My Husband Yelled at My Birthday Party That I Was Too Old to Want — My Friend Took Revenge on My Behalf

Emma’s 57th birthday party takes a disastrous turn when her husband, Mike, publicly mocks her age. Tension flares when her best friend stands up for Emma, revealing a secret that leaves all the guests, and Emma, reeling in shock.

Yesterday was my fifty-seventh birthday, and despite what anyone might think, I’m loving this age. I know who I am, I’ve got nothing to prove, and I’m proud of every gray hair and wrinkle.

If my husband, Mike, felt the same way, then it could’ve prevented a lot of heartache.

Mike’s been on this kick lately where he mocks my age every chance he gets. It’s like he thinks he’s some kind of stand-up comedian.

“Oh, Emma, did you forget your dentures?” he’ll say, followed by his annoying laugh. Yeah, real original, Mike.

But I was determined not to let him ruin my birthday. I invited all my friends over, decorated the house, and bought a new outfit. I was so excited until Mike opened his big mouth.


“You really think you can pull that off?” he asked, staring at me in disbelief.

“Of course I can,” I shot back, trying not to let him get to me.

Mike chuckled and shook his head. “Maybe we should get you checked out for dementia since you’re clearly losing touch with reality.”

His words were like a knife to my heart. I wanted to say something cutting in return, but words failed me.

Then the doorbell rang.

My best friend, Karen, was the first to arrive. She immediately complimented my outfit, giving my self-esteem the boost it needed after Mike’s insult.

The house filled with laughter and chatter as everyone else slowly arrived. I was in my element, greeting everyone and making sure they had drinks. But Mike, of course, had to put a damper on things.

“Emma, do you really think you should be drinking that wine? Isn’t it past your bedtime?” he said loud enough for everyone to hear.

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