Someone Asked What It's Like To Be Married To A 'Karen,' And The Responses Did Not Disappoint

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Redditor /u/ThisOne_NotThisOne asked the question "Redditors who are married to Karens, how is it like?" and there were actually a lot of answers. Vote up the best ones below!

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    Realized She Was A Bad Teacher

    From Redditor /u/throwawayyyyyprawn:

    Not married. 4 years of a toxic relationship though. I broke up with her on Monday, again. We're kinda f*cked financially because of this lockdown so we are just feeling things out for a month before we decide forsure. This cycle is on repeat.

    I constantly have to cut her off and speak over her because of the way she treats people. Waiters, sales assistants, gym staff, neighbours , landlords, randoms we meet in bars etc.

    Note: we were both waiters at the beginning of our relationship so she has worked in the industry, but still lacks empathy. She blames the waiter if something is out of stock etc.

    My second major issue. We are both English second language teachers. She teaches kindergarten, while I teach highschool. Now that we are working from home I hear how she speaks to her students and it's really opened up another aspect of her personality that I don't like. She will berate a student for not understanding instead of evaluating her ability to explain. Sh*tting on 3 year olds in their second language doesn't fly with me.

    A lot of her behaviour stems from a self defence mechanism due to insecurity, but that's not an excuse. She doesn't realise how mean she is to people, including myself.

    I'm a people pleaser that would rather sacrifice my own comfort than someone else's. She expects me to be an asshole to people because I'm a biggish guy with tattoos, I don't exactly look soft. It's toxic as hell, please help.

    A definite Karen?
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    She Sends Out A List Of Gifts She Expects

    From Redditor /u/The_Thugmuffin:

    Not married to a Karen, but married someone with a Karen for a sister. SIL is the freaking worst. I hate more than anything going out to dinner with her, listening to her order food and talk to the servers. Holidays are also terrible, she sends out long lists of expected gifts list. She celebrates every holiday and birthday specifically for presents even when it not appropriate.

    Funny thing is one time I was away from the dinner table when the bill came and SIL waited for me to return to pay the bill by actually handing it to me. She didn't give it to her sibling/my SO or pay her half, but expressly handed it to me to pay.

    Btw, her husband is an idiot and they are a match made in heaven.

    A definite Karen?
  • 7

    She Hid A Burger To Get A Free One

    From Redditor /u/M00N3EAM:

    My mom is a Karen. she thinks the world is supposed to cater to her, serve her and everyone else is wrong.

    Once we went to Carl's Jr. she ordered 4 burgers, for the four of us. She pulls one out of the bag while the guy is getting our drinks and hides it. She complains that he forgot a burger. She pulls them out one by one and counts it in front of him. It's obviously missing because she hid it and he's swearing up and down he put them all in the bag. I'm stunned speechless and it happened so fast. She got a free burger, and laughed as we drive off. Im just staring at her and she opens it up to eat it on the drive home. And she ate her actual burger like the 5th one never existed.

    I can't even explain how she is when she's in the hospital. she treats it like a luxury stay in a hotel.

    A definite Karen?
  • 8

    She Overreacts To Everything

    From Redditor /u/Effect3692:

    Not the married to one, but my moms a Karen. Literally overreacts to everything. Whenever something doesn’t go her way- you guessed: gotta speak to the manager or whoever is in charge. Sometimes really embarrassing to go out in public with her because she’ll just yell at the service workers for the smallest of things. Also she has a bob cut.

    A definite Karen?