A woman who recently left her husband has asked for advice after « humiliating » her little sister by making her confess to texting him behind her back.
The newly single woman took to Reddit’s popular Am I The A**hole forum, where she revealed she’d walked away from her husband just a month ago.
Posting under the username Roses323, she revealed her decision would likely cause a rift in her family, something her little sister seemingly wanted to prevent.
She wrote: « It pretty much has turned my life into a s*** show and if I get a divorce, I’m sure my family are going to disown me.
« My little sister (she’s 19) was very worried that she wouldn’t be allowed to talk to me anymore so she decided to take my phone last week and beg my husband to give me a second chance through texts. »
She had no idea her teenage sibling had gotten hold of her phone until she came face to face with her ex at a party, who brought up the messages.
Despite him not replying to the texts, Roses323 continued: « I only found out because he told me to ask him in person and he would consider giving me a second chance, and made it seem like I was begging for him back to my dad.
« I was confused and angry so I was ranting to my older sister. She knew what my little sister had done and told me. »
Angry at her sister’s actions, she said: « I was furious so I told my little sister to go and admit to him that she sent those texts. I went with her and she confessed to him in front of a group of people since he wouldn’t agree to speak privately.
« My sister hid for the rest of the party and my husband said what I did was cruel. My little sister hasn’t spoken to me since. »
The post, shared on Wednesday, titled « AITA for humiliating my little sister by making her publicly admit the texts sent to my husband were from her? » has amassed more than 13,000 upvotes, as people backed her tough actions.
DrunkOnRedCordial pointed out: « Exactly, she’s not a LITTLE sister any more, she’s a younger sister who happens to be an adult. Old enough to take responsibility for her own actions, and keep out of other people’s business. »
MirSydney commented: « Yes, exactly this. Your sister is an adult who needs to be held accountable for her meddling. She had absolutely no business getting involved and she got what she deserved and nothing more. »
Tweakywolf thought: « NTA. She crossed a major line, and was full on ready to let you get hit by that bus. Shame is powerful and we don’t use it enough. »
MerlinBiggs said: « NTA. She was way out of line to interfere like that. What you did are the consequences. »
« NTA, she humiliated you, you paid her back, » Russian_lover1 stated.
Although E55at added: « You have to understand her motivations though. She did it because she thinks she would lose her sister if OP got divorced. The parents have created an environment of female submission—they’re the assholes here. »
The woman didn’t reveal where they’re based. Statistics from Our World in Data revealed that marriage is becoming less common in general, and across most countries people are tying the knot later in life.
Quoting the United Nations, referencing divorces they said: « At the world level, the proportion of adults aged 35-39 who are divorced or separated has doubled, passing from 2% in the 1970s to 4% in the 2000s. »
« In the U.S., divorce rates more than doubled from 2.2 per 1,000 in 1960 to over 5 per 1,000 in the 1980s.
« …The U.S. stands out as a bit of an outlier, with consistently higher divorce rates than most other countries, but also an earlier ‘peak’. »
Newsweek reached out to Roses323 for comment.
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