Man Goes 20 Years Without Speaking To His Wife After She Pisses Him Off

A man that still lives with his wife, and is not divorced, went 20 years without talking to her because she really pissed him off.

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Rather than let this go on for a few hours or days, he said I ain’t saying shit for the next 20 years. This is one stubborn SOB, you gotta give him credit for sticking to his guns.

Otou Katayama, from Nara, southern Japan, continues to live with his three children and wife, Yumi, who perseveres in making conversation with him but has only ever received a nod or a grunt in response for 20. Damn. Years.

The Japanese couple’s silence was revealed by their 18-year-old son Yoshiki, who wrote into a TV show asking them to fix the situation as he had never heard them have a conversation.

Otou later explained that he has been giving her the cold shoulder out of jealously for the attention and care the children get.

He said on the show: ‘I was kind of… jealous. I was sulking about it.

‘There’s no going back now I guess.’ The two now talk again.

Real man, high five.


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock