My Mother-in-Law Claims I Ruined Thanksgiving Dinner

A woman turned to Reddit for advice after a disastrous Thanksgiving dinner at her mother-in-law’s house. Upon her arrival, she found no available chair at the table, and her husband’s ex-girlfriend, with whom her mother-in-law was close, sat beside him. The woman, who had a strained relationship with her mother-in-law, never minded the ex-girlfriend’s presence at family gatherings until this Thanksgiving.

The 28-year-old woman, married for five months, shared her predicament on Reddit. She mentioned her mother-in-law’s passive-aggressive behavior and the excellent relationship between her husband’s ex-girlfriend, Julissa, and the family. When she arrived late for dinner, all the chairs were taken. Her mother-in-law explained that her granddaughter’s unexpected presence occupied the last seat. Frustrated, the woman gestured towards Julissa, causing a rift.

In an attempt to salvage the situation, the woman sat on her husband’s lap, making the dinner incredibly awkward. After dinner, her mother-in-law accused her of inappropriate behavior, while Reddit users criticized the husband for not intervening.

The incident left a question: Was sitting on her husband’s lap the right move? Opinions are divided.