As you know, divorce is not easy for anyone – especially when kids are involved. While some divorces end relatively peacefully, there can be unintended consequences that come forth years later. Like finding a love letter your new spouse wrote to their ex. Or having to deal with one parent getting remarried while the other just doesn’t seem to recover.
So when one divorced dad married a younger woman, he knew it wasn’t going to be easy mending his family. But when it was time for his daughter to get married, he had to bring his new wife to his girl’s wedding.
However, the new wife wasn’t ready to let things go. She knew all the horrible things the man’s ex-wife had done to him and she wanted revenge against the mother-of-the-bride.
So, even though it was years after her parents’ divorce, things were about to get very ugly – all over again.
With Jennifer’s wedding day got closer, nothing could make the excited bride lose momentum. Not even her parents’ divorce. Although it had often been a source of stress for the young woman, she was able to put it out of her mind and just focus on her big day.
Jennifer’s mom had found the perfect dress and would look like a beautiful mother-of-the-bride on her daughter’s big day. Everything was going to well.
But just one week later, Jennifer discovered that her father’s 25-year-old wife had bought the exact same dress as her mom…
Obviously this was not okay. So she asked her stepmom to return the dress and get another one since her mom had it first. But the young wife refused.
“No way! I look amazing in this dress, and I’m wearing it,” she replied. “Your mother will have to change hers.”
Jennifer broke the bad news to her mother and expected the woman to be heartbroken. But the mature matron took the news surprisingly well. Jennifer was shocked.
“Don’t worry, darling. I’ll just find a new dress. It’s your special day and I will not less this get in the way.”
Just a few days later, they went shopping to find another beautiful dress. They had a great time together and her mom tried on almost a dozen more dresses. Then just before the store closed, she found the perfect replacement.
The mother-of-the-bride bought the dress and then the two went out to dinner.
While they were waiting for the entrees, Jennifer asked her mom, “When do you think you’ll return the other dress? You don’t really have another reason to wear it anytime soon.”
The bride’s mother smiles her big smile. Then she said:
“Of course I do! I’m going to wear it for the rehearsal dinner the night before your wedding.”
Jennifer couldn’t help but laugh at her mother’s perfect revenge. If the young stepmother hadn’t tried to meddle in their family affairs, she could have been saved from an even worse embarrassment.
What do you think about this cunning plan?
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