A stressed out dad had Redditors shaking their heads after he refused to let his wife have video calls with their kids while she’s out of town. Problem is, she has a long, long trip planned. Here is the full story.
They’re a Growing Family
OP is a 34-year-old man who has been married to his 35-year-old wife for 5 years.
They have two children together – a 1-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son.
She’s Gone a Lot
During the time they’ve had kids, OP’s wife has already spent a lot of time away from home.
She has been gone twice, for example, to care for her ailing mother for 2-3 months at a time.
She Has Regrets
OP’s wife is an artist, and her dream has always been to live in New York City.
A while back she mentioned to OP that she regretted never giving it a go in the big city.
He Let It Slide
At the time, OP was busy with work and kids, and he didn’t really think much more about the comment.
She Wanted to Move
More recently though, OP’s wife came to him and said that she wanted to move to New York on her own for a year to see if she could make it there.
It Had to Be a Joke
At first, OP thought she was joking. When he realized she was serious, he thought she was being completely ridiculous.
They Had a Big Blowup
But OP’s wife was already dead set on going, and the two started to argue.
It got pretty hairy, and the disagreement stretched on for a long time.
She Was Going to Do What She Wanted
Finally, OP realized that he couldn’t win. His wife was a grown woman who was going to do what she wanted.
He Had to Accept It
OP’s only hope was to “let” his wife go to New York and try to help her keep a connection with him and their kids.
He Would Do It All
So the plan was that OP would take care of the kids in addition to working his normal 60-70 hours a week.
She Was Out the Door
His wife would go to New York and FaceTime with the family every few days.
She also planned to come home one time during her year away, at Christmastime.
They Stuck to the Plan
In the first 2 weeks she was gone, OP and his wife stuck to the plan, connecting 3 times over video calls.
He Melts Down Completely
But OP’s son gets really upset every time his mom calls.
It’s not just a little fussing, but a complete meltdown.
It Takes Forever to Calm Him Down
And every time, it takes OP an hour or more to get the boy calmed down after their call.
It’s All Too Much
It’s too much for OP to handle on top of everything else he has going on.
And he doesn’t think it’s healthy for his son to get so upset.
He Cut Her Off
So OP told his wife that he doesn’t want her to FaceTime the kids anymore.
She Wanted Him to Suck It Up
OP’s wife was furious and accused him of trying to keep the kids from her.
She said her son would get used to the video calls eventually and that OP would just have to deal with the meltdowns in the meantime.
She’s Not Being Fair
But OP thinks his wife is being unfair to him and the kids overall.
Dumping meltdowns on him just adds to his stress.
How Could She??
Redditors are outraged by the entire situation.
They can’t believe any parent would leave their young children for a year with no good reason at all.
As far as the FaceTime calls go, most commenters think OP is justified for cutting them off.
But many of them also think his marriage is all but over and that his wife will never come back.
Her Parents Told Her They Were Moving Into Her House, but She Said They Could Talk to Her Lawyer
A young woman riled up Redditors and landed some kudos after she told her parents she was going to put them in a home. The backstory that follows is loaded with family drama and bad assumptions. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this one! Her Parents Told Her They Were Moving Into Her House, but She Said They Could Talk to Her Lawyer
They Refused to Leave Her Yard, so She Unleashed a Maze of Tactics to Reclaim Her Precious Yard
A woman was shocked to find the peacefulness of her own home disrupted by crazy strangers. When they refused to leave, she had to get creative. Read on to hear her full story! They Refused to Leave Her Yard, so She Unleashed a Maze of Tactics to Reclaim Her Precious Yard
Texas Woman Gets Her Legs And Hands Amputated After Suffering Septic Shock After Childbirth
In a remarkable tale of resilience and strength, Krystina Pacheco, a 29-year-old woman from Pleasanton, Texas, has captured hearts worldwide with her inspiring journey of survival and reunion with her young children. Texas Woman Gets Her Legs And Hands Amputated After Suffering Septic Shock After Childbirth
She Felt Something Tickling Her Leg in Mid-Flight, and Internet Commenters are Outraged
Air travel has its fair share of discomforts, from long security lines to cramped seating. However, a recent incident aboard a plane has left a passenger astonished and frustrated. Here’s what happened. She Felt Something Tickling Her Leg in Mid-Flight, and Internet Commenters are Outraged
He Told His Mother and Sister They’d Have to Pay His Bills if His Wife Stayed Home
A confused and frustrated husband sparked outrage on Reddit after he told his mom and sister to pay his bills if they thought his wife should give up her job. He feels bamboozled by the whole situation. Here is his full story. He Told His Mother and Sister They’d Have to Pay His Bills if His Wife Stayed Home
Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / tairome. The people shown in the images are for illustrative purposes only, not the actual people featured in the story.