A young woman caused a stir on Reddit recently when she revealed that she led her mother-in-law to believe she was having an affair. The real truth was just too hard for the family to face! Here is the full story.
They Have Everything in Common
Melonie is a 27-year-old woman who is married to a 26-year-old man. They both work from home and are avid gamers.
They’re Always Together
After they finish their work each day, the couple settles down to their video games and plays until midnight or later.
Melonie says they spend about 95% of their waking time sitting next to each other.
No One Understands Them
Their love for gaming has been a source of contention for their families ever since they were kids. Their parents have never really understood their obsession and think it’s downright silly for a couple of adults to spend so much time playing games.
They Just Lie About It
So, to avoid confrontation and judgment, Melonie and her husband have started lying about what they’re doing. They often tell family members that they have something else going on.
They Had to Up Their Game
Melonie is currently pregnant, which has prompted her in-laws to visit more often than usual. Their visits are encroaching on the couple’s gaming time, which has driven them to be more creative with their lies.
She Changed Her Ways
Because of the extra company and because she wants to get more sleep for the baby’s sake, Melonie and her husband have been spending less time than usual gaming during the week.
Date Night at the Gaming Console
So they have set aside Sunday to get their weekly gaming fill to make up for it. They tell their family that it’s their “date day” and that they’re out having fun.
Apart but Together in Spirit
One recent Sunday, some friends were in town, and Melonie’s husband went to a gaming cafe with them. Naturally, Melonie stayed home to play games.
She Kept Up the Facade
When Melonie’s mother-in-law called and asked what she was up to, she said she was out on a date with her husband.
She Has Her Priorities Straight
And then, right in the middle of a game, Melonie’s in-laws came to the door. She let them knock for a good 20 minutes before she finally answered. She had to finish her game first!
She Was Caught Red-Handed
When she opened the door, her mother-in-law wanted to know what had taken so long. She said she had been taking a nap. At that point, her mother-in-law pounced because she knew she had exposed a lie.
They Got Their Stories Mixed Up
As it turned out, Melonie’s mother-in-law had also called her son that afternoon, and he said he was out at a bar with some friends, not with his wife, as she had said.
She Laughed in Her Face
Armed with this mismatch and Melonie’s delay in opening the door, her mother-in-law tore into her, saying she was cheating on her husband.
She started laughing because it would be impossible for either one of them to cheat since they were always together.
She Wouldn’t Let Up
Her laughing made her mother-in-law even angrier, and she continued to berate Melonie until her son came home.
He asked what was going on, and his mother told him his wife was cheating.
He Told Her It Was Impossible
Melonie’s husband explained that cheating was not even possible since they were tied at the hip almost all the time. His mother got even angrier when her son didn’t take her side.
She Had Been Misled
Forced to accept that she had been wrong, Melonie’s mother-in-law now tole her she was a liar and had misled her by letting her think she was cheating.
Two Wrongs Make a Cheater?
Melonie doesn’t want tension in the family, but she thinks her mother-in-law was wrong for barging in and accusing her of cheating. Redditors mostly agree with her and say her mother-in-law was out of line with her accusations, especially since she had almost no evidence.
Why Continue to Lie?
But many commenters also blame Melonie and her husband for continuing to lie to their family.
They say it’s time to just come clean about their gaming because they’re adults and can do whatever they want with their time.
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