Fed Up Family Members Reveal The Worst Girlfriends That Have Brought Home
We're almost socialized to hate our childrens' spouses.[rebelmouse-image 18349166 is_animated_gif=
However, sometimes, they REALLY deserve it. It's not often that we run into the most toxic of toxic people, but when we do...why are they always dating our children?!
User u/iputstickersonmaface asked Reddit:
Mothers of reddit, who's the worst girlfriend your son has ever brought home?
Oh, boy, get ready for these answers.
Baby Girl....[rebelmouse-image 18348559 is_animated_gif=
He liked a girl in high school. He chased her for the better part of a year. She'd lead him on, then make excuses why they couldn't date. Rinse. Repeat. She wasn't super friendly to us, either. Finally, their senior year, she gave in. They dated for a year and a half when she suggested they move in together. He was hesitant, but she won. They got an apartment near us. She was working evenings in a hardware store while he worked full time at a car lot and went to classes to be a volunteer firefighter. She left the house a mess and him a list of chores to do in the evenings. He did them. After a couple of months, she complained how they never went on dates anymore. Two minimum wage jobs and bills to pay..no money for dates. He decided to surprise her with a picnic and a night at the drive in. He waited and waited and she finally came home at 4:30 in the morning. She had an excuse that he didn't quite buy. Two weeks later he gets a call from some lady claiming her husband and my sons gf were having an affair. So they borrowed a car they wouldn't recognize and followed gf after work one night. Sure enough. When it all came out, the affair had been going on for a lot longer than they'd had the apartment. She was begging him to move in with her while she was seeing someone else. We didn't like her from the get go, but after that....ugh. Luckily, he met an amazing girl and is happily married with a baby....not TO a baby now.
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My moms been dealing with little bros ex for awhile now.
They dated for 5 months as freshmen in highschool. She was nice enough but really weird with my brother at 13. As a result i was designated chaperone. Hurk.
Her parents tried forcing my brother to knock this girl up, move in and take care of her whole family... at 13. My brother was a late bloomer and as a result I had to explain what all of that meant and the implications this insane tween was getting him involved in.
He broke up with her, she went off the deep end. Constant lies about how abusive my brother was. (Hello you guys hung out 4 times, in my moms living room, with me one couch away. I would know what happened).
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My mother would say My ex-sister in law Pros
- Enjoys working out
- Talks a lot (extremely social person)
- Compulsive liar who will say anything to meet her ends
- psychotic father who influences her views and has shady business
- Fraud (started a business to launder dad's money)
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My brother met a very trashy girl in his teens & got her pregnant. A few months after my gorgeous, fantastic niece was born, her mother took her and moved in with another guy, because... she was pregnant with his kids (twins, that she ended up miscarrying). She texted my brother and said he would never see his daughter again, and kept this torment up for months. My brother one night found himself in a seedy motel room with some friends who had a gun. They left to go to the gas station and he called his daughters mom. Whatever she said was the final straw, and we pulled him off of life support the next morning after spending 8 hours at the hospital watching them pump blood into him to try to keep him alive until they could be prepared to donate his organs. At his funeral his daughter was only a year old. She does not know what happened.
This girl is now 25, and has a second child. She's also on her 7th engagement, in what will potentially be her 4th marriage.. all since my brother passed away 7 years ago. The second child's father is currently not allowed to see his baby, and she has claimed that she cheated on him and that the baby is actually her current fiancé's child (it CLEARLY is not, it looks JUST LIKE the man who was in her original story the father)
So I mean, she takes the cake for bad girlfriends. I miss my brother and my niece will never know how funny or cool her dad was. Aaand I'm crying.
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Stepmom here. She was from a very well off family, and it had made her incredibly selfish and demanding.
She never had a nice thing to say about him or anything else. She criticized him constantly and talked s* about our house and lifestyle to our faces.
She lied to her parents and asked us to cover for her. She yelled at our son when we wouldn't do it.
They were only teenagers, but she expected him to take her to high-end restaurants and buy her super expensive gifts constantly.
