My Boyfriend’s Mom Kept Calling Me the Wrong Name, So I Caused a Thanksgiving Full of ‘Yelling’ & ‘Crying’

Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like you just can’t win? Well, let me tell you about my Thanksgiving experience with my boyfriend’s mom. It was a day filled with confusion, anger, and tears. But before I dive into the chaos, let me give you some background.

I’m a 30-year-old woman who is dating a man that recently ended a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart. While my boyfriend has moved on, his family hasn’t quite gotten over the breakup. His mom, in particular, still sees his ex as part of their family.

A woman standing with her son while she points at his girlfriend

From the moment I entered the picture, his mother made it clear that she was not ready to accept me. She constantly called me by his ex-girlfriend’s name, even when my boyfriend asked her to be nice. At first, I thought she just needed time to adjust, but it soon became clear that she was doing it on purpose to hurt me. She would even go as far as calling me the wrong name altogether.

Mature woman and young woman in a disagreement

I tried correcting her, but it seemed to give her satisfaction seeing me frustrated. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Fast forward to Thanksgiving. We were gathered at my boyfriend’s mom’s house, and tensions were already high. A few weeks prior, during a casual conversation, his sister mentioned how my boyfriend had praised my cooking skills to her husband. My boyfriend’s mom, hearing this, sarcastically suggested that I should cook the turkey for Thanksgiving. However, she once again used the wrong name, calling me Janet instead of Jenny.

Now, this was my chance to make a statement. I embraced the idea and replied, “That’s a great idea!”

Mature woman laughing in the kitchen

Little did she know, I had no intention of cooking that turkey. I assumed that she was referring to his ex-girlfriend as she had used her name before. So, when the day arrived, and everyone expected me to bring the turkey, chaos ensued.

As soon as we arrived, I could sense the disappointment in my boyfriend’s mom’s eyes. She expected me to prove myself, to be more like his ex. But when she realized I didn’t have the turkey, all hell broke loose. There was yelling, crying, and eventually, we were asked to leave.

Mature woman scolding someone

Since that night, my boyfriend hasn’t spoken to me. I fear that our relationship might be over. But as I turned to Reddit for advice, I was pleasantly surprised to find support from fellow netizens. Many saw what I had done as a brave act of standing up for myself. They understood the pain I had endured, being constantly called the wrong name and belittled by his mother.

Couple not talking

Some suggested that I should have confronted his mom, but I had tried that before, and it didn’t work. Others admired my bold move, saying that it was the only way to make his mother realize the impact of her actions. And in a way, I feel like I did the right thing. I made it clear that I won’t tolerate being mistreated any longer.

So, here I am, waiting to see if my boyfriend will come around. Regardless of the outcome, I know that I stood up for myself and hopefully set a precedent for how I should be treated. Because in the end, we all deserve respect and love, especially during the holiday season.

Remember, it’s important to stand up for yourself and not let others bring you down. You deserve to be treated with kindness and respect.