A story of extraordinary patience Every relationship needs a lot of patience besides love and passion. But what this Japanese woman has done for her husband is simply astounding. Yumi and Otou got married and went on to have 3 kids, all without speaking to each other. The reason was Otou’s belief that Yumi was more dedicated and concerned about their kids than him. The reason for not talking for 20 years is bizarre Ofcourse the reason is bizarre because every mother on the planet loves her kids more than anybody. What Otou Katayama did to his wife is not only non sensical but is cruel too. And hats off to the lady who put up with 20 years of silence to stand by this side and bring up 3 beautiful kids who planned to reunite them. Their 18 year old son wrote to a TV show with his story Their 18 year old son wrote to a TV show with his story and asked them to arrange a date where they could start talking again. The channel accepted and they arranged for a meeting which was 100% successful to say the least. Otou began with finally telling Yumi the reason behind his silence and then went on to thank her for everything. Watch the heart warming meeting yourself and tell us don’t you think the man wasted a lot of precious time. Every couple goes through a phase of change and insecurities but how right is to treat your spouse with silence because you are utterly confused with your feelings? How long can you go without speaking to your spouse/partner? Share with us in the comments.