Man Asks if He’s Wrong for Leaving on His Honeymoon the Day After His Brother’s Wedding

Don’t you just love when people give you guilt trips…?

That was sarcasm, FYI…

But you and I both know that there are TONS of guilt trips flying around when it comes to family.

Check out this story and see if you think this guy acted like an a**hole…

AITA for leaving on my honeymoon the day after my brother’s wedding?

“So my wife and I got married during the early days of covid. We couldn’t go on our honeymoon due to the lockdown so we put it on hold.

We’ve been married for more than a year now. My older brother got engaged during covid and is having their ceremony this year. Due to the nature of my job I can only take leave twice a year. I’m a doctor and work most weekends and am quite burnt out so we decided to book a relaxing honeymoon overseas at a resort. Due to the leave issue I booked the trip for the day after my brothers wedding, which was my last available leave for the year.

My wife told me I should probably speak to my brother first before we book in case they have any issues. I spoke to my parents and brother and everyone understood so I thought it would be fine.

Here’s when things started to get weird. Two months before the wedding and trip I was on a call with my parents. I mentioned booking the trip and they asked what trip? I told them the honeymoon I’m leaving to after the wedding. Then they said, you’re going on a trip right after the wedding? That was weird because I know I spoke to them about this.

The next day I get a call from my brother asking me whether I booked a honeymoon the day after his wedding. I told him I did and he seemed quite upset. He said won’t this take away attention from their special day and can’t I do it some other time. I told him we spoke about this and he said he was fine, also I have no other time in the year where this is possible. He said he remembers now about the conversation but he only really processed it now.

So I don’t know. It seems like everyone is so quick to give advice but not really listen to what you are saying. I don’t think anyone here is a bad person, it’s just frustrating that we took the time to speak to people but it’s obvious they weren’t really paying attention.

Now I’m feeling guilty about my trip. People don’t seem to understand that working in a hospital is very different to an office job. I can’t just take leave whenever I want and the environment is incredibly stressful.

So am I the a**hole?”

Here’s what Reddit users said about this.

One reader said he’s NTA and that this won’t take away from their wedding day.

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Another Reddit user had a theory about what’s really going on here…

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And this individual said that the brother sounds very entitled…

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