Man Refuses to Support Friend in Breakup Over Birth Control 💔

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A man finds himself in a tough spot when his friend, Ben, breaks up with his girlfriend of two years over her decision to stop taking birth control. The situation escalates when the man refuses to take Ben's side in the breakup, leading to a heated debate among their group of friends. As they discuss the issue, the man questions whether he should have just empathized with Ben instead of pointing out his flawed perspective on birth control.

The Breakup Story 📖

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Ben's Reaction 😡

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Meeting at the Bar 🍻

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Taking a Stand 🗣️

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Defending the Girlfriend 🛡️

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Bro Code Debate 🤔

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Second Thoughts 💭

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Clarification 📝

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Summary: A Divided Friendship 💔

In a heated debate among friends, a man refuses to support his buddy, Ben, in a breakup over his girlfriend's decision to stop taking birth control. While the majority of their friends side with Ben, the man argues that it's the girlfriend's choice and calls Ben's reaction 'toxic.' This leads to questions about the bro code and whether the man should have just empathized with Ben instead of pointing out his flawed perspective. What do you think? Share your thoughts and reactions below. 👇

NTA for calling out friend prioritizing pleasure over girlfriend's health.

cosy_apocalypse | cosy_apocalypse

Commenter sarcastically praises the rational and supportive friend.

NomNom83WasTaken | NomNom83WasTaken

28-year-old acts like high schooler in breakup over birth control 😑

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Friend stands up for girl's right to choose birth control 💊

rlasoleil | rlasoleil

NTA- OP's comment made an impact in standing up for women's rights 👏

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Male friend learns from male friend's criticism of his behavior 👍

tandoori_taco_cat | tandoori_taco_cat

Standing up for what's right, even with friends 💪

MrsHelix11 | MrsHelix11

When friendship values clash over sensitive topics 🤔

Horror-mrs | Horror-mrs

Debate over girlfriend's unilateral decision to stop taking birth control.

Zavarakatranemi | Zavarakatranemi

Honesty is the best policy. NTA for not supporting breakup.

Miezegadse | Miezegadse

Friend refuses to support ex-GF in birth control decision. Commenters call out toxic behavior. 💔

s-mores | s-mores

NTA OP! Thank you for speaking up for women's birth control.

surprisemotherfer | surprisemotherfer

NTA! Educating your friend on birth control is important 👍

lilc18 | lilc18

Supporting a friend through a breakup shouldn't require misogyny 💔

volcano-ash | volcano-ash

Condoms are important and real friends tell the truth. 👍

TasiaDarkle | TasiaDarkle

Friend refuses to support breakup over birth control. Condom options discussed 🍒

o0oDreamWeavero0o | o0oDreamWeavero0o

Commenter calls out friend's bad timing, but supports his opinion. 👍

Faithless_Being | Faithless_Being

Contraceptive responsibility in relationships: a**hole or NAH?

OokiiStaR | OokiiStaR

Engaging discussion on birth control and relationship dynamics. 🤔

TheRoyalManbird | TheRoyalManbird

Supporting a friend doesn't mean endorsing their bad decisions 👍

henchwench89 | henchwench89

Being NTA makes you a true friend 👍

dreadedwheat | dreadedwheat

NTA agrees that they should have discussed birth control options.

vinnothesquire | vinnothesquire

Clear communication or not, he still refused to support her. 👎

wanderingfollower | wanderingfollower

Standing up for what's right, NTA calls out toxic behavior 👏

saturnsqsoul | saturnsqsoul

Insurance didn't cover birth control, ex flipped out. 🙄

can-we-not- | can-we-not-

Calling out BS: NTA's timing may have been bad, but necessary.

sweet_stitchery | sweet_stitchery

NTA for standing up against toxic birth control opinions 💔

OneTwoWee000 | OneTwoWee000

Commenter calls out self-absorbed behavior in breakup situation 🤨

Giggle_interrupted | Giggle_interrupted

Supportive husband offers vasectomy instead of birth control. NTA.

picklesfoley | picklesfoley

Supporting a friend in a breakup: NTA or ESH?

Voidg | Voidg

Supporting women's health choices 👏

mmmcapella | mmmcapella

Supporting a friend doesn't mean condoning negative behavior. 👍

mstoker713 | mstoker713

Supporting birth control isn't just a woman's responsibility 👍

Candlecakes | Candlecakes

Empowering support for a woman's right to choose birth control 💪

dannyshreksbang | dannyshreksbang

Being honest with a friend vs being a condescending dick 🤔

dead9er | dead9er

Breaking the bro code: NTA, but F**K it for enabling BS 👎

Imnotawerewolf | Imnotawerewolf

Supporting a friend doesn't mean agreeing with their actions. 👍

AllthngsIdntGveAFuck | AllthngsIdntGveAFuck

Partner's choice to take birth control, NTA for not supporting.

mockingbird82 | mockingbird82

Taking responsibility for birth control is not just a woman's job 👍

Taniwhalg | Taniwhalg

Being a real bro means telling the truth 👍

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Not the a**hole! But why? Read on for the explanation.

LazerFort | LazerFort

Giving tough love to a friend in a breakup situation 👍

myworkthrowaway87 | myworkthrowaway87

NTA for not supporting friend's breakup over birth control 👍

Lilliekins | Lilliekins

Supporting a friend through a breakup doesn't mean controlling them 👍

samakkins | samakkins

Friendship fail? Commenter says NTA, calls friend a jerk 🤷

mbar2004 | mbar2004

Tough love or bad timing? ESH in friend's breakup.

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