Family Trip Takes Unexpected Turn When Boyfriend's Mom Refuses to Treat Girlfriend Fairly

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It can often be difficult to fit in with a partner's family, but when a young woman experienced humiliation at the airport from her boyfriend's mom, it was more than she could take. Her boyfriend's parents had paid for their whole family, including his siblings and their respective partners, to go on a flight to Cabo for spring break. His mother, Becky, had seemed to not like the young woman for some reason. She always made snide remarks about her parents' blue-collar jobs and her job as a nurse.

The family arrived at the airport, and Becky had bought seven first-class tickets for everyone... except the young woman. She was given a free coach ticket, and Becky told her she should be grateful for even that. The young woman went through the long check-in line, and when she arrived at the counter, there was a baggage fee for her.

Her boyfriend never once helped her out or said anything to his mom. She looked over to see Becky's smug face, and that was the last straw. She let out all of her frustrations on the attendant and started crying. The attendant was very kind and told her not to go with that family, as they didn't appreciate her.

She left the line and broke up with her boyfriend at the airport, telling Becky what a b***h she was. Her boyfriend has been blowing up her phone since, asking how she could do that to his mom and back out of the vacation so last minute.

It remains to be seen what will come of this explosive situation.

Boyfriend's mom makes "snide remarks" about SO's blue-collar jobs during an unexpected family trip to Cabo

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Boyfriends mon buys everyone first-class tickets, except for her.

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Girlfriend waits in long coach line and is told she has to pay a baggage fee

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Boyfriend doesn't help and his mom gives the girlfriend a smug look, she has enough 😠💢

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Flight attendant gives girlfriend unexpected advice ✊

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Girlfriend breaks up with boyfriend and calls his mom a b**** 😏

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A family trip went wrong when a boyfriend's mom refuses to treat his girlfriend fairly 😱

On a family trip to Cabo, a young woman encountered a troubling level of unfairness. Her boyfriend's mother paid for first-class tickets for everyone except her. She was left to stew in the long line for check-in, feeling undervalued and disrespected, while also having to pay for unexpected baggage fees.

Finally, her frustration and sadness spilled out in the form of tears and she took a stand. She was so upset by the treatment that she broke up with her boyfriend at the airport and called out his mother for her unfairness.

This story of mistreatment and resilience serves as a reminder to always stand up for yourself in the face of mistreatment. Now, let's take a look at the reactions and comments on Reddit that this story inspired.

🤔NTA: OP stands up for self 💪

Complex-Lemon-371 | Complex-Lemon-371

The Check-in lady rightfully recognized the appalling behavior of OP's family and gave her the courage to stand up for herself and not waste time on a relationship where her partner won't stand up for her. OP's ex and his siblings were confronted with the issue of prioritizing mommy's money over a healthy romantic relationship. No one should feel guilty for walking away in such a situation.

Boyfriend's family shows their true colors✋

mumismatist | mumismatist

NTA! The fact that the boyfriend's mom got 7 other people first-class tickets, yet refused to give the same to the OP, suggests that she was trying to make it clear that the OP isn't good enough for the family. The boyfriend's silence on the matter is a major red flag. In the end, the OP is better off without this family and their a-hole behavior.

👏 NTA! Good for you!

WillLoveCoffee4Ever1 | WillLoveCoffee4Ever1

The comment praised the OP for not going on the trip since they would have been mistreated by the mother. The comment further suggested the boyfriend should have switched tickets with the OP to be a gentleman. The replies included suggestions of how the mother could have done things differently and what other things were in store for the OP in Cabo if they had gone.

Cutting ties with a toxic family 🙅‍♀️

Shrek-Wife666 | Shrek-Wife666

The commenter declares the OP was "Not the A**hole" (NTA) for leaving the situation she was in. Breaking up with her boyfriend was the best thing she could have done against his mother's unfair treatment. Another reply agreed that the boyfriend was horrible and his family was no better. A third reply asked what "waste of money" the commenter was referring to, and was also confirmed to be NTA.

