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A Japanese Husband Went 20 Years Without Speaking To His Wife, Despite Living With Her And Their Kids

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Japanese Man Doesn't Speak to Wife For 20 Years

Hokkaido Television

Talk about giving the cold shoulder!

One Japanese husband, Outu Yumi, gave his wife Katayama the silent treatment for 20 years, according to The Daily Mail. Although Outu continues to live with his wife and their three children, but only ever responds to his wife with a grunt or a nod at the most.

The couple’s 20-year silence reportedly stems from Outu’s jealousy about the attention and care his children received from his wife. Thankfully, a meeting was arranged between the icy husband and wife so that they could finally break the decades-long silence.

In the meeting, which was captured on camera, Outu can be seen approaching his wife in a park and sitting down next to her. According to the footage, Outu told his wife ” Somehow it’s been a while since we talked. You were so concerned about the kids,” he said. He continued, “Yumi up until now, you have endured a lot of hardship. I want you to know I’m grateful for everything.”

The couple’s three children emotionally looked on as they heard their parents have a conversation for the first time in their memory.

See, ladies and gentleman. It’s never too late to talk to someone and apologize. Even 20 years.

COLLEGECANDY Writer
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