SINGAPORE: A man took to social media complaining about the food his wife cooked and how much he hated it. In an anonymous post to popular confessions page NUSWhispers, the man described the food his wife cooked as “absolutely horrendous”.

He explained that even though the family could afford to spend money and order in, his wife still insisted on cooking because it was something she enjoyed. “As a result I have to force myself to eat it. Despite feedback from myself and the kids, no improvements were made”, the man wrote. He explained that when he complained about the bad food, she would threaten to stop cooking. The man, however, asked: “Is this a valid reason to continue doing things poorly? Actually, I’d very much like her to stop”.

Netizens who commented on the post urged him to be a little more grateful and to perhaps send his wife for cooking classes or join her in the kitchen. One wrote: “Why not send her for cooking classes? Or maybe get some recipe books for her? Get her to learn, watch some Youtube videos or whatever and see where that goes. Ordering in isn’t a long term solution anyways, even if you’re well to do. We’re so spoilt, most of us don’t possess basic survival skills. And also, eating out everyday isn’t exactly healthy, so if you want to save money in the long run, get you and your wife to go learn some cooking skills. That being said, I do get it. People are often unwilling to listen to criticisms and can become extremely defensive. Unfortunately that is human nature. Maybe find a better way to give her feedback? Maybe try a different way of communicating with her? Ultimately you have to find out what works best”.

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Another netizen commented: “Since she doesn’t complain abt being tired of cooking, you can send her to cooking class for improvements. You can also attend with her so u can cook the way u want it to be too. Cooking with partners build sparks n fun in a marriage. How I wish I can do it tgt with my future partner”.

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