A 37-year-old man’s marriage of twelve years took an unexpected turn when he decided to request a paternity test for their middle child. Using Reddit to voice his doubts, he explained that the child didn’t share his features like the other two did. Motivated by the fear that cheating was a deal-breaker for his wife, he insisted on the test despite her being insulted.
The paternity test confirmed the child was indeed his, but the damage was done. His wife, feeling betrayed and untrusted, contemplated divorce. She believed he didn’t trust her, causing their son to question his place in the family due to the lack of resemblance. Despite the husband’s efforts to explain his viewpoint, his wife was unwilling to forgive, leading to discussions of divorce.
Months later, an update revealed the wife agreed to talk but hadn’t fully forgiven. The husband’s lack of trust lingered, exacerbated by his admission of past cheating in prior relationships. The wife denied infidelity, and the situation worsened. The husband, hoping the paternity test would bring peace of mind, found himself resented by all his children, not just the middle one. The wife desired separation, and online commenters sympathized with her, criticizing the husband’s actions.
Many believed the husband’s demand for a paternity test solely for resemblance was self-centered and highlighted deeper trust issues. Commenters found it irritating that he failed to acknowledge his mistake, viewing him as a failed parent. The story resonated with readers who empathized with the wife and condemned the husband’s actions, portraying the situation as one where trust was shattered beyond repair.