Imagine this: You've been friends with a group of women for over two decades, sharing life's ups and downs. You've celebrated joys, mourned losses, and supported each other unconditionally. But one friend, let's call her 'B', has been MIA for the last few years, especially when you needed her most. Now, B is expecting a baby after years of infertility and she's back, expecting you to throw her a grand baby shower. But you're not so sure. Read on to find out why... 🤷♀️👶
The Gang of Five: A Brief History
The Trials and Triumphs of Friendship
The Baby Dilemma
The Silence of B
The Absent Friend
The Unseen Struggles
The Success Uncelebrated
The Unexpected Joy
The Party Planner's Plight
The Unmet Expectations
The Emotional Struggle
The Final Decision
The Baby Shower Showdown: A Friendship Tested
In a tale of friendship, fertility, and unfulfilled expectations, one woman is left questioning her role in a friend's life. After years of silence and absence, 'B' is back in the picture, expecting her friends to throw her the baby shower she's always dreamed of. But her friends, who've been there for each other through thick and thin, are left feeling a little less than enthusiastic about the idea. After all, where was 'B' when they needed her? As they grapple with their feelings and the demands of a friend who's been MIA, they're left asking: Are they wrong for not wanting to throw 'B' the baby shower she's expecting? 🤷♀️🍼🎉
NTA. Friend's extreme behavior pushed people away for years 😬
NTA for not wanting to host the baby shower, be clear with her.
NTA! B is not entitled to a baby shower. Friends support each other.
NTA for not wanting to throw a baby shower. Resentment and unacknowledged hurt.
NTA. Friend's selfishness and assumptions cause hurt and disappointment. 🤷♀️
NTA. Infertility struggles led to distancing, but throwing own shower helped reset.
Validation and understanding in navigating a strained friendship. 💜
Infertility doesn't excuse entitled behavior. Support goes both ways.
NTA - Friend's lack of support during hard times, now expecting
NTA! Others in the group are distancing themselves from her 😬
NTA declines baby shower invitation, sparks curiosity about 'gray rock'
INFO: Is B really a friend or just an acquaintance?
Expecting the same friends after years? 🧊
NTA-She's not much of a friend if she only comes back when she wants/needs something. 👏
Navigating friendship dynamics during life's milestones can be challenging 😬
NTA, but have you talked to her about it? 🤔
Friendship fallout over infertility: NTA, but she's unhinged 😳
NTA. Your friend's selfishness has damaged your friendship. Fix it?
NTA. Don't let others define your happiness. 🙌
Polite decline: No time to plan, but happy to attend! 🎉
NTA- Friend's unreasonable expectations and lack of support. 🙅♀️
Cutting off a toxic friend for self-preservation. 👍
Be honest, but kind. Busy schedule, attend shower, repair bridge.
NTA: Stand your ground and let her plan her own baby shower 👶
Friend's lack of empathy during crisis reveals her true colors 😡