One man is asking Reddit if he is the a****** for admitting to his wife that he didn’t miss her.
“My wife and I have a great relationship, generally. We work together but today she wasn’t in the office because she was at an all-day social gathering with a person who sometimes causes her anxiety.”
“Based on my call log, my wife called me at 9:28 a.m. and we talked for 2-and-a-half minutes, she called at 10:56 a.m. and we talked for less than a minute, she called at 11:50 a.m. and we talked for 12 minutes, she called at 12:31 p.m. and we talked for 21 minutes, she called at 1:39 p.m. and we talked less than a minute, she called at 2:01 p.m. and we talked less than a minute, she called at 3:49 p.m. and we talked less than a minute, and she called at 6:20 p.m. and we talked for 34 minutes.”
“During this final call, she was driving to the office. We hung up while she was in the office with me. She walked over and hugged me and said: “Did you miss me?”
“I hesitated. ‘Uhhhh … sure, I guess.'”
“She got angry. ‘You didn’t miss me?'”
“Well, baby, I’ve talked to you more than I’ve talked to anyone else today.”
“No you didn’t,” she said. “I pulled out my call log and showed her.”
“Well, I’m going to find a man who appreciates my calls!”
“I didn’t say I don’t appreciate your calls,” I said. “It’s just not logical to be talking to someone all day and then ask them if they missed you.”
“That got me nowhere. I was probably using too much logic. She was clearly seeking comfort because she was in an uncomfortable situation all day. When she returned to me, she was probably looking for a little celebration and support, since she made it through today’s emotional difficulties. I didn’t give it to her, thereby making me the a******. Now she’s in her office talking to someone else on the phone. And I’m in my office justifying myself on Reddit.”
One user said: “YTA for your condescension. ‘I was probably using too much logic’ tells me everything I need to know about how you view your wife.”
While another commented: “I don’t think it tells you everything you need to know about how he views his wife. People use wrong language all the time because they have a thought and are in a rush to say things. You don’t know this person, it was a simple miscommunication issue that will probably resolve itself before dinner.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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