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(Slate)   "Dear Prudence: My wife told me we never had kids because she was barren from cancer. As she lay dying, she told me she'd taken birth control for twenty years and had two abortions. I swear this isn't fake"   (slate.com) divider line 344
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2014-07-18 08:56:42 AM
Maybe she didn't want to give up smoking during pregnancy.
 
2014-07-18 09:08:29 AM
Don't you get it? Now you are rid of that lying biatch AND you get to go knock up random womens indiscriminately! WIN WIN!

/dnrtfa, obviously
 
2014-07-18 09:12:45 AM
All three situations are pretty good for Fark's purposes.

#2 is a nice melange of overprotective parenting, immigrant bashing, and possible pedophilia.  Can't beat that!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-18 09:18:23 AM
I think this proves God exists.

Unless it's bad luck.
 
2014-07-18 09:27:39 AM
what a biatch ...
at least she is rotting in hell

great job on her death bed "confession" aka, one last chance to fark over her dupe of a husband
 
2014-07-18 09:32:37 AM
"Then, just before she slipped away, I whispered 'That's ok, Honey; I had five kids with your sister'"
 
2014-07-18 09:45:18 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "Then, just before she slipped away, I whispered 'That's ok, Honey; I had five kids with your sister'"


"That's fine dearest. I faked every orgasm."

*dies*
 
2014-07-18 09:47:04 AM

make me some tea: MaudlinMutantMollusk: "Then, just before she slipped away, I whispered 'That's ok, Honey; I had five kids with your sister'"

"That's fine dearest. I faked every orgasm."

*dies*


Yeah, I don't see a problem here.
 
2014-07-18 09:52:51 AM
Hmm your wife takes medication for 43 years and you never once ask what the pills are?  What she's taking? It's simple to do without snooping.

While she may have deceived him in regards to the children, it is obvious that she really did not want children and it is probably better off that she didn't have them.  The best thing for her to do though, 40+ years ago was been honest with him and tell him that she didn't want children ever, give him the opportunity to move on if children were that important to him.

What he should not do is wallow in self-pity over the children he never had, but should revel in the memories of the good times they had together.
 
2014-07-18 09:55:22 AM

BizarreMan: What he should not do is wallow in self-pity over the children he never had, but should revel in the memories of the good times they had together.


I'm starting to think their relationship was rooted in spite.
 
2014-07-18 10:50:45 AM
"That's OK, so did I"
 
2014-07-18 11:14:19 AM
give this chick a medal.
 
2014-07-18 11:45:24 AM
Two days before she died

if that was me, those last two days would have been 48 straight hours of horrible torture for her.  her death still would have been natural causes.  but she'd have wished it came sooner.
 
2014-07-18 11:46:57 AM

BizarreMan: Hmm your wife takes medication for 43 years and you never once ask what the pills are?  What she's taking? It's simple to do without snooping.


It's not exactly difficult to hide birth control pills. They come in a blister pack the size of a credit card
 
2014-07-18 11:47:24 AM

Diogenes: All three situations are pretty good for Fark's purposes.

#2 is a nice melange of overprotective parenting, immigrant bashing, and possible pedophilia.  Can't beat that!


wrong thread.
 
2014-07-18 11:48:27 AM

SlothB77: Diogenes: All three situations are pretty good for Fark's purposes.

#2 is a nice melange of overprotective parenting, immigrant bashing, and possible pedophilia.  Can't beat that!

wrong thread.


nevermind.  my bad.
 
2014-07-18 11:53:51 AM
If she had kids, one of them might have made her coffin on the bevel.
 
2014-07-18 12:30:26 PM
Count yourself lucky. Crotch fruit are nothing but little parasites.
 
2014-07-18 12:30:54 PM
I wonder how much more outrageous they can make these stories without killing everyone's suspension of disbelief.
 
2014-07-18 12:32:29 PM

BizarreMan: Hmm your wife takes medication for 43 years and you never once ask what the pills are?  What she's taking? It's simple to do without snooping.

While she may have deceived him in regards to the children, it is obvious that she really did not want children and it is probably better off that she didn't have them.  The best thing for her to do though, 40+ years ago was been honest with him and tell him that she didn't want children ever, give him the opportunity to move on if children were that important to him.

What he should not do is wallow in self-pity over the children he never had, but should revel in the memories of the good times they had together.


If she had been honest he probably would have wanted to get a divorce and that would cause her standard of living to be in jeopardy. So better to just lie to the guy so as not to ruin her perfectly good living arrangements.
 
2014-07-18 12:32:57 PM
Yeah, she should have told him she didn't want kids and given him an opportunity with someone else.  I feel the same about this as I do the men who boast about not telling their girlfriends/wives that they've had a vasectomy.  It's relationship by fraud if you are going in one direction and your partner thinks you are going in another.
 