She told him his intended college major didn't pay enough and he needed to drop out and work for her dad.
She'd ask him to drive home from college to give her a ride somewhere, and then make him wait in the car until she was ready to leave. This happened more than once.
She cheated on him numerous times.
She was a garbage person. We were so happy when he finally got out.
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When my brother was in high school he dated this heinous b---h who treated everyone like s--t. The straw that broke the camels back for me mom was when they needed a ride back from the movies, and they were late because she demanded they go to a different movie, my mom waited an hour for them and when they finally showed up, my mom was a little miffed, but when she asked them, the girl said it was my moms duty to wait because that was her job. Yeah, mom lost it.
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At first, Renee seemed pretty cool, if not slightly sketchy. There were red flags immediately but we were just too blinded by the fact that he seemed happy to address them.
- She had just left her husband who she claimed was abusive and yet left her 2 young children with him.
- Lost 2 jobs in 2 weeks for not showing up.
- She was 31 and all of her friends were around 18-19.
It didn't take long for her to show her true colors as the nastiest, dishonest, most controlling person I have ever had the displeasure of knowing. Here are some examples:
- She would scream at her children and call them horrible names when she wasn't outright ignoring them.
- She refused to work and spent what little money they had on pot.
- She stole my identity and opened up electric and gas in my name.
- She ruined the relationship between my brother and his son to the point where they actively avoid each other.
His credit is in toilet, his health is ruined, and he has no relationship with his oldest son. He's a shell of his former self. F-ck you, Renee. I hope you step on a Lego laced with tetrodotoxin.
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He brought home this one girl and she seemed nice enough. She made an effort to talk to me. A couple weeks in, she suddenly needed a place to stay.
After about 2 months of her living there, he calls me in a panic from my Dad's phone. He came home and she attacked him. She accused him of sleeping around because he had been spending too much time away from home. (He works a mechanic job, sometimes he runs over if its busy) She grabbed his phone and smashed it. She punched herself in the face repeatedly, saying she was going to go to the cops and say he beats her. She comes at him again, so he bear hugs her to restrain her. My Dad came in at this point, and she ran to him screaming and crying, saying "look what your son did to me." He immediately knew it was a crock of s*. He said she had an hour to pack her things and leave. She got in my Dad's face, called him a bunch of names. He just told her to shut up and pack.
My Dad dropped her off at her uncle's house which was about 35 miles away and apparently she screamed at him the whole way. Over the course of the next couple months, my brother has gotten phone calls from her and some super creepy letters at his door. It's been about 6 months now and she's still sending them. He usually just throws them straight in the trash.
Turns out, she had a warrant out for her arrest for possession/distribution of prescription pills. She's been on the run for over a year. My Dad called the cops and let them know her location, but as far as I know she's still somehow not in jail. I guess she used my brother for somewhere to stay and hide. It was super sh-tty.
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A friend of mine has chronically bad taste in women. Back in college, he dated this girl who was very sweet. (They all are. They come across well) But she always told these stories that just didn't seem right. And drama seemed to follow her wherever she went. For example, she claimed to have been attacked in her boyfriend's house by an intruder when she was there alone. The problem with this is that unbeknownst to her, one of the roommates got home early from work that day and was sitting on the porch reading when this intruder supposedly broke in and attacked her. He was pretty confused when the police showed up. The case was dropped because how on earth did someone break in and flee with this guy sitting on the porch? He still believed her and defended her to anyone who had anything to say about it.
He's currently dating a girl who is a major klepto. And it's not like useful stuff. She seems to just steal just to steal. For example, she stole clothes from my baby. She doesn't have kids...what does she need with onesies??? He's currently struggling to find a place to live because his long time roommate told him she wasn't allowed in the apartment and she can't get an apartment because of her criminal history. He mailed the shit she stole back to me and apologized but still doesn't see the problem with this relationship.
