If one is lucky enough to find the person they love and want to be with them for the rest of their life, one would think that their family would be happy for them. Well, it turns out that for some people, that simply isn’t the case. Some people are faced with the unfortunate task of having to choose between the person they love and their family. Whether it involves being offered a house just to dump their boyfriend, being disowned by their parents, or not wanting to be treated badly, there is nothing that can break up two people that truly love each other. Nevertheless, thanks to the users of the Whisper app, we are able to see just how strong the bonds of love can truly be. And sometimes, they can be stronger than family. Here are 15 shocking confessions from people who chose their significant others over their family.
15 A Brand New House
Is it just me or does this seem like a really bad game show? It’s sort of like Let’s Make a Deal. Let’s see what’s behind door number one. And would you look at that, it’s a brand new house! All you have to do to win the house is dump your boyfriend. So what will it be? The love of your life or a brand new house? This would seem like a no brainer, right? Of course you would go with the house. (Relax, I’m just kidding.) You have to go with what your heart tells you, and if you really love someone, there isn’t a house in this world that would make you dump the person you love for it. At least we know that nothing can come between these two.
14 Never Gonna Give You Up
No, you’re not being Rick Rolled, this person genuinely won’t give up their boyfriend. If you don’t believe that someone would do that, then you must have never been in love before. Choosing between the person you love over your family and best friend is not an easy thing to do at all. If anything, this just goes to show you how much someone can really care for another person. Nevertheless, I am a little unsure by this person’s declaration that they would still choose their boyfriend over everyone else even after he’s gone. If he is gone, how could you give up something for him? I know that this may not be their point, but it just seems like a weird thing to say. Let’s hope he’s around for this person for a long time.
13 Love Is Love
This next confession is just so unfortunate. Just think that if this next person’s father wasn’t such a racist and disgusting individual, then his child wouldn’t have to make a choice between their boyfriend or their family. I’m just glad to see that this person made the smart choice. This person has to show their father that it’s not okay to hate. You would think that if this guy’s child has been with their boyfriend for two years, that he would have come to accept the person that his child was dating, but unfortunately, you would be wrong. The fact that this guy’s child chose their boyfriend over their own father just goes to show you that he has no one else to blame but himself
12 Family Matters
You can’t choose your family, but you can certainly choose who you love. That expression has never had more meaning than for this next confession. If your family truly loves and supports you, then there would be no need to ever choose your significant other over your family. And you would think that if you have known that person for seven years, this wouldn’t even be an issue anymore. But if the person you love loves you back and is so supportive of you, how could you ever not choose them? And if you love that person enough, they can very well feel like they are your family. So if you really think about it, you’re not choosing them over your family, because they are family.
11 Brotherly Love
Whatever happened to “bros before h”… uh, you know how it goes. Sometimes when you have to choose between your significant other and your family, the choice isn’t always hard. In this next person’s case, I’m not even sure that they actually made a choice. While this next person’s brother may think that they chose their boyfriend over him and their family, they just happened to have chosen happiness. If a family is always fighting with each other, who would want to be around that? You don’t even have to have a significant other to want to choose that. Who in their right mind wants to be treated badly? So if you’re lucky enough to find someone who cares about you, the choice is very simple.
10 We Are Family
Making a life changing choice can be difficult. Sometimes it’s best just to get it over with quickly. It’s sort of like pulling off a Band-Aid, you just have to do it. In this next case, this person made a decision that they were choosing their boyfriend over their family, and then proceeded to promptly move out. If that isn’t making your choice and sticking with it, then I don’t know what is. And guess what? That decision turned out to be the best choice ever. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a happy ending. So when I hear that these two have been married for six years and have two children, that just brings a warm feeling to my heart.
9 Bad Mom
Well, well, well. What do we have here? For everyone who thought that only the children of the family were the ones who had to choose between their significant other and their family, this next confession shows us that parents can face these problems, too. It seems that this mother had to make one of the toughest decisions a mother ever had to make. She ended up choosing her boyfriend over her own daughter. The problem is most of the time our parents end up choosing our happiness over their own. I’m not going to lie, this is definitely a tough one. You’re talking about your own flesh in blood. But on the other hand, the heart wants what the heart wants. I’m just glad I don’t have to make this choice.
