A woman found out that her husband is going to die after a few years and immediately decided to take her son along and leave him as she found out that he was suffering from Emphysema. The woman said that she previously in the past loved him very much at a point in time but now realized that their marriage was over.
An Australian woman described her life story in a personal essay in MamaMia and wrote how her husband’s smoking habit almost ruined her and her son’s life. She said that she and her husband were living like “platonic flatmates” and had not been intimate in over a year.
The anonymous woman wrote, ” By the morning my husband told him he was going to die, our son was two years old, and he was the only reason why we were still together.” The couple woke up to an ordinary day, in separate beds, with her husband going out for a few cigarettes. She said that her husband always told her that he would quit smoking but never actually did. One day when he a nasty cough that was persistent for quite a while, she forces him to a GP appointment.
In the appointment, the couple discovered that the husband had Emphysema and would live for five years at best if he quit smoking. If the husband got this news, he jokingly said: “Oh well, if it’s the end- I might as well keep smoking.” His response to his disease angered the wife, and she decided to take her 2-year-old son with her and leave her husband. She says that she didn’t want her son to grow up watching her take constantly care of her husband, who didn’t even care about them enough to quit smoking. She said that everyone could call her a “Selfish b…..,” but she was not going to nurse a man who didn’t even care about them.