The protagonist, a married woman, reveals her pregnancy to her best friend, who was the last to know due to her husband’s wishes. Her friend jokes with her husband, but he responds passive-aggressively, causing tension in the room and leading to an argument between the protagonist and her husband about taking sides.
My husband (31M) and I (30F) have been married for three years. About four months ago, we found out that I was pregnant with our first child.
We were overjoyed, and told most of our family about it early on. My husband didn’t want to reveal it to our friends yet, and so I didn’t. It was incredibly hard for me, especially because I couldn’t tell JJ (30F). JJ and I have been best friends since we were 14. I love her to death, and we tell each other every single thing. But I decided to respect my husband’s wishes this time. JJ also moved 3 hours away from us earlier this year, so she doesn’t visit as much either.
Naturally, over the past month, more and more of our friends have gotten to know about it. But I couldn’t find the right time to tell JJ, and my husband didn’t insist much either.
Yesterday, JJ visited us and I revealed the pregnancy through a small box that said “You’re an aunty now!” with a baby onesie. Now, JJ’s a little goofy. Which is what I love the most about her, she doesn’t care what others think and is just a very entertaining person in general. When she saw the text, she immediately started screaming and then cried and hugged me. It was a very emotional moment for both of us.
My husband seemed pretty happy about it too, although he’s known to not adore JJ’s amusing behavior sometimes. She’s a huge jokester, and loves roasting him. After the reveal, she gave him a huge hug, then a pat on the back and said “Damn Mike, didn’t know you could do that.” This was clearly a joke, and everyone in the room let out a laugh.
My husband was not very happy. He responded with “You know, this is why you were the last one to know about this” in a very passive aggressive tone. JJ was taken aback and confused. She asked me if that was true, and when I responded with an explanation, she said she was kinda hurt, but was happy for us.
The excitement died down in the room after that, and everybody left soon after. I got really mad at my husband for saying that to JJ, but he says that he is tired of her cracking jokes and not taking things seriously. And most of all, he hates that I never “take his side.”
Knowing JJ, she’s really just kidding most of the time and I don’t think there’s anything to be that offended over. My husband thinks I’m being an AHhere by not defending him. What do y’all think, Am I Wrong ?
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