Non-Japanese Husband’s View My wife is due to give birth next month and I am stunned that she has decided to move to her parents’ home several hundred kilometers away for the delivery. / This means I will miss the birth and the first few precious weeks with my baby because I have to stay in Tokyo to work. // Why is my wife making me miss the most important time of my life? Japanese Wife’s View I will go to my parents’ house so I can be taken care of by my mother before and after giving birth. / This is very common in Japan and will allow me to focus all my attention on my new baby. // My British husband says I am being selfish, but this is best for our baby and he should understand that.
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