What do you do when your wonderful SO turns into a whiney sick Man-Child?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@PoppyH:  On the very rare occasion that my husband gets sick, I totally baby him.  I make him his favorite soups, warm up his towels in the dryer, give him neck rubs, etc.  That way he’s back to feeling better in as little time as possible lol.

Post # 4
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10495 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m lucky, when DH doesn’t feel well he just wants to take a nap.  The frustrating part is that he assumes it should be the same for me so whenever I mention I’m not feeling well (usually due to chronic health issues) he tells me to go take a nap.

If he’s that sick, I’ll get him set up with a laptop or tv, bring him whatever medicine will help him and tell him to take it, bring him food, drinks, etc. and otherwise hang out somewhere else.

Post # 5
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

OMG when my husband acts like a man child I have no sympathy, or patience. I’m pretty much like, don’t wine to me, it’s not my problem, especially if you won’t do anything to help yourself!!!

Post # 6
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@PoppyH:  ROTFLMAO! Is my DH related to your SO? He is the biggest wimp when he is sick! However I have to give the man a little credit, when I’m sick he’s the first one to run out at 2am for medicine and ginger ale.

I say you let the cat deal with it. She could take care of business, I bet.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@PoppyH:  I indulge Mr. 99 when he’s sick or hurt, but there’s always a moment, when he pushes it too far, has wallowed in his crapulence too long….and it is at that point, when he starts to bray like a mule because I brought him the wrong socks or something that I just get it over with, freak out and remind him that worse things have happened to better people and meet my mother for a long lunch.

By the time I get home, I’m usually two margaritas relaxed and he’s gotten over whatever his problem was.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@PoppyH:  Luckily, DH isn’t this way.

My ex was, though. It was seriously unattractive. We’ve all been sick buddy, stop moping like you’ll never be healthy again. Honestly, for me, I called him out on it, and told him how irritating it was and how he came off as a child.

Then again, he’s also my ex. 😛

Post # 9
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2155 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MsJ2theZ:  Same here! My husband bitches and moans that he’s “dyyyyyiiinnnnggg”, but then won’t take cough medicine or wear a warm coat or even take Vitamin C tablets. Like what do you expect me to do? I just tell him to die silently lol

Post # 12
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SunflowerGarden:  hahahaha well that’s what they seem to want to do!!

Post # 13
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628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

omg this is the most annoying thing in the world!! I get sick and i still manage to get stuff done (house work/ regular work if i’m not sick enough to be out of work) the first sign of a sore throat or a cough he calls out of work and has to “stay home” and then he feels better in the afternoon and goes to the gym.

I have Crohns disease and got really sick in 2012. And there is a long recovery from a bad flare up that include steroids and heavy medication. he told me when he gets sick he “just wills himself to get better” and he feels better, maybe i could try to do that… i almost hit him… i had been in the hospital for a week and i was controlled on meds but i was still recovering and my immune system is attacking my body and you think i can “will it away?”

yea i have no sympathy for sick man child….

Post # 14
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9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@PoppyH:  Mine was like this 10 days ago.  He was actually worse than I’d ever seen him and was starting to worry it might be something serious.  It’s in my nature to want to take care of him, but after 48 hours I really don’t care anymore.  If he won’t take the drugs to make himself feel better I start to lose sympathy.  I make him soup and tea and heat up his magic bags but stay the eff away from me.

Post # 15
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10495 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Nona99:  You’re back!

OP, sometimes the answers are video games.  The sicker he is, the simplier, slower, and fewer movements should be required.  A favourite movie playing on a laptop works well in bed if he’s kinda in and out.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When FI is sick, he alternates between sleeping like the dead and the “Pam, can you call my mom?” guy from that NyQuil commercial. I try to be sympathetic, but I am not a very patient person, so if it goes on for too long he ends up getting the stink eye before being banished to the guest room. Good thing I can take care of children better than I can a grown man-child.

 

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