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My Husband’s Adult Kids Came to Our Honeymoon Demanding We Give Them Our Villa – They Got a Lesson in Respect

Bettina Dizon
May 20, 2024
04:00 A.M.

My husband's children hate me. They always have and always will, but fortunately, my husband took my side when he saw how cruel they were to me. He taught them a valuable lesson, which eventually made them apologize and rebuild our relationships.

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My husband, Jack, is the dad of three kids over 21 years old. He was devastated when I met him two years after his wife passed away. He became a father at an early age and, sadly, also became a widower after a few years. About a year after we met, he introduced me to his kids, and we absolutely didn't get along.

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I understood why they were apprehensive about my relationship with their father, who is ten years my junior. He is 43 and I am 53. We have known each other for over nine years and have been engaged for four years. Throughout the stages of our relationship, not once did his children make me feel accepted.

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Two girls talking about something | Source: Pexels

I didn't move in with their family until all of his kids were out of the house. When the time finally came for me to move in, I had fewer interactions with them as they went to college. Still, whenever we were together, they would talk about their mom and made sure I felt like an intruder in their family. This was despite me telling them that I was not trying to replace their mother.

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When Jack proposed, his children started disrespecting me even more, but behind Jack's back. I didn't tell him because I didn't want them to argue. I was well aware that their family had gone through so much already, especially Jack, who had to raise his kids singlehandedly for years.

Jack felt he had to fill in the hole their mother left. So he worked twice as hard to provide his children with a luxurious life, even after they moved out of the house.

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Tired man thinking by the sea | Source: Pexels

Anyway, we had our wedding a few weeks back. It was a small civil ceremony and his children did not attend, claiming they all had other important commitments. Since it was a small event, we did not mind. We decided to go all out and spend more on our honeymoon, which we took in the Bahamas.

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A view of the Bahamas shores | Source: Pexels

Two days after we landed, ALL of his kids appeared. "Daddy, we missed you so much!" they said. Another whispered in my ear, "You thought you got rid of US, huh?!" Although taken aback by their arrival, we still gave them a tour and showed them our villa. I tried to be nice and ordered them snacks. Meanwhile, Jack got beverages for everyone.

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I never thought they would ruin my honeymoon, but I almost fell when one of his kids told me, "You, 58-year-old OLDIE! Still want a fairytale? This villa is too luxurious for you. We'll take this one, and you can get that small bungalow."

I calmly told them, "Guys, please don't ruin this for your father and I. Please just give us this honeymoon and don't cause a scene. I'm begging you."

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A woman begging | Source: FreePik

"We will never give you a taste of happiness. You do not deserve our dad, and you definitely do not deserve this luxurious villa. So beat it!" one of them replied.

And then we heard a glass smash to the floor; Jack was standing a few feet from the door, purple with rage.

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"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!" he screamed. It was a voice I had never heard before; one that was so angry that it stunned his kids into silence.

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"I have given you everything, supported you financially, and this is how you repay me? Disrespecting my wife? And on our honeymoon no less," Jack exclaimed.

They started to stammer excuses, but Jack cut them off. "Enough! I have had it with your entitled behavior. You think you can come here and demand anything? Did you really think I did not know about your behavior towards my wife? I turned a blind eye, hoping each time that you all would change. This ends now."

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He pulled out his phone and made a call. Within minutes, the villa's security arrived. "Escort them out. They are no longer welcome here," he said.

The security guards led his kids away, their faces a mix of shock and humiliation. They protested, but Jack stood firm. "You will not disrespect my wife or me ever again. Consider this your lesson in respect and a wake-up call," he added before telling them that he would also cut all their credit cards.

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A security guard walking a hallway | Source: Pexels

Jack wasted no time. He immediately called the bank and cut off their financial support, forcing them to stand on their own feet for the first time. He made it clear that their behavior had consequences and that they needed to learn responsibility and respect.

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The next few months were tough. For many years, they relied on their credit cards to enjoy life. Without it, they struggled, but eventually started to understand the value of hard work and respect.

One evening, we received a call from all his kids. "Dad, I'm sorry," they all said, their voices filled with genuine remorse. "We were wrong. Can we start over?"

Jack looked at me, tears in his eyes. "Of course," he replied, his voice cracking. "We can always start over."

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And so, slowly but surely, they rebuilt their relationship. Jack’s decisive actions during our honeymoon not only protected our special time but also taught his kids a lesson they would never forget. It was a hard journey, but in the end, it brought us all closer together.

Jack's kids are not the only ones who learned a lesson after a wedding. A bride's mother also realized a valuable lesson after her daughter tied the knot.

My Narcissistic Mom Made My Wedding All about Her — When She Insisted on Displaying Her Portrait, I Snapped

I've never been the type to go against my parents' wishes. Growing up, I was always the good kid, the one who did everything to make them happy. My mom, especially, loved being in control of everything – from my birthday parties to my graduation dinners. Sometimes, it felt like she was the one turning a year older or getting a diploma.

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But my wedding day was different. This was one day I wanted to be completely mine, without my mom's interference. Of course, that didn’t last long. It started with her insisting I wear her veil – the same one she wore when she married my dad.

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A bride holding white flowers | Source: Pexels

To be honest, I didn’t mind that. The veil was a family tradition, beautiful and intricately detailed, and it had been tailored and improved with each generation. I was happy to wear it on my special day.

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As the wedding preparations went on, though, my mom tried to control every little decision. A few days before the wedding, I sent her a picture of a memorial table I had set up for my late cousin and dad.

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Wedding table setup | Source: Freepik

My cousin was like the older brother I never had, and my dad treated him like a son. We were incredibly close, and losing them both was devastating. I loved the idea of having a table to honor them because it broke my heart that they couldn’t be there.

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When my mom saw the picture, she freaked out. She was upset that she wasn’t included in that one thing. She insisted that I put a portrait of her on the table too.

"That's literally a table for the fallen. It's a military tradition," I tried to explain. "It’s to commemorate those who have passed away and can’t be at my wedding."

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Screenshot of a conversation through text | Source: AmoMama

"You should be proud of me too!" she snapped back. "It’s disrespectful and selfish of you to exclude me. If you don’t put my portrait there, I won’t attend your wedding."

Her words stung. I couldn't believe she was making this all about her. That’s when I decided to show her what selfishness really looked like. After our heated back-and-forth, I decided to set up another memorial table just for her.

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A woman thinking while on her phone | Source: Pexels

I printed out a framed photo of my mom, just as she demanded. Next to it, I added another picture – a screenshot of our text conversation where she insisted on having her portrait displayed and threatened not to come if I didn’t comply. Instead of the "I Wish You Were Here" sign that I had on the real memorial table, I wrote "You Wished to Be Here."

Read more here.

This work is inspired by real events and people, but it has been fictionalized for creative purposes. Names, characters, and details have been changed to protect privacy and enhance the narrative. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

The author and publisher make no claims to the accuracy of events or the portrayal of characters and are not liable for any misinterpretation. This story is provided “as is,” and any opinions expressed are those of the characters and do not reflect the views of the author or publisher.

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