Cousin Blames Man for Ruining His Marriage 🤯: Whose Side Are You On?

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Picture this: a happy family of three adults and two children living together harmoniously. One of the adults, Sally, is the platonic life partner of the wife and a dear friend to the husband. They've been living together for twenty years, and everything is just peachy 🍑. But then, enter the husband's cousin Dave, who decides to open up his marriage with his wife Mary. When things don't go as planned, Dave starts blaming the husband for his failed open relationship, claiming that their family setup made it look easy. Now, the husband is being pressured to apologize and help Dave fix his marriage. So, who's really at fault here? 🤔 Let's dive into this rollercoaster of a story!

A Family Like No Other 🏠

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The Unusual Setup 🤔

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Introducing Sally, the Platonic Life Partner 💗

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Our Happy Household 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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Platonic Love All Around 💞

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Team Parenting 🤱

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Enter Cousin Dave and Wife Mary 💔

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Opening the Relationship... and the Drama 😬

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Dave's Jealousy and Resentment 😠

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Blaming Me for Their Problems 😒

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Setting the Record Straight 📣

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Our Exclusive Commitments 💍

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No Outside Dating Here 🚫

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Committed and Exclusive Relationships 🤷

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Dave's Delusions 😵

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Family Members Taking Sides 😤

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The Pressure to Apologize 🙄

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Mary, the Real MVP 🌟

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Family Friendships 🤝

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Who's the Insane One? 🤪

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Misleading Cousin or Unreasonable Expectations? 🎢

In a unique family setup, the protagonist, his wife, and their platonic life partner Sally live happily together with their two children. However, when the protagonist's cousin Dave opens up his marriage with his wife Mary and things go south, Dave starts pointing fingers. He blames the protagonist for making open relationships look easy and demands an apology. The protagonist is baffled, as their family is not in an open relationship at all, but rather a committed and exclusive one. Family members are taking sides, and the protagonist is left questioning who's really at fault here. Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🍿

NTA cousin learns hard lesson in underestimating partner's attractiveness 👀

JanetInSpain | JanetInSpain

Mind your own business and insist on privacy 👍

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Block the monkeys, have a bbq and invite Mary 😎🍔 NTA

GlassMotor9670 | GlassMotor9670

Adopt your cousin in law and their kids. Problem solved 🤷‍♂️

Inevitable-tragedy | Inevitable-tragedy

Supportive comment on throuple and cousin's lack of research.

Fun_Concentrate_7844 | Fun_Concentrate_7844

NTA for not ruining cousin's marriage. Clever twist on infidelity stories 👏

No-Table2410 | No-Table2410

NTA. Dave needs to take responsibility for his own marriage.

DarbyCreekDeek | DarbyCreekDeek

Defending polyamory and shutting down cousin's homophobic accusations. NTA 👍

thenewmara | thenewmara

Man's attempt at open relationship backfires, blames wife for success.

clearheaded01 | clearheaded01

NTA keeps Mary and cousin is an idiot 😂

GonnaBeOverIt | GonnaBeOverIt

Defending a throuple and calling Dave an idiot. NTA.

Kayos-theory | Kayos-theory

🔥 Commenter warns against opening relationships and its consequences.

yetagainitry | yetagainitry

NTA! Dave assumed and messed up his own marriage. Not your problem 👍

jacksonlove3 | jacksonlove3

Sassy NTA comment: Swipe left on the fat old divorcee 👌

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Cousin Dave gets called out for ruining his marriage 🤦‍♂️

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Breaking the norms and finding true love ❤️, NTA for sure!

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Insight into open relationships and gender dynamics with comedic flair 😂

Heavy_Newspaper_316 | Heavy_Newspaper_316

Sassy reply calling out the cousin's lack of accountability 😎

JayEll1969 | JayEll1969

NTA stands up for themselves and calls out cousin's mistake 💪

LocalBrilliant5564 | LocalBrilliant5564

NTA calls out entitled men and their tantrums 👏

Sea-Ad9057 | Sea-Ad9057

User defends wife and calls out man's lack of accountability 🤯

Honest-Raspberry-208 | Honest-Raspberry-208

Self-deprecating NTA comment about shallow cousin's failed marriage.

Dry-Crab7998 | Dry-Crab7998

NTA calls out cousin's vanity; supports Mary and her kids 👍

Beagle-Mumma | Beagle-Mumma

Polyamory vs Open relationships: NTA's family works, cousin doesn't understand 🥰

StasyaSam | StasyaSam

Lucky break for her, but he still doesn't get it 😒

MistaCharisma | MistaCharisma

Polygamy accusations unfounded, NTA. 👍

Sea_Supermarket_9728 | Sea_Supermarket_9728

NTA comment shuts down cousin's blame game with humor 🤣

idkwhyimdoingthis2 | idkwhyimdoingthis2

Open relationships aren't for everyone, NTA for living your life 🙌

Adventurous_Yard4068 | Adventurous_Yard4068

Respectful man accused of ruining marriage, but NTA.

