This was the dilemma one young woman was faced with after she had caught her mother-in-law in the act of tampering with her birth control method in the name of "saving the family name and bloodline".
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Reddit user Becky Lynch took to the app to ask for advice from other users after she had walked into her bedroom to find her mother in law poking holes into a pack of condoms. In the caption she wrote "I caught MIL (mother-in-law) messing with my birth control, advice please"
On Reddit Becky's post began with “My husband and I are adamantly child-free people, for those of you who don’t know exactly what that means, basically we don’t want to have kids ... ever.
We are in our late 20s and we enjoy our carefree lives so much that we decided that we thought it would be best to never have kids.”
According to News.AU Becky and her husband did not want to have kids but this fact did not sit well with her mother in law who was "hysterical" after she had heard that her son and daughter-in-law were not looking to having children now or in the future.
While there was a lot of tension between this mother and daughter-in-law, Becky hoped that she would come to terms with and respect their decision eventually, which is why when her mother in law offered to make dinner, she saw no problem.
That is, until she walked in to her own bedroom to find her MIL poking holes into a pack of condoms that she and her husband were using as a form of birth control.
“When I opened the door into our bedroom what I see is what looks like MIL carefully trying to poke holes into our condoms,” she wrote in her Reddit post.
“She snaps her head in my direction with this mortifying deer in the headlights look on her face. Like a fish out of water. She mumbles something about how she’s ‘trying to save the family’ and frantically runs out of the house before I even have a chance to say anything.”
An obviously mortified Becky told her shocked husband what happened, and he couldn't believe what he was hearing.
And just then he remembered that his mother had visited a few weeks back while Becky was out, and it dawned on the couple that this was probably not the first time the grandchild-longing grandma pulled such a stunt.
Becky's post was met with a lot of advice from Reddit users who were full of useful advice, telling her to throw away the condoms and to not allow her MIL back into her house. Some even suggested Becky pressing charges against her mother in law.
"I would try and get proof of her admitting to the tampering (emails or texts etc) and if heaven forbid you are pregnant I would seriously consider pressing charges against her," one user wrote.
After the incident Becky had worries that she might be pregnant and to her complete dismay, found out that she was actually expecting a baby.
“I’m so distraught that I haven’t been able to sleep in the last four days,” she wrote.
“I’m sorry I didn’t update sooner, but I’ve been in a really dark place. I never wanted to have kids sure, but at the same time having an abortion feels so wrong to me even though it’s the most ideal thing to do right now,” she said.
“I can’t believe I’m in this situation right now. I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
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