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An Australian woman who claims her parents abused her during her childhood composed a scathing faux invite to ban them from her upcoming wedding. The "uninvitation" has now gone viral.
Alyssa Pearce told Buzzfeed that while growing up, she suffered "physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of two people who were supposed to love and cherish me."
So, when family members pressured her to include her mom and dad in her nuptials, Pearce finally caved and sent them her version of an invitation.
"I opened up a Word document, found the nicest calligraphy font I could, loaded up the printer with some of the lovely parchment paper left over from the other invitations, and wrote. I then found a nice matching envelope, addressed it with a fancy gold pen, and posted it. I mean, if you're going to send someone a memorable 'stuff you,' you've really got to put in some effort. You may as well go all-out," she recounted.
Here is what the invite said:
"Together with our friends and family, Alex and 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—k you that's why."
Commenters on Reddit, where Pearce initially posted her parents' "uninvitation," are mostly supportive of how she chose to handle the situation. Some even call her a hero.
While the invite is definitely entertaining, I feel sorry for this woman that her upbringing was so scarring that she'd feel she had to resort to telling her parents to "suck it." Here's hoping the new family she's starting with this marriage is happier than the one in which she was raised.
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