Every couple has a phase where they fight and might end up not talking to each other for a day or two, but this Japanese couple took the whole fighting thing to a new level, when the husband refused to speak to the wife for more than 20 years.
It might sound unusual, because you would obviously live with a person who fights back rather than someone who would not even utter a single word, right?
Otou Yumi and Katayama have been married for more than twenty five years. They seemed like a happy and a normal family, but their kids knew better.
The youngest one, Yoshiki, wrote to a local TV show asking for help to fix things between his parents.
Yoshiki said that his mother always speaks to his father, but his father only replied with nods or grunts.
The TV show decided to reunite the couple by arranging a date at the park they first met. It was overwhelming for the kids who were watching them from a distance.
After all those years, their father finally opened up after struggling for a while.
“Somehow…it’s been quite a while since the two of us talked. You were so concerned about the kids. Up until now, you have endured a lot of hardship. I want you to know I’m grateful for everything.”
Apparently, Otou was jealous because his wife started giving attention to other matters and focused on taking care of their kids.
However, the couple has promised to communicate more.
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