(Closed) Does your SO care for you when you are sick?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My husband tries – but as bad as this sounds – it’s just not the same as my mom lol. My mom always made homemade soup and would put a cold cloth on my forehead when I had a fever. My husband would think that chicken fingers and fries was a good meal lol. He does try though – so I would never tell him its just not the same lol.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Uh no. Darling Husband is awful at taking care of me when I’m sick. All I want is some chicken noodle soup, some snuggles, cats to nap with me, and some movies. I’ll call him to pick up soup on the way home, he’ll say fine and he’ll be home in an hour……………… Four hours later he walks in the door (he’d gone out for wings with his brother or a pint after work with a buddy). Of course I’m furious and hangry, but he can’t figure out why. Omg. Every. Single. Time. It kills me. I’ve now stocked up on chicken soup for myself, no more asking him to get it. Seriously, I don’t know what the disconnect is, he’s SO sweet and loving when I’m healthy! LOL! And he gets babied big time when he’s sick, you think he’d return the favour….. Sigh.

ETA – I should say, he was awesome when I had the flu and was stuck in the bathroom with my head in a garbage can. He rubbed my back with a cold cloth while my body exploded (TMI I know). I’m not sure I could have done the same for him, LOL! He was also awesome when I had laser eye surgery, he was really good at taking care of me for those couple of days, taking me to my follow up appointments, etc.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Not as much as I’d like lol He does worry about me, and he’ll check on me and give me a little kiss every now and then, but mostly he’ll just go about his regular business like I wasn’t there or something (though if I’m sleeping he’ll make sure he stays quiet, turn out the lights, etc). However, if I ask him to get me something, he’s usually pretty quick about it unlike when I’m not sick!

 

One time, I wasn’t sick but I was super tired and I dozed off in bed with the laptop (it wasn’t “bed time” yet), and I guess people started instant messaging me on MSN and it was making a lot of noise. He was afraid it would wake me up so he signed into my ID from the other computer so it would kick me off and stop making noises. He’s also gone to get the laundry without me if I fell asleep while we waited at home for it to finish drying at the laundromat. Sounds like no big deal, but the laundry reeeeally irritates his excema so it really is kind of a big gesture πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I am spoiled rotten when I am sick. When we first met I would get chronic migraines, and he would constantly rotate iced towels for me in the freezer. He fetches me anything I want from the grocery store, even when I know I am being a little silly. Like today, I was not feeling well, and he had to go to Bowling, but he stopped and picked me up some 7up and dinner. 

He also tucks me in and takes off my glasses. So I might just be a little spoiled all around. 

He never gets sick, so I never get to reciprocate! 

Post # 7
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

Yup, he does.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

He absolutely does. He doesn’t make me chicken noodle soup, that is way out of his realm. But he does take care of my every need when I am sick.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

not so much that he doesnt care – i prefer to be left alone so if he is hovering to help me it annoys the heck out of me but if i asked him to drive thru a rainstorm in the middle of the night to get something he will

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh my fi is VERY caring whether I’m sick or not.  The last time I came down with a terrible cold he made me soup and went out in the middle of the night to get me tylenol pm so that I could sleep because I had to get to work the next day.  One of the reasons why I love him soo much =)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Yes, but only after he takes care of the kids first.  I need him to get them, (moreso the little ones) taken care of when I can’t. 

Post # 12
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

noone is ever as good as mum when it comes to being sick.

BUT i love how my husband treats me when i’m sick, he makes sure i have a bottle full of fresh cold water, that im getting enough rest, it makes me sad to not kiss him so he gives me extra little forehead kisses πŸ™‚ I love him so much.

I had all four wisdom teeth out last year and i was just BLAH for about 4 days… couldn’t really talk, only ate mash and jelly and drank water. He even moved our bed out into the lounge so that i could still be with him while i was sleeping while he was watching tv. it was a nice 2 weeks ‘camping out’ in out living room. He made sure i had enough jelly made up for the next day…. oh i love him so much <3

damn it… now i want to go home and give him kisses because he’s just so great

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m pretty sick right now too.  I’ll be having surgery on Monday and I’m going to stay over at my parents because they’re better at it than him lol.  I mean he tries but it’s just not the same.  Like today I had a horrible migraine and REALLY needed caffeine so I asked him to make coffee or something because we were out of caffeinated soft drinks.  He was kind of like do it yourself and I just said never mind because I really couldn’t do it myself and then ten minutes later he comes in and sets down a cup of coffee.  So he does it with some pleading, but it definitely doesn’t come naturally to him.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m spoiled…Yes! When I was in college I had the flu and he came over with soup and oranges in between his classes. He even would keep me company (I would sleep and he would do homework) since all my roommates were gone during the day. Luckily he had his flu shot and didn’t get my flu! But on the flip side whenever he’s not feeling well I love to take care of him because I know he does the same for me.

Post # 15
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468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Fiance is AMAZING! He makes homemade soup, brings me orange-tangerine juice and makes sure I am well-stocked with tissues. He rubs vap-o-rub on me, makes me take my meds and refills the humidifier. He goes to CVS @ 3 AM for cold medicine and runs me a hot bath with lavender salts to help relax and relieve my aches. He even makes sure I have warm pjs (as in fresh from the dryer) waiting for me when I finish my bath.

I definitely hit the jackpot when I met him!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LOL.  I just had a fight with my Darling Husband about this very thing.  I was sick and he was not taking care of me.  I pulled out the In Sickness and in Health card and said how he’s not taking care of me in sickness.  I’m so jealous of other SO that take care of their honey’s when they’re sick.

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