Bride Slammed for Removing “In Sickness” From Her Vows as She Doesn’t Like “Taking Care of Sick People”
A woman has had her arse handed to her after asking the internet if she was in the wrong for removing the part of her wedding vows where she promised to look after her new husband because she “hates taking care of sick people”.
Somehow believing that it was a totally normal thing to do, the bride took to Reddit’s famed Am I The Asshole board to pose the question: Would I be the asshole if I remove the “in sickness” part from my marriage vow to my fiance [29M]?
Admitting that she thought her feelings on the matter were a little harsh, the woman explained that she hates taking care of sick people.
“My siblings and I were always taking care of our parents whenever they get sick and I just hate it, I’m sick of it and I hate feeling bound or obligated to take care of somebody,” she wrote.
“I’m going to be married soon to my lovely partner and the best person in the world. I’m so lucky to have him by my side. We are planning to have our marriage vows. My fiance is going to have a traditional Christian one:
“I, _____, take thee, _____, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith.”
“I’m going to have an identical one to this one but without the “in sickness” part. I’m going to replace it with “in happiness.”
“My fiance says that he will not accept this and he is very mad at me, he is even rethinking the whole thing, I just don’t want to take care of anybody sick and I think he is being very unreasonable right now, it’s just a marriage vow.”
Hoo boy. She really just said all that out loud, didn’t she?
“How about changing it to ‘for better, richer, in health, in happiness, till inconvenience do us part’?” responded a top commenter.
“Yeah, she should probably ask that the wedding party be referred to as “honourably tolerated” rather than “dearly beloved” while she’s at it,” added another.
“”In happiness and in health”. So not only are you not going to take care of the “love of your life” if he’s sick but “in happiness and in health” assumes you’re only going to be around as long as things are good,” wrote someone else. “Don’t get married, it doesn’t sound like it’s for you.”
What words of wisdom would you impart to this young bride?
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