Reddit has always been the source for news that doesn’t make it to mainstream media. Stories there, while not always verifiable, give us a glimpse of what is happening to everyday people. After all, which media company would report that a dying wife wanted her husband to sleep with her ex? A Throwaway account recently posted on r/relationship_advice that their wife:
“…recently sat me down and told me that one of the last things she wanted to do was have sex with a previous partner of hers. I of course was shocked and when I asked why the f**k she wants that. So basically she thinks that her most physically compatible satisfying lover was him. She gave a whole monologue about how sex sometimes is just physical and how emotionally fulfilling sex is with me but it was bullshit to get to that point.”
Naturally, the partner had to turn to Reddit to ask for help.
Should OP’s Dying Wife Be Excused For Wanting To Sleep With Ex?
One could also understand the frustration that the partner was feeling towards their wife at this point:
“I know what I want to say, but I don’t know if that’s right. I’m so hurt that sex with an ex was apparently so good that she needs to do it once before she dies. I just hate everything about this.”
The veracity of the post is definitely up for judgment, and the subreddit actually had to remove the post through moderators. But that never stopped the multiple users of the subreddit from putting in their two cents about this. u/tmchd stated:
“If this is a real story, well then, just pack her stuff and let her live with her ex for the rest of her time.” Harsh, but true.”
When a Man Loves A Woman- But Then His Wife Wants To Sleep With Someone Else
Human relationships are tricky- no doubt about that. But there is something so hurtful about this post. Imagine marrying the person you love, going through the pain of their impending death, and then they tell you that they want to sleep with their ex. No spouse should have to deal with that, and in this particular situation, the wife is certainly in the wrong.
Maybe she feels that this would bring her life some meaning, but the pain that her spouse feels won’t really be worth it. u/dancerwales remarked with some interesting points: