Wife takes care of disabled husband for years and one day sees him playing golf

Barbra worked hard to support her husband who became disabled after an accident at work. But one day she sees him walking on two legs and playing golf with a friend. When she confronted him about it, he revealed a shocking truth about her disability.

Barbra breathed a sigh of relief as she sat on the bus. After spending some time at her friend’s house near the beach in Destin, Florida, she was about to return home. It was a nice weekend but she wanted to get home early this Sunday to relax and spend time with her husband Christopher. Her home in Tallahassee is only a few hours away, and she has time to sleep on the bus.

But she wasn’t looking forward to her busy work week. Barbra had a regular job at the company and an Etsy shop selling custom knits, as well as a part-time job at the coffee shop every other day. She worked incredibly hard because her husband was in a wheelchair.

Her husband ended up in a wheelchair after an accident at work. | Source: Shutterstock

Almost two years ago, Christopher had a serious accident at work when a box fell on his head. Unfortunately, he was not supposed to be in that area at the time, so the company did not pay compensation. She paid the hospital bills and bought a wheelchair, but legally she didn’t have to pay more.

He receives disability benefits from the state, but this is not enough to sustain his way of life. They were strictly upper-middle class before Christopher’s accident, and Barbra wanted to do everything possible to ensure that their lives weren’t so disrupted after the accident. She also had to pay for physical therapy out of her own pocket, which was difficult.

Barbra doesn’t care if she works hard or if her husband doesn’t do anything around the house. He was going through a tough time, even after all this time.

He was always happy when his friend Bruce invited him to his house. Bruce took him to baseball games and he had a game room in his house.

But Bruce was a businessman and didn’t have much time. So when he had them, they lasted all weekend. Barbra also used these weekends and visited her friend in Destin. It didn’t happen often, but it was a nice break. Unfortunately, it was time to come back to reality and get back to work.

She sat on the bus and slept most of the way. | Source: Pexel

She slept most of the drive to Tallahassee, but woke up just as they entered her neighborhood. She soon noticed the bus passing Bruce’s house and her jaw dropped when she saw two men standing in Bruce’s backyard. They went to a car and took a bag of golf clubs.

Maybe it’s Bruce and another friend ? Barbra tries to tell herself. But she sees her husband’s must-have Hawaiian shirt, which despite his ugliness he was very fond of wearing. He went for a walk with Bruce and laughed. Unexpectedly, he posed and pretended to kick a golf ball away. Then they went to the back of Bruce’s house where he had a miniature golf course.

Barbara couldn’t believe it. She had worked so hard for so long when her husband could still walk! What’s up ? Why didn’t he tell me? She wondered. what do i do with it ?

Barbra worried until the bus reached its stop and she got off. She had parked her car in a nearby lot, so she picked it up and drove home.

Finally her husband came home. | Source: Pexel

Once there, she walked around her house. What if something new happens at Bruce’s this weekend? What if he wanted to surprise me? Yes, it has to be, she finally decided, calming down. Her husband would come home later that Sunday and surprise her with a walk.

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“Hello darling. How was your trip?” asked Christopher as Bruce wheeled him into the living room.

“Oh, hi, you two. That was fun. What about you guys? What did you do?” Barbra asked the men with a big smile, waiting for them to surprise her.

“We did the same as always. Friday’s game was fun and then we spent a lot of time playing games,” Bruce said dismissively, waving them goodbye.

She served Christopher a delicious dinner of spaghetti and meatballs and sat down with him at the kitchen table. “So that’s all you did?”

“Yes,” he said, swallowing his food. “We always do that.”

“Bruce has a golf course at home. You could have played,” Barbra added, trying to subtly broach the subject.

“I’m still not used to playing in a wheelchair, so no. But we had fun, honey. You still worry about me and I love you for it,” Christopher replies, sipping some lemonade and pretending nothing happened.

Barbra banged her fork on the table. | Source: Pexel

Suddenly, Barbra bangs her fork on the table. “Really? Really? Aren’t you used to playing in a wheelchair?” She called.

Christopher looks at her with wide eyes and an innocent face. “What? Honey, it’s hard to play golf in a wheelchair. You can’t control your movement…”

He tries to justify his answer, but Barbra interrupts him. “I GOT YOU GO! I saw you running around taking golf clubs out of Bruce’s car and swinging around like a kid at Christmas! Christopher! I WANT THE TRUTH NOW!”

Christopher’s mouth opened and closed like a fish in an aquarium, but he had nothing to say. Barbra waited for him to decline, but he just asked, “How?”

“My bus pulls by Bruce’s house and you were just picking up the poles as it passed. Christopher, you mean you lied to me? How long?” she asks in the most stern tone she can take without getting emotional.

Her husband finally sighed and revealed the truth. “Yes, I lied. It’s been about a year and a half. I just didn’t want to go back to work.”

“ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?”

Christopher tried to find excuses. | Source: Pexel

“Please calm down. It’s not a big deal. Your work got us through it and I just wanted a break after all these years. I also liked how considerate you were towards me. It’s been the best year and a half of my life,” Christopher shared.

“You lied to me for a year and a half,” repeated Barbra. “My job was to get us through it… Do you know how hard I worked so we didn’t have to cut our lives short? Where are you going when I take you to physical therapy?”

He flinched at her screams. “Please don’t yell at me. I lie to the therapist too.”

“Since when did Bruce know?

“Since I can walk again,” revealed Christopher.

Barbra takes a deep breath and considers the options currently available to her. Everyone knows that making decisions when you’re angry isn’t a good idea, so she wanted to make that clear. But at the moment there was only one option.

She got up from the table, picked up the same bag she had brought from Destin, and went to her mother. She cries profusely that night and for several days while Christopher constantly calls and texts her. All members of his family are shocked by this betrayal and do not know how the couple will get out of it.

She traveled the world and was much happier. | Source: Pexel

They could not. Barbra filed for divorce with her mother after a month and never saw Christopher again. She emptied their joint bank accounts, quit all their jobs, and traveled the world for a year to make up for all those wasted efforts. It was the best decision of his life.

What can we learn from this story?

  • A relationship cannot survive such a big lie. Barbra and Christopher’s marriage couldn’t survive after he lied about something so important.
  • A certain lifestyle isn’t worth killing yourself at work. Spouses are supposed to support each other in tough times, but Barbra killed herself working so hard for someone who’d been lying all along.

Also read: A disabled orphan looks at a rich man’s house across a lake, a man sees him and approaches him: story of the day

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