The Blistering Wedding Invitation this Bride Sent to Her Estranged Parents Has Gone VIRAL

The Blistering Wedding Invitation this Bride Sent to Her Estranged Parents Has Gone VIRAL

One set of parents was cordially un-invited from this Australian couple’s wedding in a very public way. Alyssa Pearce, who claims her parents abused her mentally, physically and sexually, sent her mother and father a very special wedding “invite” and then posted the whole situation on Reddit.

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From The Blaze:

A scathing wedding “invitation” from an angry bride-to-be to her parents is rocking the Internet, but the woman’s now-viral gesture contains a deeper story rooted in what she says was years of abuse.

“So my narcissistic parents abused me for 16 years before I ran away from home. Now they’re trying to bully their way (via family, they haven’t bothered to speak to me personally) into getting an invitation to my wedding,” the woman posted on Reddit. “There was really only one way to respond.”

It reads:

Together with our friends and families,
Alex & Alyssa
would like to invite you to suck it
and bask in our happiness, your bitterness,
and our mutual irritation at each other’s existence,
as we completely ignore yours and celebrate our marriage without you.
There will be a lovely ceremony, followed by cake, food and general merriment.
And you’re not invited to any of it.
Because f*** you that’s why.

The woman posted about the invitation on Reddit about five months ago, but the story just gained traction this week.

Speaking to the Daily Mail using her real name, 23-year-old Alyssa Pearce of Adelaide, Australia, said that “writing and sending that letter made me feel so much better about all the stress I’d been under. Not only had I refused to allow myself to be bullied into something I didn’t want, but I also took a stand.”

Pearce, a Ph.D. student in applied linguistics, said that while her gesture “may have been childish and immature, it made me feel as if I’d taken back power from them.” She’s been happily married since last year, she said.

The reactions to this story has been mixed; ranging from claims of “immaturity” and “mental unwellness” to cheers of “atta girl”and “congrats on breaking the cycle of abuse.” Whatever you may think about what she did, if she feels better, good for her.

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