Much to Her Mother’s Horror, She’s Living With Her Almost Stepbrother – She Found Out Online!

A young woman stirred up Reddit with the tale of how she ended up dating the guy who was almost her stepbrother. The real zinger was the way she “told” her parents about the relationship. Here is the full story.

They’ve Got a Complex Backstory!

OP is a 28-year-old woman who has been with her 28-year-old boyfriend for two years. They are a happy couple and recently moved in together, but their backstory is pretty complicated.

When OP was 12, her parents got divorced and started dating other people. Then, when she was 14, her dad met a woman that he fell in love with.

The new woman in dad’s life had three sons of her own, and OP had two brothers. The two families didn’t get together as a group very often, but when they did it was all eight of them.

With two adults and six kids running around the house at the same time, OP didn’t have much one-on-one time with any of the new woman’s kids. As a result, she didn’t really get to know them very well.

Her Dad Remarried Her Mother

All of that was set to change when OP’s dad proposed to his girlfriend when OP was 16. But then, as they were planning for their wedding, dad had a change of heart.

In fact, OP’s dad decided that he still loved her mom, and he called off his engagement. OP’s parents got remarried when she was 18.

Several years later, when OP was 25 years old, she ended up working indirectly for the oldest son of her dad’s ex-girlfriend. They recognized each other and chatted every once in a while, but they didn’t spend much time together.

For one thing, OP and her boss didn’t want anyone to accuse him of playing favorites with someone from his past. And for another, they didn’t really know each other all that well.

Her Could-Be-Stepbrother Asked Her on a Date

But a year later, OP got a new job. On her last day at her old company, her boss and could-have-been stepbrother asked her for her number.

They dated pretty casually for the next year or so, partially because the guy had a young son and he was focused on raising him. During that time, OP didn’t mention anything to her family.

Then, as things started to get serious, OP decided to tell her mom about her new love and exactly who he was.

But when she mentioned the man had a child, her mom started arguing with her about how dating him wasn’t a good idea.

They Moved in Together

It turned into a big dust-up and OP never got around to telling her mom who he was.

More recently, OP and her boyfriend decided to move in together. Not long after that, her mom and dad told the family they were going to renew their vows.

Since this all played out with COVID-19 still on everyone’s minds and because some family members were far away, OP’s parents decided to hold their ceremony online.

With everyone on the video call, the festivities got underway. Then OP’s boyfriend’s son wandered into the room where she was and asked her for help with his homework.

Her Parents Recognized Him Online

Hearing that his son had barged in on the call, OP’s boyfriend swooped in to retrieve the boy. When the BF popped up on camera, OP’s dad recognized him right away.

OP’s mom asked who the guy was, and her husband told her that he was the son of the woman he almost married.

Mom was confused and asked what was going on. That’s when OP told her that she and the son of her dad’s ex were a couple.

OP’s mom got very upset and ran out of the room, which left the rest of the callers gawking at OP.

Which Ruined Their Renewal of Vows

OP ducked out of the meeting, but her family followed up with all sorts of nasty messages. They say that she ruined her parents’ ceremony and needed to apologize.

But OP says she will not apologize for her relationship and that she tried to tell her parents the truth months earlier. So, in a way, they ruined their own ceremony.

Redditors overwhelmingly agree with OP in this situation and say that she is an adult. She does not need to apologize for her relationships.

Does She Owe Them an Apology When They Didn’t Listen in the First Place?

Many also point out that there’s no reason at all for her parents to be upset. But some acknowledge it was all probably a big shock for the mom in the moment.

So, what’s your take on this story?

Did OP mess up by not being more forceful in telling her parents about her relationship early on?

And do you think she owes them an apology for “ruining” their ceremony?

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Source: Reddit