Man Refuses to Console Pregnant Wife Crying Over Soup

Gillian Sisley

Should a spouse be more compassionate when their partner is pregnant?

Pregnancy takes a real toll on the body, so before someone jumps into that decision, they need to be entirely sure that they want to go ahead.

Some more notable and unpleasant symptoms are bloating, body pain, extreme hormone fluctuations, nausea, and the like. These are just average symptoms, without considering more severe side effects that can happen.

These realities were highlighted in a recent online post in which a husband becomes furious with his wife for crying over a can of soup and he wonders if he is in the wrong for it.

Should a spouse be more compassionate when their partner is pregnant?

A Reddit post published on August 4th, reported on by Ashley Gale from Newsweek, has gone viral with 12,700 upvotes and 2,900 comments.

The author begins his post by explaining that his wife is currently 4 months pregnant with their fifth child. The couple is in the process of adding bedrooms to their house so that they can increase the space to accommodate this new family member.

The author also indicates that they had to take out a loan in order to add this expansion, considering that child care is very expensive and money is tight right now in their household. And because money is tight, when the wife's car broke down, they didn't fix it and are just working off of one family car.

That was when the conflict really started, because the pregnant woman asked her husband to pick her up a certain kind of soup that she was currently craving. He agreed to do so, and brought food home to her. She put the food on the counter, and then indicated to her husband that she would eat it after putting the children to bed.

Pregnancy hormones aren’t always rational.

The author goes on to add that his father has come over on a regular basis to help with the house renovations, and that night he happened to mention that he was hungry. The author told him to grab whatever he wanted from the kitchen because they just made dinner.

Sometime later, when the author heard his wife frantically searching for something, he realized that his father had taken the soup that his wife was planning to eat, causing her great upset. She sobbed and said that she 'can never have one thing in this house' and she was 'craving it and wanting it so badly'.

The author thought that her crying was a little ridiculous, and he told her to be an adult because crying over a can of soup was ‘stupid’ and something that children do. His wife retorted that he was horrible for saying that to her, especially considering how ‘emotional and stressed’ she's been lately.

What do you think? Was the author justified to call his wife out for her behavior, considering she was so upset over a can of soup? Or is the husband being inconsiderate of his wife's situation, since he doesn't know what it's like to go through the hormonal fluctuations and realities of carrying a pregnancy to term?

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