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Woman divides opinion after telling her husband she'll divorce him if he gains more weight

Lucy Devine

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Woman divides opinion after telling her husband she'll divorce him if he gains more weight

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A woman has divided opinion after telling her husband she'll divorce him if he gains any more weight.

Taking to parenting forum Mumsnet, the mum explained she was fed up of her husband eating takeaways, and wanted to take drastic action to make him realise his habits were unhealthy.

A woman has divided opinion after telling her husband she'll divorce him if he gains any more weight. Credit: PhotoAlto/Alamy Stock Photo
A woman has divided opinion after telling her husband she'll divorce him if he gains any more weight. Credit: PhotoAlto/Alamy Stock Photo

"My father in law is morbidly overweight, struggles to walk, etc and I have nothing against him but dread the thought of my husband being like that. I’m sorry but I couldn’t stay, I want to be active and do things and to be doing that to your own body," she began.

"He’s quickly heading to that direction though. Him and I never share a meal, he doesn’t eat the healthy food I cook he would just order a takeaway instead.

"He says he loves my cooking but can’t see him eating it?? I batch cook things so there’s always healthy food in the freezer but he won’t eat it. I eat my dinner earlier as I don’t want to put on weight, I will only eat in the evenings if there’s a special occasion."

The woman explained that she has a healthy diet. Credit: Talent Zukutu/Alamy Stock Photo
The woman explained that she has a healthy diet. Credit: Talent Zukutu/Alamy Stock Photo

The woman continued by explaining that her husband always seems to order fast food while they're out with the kids too, adding: "As well if we go for a day out I will eat and the kids will eat before so we don’t get hungry and he says he’s not hungry and as soon as we get there he will buy something unhealthy. This is exactly what his father would do.

"I just reminded him there’s some really delicious risotto in the freezer as he said he was going to get a takeaway, he says he hasn’t eaten all day. He’s not taking the hint! Would I be unreasonable to just tell him if you get as big as your dad I will want a divorce..?"

She said her husband is always eating takeaway food. Credit: Lev Dolgachov/Alamy Stock Photo
She said her husband is always eating takeaway food. Credit: Lev Dolgachov/Alamy Stock Photo

People were pretty divided, while some thought the woman was being rather harsh, others understood completely.

One person wrote: "Well, it doesn’t sound very kind."

While another said: "Threatening to divorce someone in order to blackmail them into changing doesn't sound like a particularly loving relationship."

And a third wrote: "Wouldn’t it be better to say you’re worried about your husbands health as you love him and want him around for your children? They way you’ve written it, sounds very mean."

Meanwhile one had the opposite opinion, commenting: "Totally fair enough. If he wants to eat himself into disability, he doesn’t need to drag you down with him."

What do you think?

Topics: Sex and Relationships

Lucy Devine
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