Every relationship has mistakes. The stories of people making big mistakes in their relationships, from getting caught in lie years in the making to meeting parents on the first date, have the perfect touch of soap opera drama. The best stories should be voted on.

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1. A New And Spontaneous Romance.

From Redditor u/OnwardTogether83:

We have been married for five and a half years. My mom passed away when I was 16 and my husband and I only had one parent at the wedding.

During the wedding planning, our parents met and found out how much they had in common. They danced at the wedding reception after a few glasses of wine.

We noticed a little bit of flirting between them but didn’t think much of it until they started seeing each other a lot after the wedding. It was weird for us that our parents were ambiguously dating each other, but we didn’t care because they seemed happy.

My husband and his mom walked down the aisle to meet my dad. My parents became husband and wife after they said their vows. We became. There are stepsiblings.


2. Meeting Parents On The First Date.


My lack of dating life has me turning to date apps. This one is from the dating app.

I had been talking to this guy for a few days, and everything was going swimmingly. We were both looking for the same things. He didn’t live too far away and his pictures were cute. All seemed normal.

He was invited to cook some burgers in my backyard. I told him to bring some bacon for the burgers. He said he would be over soon.

I expected him to be over in 15 minutes. I started grilling the burgs. He messaged me half an hour later, saying that he had driven by a couple of times and chickened out. Are you sure you want me to come over? I said come on, I’m hungry, but I thought it was a red flag.

The guy is much different than the one in the picture. I can move on. He did not take a breath from the moment he walked up. I knew his life story from his aunt who hated their grandma to his father who likes to collect. Not a single breath.

I thought he was nervous. I put the burgers on, and when they’re ready he pulls out a Ziploc from his pocket with two pieces of bacon in it. He only puts them on his burger. Okay…

He did not stop talking the entire time we sat down at the patio table to eat. He pulls out his pocket when we sit down. a vial? There is a cork in it. It is filled with black powder.

If he was going to snort something strange or build some sand art, he must have noticed that I was staring at it. He said, “Oh,” all super casual. “I’d like to INTRODUCE YOU TO MY MOTHER.”

I stared at him for a long time and I didn’t know what to do. “I like to bring her to any important event in my life. She also has ashes in this necklace I’m wearing, and in this ring, I have on, and this half-sleeve tattoo is for her.”

I don’t judge people based on their grief cycles, we all cope differently, and I respect that. The boy put his mother’s ashes on the table for our first date. I couldn’t.

I made an excuse about having to clock in and finish my work because he finished his burger. At 9:30 pm. He texted me before he even got to his car and told me, “My mother really liked you, I can’t wait to see you again.”

I told him that I didn’t feel a connection with him or his mother.


3. Stumbling Upon A Horrific Scene.

From Redditor u/pllaidllama:

I stayed up into the wee hours to eat easter candy and play video games, which I don’t do often.

Does anyone else like eggs? This time of year, they sell neon-colored malted milk ball eggs. I used to do this stupid thing when I was a kid, where I would lick them and then put the color on my lips and I did this last night with a blue one.

I forgot all about it and fell asleep on the couch with the lights on and the TV still on. By the time I come, I see my husband fumbling with his phone after I heard shouting, panicking sounds, and I was being shaken violently.

I kind of… flapped my arms angrily and said something like, “Whazwrongwitchyou?!”

He thought I was choking when he walked out on his wife and he thought he was going to call the police. It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever had to explain in our marriage when I told him it was candy.


4. The Mystery Of The Same Last Names.

From Redditor u/whatmia:

Sometimes people get married at the courthouse and then have a friends and family reception at a later date, which is why I used to be a wedding photographer. When I first meet them, they are married.

One day… I’m having a consultation, they bring a child, maybe 8 years old, and we put him in front of the office tv while we talk. It’s not uncommon for courthouse marriage couples to have kids together.

They write me a deposit check after the meeting. Both their names and last names are on the check.

My brain does maths and I figure… Joint checking account + same last name + kid in tow = they are already married so I say…”You two are prepared, you already have new checks printed with the same last name.” To which the bride replied… “I’m kinda still married to his brother.” And she ended that story with “…most of his family doesn’t approve.”

As we continued to plan a wedding between this little boy’s Mom and his new Uncle’s Dad, I was not sure what to say as he watched cartoons in front of my TV.