Crying can mean different things in different contexts, and this husband and wife were clearly not on the same page when the two shed some late-night tears following a curious encounter in their kitchen.
We all have times when our emotions overwhelm us and surprise us by leaving us no alternative but to surrender to crying, and as difficult as it is to admit to the most of them, this also happens to men.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of stigma around the fact that men also cry, which makes many men try to go apart to a place where nobody can see them in order to cry freely.
An empty doble bed with linen sheets in the middle of the night. I Image: Pixabay.
But the man in this story couldn’t quite conceal his crying from his worried wife, who found him in the middle of the night all in tears and had to ask him what was wrong, never expecting his baffling answer.
It all started when the wife woke up in the middle of the night and became curious after not finding her husband in bed next to her, which prompted her to put on her robe and to go downstairs to look for him.
The first place where she looked for her husband was the living room, where her husband used to seat and watch TV when he couldn't get to sleep, but there was no sign of the man in there, so she continued with her search around the house, thinking that her husband could have gotten hungry and wanted something from the fridge.
Once in the kitchen, which she noticed had the lights on, the wife saw her husband sitting by the table with a cup of hot chocolate in front of him. The man looked as if he was lost in his thoughts, quietly staring at the wall with a tear going down his cheek.
Wiping her husband’s face, the wife asked the troubled and sleepless man what was the matter with him, and what made him sit down there at such an unusual time of the night.
Depressingly looking up from his hot beverage, the husband finally found the strength to utter some words, reminding his wife that it was the 20th anniversary of the day the two first met, which brought tears of joy to the woman’s eyes.
“Do you remember 20 years ago when we started dating? I was 18 and you were only 15,” the miserable husband told his longtime wife in a solemn tone, making the woman mistakenly believe that he was being so caring and sensitive, replying, “Yes, I do.”
Then, the man continued asking. “Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car?” he said, to which his wife, going back to the memories in her head, replied, “Yes, I remember.”
“Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, ‘Either you marry my daughter or I will make sure you spend the next 20 years in prison?” the husband finally asked, and after his wife answered affirmatively and tearfully said:
“I would have gotten out today.”
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