If you've ever visited the subreddit, r/relationships on Reddit, it's filled with some decent relationship advice, sometimes.
Oftentimes it's packed with horrible stories of cheating and abuse, with plenty of encouraging stories from strangers and internet friends to help people through a tough time.
But sometimes, there are stories where the person looking for advice messed up big time, and they end up getting reamed out as a result. This is one of those stories. It involves a a new couple, a late wife, and an insane jealousy of that late wife that caused a rift in the new couple's relationship. It was so egregious, it became Twitter famous.
The post was removed from Reddit, but the comments live on. Thankfully, someone screencapped it for posterity, but the gist of the post was this: The poster was so jealous of her husband's first wife, who passed away four years prior to the date of the post, that she threw out photos of her.
"When we were putting photos up in the new house, I didn't put any of her except one with my stepdaughter," she wrote.
On top of throwing out years of irreplaceable photos, the reddit poster threw away and donated the woman's belongings and even went so far as to delete digital copies of photos from her husband's computer. She got away with the unforgivable act for nearly two years, but when her spouse went looking for the mementos to put together a special gift for his daughter, she confessed to what she did.
Now her husband's understandably pissed off, especially because she's destroyed the memories of her for not only him, but his daughter, who will grow up without her mother for countless milestones, from high school and college graduation to marriage and having kids of her own if she chooses those paths.
On Reddit, the responses to her post ranged from brutally honest, to just plain brutal. One person suggested she needs counseling, not for the marriage but for the personal issues that led her to commit such an impulsive and selfish act.
This user hammered home the fact that the original poster is really minimizing her offense — which most posters agreed was "unforgivable" — and probably deserves to be divorced over it.
People on Twitter were just as unforgiving and pointed out how stupid the woman was for thinking her selfish behavior wouldn't eventually catch up to her.
Some people weren't convinced that she was truly sorry for what she had done but rather worried about the consequences she might suffer now that the truth is out. She also is clearly trying to appeal to sympathy by pointing out the fact that she's pregnant and "hormonal" — which definitely wasn't the case when she destroyed this widower's mementos two years ago.
Others who had lost a parent felt for the poor stepdaughter. Even those whose mothers are still alive were stricken by how they'd feel if they suddenly had zero photos of her.
Others are convinced that their relationship is pretty much donezo.
The fact that she claims it was an act that she did "without thinking" gave people pause as well.
Others are already claiming this is the worst r/relationships story to have ever surfaced on the subreddit.
Judging from the replies to the tweet and the original poster's story, it seems that no one is really siding with the original poster. Do you think she deserves some kind of sympathy? Or was what she did unforgivable?
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