NTA: Money doesn't buy class 😏

Comprehensive-Poet82 | Comprehensive-Poet82

The comment asserts that money does not entitle someone to be cruel or abusive. The reply agrees and adds that the original poster (OP) is the real winner for not giving in to the boyfriend's mother's demands.

Boyfriend's mom 🤦‍♀️refuses to treat 🤔girlfriend fairly?

kevztunz | kevztunz

Commenter states that boyfriend's mom is refusing to treat his girlfriend fairly, to which the reply agrees that OP is NTA (not the a**hole).

NTA: Not high on the wealth pecking order 🤔

KSknitter | KSknitter

The comment states that the original poster (OP) is not the a**hole (NTA) as the boyfriend's mom was making a great parallel that she thought of the OP as 'coach' and her and her family as '1st class'. A reply to this comment further states that the family isn't that high on the wealth pecking order, prompting the OP to ask her ex why his mommy can't afford a jet like actual rich people have.

🤦‍♂️ Boyfriend's mom refuses to treat girlfriend fairly!

silly_potato_dork | silly_potato_dork

Commenter suggests that it was right for the OP to cut ties with the family as the mother was actively singling her out and making her feel like an outsider. Reply agrees, saying that it wasn't really a "free" trip as the OP would have paid in other ways.

Don't let them treat you unfairly🚫

tosser9212 | tosser9212

The comment suggested that the boyfriend's mother was treating the girlfriend unfairly and the comment author concluded that the girlfriend should cut ties with the family and block them on all avenues. "NTA, but your boyfriend, his family, and especially his mother are totally TAH here."

Uh oh! 🤦

PurpleMarsAlien | PurpleMarsAlien

The commenter says that it's OP's fault and she is NTA because the mother was embarrassed by the breakup, but it's likely that she didn't like it occurring in public. A reply suggests that other passengers and/or employees may remember it.

Breaking up & blocking 🚫

GloomyComfort | GloomyComfort

The comment's author breaks up with their boyfriend at the airport and calls his mother a 'bitch'. The comment's author then explains the nice thing about being broken up is they can block their ex and never speak to him again. The comment's sentiment is NTA (Not The A-hole).

Boyfriend doesn't stand up for his girlfriend 😠

HuggyMonster69 | HuggyMonster69

The commenter believes the boyfriend was wrong for not standing up for his girlfriend, who was not treated fairly.

Standing up to 🤬 toxicity 🙌

Secret-Sample1683 | Secret-Sample1683

Definitely NTA, the commenter bravely and smartly chose to not board the plane for a family trip with a toxic family and move on from them.

Dodging a bullet 😱

MindCrime89 | MindCrime89

Commenter advised that the original poster (OP) was "not the a**hole" (NTA) and had "dodged a huge f--king bullet". Replier agreed, noting that no money had been wasted as the ticket was free and the son already had a room booked. OP was advised to block the boyfriend and walk away, knowing they were worth more.

🙏🏼👀 Time to move on! 👋🏼

Lucid126 | Lucid126

The comment acknowledges that someone was there to open the speaker's eyes and suggests that it is time to block the situation out and move on with their life.

Airlines to the rescue! 🛫 NTA 🙅‍♀️

NoCleverUsernameIdea | NoCleverUsernameIdea

The commenter explains that the airlines gave the original poster all the help they needed and that the original poster is not the a**hole. They also point out that the ex's mother would have made the original poster miserable on the trip, and it's good they didn't go.

Breaking up 👋 with someone who can't stand up for you 🤦‍♀️

ElevatorOk8601 | ElevatorOk8601

The commenter declares the OP was NTA (not the a**hole) and suggested the OP (original poster) not to reconnect with their ex-boyfriend as they couldn't stand up to his family and wasted everyone's time and money. The reply suggested skipping the 'unless' and not reconnecting with the umbilical boy, full stop.

No one puts baby in the corner 💔

Barn_Brat | Barn_Brat

The commenter declared that everyone in the family sucked, as no one stepped in to say the situation wasn't fair. Replies included a suggestion to go no contact and a reference to the movie 'Dirty Dancing': "no one puts baby in the corner". Everyone was deemed an a**hole and the boyfriend was accused of being a "mommy's boy".

