A new mother who is suffering from postpartum depression said that she was struggling to lose the baby weight.
The mother, 32, who wants to remain anonymous, confided in her husband Dave, 43, who tried to help her lose weight by calling her “Miss Piggy”.
Dave says it is his act of love and support for his wife, he even encouraged her loved ones and their children to do the same.
As they were eating dinner with the whole family, Dave started “oinking” at her causing her to lose her patience, so she started yelling at Dave.
“We have a rule not to yell in front of the kids, but we’re almost always in front of the kids during quarantine and I feel so dismissed,” she explained. “The kids started crying and Dave says I’m to blame.”
She asked for a piece of advice from Reddit after the fight she had with her husband.
“I get next to no sleep attending to my children and most mornings, I can barely get out of bed, much less drive to the gym,” the woman wrote. “It’s been a dark few months for me.”
She also explained that her husband took the “Biggest Loser approach” thru calling her names, but she feels “undermined”.
“I hate this nickname, but he says it’s supposed to motivate me to lose weight,” she wrote. “I think he really believes it’s going to help me, but I feel really undermined while parenting because of this nickname.”
His husband’s method of motivating her only caused her stress, however, the mother-of-two gained overwhelming support from many people saying her husband is cruel and abusive.
“Wait, he says he’s calling you demeaning names because he loves you? No!” one commented. “When you love someone, you use terms of endearment. Honey, Sweetie, Darling, not Miss Piggy.”
“This is abuse, full stop,” another person commented. “And your children are learning it.”
“He is also teaching his kids to be bullies and he is a bully,” another one said. “What a mean person.”
“Teaching your children to humiliate you into losing weight is so beyond f***** up,” another person said.
People in Reddit advised the mother to stand up to her husband instead of letting him disrespect her.
“THIS It’s clear now why you’re depressed,” one person said. “It’s because you’re married to a huge AH. How dare he. Please stand up to him and let him know this abuse stops now. What an AH.”
“Get therapy to deal with this and let a therapist tell this ahole of a husband how he’s being an ahole,” another has said.