Man slammed for making wife play guess who to find out which relative died

If there’s a time to play a game of “guess who”, it’s probably not after someone’s died.

But unfortunately, one bloke didn’t think about how insensitive this was when breaking bad news to his wife.

In a Reddit post, the distraught woman revealed how her partner asked her to “guess” who had died.

She wrote: "I lost my brother in a motorcycle accident three weeks ago at the age of 21.

"This was sudden and devastating beyond measure. I live three towns away from my entire family and I didn't know about it right away…

"My husband was calling when I walked into the room where my phone was on vibrate and charging.”

She continued: "I answered and he asked why I didn't answer my sister's calls. I asked why and wether she called him.

"He said yes then proceeded to tell me he received the news of a family members death from her.

"I was shaking at this point while I was waiting for him to tell me more but he said 'guess who!'.

"I angrily told him to stop it and tell me but he still thought it's fine to ask me to guess that's when I lost it on him because my nerves were done.

"I yelled at him then hung up and immediately called my sister and she told me it was our youngest brother."

Unsurprisingly, the woman was devastated by the news.

She said: "I had an awful reaction because this is my baby brother that I adored so much and my husband knew how much I cared about him.

"I drove to my hometown 6 hours away by myself and my husband was mad after he found out I didn't wait for him to take him with me.

"I told him I didn't want him there after how he treated me and played my emotions like that. He said he was trying to prevent me from being traumatised and didn't want to dish the news all of sudden.

"He wanted to come but I said I'd have kicked out if he showed up which got him p*ssed yelling that I had no right to rob him if saying goodbye to his favourite brother in law.

"He said my anger was misplaced and I was taking it out on him for no reason other than being the 'bearer of the bad news' and that nobody wants to be that person but he tried to be as nice as he could about it.

"I haven't talked to him ever since despite him calling me to come home so we can talk."

To conclude, the woman asked: “Am I the a***hole for excluding my husband from my brother’s funeral after he called me with the news and told me to guess?”

The post has garnered 17,400 up votes and hundreds of comments – and many slammed the man’s behaviour.

One responder wrote: “Not the a***hole. Your husband is the most colossal a***hole I’ve read about here today. Who talks like that? Like it’s a game? A fun surprise!? Who could be so sadistic????

“Counselling now. If he refuses, I think you know what to do.

“I am so, so sorry about your brother.”

And another agreed: “Your husband is unfathomably twisted and I question whether or not he is actually capable of empathy after pulling a stunt like that.”

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