Standing up for ❤️💪, NTA!🙌

GrayDottedPony | GrayDottedPony

The commenter applauded the protagonist for standing up for themselves and not letting their partner's family treat them unfairly. They also shared a personal anecdote about their own partner's willingness to stand up for them in a similar situation.

NTA: Low bar set, find someone better 😊

dcm510 | dcm510

The comment asserts that the boyfriend and his family should be seen as a low bar, and the commenter encourages the original poster to keep looking for someone better.

😳 Check-in lady in an NTA situation

SamGamgE | SamGamgE

Commenter labels an "ex boyfriend" as an a**hole for not standing up to his mom. A reply agrees, noting the check-in lady did great customer service.

Girlfriend stands up to 💪 AHs

knuwuuu | knuwuuu

Girlfriend did the right thing by standing up to her Ex and his mother, both of whom are a**holes.

💥 Dodging a bullet 💥

matfun1 | matfun1

The comment states that the commenter is NTA, as the girlfriend had played into the Mom's plan and was badmouthed by her. The comment further adds that the girlfriend dodged a Momma's boy bullet and will find someone better than her boyfriend.

No more second-class treatment 🙅‍♀️

USMCWrangler | USMCWrangler

The comment advises the reader to never allow anyone to treat them as second class or less than, and to only love someone who would either ensure they are treated fairly or walk away from the situation. It encourages the reader to learn and grow from this experience, and to call it out when they see it happen to others in the future.

🤦‍♀️ Boyfriend's Mom Refuses Respect!

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The commenter did not think highly of the boyfriend's mom, declaring that this was the perfect time to dump the boyfriend. They praised the OP for not allowing the incident to ruin their life, suggesting that respect is essential.

NTA and ✊🏻for standing up!

No_Recognition_2434 | No_Recognition_2434

The comment commends the airline attendant for saving the commenter from suffering, suggesting that they should never question themselves when they stand up for themselves.

👋🏼 Bye-bye to OP's bad bf and mom!

Ok_Department5949 | Ok_Department5949

OP was lucky to dodge a bullet with her boyfriend and his mother. The comment suggested blocking his number and threatening a restraining order if he tried to contact her again, as no one should have to take abuse from anyone.

It's 💔 when bf won't 🗣 up 💁‍♀️

Professional_Froyo34 | Professional_Froyo34

NTA - this commenter reflects on a family trip that took an unexpected turn when the boyfriend's mom refused to treat the girlfriend fairly and the boyfriend failed to stick up for her.

Boyfriend's mom 😡 for weaponized generosity!

SeattleBattles | SeattleBattles

Commenter declares the OP was NTA (not the a**hole) for refusing to join such an awful family after his mom used her wealth to demean her. Commenter also called out the boyfriend for not standing up for her.

Dropped two a-holes 🤩

elepheyes | elepheyes

The commenter congratulated the original poster for dropping two a-holes from their life at the same time. NTA (Not The A--hole).

🍾 Revenge is sweet! 🍾

Funny_Jellyfish5632 | Funny_Jellyfish5632

The commenter praised the original poster for standing up for themselves against their ex's family, who treated them unfairly. They suggested the original poster to ghost their ex on the phone and celebrate their victory with a bottle of champagne.

👼🏼 Guardian angel saves the day! 😅

Genestah | Genestah

The commenter declares the OP was Not The A**hole and believes that the check-in lady served as a guardian angel when she told the commenter what they should have done a long time ago - "ditch the s***".

👏 Standing up for yourself 💪

HoldImpressive2869 | HoldImpressive2869

The commenter praised the original poster for not going on the family trip, breaking up with her boyfriend, and telling his mom off. NTA - Not the a**hole.

Making the right decision 🙌

KimmyStand | KimmyStand

The commenter firmly believes the protagonist made the right decision by not getting back with her ex-boyfriend and his mother, who was deemed "disgusting". "NTA".

NTA 💪 Guardian angel 🙌

MotherODogs4 | MotherODogs4

The commenter declared that the OP was Not The A**hole and that the flight attendant was like a guardian angel, giving the commenter the courage to stand up to Becky and leave her emotionally attached vacation. Becky embarrassed herself with her behavior.