2014-07-18 12:33:30 PM
Maybe it was for the best. Sounds like she would have been a horrible mother. As in, "We only had you because your father wanted you. I wanted to abort you" horrible.
 
2014-07-18 12:34:19 PM
She can't be buried in the Republican cemetary.

callisto.ggsrv.com
 
2014-07-18 12:34:26 PM
"Simple people." You know, morons.
 
2014-07-18 12:34:29 PM
Can we green an anonDIT every week instead of this Dear Prudence crap? Some of the former were a lot funnier.
 
2014-07-18 12:35:58 PM

Fluid: I wonder how much more outrageous they can make these stories without killing everyone's suspension of disbelief.


Didn't Hines Ward's wife do something like this to him? He divorced her because she claimed she couldn't have kids and later he found out that while they were married she had an 1 or 2 abortions and had been taking birth control. I'm not going to say it is common, but I'm sure it happens more than people think.
 
2014-07-18 12:36:12 PM
There's nothing unreasonable about this story.

All it requires is:
A.  A person who wants kids.
B.  A person who really doesn't.
C.  That person B is incredibly passive-aggressive, and not willing to actually confront the differences they have with A


That describes a huge percentage of relationships, if we're being honest.
 
2014-07-18 12:36:28 PM

SlothB77: Two days before she died

if that was me, those last two days would have been 48 straight hours of horrible torture for her.  her death still would have been natural causes.  but she'd have wished it came sooner.


Her body, her meds, her choice.

Deal.
 
2014-07-18 12:39:23 PM

ikanreed: There's nothing unreasonable about this story.

All it requires is:
A.  A person who wants kids something.
B.  A person who really doesn't.
C.  That person B is incredibly passive-aggressive, and not willing to actually confront the differences they have with A

That describes a huge percentage of relationships, if we're being honest.


FTFY.
 
2014-07-18 12:39:54 PM

ikanreed: There's nothing unreasonable about this story.

All it requires is:
A.  A person who wants kids.
B.  A person who really doesn't.
C.  That person B is incredibly passive-aggressive, and not willing to actually confront the differences they have with A

That describes a huge percentage of relationships, if we're being honest.


Had the genders been reversed, we'd be hearing about yet another single mom and absent father.
 
2014-07-18 12:40:44 PM
Deathbed confessions are selfish. Unless you're exonerating someone of a crime, keep that shiat to yourself.
 
2014-07-18 12:40:53 PM

MemeSlave: FTFY.


Sure, but we're just trying to justify this particular situation, which was about kids.
 
2014-07-18 12:41:08 PM
The old "Men lie more, women tell bigger ones." axiom at work?
 
2014-07-18 12:42:37 PM
The only person I could think of to confide in was our parish priest, who told me that she's burning in hell and will do so for all eternity.


BWAHAHAHAHA!
 
2014-07-18 12:42:40 PM

Khellendros: SlothB77: Two days before she died

if that was me, those last two days would have been 48 straight hours of horrible torture for her.  her death still would have been natural causes.  but she'd have wished it came sooner.

Her body, her meds, her choice.

Deal.


True but she's still a liar and an asshole. If she didn't want kids she should have just said so instead of lying to her husband for twenty years.
 
2014-07-18 12:42:41 PM
Not to worry, I got a vasectomy so I couldn't get your mom preggers.
 
2014-07-18 12:43:15 PM

kindms: BizarreMan: Hmm your wife takes medication for 43 years and you never once ask what the pills are?  What she's taking? It's simple to do without snooping.

While she may have deceived him in regards to the children, it is obvious that she really did not want children and it is probably better off that she didn't have them.  The best thing for her to do though, 40+ years ago was been honest with him and tell him that she didn't want children ever, give him the opportunity to move on if children were that important to him.

What he should not do is wallow in self-pity over the children he never had, but should revel in the memories of the good times they had together.

If she had been honest he probably would have wanted to get a divorce and that would cause her standard of living to be in jeopardy. So better to just lie to the guy so as not to ruin her perfectly good living arrangements.


Granted you should have this talk BEFORE you tie the knot...

It amazes me everyday how many people DON'T talk about issues like this before they get married: kids, discipline methods/parenting styles, career paths, where they want to live, etc.
 
2014-07-18 12:43:31 PM
I read this yesterday and I am absolutely calling shenanigans.  No way.
 
2014-07-18 12:44:24 PM
According to the modern feminists, this husband is still just a rapist oppressor and deserves nothing better in life.
 
2014-07-18 12:44:40 PM
Now, OTOH, this is definitely a betrayal. Lying for over 40 years about such an important aspect of marriage is kind of unforgivable.

OTOH, if he wanted kids that badly, they could have adopted. Foster parenting, whatever. Biologically is not the only way to have kids, and it's not the most important part of being a parent. So it's not really fair to say that she deprived him of fatherhood. He agreed to that, apparently.
 
