Man sparks family crisis by introducing girlfriend to his parents

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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 💔

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

A heartwarming story of parents taking in a child in need ❤️

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Close-knit childhood friends navigate introducing new girlfriend to family 👨‍👩‍👧

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Introducing the love of your life to your family 💕

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Introducing girlfriend causes family chaos 😬

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Arranged marriage drama unfolds, girlfriend not part of the plan ❌

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Introducing girlfriend causes family chaos and derogatory slurs 🤯

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Introducing girlfriend causes family crisis with ridiculous comparisons drawn.

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Parents disapprove of son's girlfriend, say she'll keep family together 🤔

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Introducing girlfriend causes family crisis, fear of social stigma follows.

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Family secrets emerge as man introduces girlfriend to parents 👀

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Defying parental expectations to marry within the village. 💔

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Meet the girlfriend causing a family crisis 😬

thrwawaysadguy | thrwawaysadguy

Family feud over girlfriend introduction, AITA for not complying?

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OP's mysterious SE Asian country sparks curiosity in comments

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Navigating family expectations and a new relationship 💔

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Family rallies behind upset sister after secret introduction of girlfriend 💕

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Parents reject girlfriend despite same nationality and academic background.

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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.

WebbieVanderquack | WebbieVanderquack

NTA for rejecting an arranged marriage. Empathize with X's situation.

markroth69 | markroth69

NTA. Introducing girlfriend causes family crisis with control freak parents 🤨

meli_ch8 | meli_ch8

Age is just a number - OP should marry who he wants! 👨‍❤️‍👩‍👩 Parents need to chill. 😖

sonja_says | sonja_says

American commenter faces cultural confusion but sides with OP. 🤔

Dangerous-Emphasis44 | Dangerous-Emphasis44

Introducing girlfriend sparks family crisis, but NTA for not knowing.

Sm0ltowngrill | Sm0ltowngrill

Breaking free from a prearranged marriage. 💔❤️

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User defends OP's decision to not call him an a**hole.

teke367 | teke367

Breaking free from family expectations 💪🏼🙌🏼 Congrats on love ❤️

judge1492 | judge1492

Navigating cultural differences in love and family dynamics 💕

fludmaps | fludmaps

ESH in a love triangle that could have been avoided 💔

SMHthrwawaysadguy | SMHthrwawaysadguy

Will introducing girlfriend cause sister to be treated like step-daughter? 🤔

5115E | 5115E

NTA for choosing love over culturally arranged marriage, but X is in a vulnerable position and facing a bleak future. 💔

nickygirl19 | nickygirl19

NTA defends parents' cultural beliefs but urges OP to marry for love.

bsailors24 | bsailors24

Commenter finds it odd that parents didn't mention arranged marriage sooner.

McCrotch | McCrotch

Commenter sympathizes with OP and girlfriend in cultural clash 🤝

indianchikorita | indianchikorita

Commenter raises valid points about arranged marriages vs forced marriages.

catbirb | catbirb

Family acceptance is important for a relationship ❤

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Be a supportive sibling and earn NTA status! 👍

Kyrilla_Mignon | Kyrilla_Mignon

Cultural nuances arise in discussion about introducing girlfriend to parents.

RazerAds_510 | RazerAds_510

Choosing happiness over family expectations. 🙌

endouaiao | endouaiao

Family feud over arranged marriage, NTA defends secret girlfriend 🤫

RhiRhi202 | RhiRhi202

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 NTA comment inspires independence.

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Commenter asks if the sister's arranged marriage made OP expect the same fate. Replies clarify the difference between arranged and forced marriages. 👍

reddit-reader | reddit-reader

Compassion for the girlfriend who is in a tough spot 😔

explodingwhale17 | explodingwhale17

Cultural differences cause confusion and a missed arranged marriage.

Dana07620 | Dana07620

Man falls in love with childhood friend, family reacts poorly 👥💔

OneTwoWee000 | OneTwoWee000

Consent is key, even in arranged marriages! ✌️

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Cultural differences lead to family crisis, ESH. X's life ruined.

dca_user | dca_user

Supportive comment encourages discussion and cultural understanding 🙌

Dreampoplife | Dreampoplife

Not the a**hole for introducing girlfriend to parents 👍

TCGislife | TCGislife

Live your life, forget the strife! 🎉

TheCookie_Momster | TheCookie_Momster

Childhood rivalry and closeness may blur judgement in relationship decisions 💔

RebootDataChips | RebootDataChips

Breaking cultural norms can be tough for all involved 😔


Navigating cultural differences can be tough. 🤔

Hiraganu | Hiraganu

Commenter calls out OP's obliviousness and lack of empathy 🤦‍♂️

Oki-TheOne | Oki-TheOne

Concerns raised for safety of X after family introduction 💔

31337grl | 31337grl

Cultural differences spark discussion about opportunities and fairness 🌍

AffectionateTea | AffectionateTea

Supportive comment encourages man to stay strong for his girlfriend ❤️

Lady_Purrsia | Lady_Purrsia

Navigating cultural differences and family expectations. A no-win situation. 😕

WW76kh | WW76kh

Live your life, but be ready for family fallout 😬

fugly16 | fugly16

X's situation is concerning. Empathy for her is crucial 💔

pinkypie24 | pinkypie24

Arranged vs forced marriages discussion in family crisis situation. 👍

BlueTaco500 | BlueTaco500

👍 Arranged marriages can work if everyone's involved agrees to it.

RagaMuffinSun | RagaMuffinSun

Heartwarming support from fellow Indian redditor. Stay true ❤️

burger151 | burger151

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 NTA for having feelings.

ginger_gorgon | ginger_gorgon

Follow your heart and marry who you love ❤️💍

hannahsflora | hannahsflora

Defending his decision to reject an arranged marriage proposal 🙅‍♂️

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Commenters suggest using fake names instead of initials. 🤔

omgifos | omgifos

Stand up to your parents and marry the woman you love ❤️ #NTA

Advanced_Lobster | Advanced_Lobster

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