Woman Leaves Boyfriend's Family Christmas after Awkward Encounter

Christmas dinner
Unsplash | Diliara Garifullina

A woman shares her experience on a Reddit post about how she left her boyfriend's family Christmas dinner after his mom tried to set him up with the neighbor girl. Despite her boyfriend declining, his mother wouldn't let up, making her feel uncomfortable and unwanted. She decided to leave and spend Christmas at home alone, but her boyfriend felt conflicted and tried to get her to come back. The situation escalated, leading to an ongoing argument. Was she right to leave or should she have stayed? Read on to find out.

Uncomfortable dinner conversation leads to awkward holiday exit 🙅‍♀️

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Girlfriend feels disrespected by boyfriend's family during Christmas dinner 🤨

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Left the Christmas dinner after an awkward encounter with boyfriend's family 🎄

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Spurned girlfriend invites boyfriend to Christmas after awkward exchange

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Awkward Christmas encounter leaves girlfriend feeling full and sleepy 🍷🍰

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Boyfriend's Christmas plans go awry after girlfriend misses calls 🎄

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Dealing with difficult in-laws during the holidays 😫

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Skipping New Year's with boyfriend's family due to pettiness 💁

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Avoiding family drama: How to navigate relationship conflicts during holidays

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AITA for ditching Christmas dinner? 🍗🎄

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When Christmas dinner turns into a reality show

Meeting your partner's family can be stressful, but this woman's experience takes it to a whole new level. From awkward comments to trashy reality TV vibes, she shares her Christmas disaster. Read on to find out if she was in the wrong for leaving with her cooking and dessert, and how her boyfriend reacted to the drama. The next section includes comments and reactions from readers who may have had similar experiences or advice on how to handle family drama during the holidays.

NTA Queen takes back dessert and sets boundaries with creepy mother-in-law.

namastebetches | namastebetches

Commenters agree: OP's spineless boyfriend isn't worth sticking around for. 💁‍♀️

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Commenter questions how no one noticed woman leaving with food.

ProfileElectronic | ProfileElectronic

Partner's mom was a bi\^%ch, NTA for leaving.

LhasaApsoSmile | LhasaApsoSmile

NTA for leaving and taking all the food with you 🙌

frightfully_disturb | frightfully_disturb

Left Christmas party, drove 40 minutes, and got no reaction 😳

mixi_e | mixi_e

Self-respect is key. 🙌 Glad you left with grace.

PurpleMarmite | PurpleMarmite

Woman leaves awkward Christmas dinner after not being defended. 💪

MissPricklyUnicorn | MissPricklyUnicorn

Dump the guy, keep the steel spine 💪🏼 #NTA

NiceButton7 | NiceButton7

Engaging in passive-aggressive behavior, OP left without communicating effectively. ESH.

Doctursea | Doctursea

Self respect wins 👏👏

francescatoo | francescatoo

Awkward family introductions at Christmas? 😬

armchairshrink99 | armchairshrink99

OP called out for pettiness, labeled only adult in room 🤔

bakedjennett | bakedjennett

Removing yourself from toxic situations is always the right move 👌

MiruTheSloth | MiruTheSloth

Leave now, find someone who won't let family walk over you 🗑️

ExcellentCold7354 | ExcellentCold7354

You go girl! 👏 Not the a**hole for leaving.

afrikanmarc | afrikanmarc

Dump him! 🚮 Your boyfriend is a spineless mama's boy. 🙄

get_pussy | get_pussy

Commenter calls out OP for immaturity and boyfriend's inability to handle his mom.

jittery_raccoon | jittery_raccoon

You deserve better, 💪 find a new boyfriend! 🚶

tatasz | tatasz

Removing yourself was right, drama wasn't. 🤔

Creepy_Meringue3014 | Creepy_Meringue3014

You go girl! 🙌 NTA and standing up for yourself.

nathashanails | nathashanails

Commenter suggests a snarky response, but others disagree. YTA.

Faolan_Maikoh | Faolan_Maikoh

Empowered woman leaves awkward Christmas, good luck to his mom 👑

expressiveteaspoon | expressiveteaspoon

Leaving Christmas dinner? 🤔 ESH, but OP handled it like a boss 💪

Oliviarose85 | Oliviarose85

NTA handled situation gracefully, hope boyfriend grows spine against mother 💪

SnooChipmunks3950 | SnooChipmunks3950

Poor communication led to Christmas disaster for this ESH 🤦‍♂️

ohsnapdragon22 | ohsnapdragon22

NTA, the holiday encounter was awkward and won't improve.

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Commenter accused of being dramatic. 🙄 YTA verdict given.

Life-Emu6741 | Life-Emu6741

Leaving toxic in-laws and taking the high road 👌

Lady_Ellie119 | Lady_Ellie119

BF's family tries to set him up on New Year's. NTA.

LingonberryPrior6896 | LingonberryPrior6896

Communication is key! 🗣️ Don't ghost your partner during conflicts. 👻

Neutral_Faces | Neutral_Faces

Standing up for yourself is always a power move 💪

ShadyPines75 | ShadyPines75

Relationship in shambles due to meddling mother-in-law. 🤔💔

RedQueen283 | RedQueen283

Food for thought 🤔 Bringing your own dish was a power move 👏

Physical_Beginning_1 | Physical_Beginning_1

Commenters agree: everyone shares blame for awkward holiday encounter 🤷‍♀️

cheezemeister_x | cheezemeister_x

Stand up for yourself and find someone who appreciates you 💪❤️

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Toxic family drama leads to messy breakup. 💔

sleeplessinLasvegasx | sleeplessinLasvegasx

Stand up for yourself and your cooking 🍲. NTA, find someone better 💔.

tyvicdenp305007 | tyvicdenp305007

Standing up for yourself is always the right move ✊

gabbydearest91 | gabbydearest91

Choose wisely: Stay crowded, have a heart to heart or leave? 🤔

Mrhcat | Mrhcat

Woman leaves Christmas dinner, boyfriend prioritizes food over her feelings 😒

xavii62 | xavii62

Stand up for yourself and skip the dessert! NTA 👍

KaetzenOrkester | KaetzenOrkester

Avoiding awkward family encounters be like 🏃‍♀️💨 #NTA

mmsh221 | mmsh221

Feeding the family but not respected: a**hole boyfriend's family.

w84itagain | w84itagain

Slay, queen! 💪👑 Your self-worth is more important than any relationship.

Advanced-Extent-420 | Advanced-Extent-420

Communication breakdown leads to awkward Christmas departure ❄️

PapaOstrich7 | PapaOstrich7

Navigating family dynamics during the holidays can be tough 🎄❤️

ree1778 | ree1778

Commenter calls out OP for overreacting and causing drama.

bigred0603 | bigred0603

Partner's cowardice ruins Christmas with his family 🎄👎

RabbitOfCaerbonnog | RabbitOfCaerbonnog

NTA brings own food to Christmas, nopes out in style 😂

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Stand up for yourself but choose your battles wisely 💪

sunshinecryptic | sunshinecryptic

Commenter hilariously suggests finding an orphan with a spine. 😂

Maleficent-Ear3571 | Maleficent-Ear3571

Boyfriend's mother was awful, but communication could have helped. ESH.

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Commenter calls out everyone for immature behavior. 🙄

ShadowsObserver | ShadowsObserver

Self-respect is important! Good for you 👏

Dependent-Muffin9972 | Dependent-Muffin9972

Empowering move! Taking dinner home 👌🏽 #KnowYourWorth #NTA

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