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post #1 of 17
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so tough but yet so pathetic when they're sick?? John's been down with this stomach virus (or, as he claims, food poisoning) today. I have absolutely for no reason been allowed to leave the room. I can sit across the room (luckily), and have had the laptop with me all day. But he just doesn't want me out of his sight. When I'm sick I still get up and take care of him and myself and all the animals, but when he's sick he can't even hold the cup up to his face to drink his water.
post #2 of 17
lol not me, i want left alone when i am sick. close the door turn out the lights and leave me alone.

i am sure my wife would trade with you, the wife says i am gumpy old bear that goes into a cave and does not want her to help when i am sick
post #3 of 17
I think it's some recessive Y chromosome thing that's triggered by the common cold virus, to express helplessness.
post #4 of 17
I just want to be left alone with my sick self when I feel like crap.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
lol not me, i want left alone when i am sick. close the door turn out the lights and leave me alone.

i am sure my wife would trade with you, the wife says i am gumpy old bear that goes into a cave and does not want her to help when i am sick
I would love Jim to go hide when he's sick. but he prefers to torture me
post #6 of 17
They want their mother and I am not.
post #7 of 17
I have a brillant idea, just give him a bell, that way you can leave and he can ring the bell if he needs anything Just kidding!
post #8 of 17
I've always blamed it on their mommas!!
post #9 of 17
I learned long ago that it's entirely up to me to set the tone as to how I want and expect people to treat me.

I think the mistake that most women make is to allow people to take advantage of them.

When I'm in a relationship I'm in the relationship as a partner, not a nurse maid and certainly not as his "mother".

If he is sick and he wants someone to wipe his nose or hold a glass for him to drink from, he better be terminally ill with a few days/weeks left to live. Otherwise if he expects that kind of treatment with a cold or the flu, he can move back home and let his "Mommy" do it for him.
post #10 of 17
haha!

men are so perfetic when it comes to being ill, they act like they are dying LOL
post #11 of 17
When my SO was in town last week he came down with something. He turned into a HUGE baby!

I grew up with four brothers and my step-dad (so FIVE Y chromosomes in the house). I do remember one time that ALL of them were sick one after the other. I felt like I was living in a nursery for overgrown whiney babies!
post #12 of 17
I have NO idea but I haven't seen many that were opposite. I remember the time that my ex and I got food poisoning from a frozen dinner. My son was under 2 yrs old.

Both of us were so sick, yet I managed to get up, get my son to the baby sitters AND drive us to the doctor's office. My ex acted like he could barely walk - didn't matter that I was just as sick. He was totally helpless.

Us women are made tougher cause we have to take care of the kids
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Both of us were so sick, yet I managed to get up, get my son to the baby sitters AND drive us to the doctor's office. My ex acted like he could barely walk - didn't matter that I was just as sick. He was totally helpless.
I'm like that too...I'll sit around for the day and not do much and still manage to get my own food, do the laundry etc.If he's sick, however, he can't move.

Some of the exes I had though, if they treated me like crap while I was sick (still expecting me to 101 things that day) I'd cough/sneeze in their food. Then dump them when they started showing signs of illness
post #14 of 17
They most definitely do! Even my team leader at work will admit he's a baby when he's sick. I must admit, Rob toughed it out when he had lyme disease - he only took 1 day off work even though the Dr. told him to take 3 weeks off. He just told her he worked from his garage and would cut back on how much he was out there He was pretty darn sick from that tick though.
post #15 of 17
I think its partially our fault as women too..women are naturally nurturing, so we can't help but help our strong manly men when they are sick. We are used to seeing them as the "alpha" and when they are down for the count, it just doesn't seem right
post #16 of 17
It's funny huh? They're ALL the same!! But I suppose we can give this one to them... I mean they do have to be all macho all the rest of the time, don't they?
post #17 of 17
Men ARE babies when they are sick. Scott rarely gets sick, but when he does, he's exactly like what you have been describing.

Last time, he kept telling me "I'm dying". I told him it was highly unlikely he'd die from a cold. He'd just repeat and say "But I AM dying".

I offer him medicine for some relief, but he refuses saying he doesn't NEED it. Guess he'd rather complain and make ME miserable too.

I DO blame his refusal of meds on his mom. His mom and stepdad are pharmacists, and have every over the counter on hand....
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