After six years of trying for a baby, a woman finally became pregnant. Feeling excited, she broke the news to her boyfriend on his 30th birthday but was speechless after his unexpected reaction.
The 26-year-old woman shared that she started dating her boyfriend ten years ago, and both were looking forward to having a baby.
After reading her Reddit post, the internet united against her boyfriend. They posted their suspicions in the comments, and the woman updated other Redditors a month later, revealing what happened after she confronted him.
OP (Original Poster) had been feeling unwell for a couple of days but was swamped with work in her office, so she couldn't find the time to visit her doctor. She finally took the doctor's appointment on the morning of her boyfriend's birthday.
With her boyfriend's birthday party on her mind, the woman reached the doctor's clinic on time. After the doctor checked her vitals and asked a few questions, she was told she was pregnant.
Since she had been trying for a baby for the past six years, she was ecstatic after hearing the good news. She thought it would make the perfect present for her boyfriend, so she decided to keep it to herself until she reached home.
She happily drove home to tell her husband about the pregnancy | Source: Unsplash
A few guests had already arrived when she reached home after the doctor's appointment. She scanned the room and found her boyfriend chatting with his friend in the corner.
He told the guests to leave and messaged everyone else not to come to the party.
She quickly walked across the room and asked him if they could talk in private. He ignored her, so she tugged his sleeve, signaling she had something important to say.
She was excited to tell her husband about their child. | Source: Unsplash
OP's boyfriend asked her to wait for five minutes until he finished talking to his friend. But since OP was excited to tell him about the pregnancy, she couldn't wait and announced it in front of everyone. She recalled what happened next:
"He got extremely mad and started yelling in my face about how I was trying to ruin his day and that today was supposed to be about him and not me."
His reaction made no sense to OP. She expected him to be as excited as she was, but it seemed like he had other things going on in his mind. He told the guests to leave and messaged everyone else not to come to the party.
He cancelled his 30th birthday party. | Source: Unsplash
The woman posted her story on Reddit after her boyfriend stormed out of the house and didn't return. When she discussed the incident with her mother, she told her she could have waited to break the news after his birthday. Meanwhile, after reading OP's post, itsnotalwaysunshine warned:
"[H]is reaction was the wrong one. Run. Huge red flag."
A month later, the woman wrote another Reddit post to update her readers. She revealed that her boyfriend returned home ten days after the incident.
OP's boyfriend returned home ten days later. | Source: Unsplash
When she sat him down and talked to him about their relationship, she discovered he had been finding a way to end their relationship for a while. He was interested in another woman and wanted to break up.
His confession came as a shock to OP, and what was even more shocking was that her boyfriend was ready to pay her any amount if she agreed to abort their child. She recalled:
"I declined. I told him that I did not care if he didnt want to be apart of my child's life but that I was not going to get rid of my baby."
The woman argued with her boyfriend. | Source: Unsplash
After hearing her response, he gave her two weeks to pack her belongings and find another place to live. Lucky for her, a co-worker in another state was looking for a roommate, so she moved in with her.
"He says he is going to sign away his parental rights when the baby is born and is a massive idiot so he doesn’t realize that he will still have to pay child support once i get all my paperwork together and file."
She kept the Redditors updated. | Source: Unsplash
OP also shared that her boyfriend didn't want to get married because he didn't believe "marriage was something people need to do to prove their love." She revealed that he stopped her from attending college because it was a few hours away from their house.
She also confessed that the incident made her realize she needed to stand up for herself instead of being a "doormat" for others to walk on, but her realization didn't sit well with the people around her. She explained:
"Some people in my life have said that i’ve changed from the “sweet innocent” person they knew before this whole stupid thing happened."
Most Redditors sympathized with OP and believed her boyfriend was at fault. They thought he didn't have to pretend that he wanted to have a child with her.
OP's friends and relatives thought she wasn't the same person anymore. | Source: Unsplash
Questions to Ponder:
Do you think OP's boyfriend's reaction would have been different if she had told him about her pregnancy after the party?
OP's mother believed she should have waited to break the news after the party, but some Redditors already suspected that her boyfriend's reaction had nothing to do with the timing of her announcement. Do you think his reaction would have been different if she had told him about the pregnancy after the party? Or would it have been the same?
Do you think her boyfriend was at fault for hiding his true intentions?
Most Redditors blamed OP's boyfriend and felt he should have confessed his feelings earlier so she wouldn't have been pregnant with his child. Do you think he was at fault for concealing his true feelings?
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