‘My daughter-in-law thinks I’m evil because I made my son wait before proposing’

A woman said her future daughter-in-law thinks she is evil because she urged her son to wait before proposing – saying he was too young to get married.

Sharing her story anonymously, the woman said that her son wanted to marry his first girlfriend but she urged him to take some time to reconsider.

She said it was important that he got an education, so she offered to pay his university fees if he delayed proposing until after he graduated – which the youngster accepted.

He stayed true to his word and when he graduated he proposed to his girlfriend, Fran, but she found out about the offer his mother made and the family are divided.

Taking to Reddit, the woman said: “I told my son that he had his whole life ahead of him and he could get married later, but didn’t need to rush it.

“I told him that if he went to college and waited, even just a year or two, I’d pay for his tuition.

“At the time I didn’t know how serious their relationship was as they’d been together for a little over a year, and was scared it wouldn’t work out and he’d waste this opportunity.

“My son happily accepted this offer and agreed with me that it would be best to wait.

“This year my son graduated college but maintained a long-distance relationship with Fran, and they announced their engagement a couple of months ago. We were all ecstatic about it.

“Sometime between then and now, my son told Fran that I was the reason he waited until now to propose. I wasn’t aware until Christmas when during dinner, Fran said she wanted to say something.

“She began saying I paid my son to not marry her and actively tried to ruin their relationship.

“She then said she was blessed that ‘evil hadn’t won’ and couldn’t wait to have a long and happy marriage. Everyone was silent and didn’t really know what to say.

“My son approached me later to apologise and said she had twisted his words but it’s been constantly weighing on my mind as friends and family present all have different opinions.”

After sharing her story online, the woman was inundated with comments from other Reddit users who all agreed she had done nothing wrong.

One said: “Your future daughter-in-law showed to the entire family that you were correct and that your son was wise to delay marriage.”

And another wrote: “Your son should seriously rethink this relationship. Fran doesn’t sound very nice.”

While a third added: “What Fran did was extremely inappropriate and a huge red flag. If I were your son, I’d be very cautious now with marrying her.”