People who are in marriage could attest that maintaining and keeping the fire burning requires mutual hard work and effort. It’s not always butterflies and rainbows all the time, they also fight over something and having a rough time together.
Every couple has their own unique ways of fixing their problems. There are couples who never let the sun go down without resolving the matter and there are some who sleep it through the night then talk the next day.
But this one Japanese couple is quite unusual for the husband refused to talk to her wife for more than two decades.
The couple Otou Yumi and Katayama have been married for 25 years with three children. They seem to be like a normal family but all these years, their children noticed that something was wrong with them.
According to the 18-year-old youngest child Yoshiki, his mother usually starts the talking but his father just responded with grunts and nods all time. Even the older siblings aged 21 and 25 didn’t even have a memory of their parents talking together though they have been conversing with their kids individually.
Their situation prompted the youngest to send a letter to a local TV show seeking help to resolve the matter between his parents.The show immediately arranged a set-up to reunite the couple at the same spot where they first met.
Yoshiki and his other siblings were secretly watching from the background as their father finally disclose why he is giving a cold shoulder to his wife all these years.
Otou said: “Somehow… it’s been quite a while since the two of us have talked. You were so concerned with the kids. Up until now, you have endured a lot of hardship. I want you to know I’m grateful for everything.”
Otou had been jealous of his wife’s attention with the kids because his wife became so busy and focused that all her attention was devoted to the kids alone. Meanwhile, Katamaya also expressed her willingness to work things out with his husband from then on. The couple swore to communicate to each other more often starting that day.
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