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    A Facebook post that a man wrote in which he apologised to his wife for mistaking her emotions for weakness has gone viral.
    Sean and Ashley Price are a married couple with two young children currently living in Baltimore, Maryland.
    A couple of days ago, Sean decided to write a lengthy Facebook post about an epiphany that he had about his wife’s strength of character.
    While in the past Sean had often pointedly mistaken Ashley’s high emotional intensity for weakness, he now realised, belatedly, that she is far stronger than he had previously thought.
    Sean chose to publicly apologise on social media for his error of judgement.
    “So many times I called her weak for her intense emotional reactions towards different things,” he wrote. 
    “Told her to grow up, ‘be a woman’, ‘stop being so insecure’… I’m so hard on my wife and oftentimes disconnected, because the strength I thought she needed, I couldn’t see that she already had it.
    “I confused her love and weakness for me, for lack of strength as a woman.”
    He described how Ashley had given birth to their children without epidurals and how both babies had weighed approximately 8lb when born.
    On top of that, Ashley had endured long days at work followed by tiring nights taking care of their eldest child before their second was born.
    “I watch her come home everyday to a three-year-old with absolutely no chill whatsoever, after a 12-hour shift, and have to stay up with him despite being tired,” he wrote.
    “How could I be so damn stupid, to see ‘weakness’ within all of this??”
    Stumbling upon the sight of Ashley sleeping with both of their children in her arms made Sean recognise how mistaken he had been to describe his wife as weak.
    “Today, when I walked into the living room and saw this I realised just how much of a fool I am… We miss what’s there in plain sight because we become fixated on the fantasy, not realising that our reality is the fantasy…” he wrote.
    “I thank God for my wife, for the ups and downs, and everyday lessons and the strength she has that I was blind to see. I am grateful for the revelation that today has brought.”
    Sean’s Facebook post has had nearly 100,000 reactions and has been shared more than 70,000 times. 
    Many people have praised Sean for his honesty and rawness of emotion in the comments, including his wife Ashley.
    “We are a great team,” she wrote. “We naturally differ in a lot of ways because we aren’t ‘yes people’ by nature, so it’s hard to submit at times or open up our minds and receive what each other is trying to share.”
    “I appreciate the acknowledgement and time you took to express yourself about us so thank you.”
    (independent)

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