Internet Calls Out 'Manipulative' Husband After Wife Cooked Him Two Meals

The internet has called out a "manipulative" husband for snapping at his wife when she made him two different meals in a new viral post.

Published to Reddit's r/AmITheA**hole forum, a woman under the username u/Jtr63677 shared her story for the "AITA" followers to determine if she was in the wrong. The popular post has 8,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.

The Redditor begins her post by explaining that her husband is a picky eater. She knows what types of foods he likes and doesn't like and has been successful with his favorites for a while. She said that he is the "breadwinner" and that every duty in their house is her responsibility.

Up until recently, he hasn't been "in the mood" for the meals she prepares for him and he would attempt to get her to make him something else. If she says no, she feels bad that he would be "going to bed hungry."

Do you believe that you are in a manipulative relationship? According to Bustle, here are some signs to look out for: boundaries between you and your partner are crossed, "no" is never an answer, they use "emotional blackmail," they gaslight you, they always play the victim, and can be dramatic.

Woman cooking meal for "manipulative" husband
The internet has backed a Redditor for saying "as you like" when her "manipulative" husband didn't want what she cooked him for dinner. dusanpetkovic/iStock / Getty Images Plus

She wrote: "I got tired of it because it kept happening. Last night he came home and saw the two different meals I cooked - he looked at them both and said he wasn't 'in the mood' to eat neither of them and asked if I could cook him another meal. I was upset I said 'NO, this is all I had on the menu.' He made a face and acted sad and then was like 'are you sure?....I would have to go to bed hungry...wouldn't that make you feel sad?'"

"I stayed in my chair and shrugged and said 'as you like honey'. He got upset and told me I had no consideration for him nor do I care about his feelings and if he go to bed hungry after working the whole day. I stayed quiet then he stormed away from me. We didn't speak til this morning where he said that my 'as you like' attitude was hurtful and dimissive and is now expecting an apology for it," she concludes.

Other Redditors were quick to comment in defense of the original poster (OP).

"[Not the A**hole]. I'd just stop cooking for him at all. This seems like a weird power-play of trying to see how much he can get you to do for him. He's a grown a** man, he can cook his own dinner if he feels the need to be so picky," u/lihzee received the top comment with over 16,000 comments.

U/Miilkbby exclaimed, "[Not the A**hole]. 'I would have to go to bed hungry....wouldn't that make you sad?' The emotional manipulation he's spewing on you is disgusting."

"I'm sorry for whatever debilitating condition your husband suffers from that prevents him, a grown-a** man, from cooking his own dinners if he can't appreciate those cooked for him. I hope he has a swift and complete recovery. [Not the A**hole]," u/ErisianImpulse wrote.

"Quit raising a child in your marriage. Quit cooking. Let him cook what he wants to eat and put it in the fridge, so HE can heat it up when he gets home from Big Bad Work. Quit coddling such behavior," warned u/NCKALA.

U/mm172 admitted, "[Not the A**hole]. It's not your job to ensure a grown man who's perfectly capable of feeding himself is fed. Either he tells you far enough in advance what he wants that you only need to cook him one meal, or he can make his own if he doesn't like what's on offer. Or I guess he can sulk and go to bed hungry if he really wants, but that's entirely on him."

Newsweek reached out to u/Jtr63677 for comment.