Man Refuses To Be Friends With His Ex-Wife, But She Won’t Take No For An Answer

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Going through a breakup is never easy. Knowing that a relationship that once brought so much joy to you has reached its climax will always hurt. Now, imagine what a divorce must feel like.

When two people who used to be married have to go through a divorce, the chances of them being friends are slim.

Particularly, if there are lingering feelings or unfinished business, it doesn’t help the situation. Therefore, most people would rather keep their ex-husbands and wives far away from them.

But how far can one push the mother of his child?

The Cheating Wife

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Let’s call the man in this story Shawn and his wife Delilah.

Shawn and Delilah were married for more than six years. During that period, Shawn had to put up with much rubbish from her. They had two kids but lost one because his wife couldn’t get over her debauched lifestyle.

The drinking and partying might have been something Shawn would’ve tried working through with Delilah, but when the infidelity was brought to light, it changed everything.

Ready To Move On

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Shawn was done with everything after discovering Delilah was screwing around throughout the marriage. He just wanted to take his kid and escape all the lies and deceit. Who would like to stay in such a toxic and disrespectful marriage?

Delilah asked for a second chance and promised to quit everything and get her act together. She asked Shawn to give her a second chance, and in six months, she would be a better version of herself. Well, she lied.

Second Chances

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No, Delilah didn’t change when Shawn gave her a second chance. She didn’t stop sleeping around and carried on with her outrageous lifestyle with zero respect for Shawn, her marriage, or her child.

On the other hand, Shawn filed for a divorce after he saw that Delilah had no plans to change her behavior.

During the divorce process, she was trying to get Shawn to get back together with her. The lifestyle that is the cause of her divorce, according to Delilah, should be explored, and she and Shawn should be best friends instead.

He Wasn’t Having It

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Thankfully, he saw that it was a trap and that Delilah was trying to eat her cake and have it, so he refused. I mean, what was she expecting? After hurting him as she did, she wasn’t expecting him to jump on the offer and scream besties for life, was she?

Delilah lived in her little bubble.

She didn’t accept defeat immediately. She tried gaslighting Shawn, using their child as leverage, and being hysterical. But Shawn knew what he wanted; a trusting friendship and not one that would break him into tiny little pieces.

Co-Parenting

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Although he would rather forget she existed, Shawn was open to cordial co-parenting with Delilah because of their kid.

Not too long ago, Delilah had car troubles, and somehow, she felt it was a good idea to call Shawn and demand that he fix it. Of course, Shawn declined and asked that she call someone else, but she, feeling entitled, used the baby mama line, telling Shawn he had to help her because she was “the mother of his child.”

No, he didn’t help her, and yes, he dropped the call on her. That must’ve annoyed her. But does this make Shawn the villain?

No, Delilah Sounds Terrible

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In this story, Shawn is the good guy. Also, he tries to be polite and firm. One would expect he would be cruel towards Delilah, and I think he would be justified if he was.

Someone else also believes that Shawn is on the right path:

“NTA. That you share a child doesn’t mean that you have to be friends, just responsible adults sharing an important responsibility of a life choice you two made together in the past.

Don’t give in.”

Another person adds, “She’s a grown woman and needs to learn how to take care of herself. Roadside assistance is there FOR issues like these…”

Shawn has tried to be a gentleman, and that’s wonderful. It’s lovely that he’s keeping the boundaries firm and ensuring that Delilah understands that it’s over between them and that no friendship can ensue.

They Were Invited To A BBQ But Then Showed Up To An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

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Have you ever shown up to a party and there was no food? That is what happened to one family who took to social media to share their story.  Someone shared a story about how they were invited to a BBQ only to realize they were expected to bring food for the occasion. The hosts became annoyed when they didn’t bring food and refused to buy.

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

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A Reddit user shared a story about how he was invited to his niece’s rehearsal dinner 600 miles away, which he thought was a bit weird, but he was about to find out why he was invited.

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

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The original poster (OP) is a student who works as a waitress on the side. However, this story takes place at a restaurant where she DOES NOT work, even sometimes. She was there as a customer, but someone said no.

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner? Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital

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A Redditor posted in the “Am I the ***hole” subreddit to ask whether he was in the wrong for sending his coworker into an anaphylactic shock.

Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital: Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner?

Originally posted 2023-11-01 12:52:35.