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I was the son in this situation. My mom has a severe case of "no one will ever be good enough for my baby" syndrome. When my now wife and I got engaged everyone congratulated is except for my mom, who drove 5 hours to visit her mother to cry. She never supported our engagement for the 3 years leading up to the wedding, contributed the bare minimum of having my dad pay for the rehearsal dinner, and even still only tolerated her presence. My wife is a lovely, kind woman who everyone in my family loves, all of my friends love. But my mother couldn't despise her more
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The worst was the one who wouldn't come out of his car when he came to hang out with the family, and who would sit there and text him to hurry up when he's seeing us for the first time in weeks. We're close knit and we love to welcome people to our family, and she was too wrapped up in controlling him to give us a chance.
Until of course, she got pregnant, and then spent the pregnancy complaining that no one in my family did enough for her or seemed interested in how she was doing, and when anyone DID show interest she griped that everyone was too involved or too nosey. For some reason she thought it was a good idea to completely sh-t-talk everyone in my family to me, and after the baby frenzy died down she started complaining about literally every move my brother made and every word he said. It just never stopped. Meanwhile she's sitting around doing nothing, not working, letting her mom take care of the kid, while she admins a Facebook page of other new moms who need to "let off steam."
They're not together anymore, she won't let my brother have any one on one time with his daughter (she's almost two, and he's an amazing dad) and she breezes in and out of my parents house like she's doing all of us a favor by letting us be in my niece's presence.
She's the f-cking worst.
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Single father, but... My son had a GF a few years ago that was seedy trailer park trash straight from a Cops episode. Managed to bring a lice infestation with her the first time she visited the house and multiple times afterwards until I drew the line and told him that he was the going to be sterilized if I had to do the house one more time.
Insecurity Killed The Cat[rebelmouse-image 18349172 is_animated_gif=
My brother is very private and never introduces any of his girlfriend's to us, his family, unless they force his hand and insist upon it. He finally introduces us to a woman that I will call Dede, who we guess he had been dating a year. And everyone likes Dede. She turns on the charm and the entire family likes having her around - she's charming and funny and helpful. Then after like 6 months it's like she got comfortable with her place and revealed her true nature. She was the most insecure, b-tching, demanding woman my brother ever dated. When he was with my mom and Dede called he had to make my mom be quiet and not talk because if she heard my mom in the background she would get jealous of her. It was insane. And with her being jealous of my brother spending time with mom basically undid all the goodwill she garnered in the previous 6 months. It was crazy. She was so insecure my brother couldn't spend time with our mom because she would get jealous and pissed. I've never seen anything like it.
Difficulty[rebelmouse-image 18349173 is_animated_gif=
Not a mother, but doing the mom role for my younger brother. He met a girl on some online dating site. She was going to come visit for a few week one summer, going to stay with us. That was fine, except once she arrived within the week they both decided she will stay permanently with us. I am a bit of a doormat and my brother and I had a very fragile relationship at the time. So she stayed.
She doesn't work, contribute to the household financially, and does not do any chores. I can hear her frequently yelling at my brother through our closed room doors. Eventually they moved out together , and they have been living together since. She gets work from time to time but something always happen and she'd lose it. One time I was traveling abroad and he messaged me said he was kicked out of their house. Turns out, they had a fight and she got physical with him. He ran out and called the police but they took her side. You'd think that would be the end of it. They were on and off dating and to this day she still live with him. He had to borrow money from the family whenever she is out of work.
She is entitled and horrible. But he is also an idiot. So maybe they would stay together forever. It is out of anyone's control now.
Sulking[rebelmouse-image 18349175 is_animated_gif=
My brother's ex was the worst. She was super controlling of who he could and couldn't see and would lose her f-cking mind if he dared go against what she wanted him to do. At one point in their relationship they were long distance for a few months. Our family lives far away from where he was living so one week he went to visit our grandparents who live in the same province as his girlfriend. She absolutely lost it because he had the audacity to visit his aging family members over her for his only time off. She told him that if they were meant to be then she should matter more than ANYBODY including family. This was on top of her having a serious temper. Later they went on a vacation together and he mentioned that he wanted to visit a friend (female, but she was like a sister to us our whole lives) because they were passing through where she lived. His gf went nuts. Started screaming and kicking his suitcase down the street (yes in public). He ended up going anyway and she didn't, instead choosing to sit and sulk in the hotel for 2 days.
