Unwanted Separation and Uncomfortable Apologies: Man Flees In-Laws’ Demand to Sleep on Couch, Unearths Family Feuds and Father’s Domineering Ways

By Emma Williams

A man posts to an online forum, telling readers that he has moved to a hotel due to his wife’s family insisting that he sleeps on the couch.


Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The man and his wife had gotten married the summer before the post was made. His wife’s family lives across the country from the couple. So up until the time of post he’s never gotten to visit them. But he had met them through phone calls a handful of times and they have always gotten along.

Come Visit

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

One day, his wife’s family invited them to go stay at their home for a few days. They eagerly took them up on the offer. When they first flew in, everything went well. With him and his father-in-law watching football while his wife caught up with her mother.

It Soon Went South

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Things went South at the end of the night. They made it clear that they didn’t want him to share a bed with his wife in their home. Telling him that they expected him to sleep on the couch.


Image Credit: Shutterstock.

He thought that they were joking at first. But they quickly insisted that they sleep separately. He had an issue with this, not liking the implication that he shouldn’t be allowed to sleep next to his wife. He mentions he already has a bad back and the couch in their home did not look the least bit comfortable. They also did not have a guest room.


Image Credit: Shutterstock.

After a bit of arguing, he decided to leave and book a hotel room. He told his wife she didn’t have to go with him, so she chose to say. He said he’d come back the next day before going off to a Marriott about 10 miles away. Trying not to let the situation bother him.


Image Credit: Shutterstock.

When he called his wife the next morning asking when he should go by, she told him that her parents want an apology for leaving the way he did. He told her he was willing to apologize to keep the peace. But they needed to acknowledge that it wasn’t appropriate to insist he can’t share a bed with his own wife.

Hearing Back

Image Credit: Shutterstock

He got a call back from his wife 10 minutes later. When hearing back she informs him that not only did they refuse to apologize, but they insisted that he needed to go back and stay on the couch for the rest of the visit. If he didn’t agree he would not be welcome back in the house.

No Way

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

He told her that there was absolutely no chance that he would do that. He was also no longer willing to offer any sort of apology. His wife’s sisters then started to bother him. Saying that this was just the way their parents were and that his wife was very upset. Telling him he needs to just give in and stay on the couch for the rest of the trip before it turns into a family feud.

Father Issues

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

In an update, he finds out the reason everyone was so insistent was because of their father. If he did not apologize, their father would find a way to make everyone miserable for the rest of the trip.

Uncomfortable Conversations

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

This led to an uncomfortable conversation when sitting down with his wife and her sisters for dinner he invited just them out to that night. They opened up about how controlling their father can get. And how easily he is angered when he doesn’t get his way. The reason their father wanted him to sleep on the couch was to show him who the boss of the house was.

New Hotel

Editorial credit: George Wirt / Shutterstock.com

Instead of letting the situation worsen by going back, instead his wife and her sisters who she rarely got to see moved to a new hotel about an hour away in San Diego for the rest of that week.

We’ll Deal With It Later

Man shrugging angry
Image Credit: Shutterstock.

Booking two rooms, one for him and his wife and the other for her sisters. Agreeing that the father had taken this situation too far. They happily went. Even if their father ended up throwing a conniption fit. Deciding that they will deal with the fallout afterwards.


My Kid Is a Furry and I Feel Out of My Depth

Image Credit: Shutterstock

A concerned mom looked for support online after her daughter revealed that she identifies as a furry. The daughter revealed the news to her sister, who then told her parents, who were both confused and worried by the news. The 50-year-old mom and her husband sat down to ask their daughter what this all meant, and she told them a furry is “someone who wears an animal costume.”

Husband Leaves His Wife at Starbucks While He Boards The Plane Sparking a Huge Debate

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

A frustrated husband headed to Reddit’s Am I The A**hole (AITA) this week to get things off his chest regarding a recent plane journey with his wife. The 47-year-old told readers that he and his wife Meg have a daughter who attends college out of state, meaning they travel a few times a year to see her.

Mom-To-Be Praised for Standing up to Her Stepmom Who Is DEMANDING to Be Her Birth Partner

Image Credit: Shutterstock

An excited mom-to-be looked to Reddit’s Am I The A**hole (AITA) to air her feelings about the pressure she was getting from her stepmom. The woman explained that she is part of a Facebook group for expectant parents, and there was recently a post asking if people would find their mom being present at their birth comforting.

Man Begs His Girlfriend to Uphold a Sexist Tradition So She Makes a Good First Impression

Image Credit: Shutterstock

A fiery debate occurred on Reddit’s Am I The A**hole (AITA) when a man talked about introducing his girlfriend to his family. The man explained that he had a large family that met up very close every few months. While you may think this sounds very sweet, the man revealed that the family adheres to old-fashioned stereotypes. 

Future In-Law Risks Ruining the Bride’s Day as She Refuses to Abide by the No Children Rule at Her Wedding

Image Credit: Shutterstock.

A young bride-to-be looked to Reddit’s Am I The A**hole (AITA) for advice on babysitting at her upcoming wedding. The 26-year-old explained that her fiancé’s aunt is “giving her hell” as they have decided to have a child-free wedding. The woman explained that her fiancé came from a very large family, and while he did not have any siblings himself, he has lots of cousins that he is close to.