A Reddit user shares that he and his newlywed wife visited his in-laws for the first time after being married for less than one year. However, by the night’s end, his in-laws made it clear that he and his wife were not allowed to share a bed while staying at his in-law’s home. Instead, they wanted him to sleep on the couch.
Their House, Their Rules
At first, the original poster (OP) thought his wife’s parents were joking. Then, he realized they were serious and insisted they sleep in separate rooms.
OP thought it was ridiculous he wasn’t allowed to share a room with his wife. Also, he claimed to have a bad back. So, sleeping on the couch was not acceptable.
After arguing with his in-laws, OP decided to leave and stay at a nearby hotel. He was okay with his wife staying with her parents and told her he would return the following day.
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Her Parents Wanted An Apology
The following day, OP’s wife said her parents wanted him to apologize for his actions. He was okay to apologize to keep the peace but wanted his in-laws to acknowledge that they were acting inappropriately, insisting they couldn’t share a bed.
OP’s wife said her parents weren’t willing to apologize. And they insisted that he return to their house and sleep on the couch for the rest of the visit. And, if he doesn’t agree to their terms, his in-laws would no longer welcome him into their house.
Should The Husband Have Been Warned?
Many Reddit users are permitting the in-laws’ actions by saying “their house, their rules,” regardless of whether they agree with their decision.
What may surprise you is that many users are bringing attention to OP’s wife. Reddit users say that his wife knew about her parents’ strict rules, and she should have given him a warning.
One user said the wife allowed OP to be ambushed and hoped he would go along to keep the peace. If she brought it up earlier to OP, they could have been on the same page and made accommodations ahead of time
Is this normal behavior for in-laws? Should OP apologize to his in-laws and conform to their wishes? Or is this really OP’s wife’s fault for not giving him a heads-up? And will this be the last time OP and his wife will ever visit their in-laws?