🤦‍♀️ Girlfriend's family trip 🤯

NeeliSilverleaf | NeeliSilverleaf

Commenter states that the girlfriend is NTA (not the a**hole) and has dodged a bullet by getting away from the guy and his family.

🤔 Fake story or not?

Bossman_1 | Bossman_1

The comment suggests that if the story had been true, the boyfriend's mom would not have been the a**hole. The replies point out that the details of the story don't add up and suggest that the story is fake.

NTA for free coach ticket🤔

randomgaldem | randomgaldem

Commenter implies that the boyfriend's mom is the a-hole (TA) for offering a free coach ticket, as she did not waste any money.

Boyfriend's Mom Refuses 🤬

whereisbeezy | whereisbeezy

The commenter expresses outrage over the boyfriend's mother's behavior, declaring them 'Not The A***ole'.

Breaking free from a bad situation 🚪

savvyliterate | savvyliterate

The commenter declares the OP was not the a**hole (NTA) and thought the OP did great in escaping the bad situation. The commenter also suggested the OP contact the airline to appreciate the check-in attendant as they were the "hero in this case".

🤷🏾‍♀️ NTA: steer clear!

prosperosniece | prosperosniece

The comment states that the commenter declares the OP was not the a**hole and advises her to stay away from the snooty family.

🤬 Not the a**hole: 🤬

classicgirl1990 | classicgirl1990

Commenter is adamant that the family is horrible and the OP is NTA (not the a**hole).

👏👏 An airline employee 🆘 had her back 💪

ChasingPotatoes17 | ChasingPotatoes17

The comment author stated that the boyfriend's family was 'absolute trash' and 'toxic garbage', and praised the airline employee for standing up for the commenter.

🤔 How did the check-in person know?

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The comment inquires how the check-in person knew what was going on.

NTA: You deserve better!

deliriousgoomba | deliriousgoomba

The commenter shared their support for the original poster's decision not to go on the trip, calling it an example of a**holery and affirming that the original poster deserved better.

Woman's family trip turns sour 😔

Ok_Introduction_60 | Ok_Introduction_60

The commenter expresses their surprise and disgust at the ex-boyfriend's mother's behavior and encourages the OP to share what happened with their Facebook friends to spread awareness of the woman's 'lowest of the low' treatment of the OP.

👎 No a-hole here!

Fleurlamie111 | Fleurlamie111

The commenter expressed sympathy for the OP and declared NTA (not the a**hole).

🤬 NTA: Girlfriend is better off without them

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The comment states that the girlfriend is Not the A**hole and should stay away from the family as she is much better off without any of them.

Family Trip Goes South 🤦‍♀️

ButterscotchOk7516 | ButterscotchOk7516

The comment accuses the family of being a-holes and suggests the girlfriend dodged a bullet by not going on the trip.

Good on you for standing up 💪

RichiVee | RichiVee

The comment states that the original poster is 'Not the A-hole' in this situation, where their boyfriend's family invited them on a family trip, but refused to treat them fairly. The comment encourages the poster to stand up for themselves and let the family 'rot in hell.'

NTA: Ex-boyfriend's family is 🤦‍♀️ for not respecting nurses!

2badstaphMRSA | 2badstaphMRSA

The commenter declares the OP was not the a**hole for this situation as the ex-boyfriend's family is not respecting nurses, who are important and should be respected in current times.

NTA: 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

HeyWiredyyc | HeyWiredyyc

The commenter declares that the OP is not the a**hole, as they weren't wasting anyone's time and the family showed their true colors.

Boyfriend's mom: 🤦‍♀️

UnluckyInvite | UnluckyInvite

Commenter expresses sympathy for the situation, saying "NTA (Not the A**hole) I am so sorry that happened."

👏 Empowered 💪 and strong 💪

Professional-Lynx124 | Professional-Lynx124

The commenter proclaimed the original poster NTA (not the a**hole) in any way and expressed admiration for the courage the poster showed in standing up for themselves. They shared the valuable lesson they learned and encouraged the poster to move on and find someone capable of providing them with more respect and love.

