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Man Goes on Trip With His Family Without His Wife, Asks if He’s Wrong
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Man Goes on Trip With His Family Without His Wife, Asks if He’s Wrong

"She told me she does want me to have this experience, but she is sad because she thinks my parents purposefully exclude her."

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Dealing with one's significant other's parent can be extremely challenging, especially given that one might feel excluded amid the deep bond that the significant other shares with their parent. A man recently went onto Reddit's popular subreddit AITA, to ask if he'd done anything wrong by excluding his wife from a trip his family had planned. The user, u/throwawayl8rbye, shared in a post on the subreddit, "Recently my parents surprised me and my siblings, who are 16 and 19, with a ski trip this December the day after Christmas. my parents offered to pay for my expenses and said that my wife, 24, was welcome to come, but she would need to pay her way."

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The user went on to give more details, adding that they and their family "grew up dirt poor" and that they could pay for his wife, but "they have always been this way when it comes to paying for things for me versus my wife". The user also shared that they have always done this, and it has always bothered their wife. "My parents think it's only fair to pay for me when we go out to eat or go on trips because they are still paying for my siblings. I don't ask them too, but it is nice to save money so on every trip they will pay my way(room and board, excursions, meals) while my wife was expected to pay her way. This started before we were married."