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My step son, brought home a girl that seemed nice enough. Just super shy. Whenever she would come over she would hide in the bedroom and barely spoke to us. When she did speak to us she was very respectful and kind.
After about 6-7 months of them dating and her hiding from us and barely speaking to us she went psycho on my step son. She was upset that my step son had forgotten their 6 month anniversary (Or whatever the number of months was.) And she lost it. She broke his dresser, and his xbox. She threw something and put a hole in the wall. She destroyed some of his clothes and pictures.
I came home to a disaster of a house and the cops on my porch, because she called the cops to say my step son had hit her. He was arrested and spent time in juvenile hall and on probation.
She of course tried to sweet talk her way back in to his life after the whole thing. He turned 18 shortly after he was released from juvenile hall and he took her back. Moved out of our home and moved in with her. And found out once again how psycho she was when she attacked him again because he forgot to pick up taco bell on his way home from work.
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FATHER who raised three sons on my own...
We had a working horse farm and my two youngest sons, 17 and 14, had their own "bunkhouse (two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room and TV room). And no, they weren't unsupervised, I'd visit a couple of times daily (from 40' away).
So...this gal shows up on a Friday afternoon. I don't get a good look at her, it's getting dark, but we politely shake hands.
My son says she's staying for dinner -- they're cooking "in". I respect that. I've raised this son, he's a good kid, trustworthy and honest, and so I leave them alone.
Next morning, her car is still there AND I catch a really good look at her as she's hurrying out of the bungalow (I am certain she's trying to get away before I get close).
She has to be 30...at least.
So...I have a talk with my son and learn he met her playing a video game online. I asked how old she was. He said like, 20?
I said...son...she's a lot older than that. And no...she's not to stay over again. Case closed.
In any case, of course, she must have been giving the kid what he wanted because they kept seeing each other. As for overnights? She was no longer overt. Instead, she'd wait until dark then park her car on another road and walk over to my kid's quarters. (I learned this after the fact.)
I finally walked in one night on another matter. Didn't see HER...but my two sons weren't welcoming as they usual are but instead had "big eyes" and seemed anxious. Then ...I saw a purse hanging on the back of a chair.
I asked my older son...okay, whose purse? He didn't say anything, looked guilty as Hell...so did my YOUNGEST son...
So I said, "well, let's see whose purse this is," and I unzipped it, pulled out the wallet, and lo and behold, miss so and so was 32 years old.
I asked her to come over where I could see her...she had been cowering in a corner where I would have had to come all the way into the house to find her.
I asked if I could have a word with her in private.
I didn't see her again but I do know my son met with her several more times.
But I made it hard enough for her, and dangerous enough, that it finally ended.
Of course there's still more to this story, but you've got the gist.
We all have strong opinions about something, but when we think of opinions, we often think of hot button topics like political subjects.
But as it turns out, sometimes we can have just as strong of opinions of our preferred types of pasta.
Redditor PeeB4uGoToBed asked:
"What's the best pasta shape and why?"
The Right Answer
"I prefer my pasta, like my nuggets, to be dinosaur-shaped."
"This is my true answer, but if I have to pretend to be an adult, I always say Cavatappi."
"Radiatori. Thick and perfect for pasta sauces."
"They're so fun. They're my favorite, ahead of rotini. I just like ridges, I guess."
"Best for mac and cheese."
"My first time having cavatappi mac and cheese changed my life."
"Cavatappi gang, RISE UP."
"I see your cavatappi and raise you cavatelli."
"Cavatelli is the bee's knees, man."
"The shell shape stores cheese and sauces, so with each bite, you get tons of flavor."
"Yes! Mac n cheese always tastes amazing with Conchiglie, I don't make the rules."