Cautious-Classroom48 | Cautious-Classroom48

Don't let your cousin's entitlement guilt-trip you. You're NTA 👍

Fire_or_water_kai | Fire_or_water_kai

Platonic girlfriend for 30 years? NTA wins family points! 😍

mackbulldog978 | mackbulldog978

A refreshing take on relationships and living arrangements ❤

sourmintytea | sourmintytea

NTA! Dave's actions have consequences. Mary deserves better 👏

Dani_Darko123 | Dani_Darko123

Man shuts down cousin's infidelity with a dose of reality 💪

MyWifeisaTroll | MyWifeisaTroll

A man questions the idea of open relationships and polyamory. 🤔

signalingsalt | signalingsalt

Defending unconventional living arrangement and supporting cousin's wife 👍

JuliaX1984 | JuliaX1984

NTA defends against unfair blame with a movie analogy 🎬

Msteele315 | Msteele315

Man shares his experience of considering an open marriage, supports NTA.

Old-Illustrator-5675 | Old-Illustrator-5675

Man suggests open marriage, gets jealous of wife's happiness. NTA.

Charwyn | Charwyn

NTA commenter supports polyamorous relationship and explains QPP.

ZaedaXobu | ZaedaXobu

"Sally" brings joy, Dave should take responsibility for his issues 😊

BreadandButter135 | BreadandButter135

NTA but watch out for fake friends 👀

Psycosilly | Psycosilly

NTA miscalculated, got envious of open relationship, now blaming others 🤦‍♂️

Chantalle22 | Chantalle22

NTA, your cousin is being insecure and blaming you 🤯

RafflesiaArnoldii | RafflesiaArnoldii

NTA for not being responsible for Dave's relationship choices 🤷‍♂️

CarbonS0ul | CarbonS0ul

Supportive comment, cheering on a non-malicious relationship 🥳

auntiemaury | auntiemaury

Open relationships aren't for everyone, NTA for trying it out.

Animastar | Animastar

Unconventional living arrangement, happy for you. Cousin is desperate. NTA 👍

CygnusSong | CygnusSong

Misunderstood signals lead to marriage ruin. NTA for sure 👍


NTA. Live-in best friend twisted marriage, Mary deserves better 👏

ThinLengthiness5380 | ThinLengthiness5380

Invite Mary in, brother's an asshat. Platonic love is valid 💜

ukacunt | ukacunt

Supportive comment with a touch of humor. Keep living your best life! 😎

CreatorGodTN | CreatorGodTN

Enthusiastic support for non-traditional household structure and equal partnership 😊

Comprehensive-Deal59 | Comprehensive-Deal59

Choosing in-laws over blood relatives? This NTA story says yes! ❤️

Peachie-Keene | Peachie-Keene

NTA defends against blame for cousin's failed marriage 👍

JeffInVancouver | JeffInVancouver

NTA. Envious commenter wants to borrow OP's amazing friends for platonic house sharing 😊

SSinghal_03 | SSinghal_03

Supportive comment defending the person against blame in a sensitive matter 👍

Puppet007 | Puppet007

No evidence, no conclusion. NTA for sure! 👍

dell828 | dell828

Navigating polyamory isn't for everyone. NTA for setting boundaries.

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Defending against blame-shifting MIL and supporting Mary's decision. 👏

Panaccolade | Panaccolade

Mind your own business, Dave. NTA. Hope Mary's happy 😘

rshni67 | rshni67

Counting success in non-monogamy? 🤔 Let's discuss.

IWillMakeYouBlush | IWillMakeYouBlush

Defending against cheating accusations, NTA. Cousin = Twat. 🤯

Main-Ad-2757 | Main-Ad-2757

Cousin blames OP for marriage problems, but is he guilty? 🤔

Elegant_righthere | Elegant_righthere

Dave's failed attempt at being a ladies' man. NTA.

KamenRiderXD | KamenRiderXD

Family blaming OP for ruining cousin's marriage is being unfair 😒

Dachshundmom5 | Dachshundmom5

AH cousin blames man for ruining marriage, sexualizing non-sexual relationship. 🤔

Hangingwithoscar | Hangingwithoscar

NTA. Savage yet truthful comment about a failed marriage 👀

PeteyPorkchops | PeteyPorkchops

Insightful take on polyamory and open relationships 👍

Beneficial_Breath232 | Beneficial_Breath232

NTA. Send the post to family members to explain yourself 👍

Terrynia | Terrynia

Don't get involved. Ignore them and move on. 🙌

NBQuade | NBQuade

NTA finds karma ironic for cheating cousin 🤯

pplmbd | pplmbd

Cousin's assumptions ruined his marriage, NTA for living arrangement 👍

okileggs1992 | okileggs1992

Don't take responsibility for other people's choices 🙌

CartezDez | CartezDez

Sassy comment, but no replies to spice it up 🤷‍♂️

MadameMonk | MadameMonk

NTA defends platonic relationship and refutes blame for marriage failure.

bopperbopper | bopperbopper

NTA. Commenter suggests telling Mary and insulting cousin's intelligence 🤯

wakingdreamland | wakingdreamland

User defends OP and calls out Dave's assumptions. 👏

saddigitalartist | saddigitalartist

A lighthearted response to a heavy comment 🍯

theGnartist | theGnartist

Redditors show support for OP amidst family drama 👏


Creating a new family after a break-up. ❤

cis4cookie79 | cis4cookie79

Supportive comment on non-family household with heartwarming response ❤️

ariadnexanthi | ariadnexanthi

Family drama at its finest. 🤦‍♀️

Ok_Detective5412 | Ok_Detective5412

Congrats on a healthy relationship! NTA, ignore the haters. 👏

Mashcamp | Mashcamp

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