Woman's Co-worker Loses It after Finding out She's Not Actually Married

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A woman who lost her high school sweetheart found herself in an uncomfortable situation at work when her co-workers assumed she was married. Despite wearing the ring her fiancé gave her, the woman had actually moved on and adopted a daughter. When her co-workers asked about her husband at a birthday party, one co-worker had a meltdown when he found out the truth. The woman is left wondering if she's the a**hole in the situation. Read on to find out more about this emotional workplace drama.

Love after loss: A fake marriage and a co-worker's meltdown

neyeong | neyeong

Moving on from a fake marriage with a beautiful adoption 💕

neyeong | neyeong

Surprise reveal at work party leads to co-worker meltdown 😮🎉

neyeong | neyeong

Co-worker's unexpected reaction to woman's personal tragedy 😳

neyeong | neyeong

Co-worker throws fit after finding out woman's marital status.

neyeong | neyeong

Woman's co-worker can't handle the truth about her marriage 😳

Working in the same place with someone for years can make it feel like you know everything about them, but one woman's co-worker got a rude awakening when he found out she was never actually married. This woman had been wearing a ring given to her by her late fiancé and had adopted a daughter, which led everyone at work to assume she was married. When she finally revealed the truth, one co-worker couldn't handle it and accused her of lying. But was she really in the wrong? Keep reading to find out what the internet has to say about this situation...

NTA, OP's grief and personal life are not co-workers' business 👏

antonio-bolonio | antonio-bolonio

Empowering response to entitled co-worker's childish behavior. 💪

sashaopinion | sashaopinion

Co-worker assumes woman is married, she doesn't correct them. NTA.

attabe123 | attabe123

Stay clear of creepy guy who got upset over personal life 😱

mynewusername10 | mynewusername10

NTA for keeping personal information private at work. Escalate to HR.

CommissionAlarmed247 | CommissionAlarmed247

No need to apologize for coworkers' assumptions, NTA 👍

Odd-Astronaut-92 | Odd-Astronaut-92

Co-worker throws tantrum over personal life, demands apology. NTA.

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Don't let others' assumptions bring you down 😎

pinkjortz | pinkjortz

Co-worker assumes OP is married, freaks out when they find out she's not. People side with OP.

Aethermist88 | Aethermist88

Misogynistic coworker demands to know OP's relationship status. NTA.

severalcouches | severalcouches

Respect your privacy and your grief, NTA 💜

RedbullLady | RedbullLady

Coworker's irrational crush exposed at woman's birthday party. 🙄

StereoOnCookingBacon | StereoOnCookingBacon

Respect privacy at workplace 🤫 Don't be an A-hole!

kjbtetrick | kjbtetrick

Engagement ring from dead fiance causes co-worker's outburst 💍

Gummy_yumyum | Gummy_yumyum

Mind your own business 💁‍♀️

ucitygal | ucitygal

Woman's co-worker overreacts to her marital status, defends herself. NAH

shadow-foxe | shadow-foxe

Stay away from C, they are being an a**hole 🤬

icbing | icbing

Keeping a ring on after losing a loved one. NTA.

Pangolindrome | Pangolindrome

Keep work and personal life separate. NTA! 👍

Angry-Beaver82 | Angry-Beaver82

Don't apologize for not being married 💍🚫 Stand up for yourself

evieeeeeeeeeeeeeee | evieeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Stand up for yourself! NTA and no need to apologize 🙌

paulos1899 | paulos1899

Privacy matters. It's your life, your rules. 🕵️‍♀️

Organic-SurroundSnd | Organic-SurroundSnd

You don't owe anyone an apology for your personal life ❤️

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Don't assume or you'll make an ass out of Umpt**n 😂 #NTA

Fortnightly21 | Fortnightly21

The power of a symbol: wearing a ring after loss 💍❤️

markmcgrew | markmcgrew

Empathetic comment supports OP's decision to grieve on her own terms.

Alex-LeMonte | Alex-LeMonte

Sarcastic comment on society's obsession with women's marital status 🙄

PomegranateReal3620 | PomegranateReal3620

Privacy is a right 🤫 Don't apologize for keeping it.

dHisToriA | dHisToriA

Report the incident to HR and protect yourself at work 👍

Pristine_Outside_173 | Pristine_Outside_173

Single woman's co-worker reacts badly to her not being married ✨

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Jumped to conclusions, got a glimpse of C's true colors 🚩

starslighten | starslighten

Don't let a creepy and violent co-worker blame you. #NTA

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Assumed married, got mad when not. Co-worker crush flipped out 🤔 NTA

MidgeDiehl | MidgeDiehl

Why didn't anyone ask in 6 years? 🤔

KiwiAlexP | KiwiAlexP

Insensitive co-worker throws tantrum at vulnerable colleague. 🤒

giveuptheghostbuster | giveuptheghostbuster

Commenters question why no one asked about the woman's husband 🤔

Agitated-Rooster2983 | Agitated-Rooster2983

Women aren't objects to be claimed. Single doesn't mean available. ✨

pienoceros | pienoceros

Don't owe anyone your relationship status. Concerning reaction from co-worker.

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Coworker's overreaction to fake marriage was creepy and unwarranted 🤨

idont-care12091 | idont-care12091

Avoiding workplace crushes with a ring - NTA

cathline | cathline

Coworker's creepy feelings lead to public meltdown. NTA.

icecreampenis | icecreampenis

Ring worn as you are indicates you're unavailable. NTA 👍

Miserable-Narwhal-53 | Miserable-Narwhal-53

NTA for loving a deceased spouse, go to HR ASAP ❤

Master-Manipulation | Master-Manipulation

Navigating unwanted advances at work 🧰

peelyon85 | peelyon85

Don't dip your pen in company ink, NTA for keeping private life private

Snoo_68114 | Snoo_68114

Wearing wedding rings after divorce, weird or understandable? 👰🏼‍♀️💍

Sensitive-Stock-9805 | Sensitive-Stock-9805