A disturbing family tradition has left the internet well and truly horrified…
But what happens if a weird family tradition is hanging over you?
The guy looked to commenters for advice after the family made a disturbing request.
After reading his post, people were completely weirded out.
“So I’m (23M) getting married to my GF (23F) early next year if all goes to plan. I don’t have a lot of family (I’m no contact with my dad for several years now.) She, however, has a huge extended family,” the post began.
“For the most part we get on great. They tend to be very loud and have huge personalities, which is sometimes hard for me to deal with since I’ve always been on the quiet side. But overall very warm and caring people.”
“Something weird I’ve noticed since we got engaged is that my GF’s cousins sometimes make jokes about our wedding night.”
“A few nights ago we were discussing wedding plans and thinking about places to go on our honeymoon (if COVID-19 clears up and we can travel by then).”
“My GF and I were brainstorming ideas when she tells me that we won’t need a bridal suite right away. Obviously, I ask why (we’re getting married at a pretty nice hotel) and she says that she’d like for us to stay at her parent’s house.”
“I don’t really mind this – we’re trying to save money for a house deposit anyway – but GF seems like she has more to say so I push for why she wants it. She tells me that there’s a really old tradition in her family on the wedding night.”
This is where things start to get weird…
And the man begins to describe a family “tradition” weird enough to send anyone running out the door.
“The husband and wife go into the master bedroom together and they are supposed to ‘consummate’ the marriage.”
But, this version is a little stranger, shall we say.
Because the family wait outside.
“The rest of the family are waiting outside the door so they can applaud them and cheer when they come out.”
“Then a piece of the bedsheet is cut off and sewn into a big tapestry my GF’s mother owns.”
She makes a... sex blanket? What?!
“I don’t want anything to do with this. I absolutely freaked and told her under no circumstances will I be doing that kind of thing in front of her whole family.
“When I came back from taking a walk to clear my head, she was now noticeably acting down and still is. I think she’s also been texting her family about this because I received a text from her mother telling me that I ‘don’t understand the importance of family’ and tradition yet and this kind of tradition has been around longer than I’ve been alive.”
“I don’t know how I’m meant to go on from here. I really love my GF and she is the woman I want to spend my life with. I’m freaked out of course but she is my whole world. But how should I handle her family and navigate his ‘tradition’?
“TL;DR my girlfriend’s family have a tradition where they stand outside the room on the wedding night. I still want to marry my GF but I don’t want anything to do with this. Advice?”
Well, there’s no doubt that if this was us, we’d be straight out the door.
No, thank you!
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