"Rigatoni. My favorite dish is baked rigatoni with bolognese. I love the texture of the ridges and the larger hollow part scoops up the sauce very well as compared to ziti or penne."
"Cascatelli. Some crazy f**k got obsessed with answering the OP's question and invented this."
"Cascatelli is great, but his second round of shapes, specifically vesuvio, might be better."
"Agreed. Vesuvio is peak."
"I prefer quattrotini. I find it has better forkability and toothsinkability."
"Fusilli because it's silly."
"Bucatini is the best of all worlds. You have everything that's great about the long noodles and it's hollow! It absorbs sauce and oil on the inside."
"I hate bucatini! You can't suck a protruding part into your mouth because of the hole in the middle. You can't pick it up with a fork, because it's too slippery with sauce."
"Penne... because the sauce is in AND on it, lol (laughing out loud)."
"The pasta that would literally drive me insane if I tried to make it from scratch."
"I came to say this. Just something about it. Amazing mouth feel. Great texture. Good with light and heavy, meaty sauces."
"This one. There’s something so nostalgic about it for me. And I feel like it does well with most sauces. A very versatile shape for a variety of pasta dishes."
"Linguine: the spaghetti that went to private school."
"I am totally on board with linguine. Flat to catch the sauce and thin enough to cook evenly for the perfect consistency! Pairs with many sauces too!"
"Flat pasta is better than round pasta (like spaghetti) for sauces and flavors being absorbed. It's long enough to give the lady and the tramp vibes and not feel like you're a kid eating some superhero shapes out of a bowl like Fusilli and Farfalle can give off."
"It's thicker than tagliatelle to give it enough girth to feel like more of a main event than just being the bed your sauce and toppings sit on."
"Overall, it's just the best all-rounder in my book."
This conversation just goes to show how many pasta options there actually are in the world, some that we may have not even heard of yet, because of them being invented in 2020!
But it also goes to show that we all have our favorites, and we can have very strong opinions about them.
One of life's most unfortunate moments is when we feel our lives are genuinely in danger.
These horrific moments can involve the behavior of people with malicious intentions or just being at the wrong place and time.
Even though many people live to share their harrowing stories, the trauma doesn't necessarily go away completely.
But all anyone who's experienced a terrifying ordeal can do to find peace is to count their blessings and be grateful they are survivors.
Curious to hear from strangers online, Redditor Fearless-surfur-ee asked:
"What was the scariest incident happened with you?"
These Redditors experienced heart-stopping false alarms.
"Half a dozen masked men broke into my bedroom, threatened me and my girlfriend, realised they had the wrong house, apologised and left. Edit - I told the full story here a while back."
Witness At A Shopping Mall
"Similar thing happened to my Aunt. She witnessed an attack at a shopping centre (on going disagreement between 2 well known families) and was threatened. A few days later one of the older family members approached her in her driveway and apologised profusely for the younger persons behaviour and offered her compensation. She was so scared she just said no thanks and he left."
Sometimes, you gotta listen to your gut.
"Wife and I took a dark exit towards out neighborhood. Whole backseat full of bags cause we went shopping at the mall. There’s a red light at the intersection once you get off the exit and we pull up to this tinted oldsmobile. They were in the right lane to go straight or turn right and we were in the left lane to turn left."
"Nobody is around, maybe 10 at night. I turn left and look in my rear view and it’s the car that was next to us a bit back. I pull in my driveway and just had a really weird feeling, so I told my wife I’m gonna reverse and drive around the block. She thinks it’s weird as hell, but as we are reversing, this dude is walking towards us from that Oldsmobile parked around the corner. I dip the f**k out and make it look like I was just turning around and drove like a mile away before heading back."
"Just had this gut feeling, man. Who knows what would have happened? But it was scary as f'k, nonetheless."
A Tragic Stop
"Friend borrowed dad’s Benz to take wife on anniversary date. He stopped for flowers and was followed home by someone thinking he was wealthy. He was shot dead in his driveway in what turned out to be a gang initiation; you did the right thing."
