Being pregnant is a blessing. Every wife desires her husband to be there during this period specially during the labour time. However, read the story to know why the wife wishes her husband would cancel his trip and let us know what you think about it.
My husband (27) Been planning a trip for about 4 years with some close friends. The trip kept being postponed due to some of his friends having family deaths, financial issues and unfortunate world events.
My husband is finally gonna be able to leave within 2 month, the issue I(21) have with that is I’m pregnant and he is leaving near my due date, this is my first child and I don’t want to go through childbirth alone.
I don’t have a family other than my husband, my dad’s died and my mom is mentally ill. I just want his support throughout the process, But he’s making me feel really bad for asking him to postpone just a trip so he can be here for his daughter and I.
He told me that it’s honestly not that big of a deal, he said when he was at the hospital for his son from a previous relationship that the birth only took an hour and that the nurses were very supportive.
I also don’t want to care for his son after I come home from the hospital alone. He plans on being away for a month and has sole custody, his son goes to his mom’s every other weekend but that’s all sometimes his mom won’t even show up. He hasn’t made any plans on where his son is going to go after I come home from the hospital. His sister agreed to take him while I’m in the hospital but she can’t do any longer as she has a full time job and doesn’t want to take too much time off work.
He told me I’ll be able to handle everything by myself and begged to drop the issue because he’s been planning this for so long and he’s really excited to go. He even offered to pay me for all the hardships and told me women take care of children after coming home from the hospital all the time.
I do understand that this wasn’t exactly planned and I feel awful about the whole situation. A huge part of me wants to just Drop the issue and find a way to deal with everything by myself. I mean his friends are calling me a wet blanket, I don’t want to be a wet blanket and spoil everyone’s fun. Am I the Jerk here?
What do you think about this situation? Any advice for the wife… Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: