She had just given birth when her husband accused her of cheating in the maternity ward.
After hours of pain and pushing, it was supposed to be the happiest moment of *Megan’s life.
But sadly her first cuddle with her newborn daughter was ruined the second her husband *Jim saw the baby.
The issue was that the tiny girl had quite dark skin, which made Jim decide that he wasn’t the real father.
In the middle of the maternity ward he started screaming at Megan, accusing her of cheating on him and demanding a divorce.
“After that he left right then and there. He told everyone on both sides of the family what had happened and made posts about it on social media,” Megan posted on Reddit.
“Lots of people started ringing me to say how upset they were and called me really nasty names.”
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The new mum’s baby was born with dark skin – so her husband accused her of cheating. Source: iStocker
“He blamed me for cheating”
By the time Megan and the baby were ready to leave the hospital, things had gone from bad-to-worse.
Not only had Jim refused to drive them home, he had also thrown all of Megan’s belongings on the lawn and changed the locks.
Megan ended up having to stay with her family, who were the only ones that believed she hadn’t cheated on Jim.
“When my sister called to ask for the baby stuff Jim texted me pictures of the bare nursery room and said he got rid of everything,” Megan devastatingly added.
“He even destroyed my art studio and told me my work would be too awful to sell anyway. I was distraught but tried to focus on my baby.”
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“My husband even took a paternity test”
As the weeks turned to months, Jim continued to refuse to have anything to do with Megan or the baby – adamant that she had cheated on him.
Megan didn’t know what she could do to prove him wrong, until Jim finally agreed to take a paternity test.
“He was 100 per cent the father. No one could believe the results and it was done again, Jim’s the dad,” Megan confirmed.
But despite the ironclad results, no one believed Megan until Jim’s cousin did an ancestry test a few weeks later.
The test revealed that the family had 30 per cent African ancestry – which prompted Jim’s great-grandmother to confess that she had actually had an affair with an African-American man.
The cheating allegations disappeared overnight
As soon as Jim found out the explanation for his daughter’s darker skin, he immediately contacted Megan and apologised for his behaviour.
Although she appreciated the gesture after ensure six long months of pain and suffering thanks to him.
“The damage has been done. I can’t un-hear or unsee all the horrible things that were said and done,” Megan said.
“Not just to me but to my child as well. Jim made some very racist remarks – things that I thought he’d never say and he did it so easily.
“What else will Jim and his family say or do the next time they get mad? How are they going to treat our daughter when she does something that upsets them?”
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“Couples therapy might help?”
Megan told Jim that she needed some time to work things out, which he agreed to.
But then he asked to see the baby, which Megan didn’t feel like she could say no to.
“I let him but I’m too afraid to physically hand her to him,” she said.
After that, Jim hasn’t stopped pushing Megan to come home, telling her that he is sorry and has started repairing the nursery.
“He asking me what I would like and I cry every time saying we already had what I liked and some of the items that we had can’t be replaced,” Megan said.
“He asked me if I still loved him and I admitted that he showed me his worst self and I don’t know if I could live with that image.
“My sister suggested couples therapy but I don’t feel like I should have to work to fix something that I didn’t break.
“I’ve never cheated and have been 100 per cent innocent in all of this the whole. So am I an a**hole for not wanting to give Jim a second chance?”
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Reddit commenters weigh in
Megan’s post quickly went viral on Reddit – with over 350 commenters jumping online to reassure her that shouldn’t feel guilty about leaving Jim.
“When people show you their true colours, believe them,” one person wisely wrote.
“Exactly! You know what is forgivable? His initial thought that the child was likely not his – but everything he did after that is unforgivable,” someone else quickly added.
“The shouting, the social media, throwing clothes out, that’s up to you to figure out if you can forgive it or not. You’re not an a**hole if you decide you can’t.
“Genetics can do weird things. My blonde-haired, blue-eyed husband looks like any pasty Anglo-Saxon, but when he met his biological father, that was obviously not the case,” another commenter responded.
“While I can understand wanting a paternity test – rage destruction while awaiting the results is not the answer.”
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