She Didn’t Tell Her Husband He Smelled Bad and a Wedding Was Ruined. Is She to Blame?

Well, this is a tough one…

How do you break the news to someone that they really…STINK.

Yeah, it ain’t easy…

So the moral of this story might be that you should tell someone they smell bad even if you’re going to hurt their feelings.

Read the story below and let us know if you think this woman acted like an a**hole.

AITA for not telling my husband he smells sooner and ruining a friend’s wedding?

“This week was the wedding of two of my husband’s (33M) and my (31F) longtime friends.

For some background, recently we’ve been having some issues. I told him I needed some space, so we agreed he should move back in with his mom temporarily. I wasn’t thrilled about this because she tends to baby him, though I had to accept it as he had nowhere else to go and I wanted him out of the house.

I wondered what to do about the wedding, we talked and decided it would be best for us to go together and for him to move back home afterwards. He didn’t have time before the wedding to pack up his things and so got ready at his mom’s while I got ready at home and we planned to meet there.

When he arrived I was already chatting with friends. He came over to us and immediately I noticed this rotten stench on him. He smelled like he’d been dumpster diving. It made my eyes water a little. I noticed our friends noticing, but he was completely oblivious and kept on chatting.

I tried to let him know discreetly but he was not getting the hint at all. We took our seats in the chapel and the service was beautiful. By this point my nose had pretty much tuned out the smell but it was clearly affecting other people and I still hadn’t had a chance to let him know.

After the service I saw an old girlfriend I hadn’t seen in years and wanted to catch up. Apparently, while I was chatting with her, a friend had pulled Hubby aside and basically told him he stunk. He got upset and demanded we leave immediately. In the car we argued and he told me I was a horrible wife to let him embarrass himself like that in front of friends and I was probably laughing behind his back.

He said that I knew he could be forgetful and since he was my responsibility as his wife I should have called him up at his mom’s to remind him to shower (usually he’ll come in when I’m in). I was speechless and said nothing the entire car ride home while he berated me.

This morning I checked my phone and we have both been removed from a number of group chats that included friends that went to the wedding. I heard through some friends that the bride feels we ruined her day (more people were talking about my husband than we thought), and she no longer wants to speak with us.

I’m shocked and really hurt by this and have been feeling guilty all day. I didn’t want to embarrass him by letting him know when other people were around but now I’ve cost him friends and feel like I handled it all horribly.


Here’s what Reddit users said about this.

This person said she’s NTA and her husband should be embarrassed about this.

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And another individual also said she’s NTA and this behavior is pretty ridiculous.

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Another Reddit user said she should kick him out for doing this.

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