As an ancient proverb once said- "Love and marriage, love and marriage. Go together like a horse and carriage." But not always.

Sometimes you know as soon as you say "I do", it wasn't meant to be. These Redditors talk about how they knew it was over, but just a tad too late.

u/LittleFuzzyThings asked: People who separated/divorced within one year of getting married: When did you know it was a mistake?


Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger....

My dad got remarried after being divorced for about 5 years. I would have been all for it, but he met this woman in another state on a business trip, and would travel up to see her every weekend after they hit if off. They knew each other for 6 months before getting engaged. The engagement was only for 3 months. My brother and I tried telling him about all the red flags, telling him to take his time. My dad is very well-off financially, and we kept trying to earn him things were moving too quickly, that she was only in it for the money.

She moved her whole family from their home town to the city my dad lived in, including their elderly grandmother who needed constant medical supervision. Before they were even married, the pantry was full of Whole Foods brand food instead of the local grocery store, as was tradition. All new furniture, and had the house repainted, all at his bride-to-be's request.

The marriage lasted all of 2 weeks. Apparently my dad's new bride had the gall to ask my dad to leave everything to her in the will, and write me and my brother out. Only then did he realize she was in it for the money. The next day he had the marriage annulled.

Someday I would like to know what it's like to fall so completely for someone that I don't recognize they are taking advantage of me. Must feel good for that instant before it all comes crashing down.

whenyesterdaywemet

Love you, mom!

Giphy

She nearly killed me because she thought I was cheating from some texts that went to my mother.

Hevaly_armed_proto

Weird...I had an unstable ex who almost killed us by driving erratically on a freeway in Chicago because he saw me texting "Love you!" to someone. (It was my brother.)

slashbackblazers

That's just messed up.

Super late to the party here, but I knew it was over when she started a fight at my brother's funeral because female attendees were giving me hugs as part of condolences.

BigHairyApeMan

Sorry you had to deal with that. My younger brother passed away last year and I can't imagine having to think about anything else other than the pain of it. My older bro's crazy ex actually showed up to the funeral and used the whole event to try to get close to him again. Some people are just unbelievable.

nothingreallyasdfjkl

What an abusive a**hole.

I knew a week after I got married when he slammed my head into the wall "because he saw me looking at a man" at an ice cream shop. I'm from the US, and got married in England.

This dude changed completely right after we got married. A couple of weeks later, I had to get out of there and come back to the US.

shirleysensei

Definitely not your problem.

Giphy

Honeymoon

We dated for 5 years but on the honeymoon we had a big argument over my liberal use of sunscreen. She refused to wear any because of 'chemicals' and I liberally use it due to my ginger skin. We seriously argued over this for a good hour and she refused to even go into the pool with me because of sunscreen chemicals.

After a scuba adventure with her she could hardly walk because she got so burnt on her legs whereas my skin didn't change.

She then tried to convince me that it was all my fault because I didn't force her to wear the sunscreen and that the honeymoon was ruined.

It was then I realized I picked the wrong person. After a few more psycho arguments (mad at me because of something in her dreams, mad because I didn't remind her to bring an umbrella....)

I had to call it quits. I can't stay with someone who constantly blames me for their own problems.

Luckily no kids and I got back everything I brought into the marriage.

fukenhimer

The second comment is also our reaction.

When he said my son's suicide attempt interfered with his (ex's) birthday party.

ersul010762

Excuse me what the F**K.

a_fish_out_of_water

And this is why I'm scared of men.

My sister got a civil marriage. Then they moved super f**king far away to the middle of nowhere cause he got a good job.

My sister never finished college and he would remind her on a daily basis about it. She would get super depressed and he wouldn't believe her. She got sick once and he told her since she didn't go to the DMV that day she wasn't allowed to go to a theme park we were planning on going to that weekend. He would demean her whenever she couldn't get a job or even an interview, and she applied to practically everywhere within a 50 mile radius. He called her stupid in front of me and when I called him out he told me to mind my own business. If he wasn't twice my size I would have decked him.

She left him after about a year cause he's obviously a raging a-hole. When she left he told her she has nowhere to go and if she went to stay with our mom she would just be a burden like me. I was like 19 and in college at the time. At least she got the car and the dog.

Not the ending I was expecting.

Giphy

She went out for girls' night and met a new friend named Nicole at a bar. Started texting her a lot, then going to hang out now and then. We had a baby at home and she kept trying to go hang out with this girl from another town over with no last name whom I was not allowed to meet.

His real name was Wesley.

NotTheMan378

As if!

She decided she was in love with her step-brother a month after we got married.

Fractured_Identity

I'm pretty sure I watched a preview of a scene with the same plot line last night.

Bloody_Vaginal_Spray

Yeah. The movie Clueless??

hmmcn

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