In a bizarre but true story from a Southeast Asian country, a man is facing backlash from his family for falling in love with someone other than his arranged bride. The man's family had arranged a marriage with a childhood friend, who had been living with the family since she was three years old. However, when the man returned from studying abroad and fell in love with someone else, his family erupted in anger. The childhood friend, who was also supposed to marry him, accused the man's girlfriend of being a 'modern girl' and a 'sl*t.' The man's parents also tried to guilt him into marrying their chosen bride, citing family ties and tradition. Despite the pressure and emotional blackmail, the man has decided to stand by his decision and not go through with the arranged marriage. But is he truly in the wrong? Read on to find out more.
Real-life drama unfolds in meeting the girlfriend 💔
A heartwarming story of parents taking in a child in need ❤️
Close-knit childhood friends navigate introducing new girlfriend to family 👨👩👧
Introducing the love of your life to your family 💕
Introducing girlfriend causes family chaos 😬
Arranged marriage drama unfolds, girlfriend not part of the plan ❌
Introducing girlfriend causes family chaos and derogatory slurs 🤯
Introducing girlfriend causes family crisis with ridiculous comparisons drawn.
Parents disapprove of son's girlfriend, say she'll keep family together 🤔
Introducing girlfriend causes family crisis, fear of social stigma follows.
Family secrets emerge as man introduces girlfriend to parents 👀
Defying parental expectations to marry within the village. 💔
Meet the girlfriend causing a family crisis 😬
Family feud over girlfriend introduction, AITA for not complying?
OP's mysterious SE Asian country sparks curiosity in comments
Navigating family expectations and a new relationship 💔
Family rallies behind upset sister after secret introduction of girlfriend 💕
Parents reject girlfriend despite same nationality and academic background.
Family drama ensues as man introduces girlfriend to arranged marriage candidate
In a shocking turn of events, a man in his late 20s introduced his girlfriend to his family only to find out that they had arranged his marriage with a childhood friend years ago without his knowledge. The situation escalated quickly with screaming, yelling, and accusations of infidelity and gold-digging. The man, torn between his love for his girlfriend and his loyalty to his childhood friend, seeks advice on whether he is the asshole in the situation. Read on to find out what happens next and join the conversation in the comments below.
Family crisis erupts over arranged marriage, OP not the a-hole.
NTA for rejecting an arranged marriage. Empathize with X's situation.
NTA. Introducing girlfriend causes family crisis with control freak parents 🤨
Age is just a number - OP should marry who he wants! 👨❤️👩👩 Parents need to chill. 😖
American commenter faces cultural confusion but sides with OP. 🤔
Introducing girlfriend sparks family crisis, but NTA for not knowing.
Breaking free from a prearranged marriage. 💔❤️
User defends OP's decision to not call him an a**hole.
Breaking free from family expectations 💪🏼🙌🏼 Congrats on love ❤️
Navigating cultural differences in love and family dynamics 💕
ESH in a love triangle that could have been avoided 💔
Will introducing girlfriend cause sister to be treated like step-daughter? 🤔
NTA for choosing love over culturally arranged marriage, but X is in a vulnerable position and facing a bleak future. 💔
NTA defends parents' cultural beliefs but urges OP to marry for love.
Commenter finds it odd that parents didn't mention arranged marriage sooner.
Commenter sympathizes with OP and girlfriend in cultural clash 🤝
Commenter raises valid points about arranged marriages vs forced marriages.
Family acceptance is important for a relationship ❤
Be a supportive sibling and earn NTA status! 👍
Cultural nuances arise in discussion about introducing girlfriend to parents.
Choosing happiness over family expectations. 🙌
Family feud over arranged marriage, NTA defends secret girlfriend 🤫
Stand up for yourself! 🙌 NTA comment inspires independence.
Commenter asks if the sister's arranged marriage made OP expect the same fate. Replies clarify the difference between arranged and forced marriages. 👍
Compassion for the girlfriend who is in a tough spot 😔
Cultural differences cause confusion and a missed arranged marriage.
Man falls in love with childhood friend, family reacts poorly 👥💔
Consent is key, even in arranged marriages! ✌️
Cultural differences lead to family crisis, ESH. X's life ruined.
Supportive comment encourages discussion and cultural understanding 🙌
Not the a**hole for introducing girlfriend to parents 👍
Live your life, forget the strife! 🎉
Childhood rivalry and closeness may blur judgement in relationship decisions 💔
Breaking cultural norms can be tough for all involved 😔
Navigating cultural differences can be tough. 🤔
Commenter calls out OP's obliviousness and lack of empathy 🤦♂️
Concerns raised for safety of X after family introduction 💔
Cultural differences spark discussion about opportunities and fairness 🌍
Supportive comment encourages man to stay strong for his girlfriend ❤️
Navigating cultural differences and family expectations. A no-win situation. 😕
Live your life, but be ready for family fallout 😬
X's situation is concerning. Empathy for her is crucial 💔
Arranged vs forced marriages discussion in family crisis situation. 👍
👍 Arranged marriages can work if everyone's involved agrees to it.
Heartwarming support from fellow Indian redditor. Stay true ❤️
Stand up for yourself! 🙌 NTA for having feelings.
Follow your heart and marry who you love ❤️💍
Defending his decision to reject an arranged marriage proposal 🙅♂️
Commenters suggest using fake names instead of initials. 🤔
Stand up to your parents and marry the woman you love ❤️ #NTA