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After 2nd Baby’s Birth, Man Walks Out of the Room after Barely Looking at His Newborn

Ayesha Muhammad
Nov 07, 2023
01:00 P.M.

After seeing his son for the first time, a man left the hospital room. His wife assumed he was struggling to come to terms with becoming a father for the second time. However, his thoughts were occupied by something entirely different.

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On December 23, 2014, an anonymous female poster shared her story in the "Relationships" subreddit. The woman confessed that her husband stood with her throughout the pregnancy and was super helpful.

He also took a week off to be there with her during the delivery, assuring her of his love and support. However, the moment he saw his son for the first time, something strange happened to him. He left the delivery room without saying a word to his wife.

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A newly-wed couple showing their wedding rings | Source: Unsplash

Before jumping into the main story, the woman shared that she married her husband three years before her post. They had known each other for three years before tying the knot.

She confessed that their relationship always had some trust issues, but she also accepted that no one was perfect, so she let it go. However, what happened after her delivery made her think about her past. She explained: "But obviously now with this situation I feel like I missed a huge red flag."

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A Supportive Life Partner

OP (Original Poster) gave birth to her first child two years before her second and shared that her husband had been very supportive, and their daughter resembled both of them.

She discovered the truth after some time.

They had planned their first pregnancy, but the second one was unplanned. However, OP's husband still cared for her as he did during the first pregnancy.

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A pregnant woman circling her baby bump | Source: Unsplash

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Things Took an Odd Turn

When OP's husband came into the delivery room to see their newborn son, things took a different turn. She noticed that he immediately walked out of the room after looking at him. She recalled:

"I wasn't really focused on him at the moment but it was tearing me up until I saw him again."

But that wasn't all that the woman saw. Later, when her husband visited her with their daughter, she noticed that he completely ignored her and the baby the whole time.

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Woman holding a newborn baby's hand | Source: Unsplash

OP's Husband's Unusual Behavior

OP noticed her husband's strange behavior but let it go, thinking it must be related to him becoming a father again. However, she discovered the truth after some time. One night, OP finally mustered up the courage to ask why he behaved so strangely.

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He replied that he would tell her about it through an email because he was too angry to talk. OP was stunned, but she decided to wait for the email. The following day, she checked her inbox and found his email.

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A black screen showing the "Mail" icon, with two unread notifications | Source: Unsplash

A Startling Discovery

She opened it and finally understood what was happening in his mind. She shared that her husband was black, she was white, and their baby was also white. His complexion made him suspect the boy was not his son.

He also demanded a paternity test and told her he wouldn't be involved with her or their son until he knew with utmost certainty that he was the father. She shared:

"This really blew me away."

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OP Sought Advice Online

OP decided not to tell anyone about it so as not to taint her husband's image, but she hoped he didn't mean what he said. She believed that her son resembled her husband and was pissed at him for doubting her loyalty.

She also confessed that she wouldn't do the paternity test, but she didn't know how to reply to his email without being rude. OP feared he would divorce her if she said something mean to him, so she posted her story on Reddit, asking other Redditors what to do next.

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kallisti_gold suggested OP agree to the test and then make an appointment for the couple's counseling to prevent problems in the future. Another commenter with the username GoingAllTheJay asked OP to let her husband take the paternity test.

The user also advised her to work on their relationship to determine why her husband assumed the worst. Meanwhile, another Redditor semimedium asked: "Does he know that mixed race babies don't always come out a perfect blend of the two skin colors?"

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White test tubes with orange caps | Source: Unsplash

Many people believed that going for a paternity test would not only solve OP's problem but also ease her dilemma. However, some also advised the couple to work on their relationship to avoid such issues plaguing their future together.

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Comments from Readers

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Questions to Ponder:

Do you think the man's suspicions were justified?

Some Redditors pointed out that the man's suspicions were irrelevant because babies don't always inherit the complexion from both their parents. However, other people thought his suspicions were valid. What do you think?

Would you agree to the paternity test if you were OP?

Most Redditors advised OP to agree to the paternity test to prove her husband wrong. However, OP didn't want to dignify her husband's suspicions by agreeing to it. What would you do if you were in OP's shoes?

If you enjoyed reading this story, click here to read another one about a man who had a DNA test done on his son, who didn't look like him. Much to his surprise, his wife gathered the whole family upon receiving the results.

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