Devastated mum discovers husband cheated on her with her sister and now they're both pregnant
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A mum-to-be has been left horrified and heartbroken after discovering that her husband had been cheating on her with her sister.
As if the first confession wasn't enough of a blow, the unnamed woman was distraught to learn that her sister is now pregnant with twins - leaving both of them pregnant by the same man.
Now, with very few options left and nowhere to turn, she is looking for advice on an almost impossible situation.
Going through the excruciating details on Reddit, the mum-to-be explained that her husband has been begging for forgiveness, spoiling her with gifts and financial offers.
He has also promised that he 'will have no part' in her sister's pregnancy if she decides to go through with it.
At first, she was absolutely ready to serve him with divorce papers and cut off both her husband and her sister - but some health and finance complications have forced her to reconsider.
"I can’t afford a child on my own, he's been there for me financially since I was 20, I’ve never had to struggle on my own, I never went to college because I would never need to work with him in my life," she explained.
"We had fertility issues and trying to conceive was a struggle, my pregnancy was supposed to be a blessing but instead I’m wondering why now, why after all this?
"I’ve yearned for this for years and now it’s happening and I don’t even know how I’m going to be able to put a roof over my baby’s head if I leave him."
Not only that, but the mum-to-be has been told by medics that her pregnancy will be 'very high risk', and she will need 'lots of extra medical support.'
As if her husband hasn't done enough damage, the expecting mum believes that he is seemingly taking her dilemma as an opportunity.
"[Her husband] is willing to pay ALL my bills, but only if I stay with him," she shared.
"I want to wait until I’m more stable before I initiate anything, I’ll get a job once I’ve recovered from my birth and after I’ve saved enough for an apartment in my own name, and then I want to divorce.
"I’ve been looking into financial abuse, I think that is the situation I am in. I am not in love with my husband, I am not staying with him thinking we can recover from this, I am staying for now because I can’t afford to not have his financial support."
Although the mum-to-be seems to be set on staying with her husband for the good of her unborn child, her fellow Redditors aren't so sure she's making the right choice.
"You’re falling for this? Dude," wrote one horrified user. "I would get an abortion and work on being financially independent and leaving. He’s not going to change."
A second agreed: "Your husband is appeasing you only for now. He is not remorseful. Don't be bullied to forgiving him or her."
And a third comment read: "He’s willing so quickly to abandon the children he made with your sister, what makes you think he won’t do the same with your child?"
Hitting back at the negative replies, the mum said: "I’ll need lots of medical support during & after birth and neither me or my parents can afford that.
"Abortion is also illegal in my state, I'm aware there are ways but to me it’s not worth it so if everyone could stop telling me to 'just get an abortion and leave' I would appreciate that.
"[Her husband]'s only promising me things on the terms I don’t divorce him, so legally I’m not sure if I can take the apartment and medical care he’s offered AND divorce him, I have a meeting with a lawyer tomorrow to get a better understanding of what I can & cant do."
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