September 20, 2021
A man was tricked by his young wife into getting rid of his old mom, thanks to her inventive lies. He would later come to regret his actions but was it too late for him?
Max fulfilled one of his greatest wishes when he married Pauline, a former child model who still got off on how popular she used to be.
He met her in 2010 when he attended a fashion gala where they both discovered how much they enjoyed bonding over fashion. Max looked nothing remarkable; he was of average height and build, which is why he got very excited when Pauline took a shine to him.
To him, she was the perfect wife; not only was she still beautiful as a woman, she still commanded attention in their small town. They got married at the town church after two years of courtship.
One day, his mother, Eve, got very sick, leaving him with no choice but to take her in so he could oversee her treatment. His father died several years before in a heart attack, so Max was very loath to lose his mother too.
After some weeks, he was able to nurse her back to health; however, even after she recovered her health, Eve did not leave her son's house. Pauline did not appreciate that, but she only communicated her displeasure whenever her husband went to work.
No day went by without her getting into conflict with Eve, and sometimes she did worse. Once, she told her husband that his mother had hit her during an argument.
When Max heard it, he was furious. "Why would you hit my wife, mom?" he asked her.
"She said I did?" Eve asked her son, unsurprised.
"I don't think I like your attitude, mother," Max answered angrily. "My wife is not a punching bag you can just hit around whenever you see fit. She is the mother of my child. "
"Okay," Eve replied.
"You won't even defend yourself, that's how guilty you are," Max said.
"If I did, would you believe me?" she shot back, annoyed.
On another occasion, Eve got into Pauline's nerves when she suggested to get rid of the used diapers as they would cause health problems for her grandson. "Your kid could catch a bug if you don't dispose of the used diapers the right way," she said one afternoon.
Her daughter-in-law didn't appreciate the unsolicited advice and lashed out at her saying, "The rubbish you make is smellier!"
Eve was used to enduring hostile behavior from Pauline, but that day, the things the younger woman said cut her to the core.
"You keep offering all this advice as if you are all that experienced, when in truth, you only raised one child," Pauline said. "You are a shameless mother who won't stop mooching off her own son, like a leech. You won't even allow us to live our lives to the fullest which I find especially maddening."
Despite Pauline's behavior, Eve remained in their home, forcing Pauline to deploy desperate tactics. She took one of her pricey brooches and, while her mother-in-law was not in her room, hid it inside one of her table drawers.
Later the same day, the scheming woman put on theatrics, crying and bemoaning the loss of her precious brooch."What's the matter baby?" her husband asked her when he returned from work.
"My brooch, the one you gave me for Christmas, is missing," Pauline told him. "I've looked everywhere except your mother's room. I thought you should be the one to do that to prevent misunderstandings."
"Ok, I'll go look. Just don't cry anymore."
After he left his wife, Max made his way to the room allocated to his mother. A quick search turned up the missing brooch, and the thought that Eve had stolen it infuriated him.
He got very angry and questioned his mom, who denied stealing any jewelry. Eventually, Max had her pack her bags and leave their house. Pauline was delighted.
One month later, Max unwittingly overhears a phone call between Pauline and her friend. She was boasting about how she got rid of her pesky mother-in-law. When Max confronted her about it, she broke down in tears and confessed she only did it to have him to herself.
After realizing the truth, Max immediately sought out his mother. But when he got to her home, it was locked and appeared abandoned.
He was scared and filled with regret, so he remained in the vicinity of his mom's house until a neighbor passing by revealed she had sold the house and moved off to live on a farm.
Max tracked her down after some time and tearfully begged her forgiveness for choosing his wife's word over hers. He never forgave Pauline's actions, and months after, he divorced her.
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