8 Do Over
One of the hardest things anyone could ever do is turning their back on their family just to be with the person they love. And when they make that choice, there really is no going back. However, as hard as it is knowing that they won’t see their family again, the only positive thing is that they know they will be spending the rest of their life with the person they love. Well… not quite. Especially for this next person. This next person chose their boyfriend over their family. The only problem is that after this person made their choice, he broke up with them. Talk about bad timing. Now, this person has to go back to their family, with their tail between their legs, and try to ask for their forgiveness. Hopefully, this family won’t be so quick to dismiss one of their own.
7 Moving Out
What are you talking about? I’m not crying, you’re crying! What kind of family would make another family member choose between them or their boyfriend who has ADHD and autism? And on top of that, how could they call that person a freak? Isn’t your family supposed to be compassionate and loving towards you and the people you care about? But more importantly, this is the problem with mental illness in this country. It’s the stigma that is associated with it. There’s nothing wrong with having ADHD and autism. Having those things doesn’t make you a freak. I certainly can’t blame this person for packing up their things and getting out of there. If that’s what it takes, then so be it. Maybe then their family will finally take the hint.
6 Parents Just Don’t Understand
While we might not always have to decide between our significant other and our family at this exact moment, that doesn’t mean that we can’t think about what we would do if the opportunity ever presented itself. Just take a look at this next person’s confession. This person doesn’t seem to be in the position where they have to make a choice, but that hasn’t stopped them from making their decision anyway. And it wouldn’t even be a difficult decision for that matter. This person would easily choose their boyfriend every single time. That sounds like true love if you ask me. I guess the fact that this person’s boyfriend supports them more than their actual family had something to do with this rather easy choice.
5 Mother Knows Best
Being in love can be hard enough. So why do families insist on making it harder for us? I hate to break it to some families, but it seems like most people have no problem choosing their significant others over them. Therefore, it seems to be in their best interest to not make people choose between them or the people they love. And now, because of the stubbornness of this next person’s family, they won’t get to meet the newest member of the family. And I’m sure they didn’t get to go to the wedding either. And that really sucks because weddings are the best. You really have to ask yourself if this was worth it. I would bet that if you were to ask this person’s family now, they would say that it wasn’t.
Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, we get this next confession. Maybe you guys could help me out. I seem to have forgotten what year it is we’re living in. Is this really still an issue for people to accept? Moreover, I don’t understand why this person’s family would be going to church because of this? Isn’t religion supposed to teach tolerance? This just seems to be counter intuitive. I think it would actually make more sense if this person’s family went to church and prayed to be more accepting of who their child was dating instead of wanting them to date someone else. That seems like it would make more sense, if you ask me. I don’t blame this person for choosing his significant other over their family.
3 Age Is Just A Number
Yes, it’s true that age is just a number. Having said that, a nine year age gap can be pretty misleading, since we don’t know the ages of the two people in this confession. If someone is 31 and the other is 40, that nine year discrepancy doesn’t seem bad at all. However, if someone is 18 and the other person is 27, that might seem a little worse. And if they have been together for two years, well… I think you get my point. Nevertheless, as long as everything is legal and consensual, then there really isn’t anything this person’s family can do about it. If someone makes you happy, how could you possibly say no to them? I guess age really is just a number.
2 28 Years
Oh boy. Where do I even begin with this next one? Just when I got myself to believe that a nine year age gap was no big deal, I get this next confession. It kind of puts things in perspective, don’t you think? Nine years doesn’t sound bad now. In fact, nine years sounds pretty good when it's compared to a 28-year age difference. If this person is 18 (and I actually have no idea), that would make their boyfriend 46. Now, I know I said earlier about age being just a number, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to modify that previous statement. Age is just a number, as long as the age gap is under 28 years. This is going to be one tough choice for this person.
Drug addiction is a very serious matter. And make no mistake about it, love can be a drug. Just look at this next person. This person feels like they are addicted to their boyfriend. And just like most addictions, if you don’t get enough of them, you can experience withdrawal. This person’s addiction is getting to the point where they have to make a choice between their family and their significant other. And if this person really feels like they are addicted, there is no way they are going to choose anything but their boyfriend. And it doesn’t help that their family doesn’t like him. Who knows, maybe once the addiction/infatuation wears off, and they start seeing clearly again, they might go back to their family?