Is He Wrong for Not Helping His Girlfriend When She Hurt Her Ankle?

A Reddit user shares his story of his “overdramatic” girlfriend hurting herself and him refusing to help her and telling her she was fine.

Overreacting or Genuine?

The original poster (OP) explains that he believes that his girlfriend overreacts to pain. OP says that she stubs her toe a lot and doesn’t ask for help when it happens. OP says it annoys him because “she’s clumsy and could just watch where she’s going.”

OP goes on to explain that he has a makeshift step outside that is just a piece of firewood that is acting as a placeholder until he can get something better.

His girlfriend tripped over it and sprained her ankle one evening. She fell onto the ground and said it hurt a lot, and looked close to tears. OP told her that she would be fine. She then began to drag herself back inside. OP did not help because he felt like she was overexaggerating the pain.

The Next Day

The following day, OP took a closer look at her ankle and admitted that it was pretty bad. He said that she couldn’t put any pressure on it. She said that she felt he was unnecessarily mean by not believing her and not helping her when she was clearly in pain. She went to her parents’ house and has not been back. She says she needs time to think.

OP said her parents are mad at him and their mutual friends think he is a jerk. OP doesn’t see why he is in the wrong, and his sister recommended he make a Reddit post to ask the masses. OP added that he could be a jerk for not helping her when she fell but that she overreacts to pain in general, so at the moment, he didn’t think she needed his help.

Was OP right not to be worried about his girlfriend? Should he have helped her when she fell down? How would you have reacted in this situation?

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