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What do other MoMs do when their partners are fussy eaters? I work and sweat and stress over dinner EVERY night. What can I cook to make everyone happy? Don’t over cook it. Don’t burn it. Don’t spill it. Remember all ingredients. I think it’s gone just fine, til it’s put on the table. The kids and I eat it, no problems. Half of hubby’s usually goes to the dog, he’s so thin, I’m worried. If I don’t make meals for him, he doesn’t eat. He can go 2 days, easy, eating nothing. I think he has anorexia, but he won’t have a bar of that, it’s a girls disease. He’s had a lot of family problems the last few years and I think they’ve affected him more then he’s admitting.


Posted by mom81879, 20th September 2015


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  • maybe you could spend an hour with hubby looking at meals for a meal plan and he could tell you what he would like to eat. O r get him to go shopping and pick what he likes.
    you will get more confident and relaxed with cooking in the future and you will be fine. it does take a lot of practice but you don’t have to make “perfect” meals so don’t stress! good luck!

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  • stress or depression also could be the cause for weight loss. i hope that you sort it out

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  • I hope he went to the appointment fingers crossed for you both.

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  • I am happy to report I am making a Dr appointment on Monday. Everyone cross your fingers he actually goes. He just doesn’t seem to care that he could be sick, but I don’t want to be left along just yet, I want home to live a long and healthy life

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  • That would be very hard on you, is there anyone he is close to that he can talk to??

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  • Must be upsetting to see him go through this. I hope he seeks the medical help he needs.

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  • This sounds like it might be medical rather than just being fussy. Could you get him to see a doctor?

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  • Anorexia is a disease that sadly impacts on all genders – some help would be a good idea.

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  • Sounds like you have hit the nail on the head, My hubby makes excuses not to eat the meals i have served sometimes but i just roll with it, I have found in the morning before he leaves for work i ask him what he would like for tea that night. So i now ahead of time He has kind of commited to that meal, yes sometimes it means i make 2 meals for the family but if he doesnt eat it he does takes it to work the next day for lunch.
    Stress can and depression can cause weight loss, My hubby only accepted it when after a huge fight i threw the phone at him and told him to call the doctor or lifeline as i couldnt deal with it anymore., he got in to the doctor with in the hour and got medication straight away. He then started putting weight on.. It took a lot of time and support I dont know if this info will help at all.


    • Good on you for ensuring your husband got assistance – hope he is continuing to improve.

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