Man yells at wife for being unhelpful during son's emergency room visit

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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

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Father takes charge of son's emergency room visit 💪

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Frantic father left to handle son's emergency alone 😢

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Father struggles to get wife's help during son's emergency room visit 🚨

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Dad frustrated with uncooperative wife during son's ER visit 😤

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Father struggles to reach wife during daughter's school emergency.

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Father rushed out of work to son's ER visit, doctors confused.

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Angry husband confronts wife for not answering emergency calls 🤬

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Husband leaves wife to handle son's emergency, wife overwhelmed 😔

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Dad takes daughter to ER alone while wife cries at home 😢

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Husband and wife argue over emergency room visit responsibilities.

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Couple seeks counseling after husband's outburst at hospital 🏥

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Feeling guilty for yelling at wife during son's ER visit 😔

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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.

thestreetiliveon | thestreetiliveon

NTA. Commenters suggest wife needs counseling or job. 😬

vodka_philosophy | vodka_philosophy

Commenter sympathizes with husband and calls out wife's actions 💔

TeaRose0608 | TeaRose0608

Consider a new therapist for couples counseling to resolve issues 🙏

tinyahjumma | tinyahjumma

Commenter and replies shame stay-at-home mom's behavior 👎🍷

NachosPeligroso | NachosPeligroso

Commenter calls out parent's lack of responsibility, others speculate on potential burnout.

aevigata | aevigata

Husband frustrated with wife's lack of action during son's emergency.

LoisLaneEl | LoisLaneEl

Commenter sympathizes with husband and criticizes wife's response. 💔

ouprtychittybangbang | ouprtychittybangbang

Mother defends husband for yelling at unhelpful wife during emergency.

rosenylundismyfav | rosenylundismyfav

A panicked father rushes home to a crying son and wife 💔

kayrbear143 | kayrbear143

NTA. Practical advice for getting new child care and counseling.

ronniedet85 | ronniedet85

NTA. Wife's reaction during emergency raises safety concerns. 💭💭

KeeperOfTheArcane197 | KeeperOfTheArcane197

Parent expresses concern for wife's behavior during child's injury.

Stlrivergirl | Stlrivergirl

Parent suggests therapy for anxious wife during emergency room visit.

Whentheleveesbreak1 | Whentheleveesbreak1

NTA. Trust your instincts. Protect yourself & children. Document everything. 🚩

mochaluvr1 | mochaluvr1

Parent frustrated with unhelpful spouse during son's ER visit.

10487518386 | 10487518386

Commenter shares story of neglectful ex-DIL and recommends therapy.


Parenting is hard, but in emergency situations, kids come first. 🚨

livasaurus_vex | livasaurus_vex

Commenter criticizes stay-at-home mom's usefulness in crisis 🤔

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Support for yelling at partner during son's emergency room visit 🙌

Wizard_Dreamer | Wizard_Dreamer

Husband trained for emergencies, wife neglectful. Counseling recommended. 🚑

sheramom4 | sheramom4

Commenter calls out negligence and supports OP's actions. 👍

SummerBerryCake | SummerBerryCake

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.

ISpeakWhaleDoYou | ISpeakWhaleDoYou

Parent yells at unhelpful spouse during emergency room visit. NTA.

Leftbrain-Kat | Leftbrain-Kat

Father praised for handling son's emergency room visit responsibly. 🙌

kayrbear143 | kayrbear143

Parental duties should come first. NTA 👍

AlaskanOverlord | AlaskanOverlord

Commenter sympathizes with father and suggests therapy for both.

grmrsan | grmrsan

Compassionate response suggests deeper issues, recommends seeking therapy 💛

DreamsOfFunk | DreamsOfFunk

Commenter suggests divorce over wife's lack of emergency skills 😱

avalonrose14 | avalonrose14

Commenter defends father's actions during son's ER visit

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Commenter asserts wife's inability to handle crisis situation. 🤔

sgmalek89 | sgmalek89

Trust issues after emergency room visit? Counseling might help 🤔

simnick13 | simnick13

Concerned commenter suggests talking to kids to uncover potential red flags 😕

Sugar_Spice_weird | Sugar_Spice_weird

Parenting can be tough but handling emergencies is a must 🚨

BBB6251719 | BBB6251719

Parenting requires teamwork, but panic and inaction aren't helpful 🤝

im_avoiding_work | im_avoiding_work

Father questions wife's response to son's broken arm, deemed NTA.

Silmariel | Silmariel

Commenter calls out mother's behavior in emergency room visit 👀

mesmerizedd | mesmerizedd

Doubts about wife's honesty in NTA comment 👀

RarityDiamondButt | RarityDiamondButt

Commenter suggests a new wife for the unhelpful spouse 😬

Pavlin87 | Pavlin87

Parent expresses concern for future emergencies and recommends counseling. NTA ❗

dandylion1973 | dandylion1973

Commenter calls out unhelpful wife, suggests therapy with humor 🤣

wind-river7 | wind-river7

Commenter criticizes mother's emotional reaction during son's injury.

Onikenbai | Onikenbai

Supportive comment applauds dad's handling of emergency room visit. 👏

Griffongirl20 | Griffongirl20

Concerned commenter suggests seeking help for overwhelmed wife.

DisMaTA | DisMaTA

Parent defends yelling at unhelpful spouse during son's ER visit 🚨

DoctaWag | DoctaWag

Commenter sympathizes with dad's reaction to unhelpful wife during emergency.

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Parenting isn't easy, but neglecting your child is unacceptable 😤

princessofperky | princessofperky

Commenter suggests divorce due to wife's neglect during emergency.

Shirochan404 | Shirochan404

Parenting under pressure: Is it time for backup? 🤔

Lilliekins | Lilliekins

Commenter suggests wife may have anxiety disorder and need counseling. 💆‍♀️

yesredditisaidit | yesredditisaidit

Parental concern sparks debate over emergency room etiquette.

SasquatchAstronaut | SasquatchAstronaut

Commenter suggests therapy for overwhelmed spouse during emergency situation.

Amacrum | Amacrum

Father's anger towards unhelpful wife during son's emergency visit.

TheVue221 | TheVue221

Commenter warns of dangerous consequences for unhelpful behavior. ⚠️

Fathelicus | Fathelicus

Comment suggests mother's possible reasons for unhelpfulness during emergency.

Immyblossom | Immyblossom

EMS worker criticizes wife's bizarre and narcissistic behavior during emergency

delusivelight | delusivelight

Commenter suspects wife's involvement in son's injury. NTA.

Jacobsmumma | Jacobsmumma

Commenter calls wife narcissistic and dysfunctional in emergency room incident

kpod67 | kpod67

Struggling parent loses patience with unhelpful spouse during emergency room visit ❄️

Spaceshipjackaloo | Spaceshipjackaloo

Encouraging response to NTA comment

Band1c0t | Band1c0t

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