(Closed) What do you think? FI wants food cooked after coming home from drinks

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It sounds like he’s the typical male:  love him through his stomach – kind of guy…. which is probably why he got so cranky about it.  I totally hear what you are saying though – and you don’t want to feel like you are his slave. 😉 and it would be nice for him to figure it out himself vs. expect you to do it for him…. 

Would it have felt different to you if he was working late vs. out having fun/drinking?

Post # 4
5220 posts
Bee Keeper

@gramgeek:  I think it is not about the food at all but a total lapse of communication and communicating your expectations to one another. I have lived with my Darling Husband for 2 years now, and we are still figuring things out, so it is a constant revolving door of communication, communication and more communication.

It sounds like you were more annoyed by the drinks than the food thing, so if THAT is what is bothering you, the food making is a non issue. You already admitted to being easily annoyed, which really won’t bode well for living together ( I mean, people do it all the time, but if you learned to be more easy going that it would make a better living situation for the both of you).

My advice: address the real  issues such as : what you ” expect” from each other as mates, what your feelings are on the boys early drinking out and what needs to be communicated beforehand to avoid ” annoying” run ins.

Oh and I would make him a plate of food, but that is just me.

Post # 6
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Would you feel this way if he requested more food if he were sober?

Post # 7
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

If you don’t want to then don’t make him more food, but I think this is an issue of you two needing to figure out what you want to do for each other to show affection

Post # 9
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree that there seems to be a bigger communication issue here rather than just making the food. But, if that is the only issue, then I would have laughed at him if he asked me to make him more food after I already cooked something. He’s a grown man and fully capable of cooking himself something. Unless he was so drunk to the point that I wouldn’t feel comfortable with him using the stove/oven then I would make something for him and talk to him about it (especially the drinking) the next day.

Post # 10
5220 posts
Bee Keeper

@gramgeek:  I don’t think you overreacted, I think it is just a learning curve when you move in together to see what makes each other tick. My Darling Husband really, really appreciates ” acts of service” if we are talking love languages here. I am more of a do it yourself type of person ( sounds like you are, too). So, once I figured out that it means more to him if I make him a plate of food, iron his shirt,  drop off the Redbox than it does if I tell him how handsome he is or if we cuddle enough on the couch… it made living together easier. He figured out what makes me tick, but it took time and a few fights to see how to work around some issues– which is normal.

Post # 11
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@6598731ssfse3:  That’s a fantastic point.

If he was sober and wanting more food after I’d already cooked him something, I’d probably be okay with it (knowing he just wants some more food-love). But if he’d been out for a few drinks, and demanded more, I would simply raise an eyebrow and walk out of the room. He’s just taking the piss, and pushing your buttons because he’s tipsy, and he thinks he’ll get away with it.

Post # 13
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@gramgeek:  It sounds to me like you’re REALLY annoyed that he went out for drinks.

Post # 14
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I may not be the opinion you’re looking for, because I love to cook and I’ll seize any opportunity to do so. I had to pick up my husband late at work last night and we got home about 2 AM. He said he was hungry and I jumped on the chance to cook.

CAN he make his own damn food? Yeah, he can.

CAN I make it better? Definitely.

I don’t blame my husband for wanting a good meal in his belly. I love cooking, and I’m good at it.

Maybe you’re just a better cook than him and he enjoys it. I doubt he’s trying to force you into submission or make you take up some sort of stereotypical wife role, but sometimes men just want to be cooked for (Hell, I do too, but I’d rather not eat my husband’s cooking… he can manage box mac and cheese… barely.)

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