These Redditors looked down the barrel of a gun...and lived to tell their story.
"Was at a train station that was empty and I was sitting down waiting for a train and a man walks over with a bag, opens it and takes out a shotgun and points it at me and I just stare at him, he then says 'you're not scared are you' then puts the shotgun back in the bag then walks out of the train station."
"Actually not sure if that was the scariest or weirdest or if I was even scared."
The Right Answer
"Reminds me of the time a guy put a gun to my neck and said, 'What would you do if I pull the trigger right now.'"
"I was in a completely apathetic state of mind at that time anyway and said, 'Not much I can do, but I'll haunt you.'"
These Redditors experienced medical emergencies.
"Last week had a heart attack after almost recovering from chemotherapy."
"I asked the nurse if I was going to die and she said I’m in the right place and they will look after me. Then I got more scared then I ever have before"
"I should not have survived but I did."
"The scan came back and we found a mass. We'd like you to come in to talk to the doctor today or tomorrow. You should see if someone can drive for you as you may be upset afterwards"
"Can I come in next week, I have a trip planned?"
"The doctor says you should come in today anytime and we will clear an appointment for you."
"Luckily that doctor kicked a**. 3 years post-surgery. Scans are clean in August and I move into the "only 10% chance of reoccurrence" bracket."
"Felt sick, kind of like the flu. Felt completely fine in the morning, but got worse as the day went on. It was the middle of the night and I was up with my husband and our new 6 week old baby. I was pumping breastmilk."
"Next thing I know, I’m waking up to EMTs surrounding me on my bed telling me not to move or sit up. My heart rate was incredibly high and blood pressure incredibly low. They took me to the hospital and no one knew what was wrong with me for a while. They kept asking me what drugs I took. I kept telling them nothing (which is true). I just had a baby, the biggest 'drug' I was taking was Tylenol. They didn’t believe me for a while."
"I couldn’t remember a lot of things at this point. I could barely even remember my own kid’s name. I couldn’t tell them who the president was or what year it was when they asked. It was a weird feeling to have memory missing. Kind of like having lost some puzzle pieces. Talking was also kind of difficult."
"After a BUNCH of tests, turns out I had a UTI so bad that I went into septic shock and my kidneys were shutting down. Didn’t know I had a UTI because I was still healing from childbirth and I am pretty asymptomatic when it comes to UTIs. I don’t feel pain when I get them. Spent a few days in the ICCU. Was extra scary considering my brand new baby was at home and I wasn’t and there was a chance I wouldn’t make it home at all."
"In the end, I thankfully made a full recovery."
"Not as intense as some of these other stories, but please don’t sleep on a UTI guys. Sepsis is no joke."
The last time I truly feared for my life was when I was at a party and a fight between two drunk partygoers turned into a Swiss army knife fight.
I'm not kidding.
A couple of my friends and I jumped off the second floor balcony and got chased in the parking lot.
After some fumbling with the car keys, my buddy managed to get five of us crammed into his car and the perpetrator started pounding on the rear window with his fists and bloodying it up from smashing his knuckles onto the glass.
The police came just in time. Thank you annoyed neighbor who called the cops on us for our blood-curdling screams disturbing the peace.
Perhaps the best thing about our friends is that we can always rely on them.
To help us out, to give us words of comfort and wisdom when we need them, or to just be a willing pair of ears.
Even so, our friends still have a way of surprising us, as well as disappointing us from time to time.
Sometimes they'll do things that just make us groan and roll our eyes but are easily forgiven over time.
Other times, however, they might do or say something which can only be described as "f*cked up."
Potentially putting an effective end to your friendship.
"What is the most f**ked up thing you've seen a friend do?"
Those Poor Cats...
"A guy I worked with was about to take his wife on a trip back to their mutual hometown in another state."
"They had a pair of delightful kittens and they asked me if I would watch them while they were gone."
"I had little experience with cats but these 2 were just wonderfully playful."
