A woman, named Nice-Adagio, shared her marital struggles on Reddit. Two years into a childless marriage, she discovered her husband Kyle had an affair with a colleague named Madison. Despite Kyle’s assurances that the affair meant nothing and his subsequent regret, the woman grappled with the trauma.
Years later, her father-in-law commissioned a family portrait that included Madison as a gift for Mother’s Day. The woman, noticing Madison beside her husband, was devastated. She requested the portrait be removed from the living room to avoid a constant reminder of her husband’s infidelity, especially since Madison’s son with Kyle, Kit, was part of the family.
The mother-in-law, explaining Madison’s inclusion, intended to convey that Kit’s mother was part of the family. Despite the woman’s hurt, her mother-in-law apologized, agreeing to move the portrait. However, her sister-in-law accused her of causing drama and reminded her that Madison would always be part of their lives due to Kit.
Reddit users empathized with the woman, criticizing Kyle for facing no consequences and suggesting she consider leaving him. Some found the family’s inclusion of Madison in the portrait insensitive, while others questioned why the woman endured the pain. Readers also called for Kyle to stand up for his wife, expressing concern about his silence.
The woman accepted the apology but was blamed for causing drama. Reddit users supported her, emphasizing her sacrifice for love and questioning the family’s insensitivity.