The next morning, we have a send-off breakfast for the couple, they head to the airport for their honeymoon. My mom and bride’s mom are visiting afterward and the bride’s mom mentions she’s glad my mom had no hard feelings that her daughter and my brother will no longer be coming out to the ranch. My mom is like, What do you mean? Bride’s mom says, Oh, I thought “Laura,” told you that having the wedding here was her gift to you to have your son home one last time with all his family here. My mom goes white as a sheet.
Needless to say, the honeymoon never happens. It turns out that his wife had been hiding her belief that that man leaves his family behind and becomes part of the woman’s family. It was fully her intent to never visit my parents again, to spend all holidays at her parent’s home, to have any future children only have relationships with her family, and on and on. My brother literally had no idea these were her beliefs/desires. To this day I don’t know if she was evil or just clueless. They remained married for about a month until the divorce was final, but my bro never saw her again after the day-after-wedding-day.