A jealous wife butchered her hubby with a kitchen knife in a frenzied rage because he "took too long" doing the Christmas shopping.
Stuart Simpson, 45, has today spoken of the horror for the first time.
His unemployed wife, Sonia Simpson, 52, stabbed him four times with the kitchen knife at their home in the UK.
The chef had to have life-saving surgery and "completely missed" Christmas 2017.
Simpson has since been jailed for 14 years.
Speaking in a hope to help other male victims of domestic abuse, grief-stricken Stuart said: "I went into town while Sonia had some drinks with Stacey (a friend) at home.
"But it took me longer than anticipated due to the rush of last-minute shoppers.
"By the time I arrived home five hours later, Sonia was raging.
"She asked Stacey if she thought I was an idiot and, when Stacey disagreed, Sonia lunged at her and punched her in the face.
"I grabbed Stacey and pushed her out of the room protecting her from Sonia.
"But, as I shut the living door, I felt a sharp sensation in my back.
"Moments later, I realised that Sonia had stabbed me so hard with a kitchen knife that the handle had snapped off."
She accused Stuart of cheating, and even claimed he was sleeping with another woman when he was at his mother's funeral.
"I was so wrapped up in the relationship that I couldn't see how controlling it was.
"I was constantly walking around on eggshells so I didn't upset her.
"I was working long hours as a chef and when I got home, Sonia would accuse me of sleeping with my boss.
"And she became jealous of every woman I went near, refusing to trust me.
"She even accused me of cheating while I was at my mum's funeral. It was disgusting," Stuart continued.
Simpson, who met Stuart in 2007, was eventually jailed in July at Norwich Crown Court.
She was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice.
Stuart added: "I do think that women get away with domestic violence more than men.
"Unfortunately, there's a stigma against men talking about their emotions so until we crack this, I think men will always struggle with this."
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