2014-07-18 12:44:47 PM
Seems like the wife defaulted on her karmic balance and got repo'd. Nothing to see here.
 
2014-07-18 12:45:09 PM

SlothB77: Two days before she died

if that was me, those last two days would have been 48 straight hours of horrible torture for her.  her death still would have been natural causes.  but she'd have wished it came sooner.


Or you could have just suggested adoption to her.  But it must be my seed for I am GENETICALLY INDISPENSABLE  to the human race!  Seriously if you want kids there are piles of them all over you don't need to make your own you greedy shiats.
 
2014-07-18 12:47:01 PM

Khellendros: SlothB77: Two days before she died

if that was me, those last two days would have been 48 straight hours of horrible torture for her.  her death still would have been natural causes.  but she'd have wished it came sooner.

Her body, her meds, her choice.

Deal.


No. The article says they were married. Therefore she is his property by the laws of God and the prophets.
 
2014-07-18 12:47:09 PM

shortymac: kindms: BizarreMan: Hmm your wife takes medication for 43 years and you never once ask what the pills are?  What she's taking? It's simple to do without snooping.

While she may have deceived him in regards to the children, it is obvious that she really did not want children and it is probably better off that she didn't have them.  The best thing for her to do though, 40+ years ago was been honest with him and tell him that she didn't want children ever, give him the opportunity to move on if children were that important to him.

What he should not do is wallow in self-pity over the children he never had, but should revel in the memories of the good times they had together.

If she had been honest he probably would have wanted to get a divorce and that would cause her standard of living to be in jeopardy. So better to just lie to the guy so as not to ruin her perfectly good living arrangements.

Granted you should have this talk BEFORE you tie the knot...

It amazes me everyday how many people DON'T talk about issues like this before they get married: kids, discipline methods/parenting styles, career paths, where they want to live, etc.


There's only one, so no discussion is needed

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No where you want to live, retire to, how long you can or want to work. Those are big issues. It's gonna be hard to retire at 30 to drink, philander, and vacation internationally if a potential wife doesn't keep the gravy train going.
 
2014-07-18 12:49:00 PM

shortymac: kindms: BizarreMan: Hmm your wife takes medication for 43 years and you never once ask what the pills are?  What she's taking? It's simple to do without snooping.

While she may have deceived him in regards to the children, it is obvious that she really did not want children and it is probably better off that she didn't have them.  The best thing for her to do though, 40+ years ago was been honest with him and tell him that she didn't want children ever, give him the opportunity to move on if children were that important to him.

What he should not do is wallow in self-pity over the children he never had, but should revel in the memories of the good times they had together.

If she had been honest he probably would have wanted to get a divorce and that would cause her standard of living to be in jeopardy. So better to just lie to the guy so as not to ruin her perfectly good living arrangements.

Granted you should have this talk BEFORE you tie the knot...

It amazes me everyday how many people DON'T talk about issues like this before they get married: kids, discipline methods/parenting styles, career paths, where they want to live, etc.


Observe any young couple in love, and you'll soon realize that humans are fundamentally NOT rational creatures.
 
2014-07-18 12:49:15 PM
This was an episode of House, or Bones, or something.  Wife had liver failure from mixing some rx with her birth control pills.  She had been lying to the husband about being infertile.  Rather than go off the pill, she had half of her liver removed to keep the facade going.
 
2014-07-18 12:50:00 PM

Nemo's Brother: According to Fedora'd Gentleman's Monthly's depiction of the modern feminists, this husband is still just a rapist oppressor and deserves nothing better in life.


FTFY. And really, you should subscribe to a better grade of magazine.
 
2014-07-18 12:50:04 PM

Fluid: I wonder how much more outrageous they can make these stories without killing everyone's suspension of disbelief.


Turns out she couldn'thave his kids, because she was half-Martian.
 
2014-07-18 12:50:19 PM

SlothB77: Two days before she died

if that was me, those last two days would have been 48 straight hours of horrible torture for her.  her death still would have been natural causes.  but she'd have wished it came sooner.


What the fark is wrong with you.
 
2014-07-18 12:50:54 PM

Theaetetus: ikanreed: There's nothing unreasonable about this story.

All it requires is:
A.  A person who wants kids.
B.  A person who really doesn't.
C.  That person B is incredibly passive-aggressive, and not willing to actually confront the differences they have with A

That describes a huge percentage of relationships, if we're being honest.

Had the genders been reversed, we'd be hearing about yet another single mom and absent father.


Or a case where a man got a vasectomy on a golf trip.

Of course in such a case you would believe the individual to be committing emotional abuse and owe 75% of all marital assets within a couple years.

I mean it's only fair.
 
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