Taking care of children is a team effort, but what happens when one partner fails to step up during a crisis? A man shares his frustration after his wife was unable to help when their son broke his arm and had to be rushed to the ER. As he struggled to dress their son and prepare the car seat, his wife sat on the couch crying and refused to help. Later, when their daughter was left stranded at school, the wife was still on the phone and did not answer her husband's calls. When he returned home, he yelled at his wife for her lack of support. While he feels guilty for yelling, he wonders if his wife's behavior was unacceptable. What do you think? Read his story on Am I the Asshole.
Father frustrated with wife's lapse in attention during son's injury
Father takes charge of son's emergency room visit 💪
Frantic father left to handle son's emergency alone 😢
Father struggles to get wife's help during son's emergency room visit 🚨
Dad frustrated with uncooperative wife during son's ER visit 😤
Father struggles to reach wife during daughter's school emergency.
Father rushed out of work to son's ER visit, doctors confused.
Angry husband confronts wife for not answering emergency calls 🤬
Husband leaves wife to handle son's emergency, wife overwhelmed 😔
Dad takes daughter to ER alone while wife cries at home 😢
Husband and wife argue over emergency room visit responsibilities.
Couple seeks counseling after husband's outburst at hospital 🏥
Feeling guilty for yelling at wife during son's ER visit 😔
Man yells at wife for being unhelpful during son's emergency 🆘
In a time of crisis, it's vital to have a partner who can pull their weight. But what happens when they can't? This man's frustration with his wife's lack of assistance during their son's emergency room visit has sparked a heated debate. The man was left to handle everything on his own, including caring for their son and picking up their daughter from school. After expressing his anger, his wife now wants an emergency couples counseling session. Was the man wrong for yelling at his wife or was his frustration justified? Let's take a closer look at the situation and the reactions from the community.
NTA. Wife's extreme panicked response raises concerns about child care ability.
NTA. Commenters suggest wife needs counseling or job. 😬
Commenter sympathizes with husband and calls out wife's actions 💔
Consider a new therapist for couples counseling to resolve issues 🙏
Commenter and replies shame stay-at-home mom's behavior 👎🍷
Commenter calls out parent's lack of responsibility, others speculate on potential burnout.
Husband frustrated with wife's lack of action during son's emergency.
Commenter sympathizes with husband and criticizes wife's response. 💔
Mother defends husband for yelling at unhelpful wife during emergency.
A panicked father rushes home to a crying son and wife 💔
NTA. Practical advice for getting new child care and counseling.
NTA. Wife's reaction during emergency raises safety concerns. 💭💭
Parent expresses concern for wife's behavior during child's injury.
Parent suggests therapy for anxious wife during emergency room visit.
NTA. Trust your instincts. Protect yourself & children. Document everything. 🚩
Parent frustrated with unhelpful spouse during son's ER visit.
Commenter shares story of neglectful ex-DIL and recommends therapy.
Parenting is hard, but in emergency situations, kids come first. 🚨
Commenter criticizes stay-at-home mom's usefulness in crisis 🤔
Support for yelling at partner during son's emergency room visit 🙌
Husband trained for emergencies, wife neglectful. Counseling recommended. 🚑
Commenter calls out negligence and supports OP's actions. 👍
Internet stranger suggests deep psychological trauma as cause for wife's unhelpful behavior during son's emergency room visit. Urges personal counseling and psychiatric evaluation for wife.
Parent yells at unhelpful spouse during emergency room visit. NTA.
Father praised for handling son's emergency room visit responsibly. 🙌
Parental duties should come first. NTA 👍
Commenter sympathizes with father and suggests therapy for both.
Compassionate response suggests deeper issues, recommends seeking therapy 💛
Commenter suggests divorce over wife's lack of emergency skills 😱
Commenter defends father's actions during son's ER visit
Commenter asserts wife's inability to handle crisis situation. 🤔
Trust issues after emergency room visit? Counseling might help 🤔
Concerned commenter suggests talking to kids to uncover potential red flags 😕
Parenting can be tough but handling emergencies is a must 🚨
Parenting requires teamwork, but panic and inaction aren't helpful 🤝
Father questions wife's response to son's broken arm, deemed NTA.
Commenter calls out mother's behavior in emergency room visit 👀
Doubts about wife's honesty in NTA comment 👀
Commenter suggests a new wife for the unhelpful spouse 😬
Parent expresses concern for future emergencies and recommends counseling. NTA ❗
Commenter calls out unhelpful wife, suggests therapy with humor 🤣
Commenter criticizes mother's emotional reaction during son's injury.
Supportive comment applauds dad's handling of emergency room visit. 👏
Concerned commenter suggests seeking help for overwhelmed wife.
Parent defends yelling at unhelpful spouse during son's ER visit 🚨
Commenter sympathizes with dad's reaction to unhelpful wife during emergency.
Parenting isn't easy, but neglecting your child is unacceptable 😤
Commenter suggests divorce due to wife's neglect during emergency.
Parenting under pressure: Is it time for backup? 🤔
Commenter suggests wife may have anxiety disorder and need counseling. 💆♀️
Parental concern sparks debate over emergency room etiquette.
Commenter suggests therapy for overwhelmed spouse during emergency situation.
Father's anger towards unhelpful wife during son's emergency visit.
Commenter warns of dangerous consequences for unhelpful behavior. ⚠️
Comment suggests mother's possible reasons for unhelpfulness during emergency.
EMS worker criticizes wife's bizarre and narcissistic behavior during emergency
Commenter suspects wife's involvement in son's injury. NTA.
Commenter calls wife narcissistic and dysfunctional in emergency room incident
Struggling parent loses patience with unhelpful spouse during emergency room visit ❄️
Encouraging response to NTA comment