Hubby Dearest

November 29, 2007

in Couples Stories

About six years ago, I traveled with the passenger from hell. The problem was, it was my husband.

We were going from New York to Sacramento, CA to visit my relatives. I should have known the trip was doomed when he forgot his insulin (hubby dearest was diabetic) and didn’t remember until we were almost at the airport. The cabbie had to turn around so that we could retrieve it from home.

It got worse from there. I put my portable cassette player on, but barely got to listen to it – hubby dearest poked me in the ribs every four bars, wanting my undivided attention. Then he didn’t like the diabetic meal that he had insisted that I order for him. Then it was the brand of soft drink served. And then the in-flight entertainment. Finally I threatened to stuff him in the overhead compartment if he didn’t knock it off. And then the flight attendant offered to help.

I left hubby dearest six weeks after we returned. Now I fly solo.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Joe April 2, 2009 at 9:44 am

You sound like a bitch


Nayr April 2, 2009 at 10:54 am

I agree with Joe, bitch


Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:38 am

sounds like hubby was an ass.


Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:48 am

im hungry, get in the kitchen and make me something


Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

oh, and you're fat, you should probably puke after every meal


Erin April 2, 2009 at 11:50 am

I agree bitch.


Nita April 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm

I bet he's so releaved you are out of the picture. Heaven knows his remembering his meds and to eat properly surely did in your evil plan to kill him so you could collect on his life insurance before you decided to leave. With your attitude you are doing every other man a favor by flying solo…permanently.


Nick April 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm

I think this points out a larger problem with our society.

Who knows what the real deal is, but it sounds depressing. Anyone making jokes about divorce is demented.

Hopefully she will continue to fly solo, and just leave other people alone.


me April 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

You were still using a cassette player 6 years ago?!? How's that VCR still working for you?



Collin April 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Wow. 'Hubby Dearest'??? Geez lady, you're a bitch-and-a-half.


mykel April 3, 2009 at 4:31 am

please tell me you didn't have childern Mommy dearest…


huh April 3, 2009 at 5:28 am

Using a disability as an excuse to languish in spoiled teenie land is pretty common.

Forget 'em, let their parents take care of them.


oh please April 3, 2009 at 8:16 am

Did you not know him when you married him or something? What in gods name are you complaining about? You sound like a peach. He's better off without you.


MJ April 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

If he really can't find some way to entertain himself during a 5-6 hour flight (and resorts to poking in the ribs someone he supposedly cares about) and can't take care of his own meal preferences, he's not mature enough to be married. Also, I have several friends who are diabetic – they never go anywhere without their insulin. How do you forget something that might just keep you alive?

She's not a bitch. He sounds like a child. I was in a relationship for two years with someone like this and am glad I got out before we got married.


TB April 5, 2009 at 11:27 am

He sounds like a self-centered child. Too bad you forgot his bottle and diapers. That way he could keep his mouth shut and entertain himself with spontaneous urination. Glad you left him.


Jeanie April 7, 2009 at 11:40 am

For your information, everyone, the man was abusive. With a capital A. He stole from my purse to buy drugs, and slapped me around when I spoke up. And if divorcing him makes me a bitch, then so be it!

"Hubby Dearest"'s ex


Joe Mama April 8, 2009 at 7:00 am

I don't think you're a bitch at all. Like MJ said, if he couldn't find a way to entertain himself during a flight, remember important medication, and can't take care of his own meal, you're better off without him. People like that give real men a bad name. He sounds like an adult child who wants someone to always take care of him.

Oh and by the way, there are things called MP3 players out there now. They are lots smaller & hold far more music than cassette tapes.


Sharon April 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Sounds like she was dragging him to see HER relatives and he was being a passive aggressive A-Hole, but since they were going to HER relatives she should have tried just a little to make him happy during that trip.


paul April 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm

well – you should have opened the door and pushed him off the plane, LOL


girl April 17, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Lol, well glad that it worked out for you. I would've snapped through the flight and started yelling at him.


Jeanie April 20, 2009 at 7:26 am

Joe Mama – this was back in 2001, when people still used cassette players. I now have a 4GB MP3 player and am very happy with it.


Nacho April 23, 2009 at 4:23 am

Sharon, how does that make any sense? Unless her parents are regrettably terrible to him (and I can't judge based on this story, but I would hope they're cordial at worst), they were *his* family, too. And just because they were going to see her parents, it doesn't give him an excuse to act worse than a 5-year-old child.


SamH April 23, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Sing it, Tammy Wynette: "D I V O R C E"


Susan May 4, 2009 at 11:45 am

definitely a bitch


iamdogmatic May 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

yup, just another bitchy bitch bitching. Praise the lord for your husband's freedom.


Jeanie May 29, 2009 at 5:34 am

Sure, call me a bitch for not wanting to be a doormat. What-freakin-ever. Go back to watching Jerry Springer, iamdogmatic.


Atari May 31, 2009 at 7:56 pm

It's hard for me to feel sympathy for anyone who is in an abusive relationship, because seriously; how well could you possibly have known this guy before you married him?


mags July 23, 2009 at 12:19 am

Ignore them Jeanie. I was lucky to have learned at an early age that you never really know someone till you take a trip with them.

Order my food, I don't like my food, where's my medication, pay attention to me, entertain me!

Mom should've cut the apron strings a little sooner.

Try driving across Europe with the man you love – that's the true test!


John October 27, 2009 at 6:08 am

I am a Type 1 diabetic and fly all the time. Yes, my wife does help me monitor my sugar levels (because they drop suddenly sometimes) when I am with/without her. However, it is not her disease, it is mine….so, I have to be responsible enough to make sure I am prepared for any situation. There are always two sides to a story….but, the husband needs to take care of himself and not pawn it off on anyone.

One thing that I am curious about though – How long did you know this guy before this condition arose? If this is something that you knew about from the very beginning? If so, then you are an idiot for getting involved…because he is trying to take advantage of you. If not, then you are an even bigger idiot for not helping him understand what he needs to do to control his disease….because obviously he can't manage his environment himself and/or doesn't have the education.

Diabetes is a real pain in the a– to control. It can bring the strongest person to their knees in a heartbeat. I take no sides on this story…both people are acting like selfish children.


Mark December 3, 2009 at 1:13 am

Jeanie, I dont think you're a bitch at all.

You are a borderline personality disordered person.

Believe me, I deal with the problem every day, and can spot it in the first sentence they speak.

I hope you find happiness alone, please don't try to complicate any one else's life with your problem.


jadefirefly December 8, 2009 at 6:57 pm


It would probably be best if, in the future, you left your amateur psych diagnoses out of your comments. You only make yourself look foolish.


? December 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Nah, you’re still a bitch.


you're all bitc April 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

I can't believe you're slagging her off like that! How can you judge a person like that from just a few lines?! You don't know her at all nor how he was like to her before they got married. You're all morons!


Atarii October 27, 2013 at 2:45 am

Agreed, You're All Bitc: Everyone who posted here (except me) is a moronic turd-burger.
Why was everyone so mean to her. Did everyone REALLY sympathize with the guy? Yeesh. Maybe they were all joking.


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