A man turned to Reddit for a second opinion following an argument with his wife about the size of the meals she cooks. He goes to bed hungry each night because she makes such tiny dinners. He thought he’d solved the problem by secretly eating fast food beforehand, but she just found out about it. She isn’t happy, but who’s really in the wrong?
This tale starts with the Original Poster (OP) sharing some details about the relationship he has with his wife and her eating habits. The couple have only been married and living together for five months. But, according to OP, throughout this time together, his wife hasn’t “made nearly enough food” for him. This has caused a lot of arguments…
OP Doesn’t Want To Make A Big Deal
Before telling readers more about the arguments he has with his wife around portion size, he explains to readers that he isn’t “constantly agitated” and that he doesn’t view his wife as “incompetent.” He’s more than happy to eat whatever she makes. There’s just one problem: there’s never enough of it…
Unfortunately for OP, the meals his wife cooks for him are minuscule. He gives the example of a Chinese chicken salad that might only contain a few pieces of chicken on top of a handful of lettuce leaves. While he admits it looks pretty on the plate, OP says it’s not nearly enough to fuel a 230-pound man. However, he can’t tell his wife that…
His Wife Doesn’t Listen
When he’s tried to communicate this problem with his wife in the past, she’s never taken it well. She “adopts a thousand-yard stare” and often ends up crying, talking about how incompetent she is. OP says he tries to console and calm her, but nothing seems to work. With communication obviously not an option, he tried just eating what she served, but was starving at the end of every meal and lost “seven pounds in a month.” Luckily, he found a solution…
OP’s solution was to “swing by a fast food restaurant” on the way home from work. In his own words, OP described this as “pre-gaming” his wife’s meals – grabbing a burger or something before dinner so he wouldn’t feel hungry later. He followed this “system” every day and saw it as a “win-win” situation. However, his success was short-lived…
OP Was Caught Out By His Mother In Law
Eating on his way home helped OP reduce his hunger and keep his wife happy. Unfortunately, things came to a halt recently when his mother-in-law saw him at the drive-through. OP knew his wife would “take it badly,” so he jokingly asked her not to say anything. She agreed, but later “narced” on OP anyway, leaving his wife “furious”…
He Came Home To An Angry Wife
Thanks to his mother-in-law’s blabbing, OP got home to be greeted by an “extremely angry wife.” She demanded answers, so he told her what he’d been doing. He explained in his story that his confession really seemed to hurt his wife, so now he doesn’t know what to think…
OP Turned To Reddit For Help
OP turned to Reddit because he wanted to know if he was in the wrong. He says he’s not “good at handling confrontation,” so he wondered if this situation is his fault or whether his wife overreacted. He finishes by telling readers that he feels like he “betrayed” his wife. So, what does Reddit think? Is OP in the wrong? Or did he do the right thing?
Reddit Was On His Side
The majority of responses felt that OP’s wife was the one in the wrong here. She’d brought the whole situation on herself. One person said: “A desire to control others is at the root of a lot of abuse.” Another simply put, “It’s definitely abuse.” A third person wrote: “I love my wife to death but if she told me I couldn’t eat something I want I would tell her to f*** ***.”
Some Wondered If OP’s Wife Has An Eating Disorder
A surprising number of comments wondered if OP’s wife “has an eating disorder.” This caused many readers to join the conversation to give their own opinion. One Redditor commented, “Sadly this screams disordered eating.” However, this wasn’t seen as a valid excuse by some readers who said things like “An eating disorder isn’t an excuse for being awful; and she is.”
Everyone Is To Blame
Some community members sat on the fence, blaming both parties. One comment explained how OP’s wife is a “major a****** for not being a proper adult and having a discussion,” before then commenting that he was in the wrong too “for not standing up for himself and making extra food.”
What Do You Think?
So, what’s your opinion about OP’s story? Was OP in the wrong? Or did his wife massively overreact? Would you have done the same? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
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