Despite cohabiting, husband has gone 20 YEARS without speaking to his wife since she upset him
A Japanese man engaged in a sulk of epic proportions after refusing to talk to his wife for 20 years despite living in the same house as her. Otou Yumi shared the home with his wife, Katayama, and their 3 children in Nara, Japan.
Yumi perseveres in making conversation with him but has only ever received a nod or a grunt in response for 20 years.
The Japanese couple’s silence was revealed by their 18-year-old son Yoshiki, who wrote into a TV show asking them to fix the situation as he had never heard them have a conversation.
And sure enough, a meeting was arranged between them in the park where they had their first date, as their emotional children watched on, and the man finally spoke.
“Somehow it’s been a while since we talked. You were so concerned about the kids,” her husband responds, adding. “Yumi up until now, you have endured a lot of hardship. I want you to know I’m grateful for everything.”
As their daughters are seen becoming emotional, Otou goes on to explain that he has been giving her the cold shoulder out of jealously for the attention lavished on the children. “I was kind of … jealous. I was sulking about it. There’s no going back now I guess,” he said.