to your wedding again. To be honest, after the way she acted on both of those occasions, I would consider cutting her out of my life entirely.
“What she did on both occasions is beyond cruel. Nobody needs a person like this in their life.”
Another said: “Certainly do not invite your mum again. But you should send her a present. They should get her a special custom mother of the bride poster and send it with a card that says, ‘Haha, get it, it’s funny because it’s not you!'”
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