Wife who asks if she should be suspicious of her husband’s regular weekend dog walks with a female colleague starts fierce debate – as some claim ‘it’s how affairs start’ but others brand her paranoid
- Woman took to Mumsnet after growing suspicious of husband’s walking partner
- Anonymous wife explained that he would receive 11pm texts from his colleague
- Commenters were torn over whether she had a good reason or was overreacting
A woman who Is jealous of the time her husband Is spending with his female colleague asked whether she had any reasonable grounds for her suspicion.
Taking to the British parenting forum, Mumsnet, the anonymous woman explained that her husband frequently meets up with his work colleague to walk their dogs together on Sundays.
She revealed that while the meetings don’t happen every weekend, he’ll leave without warning and only tell her where he’s been when he returns, making the excuse that he wanted to let her have a lie in.
But she added that he’s always upfront about where he’s been, and she can check his location on his phone.
Commenters were either shocked at her lack of trust in her own husband or had instant alarm bells at his perceived shady attitude.
A woman took to Mumsnet to ask whether she had a right to be paranoid after her husband went on regular walks with a female friend
The anonymous woman explained that he had also been receiving late night texts from the friend to thank him for the walks
Titling her post ‘Dogwalks with another woman’ the wife explained: ‘Am I being unreasonable to not want my husband to disappear on a Sunday morning with a female colleague, who is also married.’
‘This happens intermittently. He never says in advance that he’s going but always admits where he’s been.’
‘Plus his phone always tells me where he is.
‘Am I being paranoid? Last week he said he wanted to give me a lie in.’
Some commenters were worried for her and thought meeting up at random times with his colleague was shady behaviour
‘Late evening (11.30 pm) she WhatsApp him to thank him for the walk.’
Some commenters were instantly worried for the wife and expressed their concern about her husband regularly meeting with another woman.
One person said: ‘I wouldn’t like that. I’d be getting up early and coming along to see how she reacts.’
Another agreed saying: ‘The thing about this that rang alarm bells for me is that he never tells you in advance where he is going.’
Some commenters were outraged at the suggestion that he was doing anything other than dog walking
‘If it were all innocent that would be the natural thing to do, at least some of the time. As it is, if she doesn’t know she can’t object, or suggest she goes along too.’
A third commenter agreed, saying: ‘I wouldn’t like it this is how affairs start don’t worry about not being a ‘cool girl’ I would not want my other half walking the dog with another woman then texting him thanking him late at night.’
Others, however thought she was being ridiculous and putting unnecessary pressure on her husband for simply meeting up with his friend.
One person exclaimed: ‘They cant go dog walking with female friends? Jesus. Seriously? Dog walking? You wouldn’t allow your husband to go dog walking with a female friend?’
While another person wrote: ‘Nothing wrong with going for a dog walk what’s wrong with that he’s allowed friends.’
A third person was outraged by her lack of trust and said: ‘Good god Its dog walking, not a romantic night in a hotel. Absolutely no issue for me.’