Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and gratitude, but sometimes, it can also be a time for drama. One person found themselves in a whirlwind of emotions when they arrived at their parents' house for Thanksgiving dinner, only to find their ex's car parked in the driveway. 😱 The backstory: the ex cheated with two close friends, leading to a painful breakup. Now, let's dive into this Thanksgiving showdown and see how it all unfolded. 🍽️🦃
A Long Drive and an Unwelcome Surprise 😓
The Painful Backstory 😢
Confronting Mom 🤯
Mom's Shocking Invitation 😲
Hotel Bound 🏨
Ex's Apology Attempt 🚬
Cheater's Confession 😒
Dad's Disapproval 😠
Outburst and Tears 😡😢
Dad's Harsh Words 💔
Friends' Verdict 📞
Family Feud: Who's the Real Turkey Here? 🦃🥊
So, there you have it: a Thanksgiving dinner that went from festive to feisty in no time. 😳 The person in question was faced with a difficult decision: stay and endure the awkwardness or leave and disappoint their parents. 🤔 They chose the latter, but not without a heated exchange and some harsh words from their dad. 💔 Was it the right choice, or should they have stayed for the sake of family harmony? Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🌐💬
NTA. Commenters sympathize with OP's Thanksgiving dinner ordeal. 🤗
Commenter sympathizes with OP, while others suspect infidelity. 🤷♂️
Cutting off toxic friends? NTA gets support from commenters 👍
NTA for leaving Thanksgiving dinner after parents invited cheating ex.
Cheating ex invited to Thanksgiving dinner causing family feud 😕
Set up or not, this Thanksgiving dinner was a disaster 😱
Mom invites ex to dinner without asking, commenter relates. 😞
Standing up to toxic family on Thanksgiving 🦃
Toxic ex and parents ruin Thanksgiving. Find joy and loyalty elsewhere. 🤗
Setting boundaries with ex and family, supportive reply 👍
A Hallmark movie plot in the making. 🎁
Commenter is NTA and needs new friends and family 😒
Betrayed by ex, parents invite him to Thanksgiving? NTA.
Betrayed by parents who invited cheating ex to dinner. NTA.
Commenter defends OP with strong language. 💪
When your dad wants you to forgive your ex... 🙄 NTA
Setting boundaries with family is tough, but you're not alone. 🙌
One person takes a stand against a family of jerks 👊
Stand up for yourself and set clear boundaries with family. 💪
Toxic family beliefs. NTA. Cut ties for your own good. 👍
This commenter's NTA but petty AF reaction to ex at Thanksgiving 😂
Ex invited to Thanksgiving? NTA and confused about family's motives 🤔
Ex invited to Thanksgiving dinner, but NTA stands their ground.
Standing up to controlling parents? NTA, good for you! 💪
Not the a**hole, but where's the drama? 😐
Standing up to cheaters: Saying no to toxic Thanksgiving guests. 🙌
Mom invites ex to Thanksgiving despite breakup. Commenters outraged 🤯
Betrayed by family for ex? NTA wins Thanksgiving dinner. 🍗
Toxic friends and family? Cut them off for your own sanity. 🚫
Family chooses cheating ex over their own child? NTA, cut ties 👍
Not the a**hole, but where's the drama in that? 😉
Parents betrayed OP by inviting ex to Thanksgiving without consent. NTA 👍
OP's parents tried to force a reunion with ex. NTA 👏
Betrayed by ex, invited to Thanksgiving dinner. NTA.
Dad's reaction to daughter's cheating ex raises red flags. NTA.
Cutting toxic family ties after infidelity. NTA 👍
Set boundaries and ask tough questions. NTA. 💪
Cutting off toxic ex and friends. NTA wins Thanksgiving.
Parents need to stay out of adult children's affairs 👍
OP is not the a**hole for leaving the cheater. 👍
Commenter sympathizes with OP and calls out family and friends.
Commenter offers support and advice to OP amidst family drama 👏
Breaking free from toxic parents. NTA 👏
Toxic ex, friends, parents, and friends. Live your best life! 👏
OP's parents invite ex to Thanksgiving, commenter advises going low contact.
Father invites daughter's cheater to dinner, hypocrisy exposed 🤯
Toxic friends? 🤔 Time to cut them off! 🙅♀️
Caught in a lie? The internet never forgets 😳
Cutting ties with toxic friends and family. 👍
Toxic family and friends? NTA for not forgiving ex. 👍
OP's ex invited to Thanksgiving by family, OP not forgiving. NTA.
Friends slept with ex? NTA, everyone else is AH. 🤨
Is it too crazy to believe? 🤔
Standing up for yourself: NTA shuts down family drama 💪
Cutting off toxic family ties after cheating ex encounter 👍
Cutting toxic ties and living your best life 💪
Supportive comment validates OP's decision to prioritize self-care 👏
This commenter has no time for fake friends. 💪 NTA
Don't let your parents walk all over you. Stand up! 💪
NTA. Your parents crossed a line inviting your cheating ex. 😱
Forgiveness is personal and not for others to decide. 👍
Commenter calls out toxic family dynamics. 🤔
Ex cheated with friends, wants back in through family event 🤨
Commenter advises cutting ties with ex and friends. 👍
Betrayal, forgiveness, and moving on: a tough journey 👏
Forgiveness is not obligatory, NTA made the right decision 👍
Stand your ground! Your family should support you, not him. 💪
Betrayed by family on Thanksgiving. NTA for leaving. 😡
Ex-invite turned into an ambush? NTA for refusing.