This woman admitted that she was ignoring the obvious red flags in her husband and decided to call herself an Uber from the wedding venue.
Sometimes, weddings do not end up being memorable at all. Everyone who gets hitched expects to start a happy life with their spouse, but one wrong move can upset your significant other and put an end to the marital union. Reddit user u/Mindless-Charge-5996 shared a shocking story with the community where it was made clear that she would rather erase her awful wedding day from memory.
u/LucyAriaRose reshared the story of u/Mindless-Charge-5996 after it was taken down from the community for some reason. The 27-year-old woman narrated how she and her ex-husband had been together for 3 years before tying the knot. "In those 3 years, I have never known him to be selfish, occasionally immature yes, but even that was rare. These problems arose when those cake-smashing videos got popular and my husband thought they were hilarious," the post read.
"I remember it was my 17th birthday and I pleaded with my mom to not do it. I had my hair and makeup done up all nice and right as I blew out my candles, my mom pushed my head into the cake and one of the decorations on the cake ended up slicing my forehead. My birthday was ruined and after I wouldn't come out of my room. My mom still calls me a brat for that," the story continued. "I told him if he ever did something like that to me, I'd leave him. He started laughing, but I was being for real."
As soon as they got through with the wedding and the cake-cutting part, the woman's husband scoops a huge chunk of their wedding cake and smashes it all over her face. He's just laughing at her and then says, "You should see your face" and continues to laugh. Other people in the crowd, mostly their family, are also laughing at the bride. "I just start walking away, he realizes that I'm leaving and tries to catch up with me and says, 'I'm being extra.' I push him away and order an Uber. As I got outside, most of the crowd was following me, telling me to come back. I get into the Uber and drive away," the woman mentioned.
She packs up most of her things from their apartment and stayed in a hotel. Meanwhile, her family and ex-husband's family continue to bombard her with calls and texts, saying that it was just a joke. "My husband has been calling me, telling me to come home and that he wants to talk. That he was sorry and didn't think I'd get that emotional. This was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives and he embarrassed me in front of everyone for some prank that he knew I hated," the woman added.
The woman also left some updates on the aftermath of this event, confessing that her ex had some obvious red flags which she previously ignored. "After speaking about it with my friend, she said that he definitely had a lot of red flags and she even told me I should stay far away from dating until I get some help because I was obviously not seeing the red flags right in front of me," she mentioned. The ex would often make fun of her period cramps and even ask her to make him a second dinner because he did not like the first one.
The woman added that she was planning to take a friend with her whenever she would retrieve her stuff from the apartment where she lived with him. The tale of her disastrous wedding left the Reddit community fuming at the insensitive groom who didn't think twice about his bride's humiliation. u/its_all_good20 wrote: "Sweetheart- it's hard to see red flags when it's the only color you've ever known. I did the same thing, except I didn't leave. I waited 20 years and barely made it out with my life. I totally understand that you didn't recognize it as abuse and I think you need to be extremely proud of yourself."
u/Fun-Yellow-6576 advised: "Good luck to you. Check with your County Recorders office, if you don’t file the license you may not even be legally married. No need for a divorce." u/Bbell99 added: "Sorry you had to go through all this, but there's no shame for you in this. You found the courage to take a stand and make a huge change. That takes a lot of courage, even if it was in a fit of rage." Even psychologists confirm that it is important for both parties to make prior agreements before doing the wedding cake smash.
"You don't want to start your marriage off on the wrong foot, so it's important to chat through the idea and only go ahead with it if your partner offers their enthusiastic consent," psychologist and founder of the Private Therapy Clinic Dr. Becky Spelman told Metro. She also suggested that a cake smash happening without mutual agreement or when one of the parties feels uncomfortable about it could potentially indicate issues related to control, disrespect, or disregard for boundaries.