"I gave him a call when he got back to arrange returning the kittens but he said they had picked up a non-cat friendly dog on the journey and he would just drop off the kittens in the woods."
"Needless to say, I kept them and they were wonderful furry friends for me and eventually to my wife and kids."
"I still think what would have happened to them if I had not been in the right place at the right time."- PoloGrounder
"I went on holiday for a week and asked my 'best friend' to pop in and feed my cat (he lived a few doors away)."
"When I got back, my cat was laying by the back door of my house, went inside and his bowl was empty, I called him and asked when the last time he fed him, he said 'oh yeah, I forgot'."
"My cat had been outside for a week with no food or water. "
"I haven't spoken to him in 12 years."- Reddit
Always Listen To Your Doctor
"Convinced his girlfriend she was suffering from gluten intolerance instead of schizophrenia, and got her to stop taking medication."- lightningandmadness
But Was It A Point Worth Proving?
"Deliberately get knocked down by a car, in order to prove that when drunk (and we were very drunk), his bones were flexible."
"Fortunately, the car had been slowing to turn."
"There followed a couple of minutes trying to reassure the driver he was ok, whilst calling him an idiot."
"Meanwhile, he was laying flat on his back, maintaining he'd proved his point."- anothercynicaloldgit
It Is Never Attractive To Gloat
"Best friend was excited for me to meet his new gf."
"The whole evening he bragged about how she was still married and he was going to be the reason she got divorced."
"Haven't spoken to him since."
"Did hear she broke up with him and sorted out the issues with her husband."- hmfiddlesworth
Karma Is Pretty Unforgiving...
"Brought my friend to watch my boyfriend practice his drumming."
"She kept spreading her legs wide wearing a skirt with no underwear."
"She slept with him and he left me thinking he would be with her."
"Needless to say she didn’t date him because she already had a boyfriend."- Final_Objective_6204Kar
"We were working in an old lady's attic and he kicked the sh*t out of a pipe on purpose then went and told her it needed to be replaced."
"I never worked with him again after that."- FriendlyDifference72
"Brag about a then—boyfriend not leaving her despite constant cheating."
"Then cry when he left her."
"I don’t know either."- Snapesnape716
In With The Wrong Crowd
"They were arguing and he made fun of the friend for being an orphan."
"Tried to stab the other friend cuz his ex was crushing on him."- we_are_ghetto
Not Worth A Second Thought
"Throw McDonald’s fries and burger as hard as he could at a homeless lady asking for food."
"I called him a piece of sh*t and never spoke to him again."- Mundane_Tour_3215
You Don't Mess With Family...
"My best friend had just broken up with my brother—who had moved over a thousand miles and changed jobs to be with her—citing personal differences."
"My brother was devastated, but I tried to respect her decision and be a source of support for both of them, especially because they truly weren’t the best fit."
"But then she shared with me, because she knew that I loved her and would be happy for her so long as she was happy, that she’d been cheating on my brother for the past month and had found her soulmate."
"The depth of my brother’s heartbreak, already immense, was further compounded by the infidelity."
"To my bewilderment, she truly couldn’t understand why I was ending the friendship, seemed so distraught that I would end a years long relationship over something so 'small'."
"And I still can’t comprehend why she thought telling me would result in anything other than a complete door slam."
"Hannah, you still suck."
"And I’m still angry."
"I had also asked her to be the maid of 'honor' in my upcoming wedding."
Some friendships can withstand fundamental differences of opinion.
But no friendship is worth hanging onto when people (and kittens) are physically or emotionally harmed.
When you gotta go, you go.
That should be a mantra for getting rid of the toxic people in our lives.
Not every relationship is meant to last forever.
Some people don't know how to be friends.
They are awfully good at pretending though.
Be vigilant of the signs and red flags.
Toxic people are crafty.
And once you're free, never look back.
Redditor _ReDd1T_UsEr wanted to discuss the reasons why many of us decided to cut some people out of our lives, so they asked:
"What was the reason why your friendship ended with someone?"
