‘Childish’ Man Bashed for Faking Injury So Partner Would Leave Wedding

The internet has bashed a “childish” man after he faked an injury so his partner would come home from their brother’s wedding.

Published on Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum, a partner under the anonymous username u/throwra32343456 shared their story to receive feedback from the “AITA” community.

The original poster (OP) began their story by explaining that their husband has been feeling sick for a few days and OP has been taking care of him at all hours of the day. They did confirm that he is on medication and can walk, use the restroom and feed himself on his own.

The conflict began when OP told him they were leaving to attend their brother’s wedding. He “threw a fit” by saying they couldn’t leave him alone while he was sick. She argued that it was a stomachache and he was “not that sick” since he was getting treatment for it. They suggested he call his sister to watch him while they went to the wedding. OP’s husband wouldn’t take no for an answer and insisted that they miss it. They said “no” and went to walk out when he hoped they didn’t come back.

Above, a man and woman argue. Published to Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum, a “childish” husband was bashed for faking an injury so his partner would come home from their brother’s wedding.
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“At the wedding, I got a text from him saying he lost balance and fell off the stairs and hurt his back,” OP wrote. “He said he was in a lot of pain he threw up and couldn’t move, and insisted I get home asap. I freaked out and started calling his phone but he didn’t answer. I thought ‘he must’ve passed out’ and I freaked out even more. I got in my car and drove back to our house immediately. When I got home, I rushed towards the stairs while calling out his name but he wasn’t there. I started to really freak out.”

“I rushed into the bedroom and found him in bed drinking juice and soon as he saw me he put the phone down. I instantly knew he lied so I lost it on him and started yelling saying he freaked me out and caused me to miss my brother’s wedding for nothing…absolutely nothing. He said that he already told me I couldn’t leave him alone in the house and that this ‘very scenario’ could’ve happened if I stayed there any longer. I yelled at him calling him horrible which made him cry. He started crying and throwing his juice all over the place,” they continued.

OP called his sister only for her to yell at them, saying they shouldn’t have “carelessly” left her husband home alone while sick and how they shouldn’t have yelled at him. The couple hasn’t seen one another since their argument.

Newsweek reached out to u/throwra32343456 for comment.

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Redditor reactions

“[Not the a**hole] He lied, he’s manipulative and he’s borderline abusive. The only reason to go back to that house should be to collect your belongings.” u/Shadowholme wrote, receiving the top comment of over 33,000 upvotes.

“This isn’t even borderline, he WAS abusive to her. [Not the a**hole],” u/Spirited-Safety-Lass replied to the above comment.

“OP. Hun. Babe. Those are the words you used to described what I’m assuming to be a full grown adult male. Girl throw the whole man out! Seriously. Your husband is a lying manipulative selfish b*****d and you know it. You deserve better than trash,” u/pizzaisapie69 said.

“[Not the a**hole], he’s manipulative and grossly childish. Please think about leaving someone who is trying to separate you from your family,” u/Rocklobsterbot commented.