NTA: Boyfriend's mom refusing 🚫 fair treatment?

Touraxus | Touraxus

The comment is in agreement that the boyfriend's mom is the a**hole for refusing to treat the girlfriend fairly, as the ticket had been free.

Time to move💪 & block🚫

PhotoMummy | PhotoMummy

You're not the a**hole for enduring public humiliation on a family trip. There was one kind person who stood up for you and now it's time to move on and block your ex.

The boyfriend's mom won't treat GF fairly 🤔

Odd_Light_8188 | Odd_Light_8188

Commenter says NTA (not the a**hole): the ticket was free, so there was no money involved.

👏👏 Block that guy!

InevitableRemote9540 | InevitableRemote9540

The commenter was supportive of the OP's decision to stand up for themselves and suggested that they block the guy.

👏Dodging a bullet 🔫

Giggle_interrupted | Giggle_interrupted

NTA (not the a**hole), the commenter is glad that the person dumped their boyfriend since it seems like their family is not something one would want to be part of.

Ex and his mom 👎🏻👎🏻

-partypossum- | -partypossum-

The commenter condemns the ex and his mom for their classist behavior, calling them 'pricks' and saying the ex is 'awful' for not sticking up for his girlfriend.

Girl stands up for herself 💪

Neko_09 | Neko_09

The commenter praised the girl for standing up for herself and declared 'NTA' (not the a**hole) - indicating the girlfriend was not in the wrong.

🤦‍♀️ NTA: Bf was spineless

rhunter99 | rhunter99

Commenter calls out bf for not standing up for his gf, saying they were both wronged by bf's mom who's snobby and gets her kicks putting down others. Commenter reassures the gf that her job and herself matters.

Boyfriend's 👎mom won't 🤝treat 💕girlfriend fairly 🤔

MaryEFriendly | MaryEFriendly

The commenter declared the boyfriend NTA for not standing up to his mom's classist attitude towards the girlfriend and suggested they ditch him.

NTA: Free ticket but no respect 🙅‍♀️

unemoemo | unemoemo

The commenter says the boyfriend's mom is TA (the a**hole) for refusing to treat the girlfriend fairly, as the ticket was free.

NTA: Boyfriend's mom disrespects 🤦‍♀️

StarNightLynx | StarNightLynx

The commenter suggests that the boyfriend's mom was disrespectful and that the boyfriend is trying to blame the OP for not following the script. The commenter suggests the OP block these people and find someone who respects them.

Girl stands her ground 💪

rimabi | rimabi

The commenter is supportive of the girl's decision to not let her boyfriend's mom's manipulative behavior go unaddressed. They commend the girl for standing her ground, suggesting that this is something many people would struggle with.

No a-hole here 🤷‍♀️

AtomicBlastCandy | AtomicBlastCandy

The comment expresses their hope that the family's vacation is not enjoyable due to the unfair treatment of the girlfriend. "NTA" stands for "not the a**hole".

NTA! 🔥 Time to 🚫 block & 🏃‍♀️ move on!

GroundbreakingPhoto4 | GroundbreakingPhoto4

The comment says NTA (Not The A**hole) - implying that the boyfriend's mom is the a**hole for not treating the girlfriend fairly. The comment further encourages the girlfriend to block the family and move on as she deserves better.

Girl✊🏼 takes a stand👊🏼

Lady_Katriene | Lady_Katriene

The commenter is proud of the girl for taking a stand and not going on the family trip when her boyfriend's mom refused to treat her fairly. They comment that the girl is a strong lady and that it was a good decision as the treatment could have been even worse during the trip.

Dump him & his family! 💔

bkupisch | bkupisch

The commenter recommends the original poster to dump her boyfriend and his family for their unfair treatment towards her. They also agree with the original poster's decision to take the same action.

😤Dodging an 🔫 bullet 🤯

TheHoleInFranksHead | TheHoleInFranksHead

The comment expresses disbelief in the situation and recommends the original poster take comfort in the fact that they dodged a serious bullet. They also suggest that the boyfriend and his family deserve to be cursed.