Sometimes a person just has to go.
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"I stopped being the first to always initiate plans, and that was that."
"I once asked a friend to plan our next breakfast + walk outing, since I always did that. He wrote me a letter ending the friendship. Stunning!"
Pants on Fire
"Habitual lying became too annoying and disruptive to tolerate."
"When you constantly are thinking... this math ain't matching lol. People that lie all the time make me sick. I've told multiple friends that you don't have to lie to me."
"I feel so much better when someone can trust me and feel comfortable telling me a hard truth than an easy lie."
"Even if the truth made me feel some type of way, I'm still glad it was honest. I've even said thank you to people in the past that have been honest with me, good or bad! Some people just can not help lying about things. I wouldn't be able to ever keep a story straight if I did that."
"He kept having kids with different girls and bailing on them. Coming from a 'went out for a pack of smokes' Dad myself, I just couldn't watch it anymore. Bailed after the third one. Think he's up to 6 now."
"Reminds me of one of my ex-friends. She kept having kids with MULTIPLE guys (all of them were one-night stands), I don't think she even knows who the baby daddies are."
"She also kept begging me and people for money for pot, and she also bragged about having OnlyFans. She'd also make up stories about being in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend (she'd also cheat on him/tell people her and him they broke up, which they weren't)."
"I was a bad person and they ended it for perfectly sensible reasons. I would have done the same. I've changed, but I don't blame them for not reconsidering contact."
"I’ve been there. I was a bad person and lost friendships and family relationships. I tried to apologize to everyone I hurt."
"I also accepted that they don’t want me in their lives anymore. I learned that I made my mistakes, I learned from them, and I accept their choices. I don’t self-hate anymore and I try to be a better person in general. I hope you are doing well and practicing self-love and forgiveness."
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"I lent them $20 and then they avoided me so they didn’t have to pay me back. Worth the $20."
"I don't ever expect prompt returns of small amounts of money between my friends... we all buy each other rounds or buy the food for the BBQ or whatever. It ends up evening out over time I think we'd notice though if someone was always taking and never giving and then they'd probably get cut off too."
In the immortal words of Cyndi Lauper... "Money Changes Everything."
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"She joined a pyramid scheme selling butt-ugly leggings and it took over her whole life. When I finally told her it was negatively affecting our friendship, she accused me of not supporting her 'business.'"
"I was basically a taxi for my friends so I dumped them all."
"This one I can understand but depends on the situation. Not all of my friends had cars in high school, so our group needed to have me and my sh*tty '94 Plymouth Sundance come, or they couldn't do anything. I didn't mind at all then, but I definitely would these days."
"I remember I used to drive around with my buddies all the time before they had licenses. When one of my friends got his and a car I said sweet now you can drive me around for a bit, he replied that he wasn't gonna waste his money on gas like that. See ya, haven't really spoken to him since."
"How's this for oddly specific: Friend since 1980, was hanging out at a bar in 1992 and there was a dispute of over a $15.00 bar tab. I was in the right, but whatever - he held a grudge for years."
"Ran into him in 2017 and we were both too old to care. Started to see each other now and then. 2023 and we're at this local bar for a show and got into a fight about $15.00 a ticket."
"Maybe he'll call me in 2063."
"She was a taker, constantly. When I needed something she made it about her yet again. Exhausting to be around."
"I'm going through this right now. Can't tell you how many texts I have from her in the past few days telling me that I need to get over myself, need to stop making myself the victim, have been a terrible friend, have never been there for her."
"She's the most narcissistic person I know and everyone does everything for her. She has one of the easiest lives ever and anytime anything bad happens to her she believes that everyone is against her and she's the victim here. It's pure insanity. There is no talking sense to people like this."
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"I've lost like all but two of my 'friends' because I stopped drinking and doing hard drugs."
"Same here dude. My circle is small but hey at least it's a circle I know I can go to."
Oh, how things change when the booze dries up.
How much fun were you really having?
Do you have any stories about cutting off a friend? Let us know in the comments below.