The woman placed her hand down her pants to check for blood and then complained about her period. The husband found it uncomfortable as he was eating.
When you're married to someone for a very long time, you get very comfortable in your own skin, and soon, you can be your true self around them. I mean, it's so hard to fart in front of someone you're not really familiar with, but if you're with your spouse you wouldn't really bother ripping one out, right? Here, one woman decided to check if she got her periods in front of her husband, but somehow the husband found it rather irritating and told the woman just how wrong she was to do it, especially because she checked for the blood right at the dining room.
The man shared on Reddit's AITA thread: Yesterday at dinner my wife stood up from the table, stuck her hand down her pants and checked for blood. Then loudly complained about her period. I asked her to please not do that at the table because I am eating. Some people might not be comfortable talking about bodily functions, but isn't marriage supposed to get you used to such stuff? However, the man expressing his disgust led to a huge fight between them. She claims I am making her feel disgusting and having a period in a natural part of being a woman. I should not make her feel bad about it.
My opinion is that is not what I was doing. I never censor her and I don't think I have ever asked her not to talk about her period before. It's just in that moment it felt inappropriate and over the top. He clarifies that they've been married for a while now, and have kids together, but it is unclear as to how they reacted to the incident. Somehow, people seemed to side with OP as they claim this was a bit over the top. One user shared: One of my best friends ex gf's did this, then asked him to do the same to her so she could get a second opinion on whether she shit herself. And then got f*cking pissed when he 1. Thought she was joking and 2. Refused to do so.
Best part? This was in a car and they were carpooling with a third friend who was sitting in the back seat, watching this whole thing happen in disbelief. That relationship ended very shortly after. No idea why. Another person shared: I mean, period blood aside, depending on when was the last time she showered, there could be all kinds of bacteria, yeast, bits of excrement, or whatever else hanging out in her general crotchal region. Which is also a natural part of being a woman. And is also disgusting. And now it's all over her hand. At the dinner table. Lovely. OP, are you sure you're not married to a bonobo? Have you checked recently? I've heard they're pretty handsy.
A third added: I have really bad cramps and sometimes getting up to go to the bathroom - especially if I don’t have to go - is a bit too difficult. I’ll just run my hands very lightly over my underwear (eta: not in my underwear to be clear, I don’t actually touch my genitals) just to know if I’ve leaked so I can deal with it ASAP before my pants are ruined. Considering laying down is prime leaking position it satisfies my paranoia without going to the bathroom every 10 minutes. But I only do this when I’m alone. In front of other people and at a dinner table is inappropriate. Now, who do you think is wrong here?