WE all have items with sentimental value we will never let go off – if we’re moving countries or houses, they’re coming with.
From childhood toys to our parents clothes, we each own something special we can’t ever imagine throwing away; it simply holds too many memores.
Who knew that blankies could cause arguments?Credit: Getty
Whatever the item is, it usually doesn’t cause any issue to others, especially if it’s a blanket from your baby days.
However, one man seems to be having a difficult time with his wife’s blanket; more specifically, the name she’s given it.
According to the husband, 31, the wife’s, 34, had the blanket since she was just two years old.
”For whatever reason, they named it, it’s name is Benjamin,” he writes.
”She took it with her to college and when she studied abroad for a year.”
Despite it being ”all old and ratty”, she’ll still hold it sometimes.
The issue, he explains, is nothing to do with the blanket – it’s the fact she used to date a guy named Ben back in college.
”When we first got together we told each other everything sexual we’d done with other people, and she’d done a lot with him,” the husband explains in a Reddit post.
A lot of the ”stuff” is something he’s always been keen to try with his wife – but she refuses the idea, ”even though she’s done it with him”.
He then says: ”She said they never hooked up outside, but then I found pictures on her hard drive while she was away that proved she lied.”
Even though the two have since spoken about this and have promised to tell nothing but the truth from now on, ”just hearing his name makes me feel sick”.
To make matters even more uncomfortable, his wife also lets their young daughter, 1,5, play with Benjamin, while taking photos of her and the blanket.
”I hate seeing it and hearing its name but my wife doesn’t think it’s a big deal. ”
He adds that the wife claims the blanket’s been in her life well before she even met Ben, so there’s no way the blanket was named after him – it’s simply impossible.
Benjamin also causes trouble now that the family have decided to move into a new place.
”I asked her to not bring “Benjamin” to our new home.”
”She can donate him or whatever, but I want to have a fresh start together, without this bad reminder of her past,” he says.
Attached to her blanket, she, of course, said it wasn’t fair for him to ask her ”to throw away a part of her childhood”.
”But I feel like, I’m her husband, and she should care more about my feelings and how much it hurts me more than some blanket.”
Fellow Redditors were shocked, with one writing: ”How low must be someones self-esteem to be jealous of a blanket?”
”As if she thinks of the ex when she speaks of her childhood blanket.”
Another one added: ”You’re jealous of a blanket.”
”It has nothing to do with her ex.”
”You know what she did with you that she didn’t do with him? She married you!”
We hope Benjamin hasn’t been thrown away!Credit: Getty
Seems like single women are having just as much of a hard time! ”I deleted a guy who sent me a grim d**k pic… a couple of weeks later I realised he was my friend’s husband.”
If you’re in a relationship, learn about the 5 relationship red flags you need to be wary of – from love bombing to breadcrumbing.
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