Doctor Called ‘Conceited’ For Correcting Husband’s Aunt After She Called Her ‘Mrs.’ Instead Of ‘Dr.’

Correcting a blunder may be difficult. Especially when the blunder originates from a positive place. So, how can you correct someone’s error without appearing ungrateful for their kindness? That was the problem faced by this person in the story and wanted some advice on whether she was right or wrong. 

Source: Reddit

So I (F31) and my husband (M32) got married over the weekend. It was a lovely ceremony, but a small issue arose which has led to my new in-laws somewhat freezing me out.

I’m a doctor. I still decided to take my husband’s surname because I have been excited to share my name with someone I love ever since I was little. We decided to tell all our bridal party to say “cheers to the Johnsons,” rather than cheers to “Mr and Dr Johnson,” just because it sounded less clunky. They all agreed and did as such.

However, my husband’s aunt (who was NOT invited to speak) decided to get up and say a few words. It was slightly annoying, but she was tipsy, so I ignored it and let her go on. However, she ended her speech with “a toast to Mr and Mrs Johnson.” To this, I quickly replied, “I’m not a Mrs.” She immediately rolled her eyes, and my SIL has reported back that she was calling me snooty and conceited behind my back after the wedding, and several of my other in laws have agreed with her. Did I go too far here? Am I wrong for correcting her? Please don’t be afraid to criticize. Thank you for your time in advance. Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted:


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