Husband makes wife play ‘guess who’ to find out which member of her family died

A woman wrote on Reddit how her husband had found out a family member had died and then asked her to “guess who” while she was shaking at the shocking news

A woman has told how her husband started a sick game of “guess who” when he found out a family member had died and wouldn’t tell her directly.

The distraught woman shared her story on social media and said that she has not spoken to her partner for three weeks since he played the game with her.

Instead she had to call her sister to discover that her 21-year-old brother had been killed in a motorbike crash.

She told Reddit how she was “shaking” with the news that someone had died and just wanted to know who it was.

The woman wrote: “I lost my brother in a motorcycle accident three weeks ago at the age of 21.

“This was sudden and devastating beyond measure. I live 3 towns away from my entire family and I didn’t know about it right away.”

She continued: “My husband was calling when I walked into the room where my phone was on vibrate and charging.

“I answered and he asked why I didn’t answer my sister’s calls. I asked why and whether she called him.

“He said yes then proceeded to tell me he received the news of a family member’s death from her.

“I was shaking at this point while I was waiting for him to tell me more but he said ‘guess who!'”

The woman said at that point she just phoned her sister directly.

“I angrily told him to stop it and tell me but he still thought it’s fine to ask me to guess that’s when I lost it on him because my nerves were done,” she said.

“I yelled at him then hung up and immediately called my sister and she told me it was our youngest brother.”

The woman said that she drove to see her family without waiting for her husband – who said he was trying to just break the news to her slowly.

“I had an awful reaction because this is my baby brother that I adored so much and my husband knew how much I cared about him.

“I drove to my hometown 6 hours away by myself and my husband was mad after he found out I didn’t wait for him to take him with me.

“I told him I didn’t want him there after how he treated me and played my emotions like that. He said he was trying to prevent me from being traumatised and didn’t want to dish the news all of sudden.

“He wanted to come but I said I’d have kicked out if he showed up which got him pissed yelling that I had no right to rob him if saying goodbye to his favourite brother in law.

“He said my anger was misplaced and I was taking it out on him for no reason other than being the ‘bearer of the bad news’ and that nobody wants to be that person but he tried to be as nice as he could about it.

“I haven’t talked to him ever since despite him calling me to come home so we can talk.”

Other Reddit users jumped to sympathise with the woman and slam her husband.

A person said “How does making you guess help YOU? You have to process in your mind the potential deaths of all your family members until you guess the right one?!

“That’s horrific! Anything you had to do to protect yourself after that was understandable!”

Another wrote: “Your husband is the most colossal a* I’ve read about here today. Who talks like that? Like it’s a game? A fun surprise!? Who could be so sadistic????

“Counselling now. If he refuses, I think you know what to do. I am so, so sorry about your brother.”