Man calls off wedding after incident at hen party – and his family are appalled

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman at a hen party is likely to do something silly at some point during the course of the evening.

But how do you judge if her drunken actions were just that, or if there was more to it all?

One man isn't stopping to find out the full story after his fiancée's bachelorette party ended in disaster – instead he's already decided that the wedding is off.

And it's all because of his dog.

In a post on Reddit's Am I The A**hole forum, the unnamed man revealed that he'd been with his partner for four years – and engaged for six months.

He explained that his partner recently had her hen night and that it was held at their home.

To properly let her enjoy the party, the 28-year-old decided to stay with his parents for the night, however he left his dog, a seven-year-old lab mix, with his bride-to-be, giving her strict instructions to shut him in their bedroom while everyone was over.

However the 27-year-old woman was clearly too excited to take notice of his words.

Hours later, at five in the morning, the man awoke to his phone ringing.

He explained: "I get a frantic call that something's wrong with the dog. She was drunk, so I told her to get a taxi and go to the emergency vet clinic.

"When I got there, she looked like she hadn't stopped crying for hours and she couldn't even speak. Two of her friends were telling me my dog is alive but not well. I felt sorry for her for an entire ten minutes.

"But then the doctor told me my dog ingested large amounts of alcohol and chocolate edibles. The girls apparently thought it would be cool to leave everything out, leave the dog to wander around and then get wasted and not notice he was going to town."

The man goes on to say that as soon as they got home, he told his fiancée it was over.

"I told [her] to pack and get out of my house and my life. I told her to tell her guests the wedding is off, and I'll tell mine. She was shocked, but she took her things and left," he continued.

"Two hours later, I get bombarded by messages, by her sisters, brother, brother's wife, her mom, her friends, telling me I am insane to do this to her after four years. They started off defending her but it quickly turned into insulting me.

"The logical thing for me to do was look for comfort in my friends and family. Nope. They all f***ing agree. My sister was appalled and even my best man said I might have overreacted"

Despite this, he stood his ground, knowing that he wouldn't be able to spend the rest of his life with her – let alone even look her in the eye anymore.

He claims the incident made him realise that this wasn't the first time his ex had done something "dumb". And that she had a history of doing things like texting while driving, leaving stuff on the stove and burning things.

More than 8,000 people responded to his post, with some agreeing he should have ended it and others saying it was the wrong call.

One person replied: "She clearly doesn't mean that much to you, so yeah, leave over this."

Another said: "She's 27. Old enough to care for the health and safety of others. But as you pointed out, it's not about the dog, this incident was the final warning sign you refused to ignore."

A third added: "It is completely understandable that he is upset, I'd be furious too, but essentially cancelling your relationship and future over what was a mistake, even a grossly irresponsible one, speaks to something else."

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