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The older I get, the more I understand where this guy is coming from

Because people can be exhausting!

But still…is it a bad move to leave your son’s wedding early because you don’t feel like dealing with people?

Check out this guy’s story and see what you think!

AITA for leaving my son’s wedding early?

My son, Alan (26M) has just recently gotten married to Helen (25-26F). I love them both very much.

He’s not too into big parties…

It’s relevant to mention that I really dislike parties and large gatherings.

I’m not sociable at all and I really just dislike them. So it was kind of a downer when I heard that Alan and Helen were going to have a wedding with around 150 people.

I told Alan ahead of time that I would probably leave early and that me and the rest of our family would take two cars so that they could stay if they wanted to.

He looked like he didn’t mind at the time.

It was time to bounce.

So at the wedding itself, after the ceremony I basically told him that I was glad and it looked great but I was going to go home.

He asked if I was going to at least stay for cake or for food but the food didn’t look all that appetizing to me so I told him I was just going to leave.

He said “alright whatever just go” and I went back to my table to get my stuff. I told my wife and she said she didn’t feel comfortable driving back alone (the venue was very far from us and the roads there were not great). I said in that case she should come with me and after some hemming and hawing she agreed.

So we left.

Then he really got an earful…

Then two days later Alan’s new wife bombarded me and my wife with messages that she was disgusted with us, saying horrible things about us and insulting us as people and as parents. Really just sickening.

I told her off and asked why she thought it was okay to talk to her in laws like that and she said that us leaving “ruined” the wedding for Alan and that he was very upset for the rest of the night.

She continued to berate us. I politely told her to leave us alone and called Alan, mainly to inform him that his wife had a temper that he should know about.

When we talked about it he basically started berating me too and said things like “you always do this” and “just leave me alone” before hanging up. I feel like I’m justified since I told him ahead of time that I wasn’t going to stay.

AITA here?

Check out how folks reacted.

This person said he’s an *******.

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Another person thinks he’s now trying to act like a victim.

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This Reddit user powered through a friend’s wedding.

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Another individual had some good ideas about this.

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And this reader said his excuse is a cop-out.

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