A fed-up wife caused an uproar on Reddit when she revealed that she gave her husband a list of chores a mile long and locked up his favorite toy after an argument. She doesn’t know if the couple can survive the huge gulf that’s developed between them over the years. Here is her full story.
She Runs the Place
OP runs her own start-up company, while her husband works in a movie theater.
During the pandemic, he was out of work completely, since no one was going to the movies.
He Knows What to Expect
Since the world started to come alive again, OP’s husband went back to his old job.
It doesn’t require any special skills and gives him very regular work hours.
He Loves to Play
On his off-time, OP spends hours playing video games and just hanging out.
She’s Always Working
Meanwhile, OP runs her business from home, but she’s always working. She’s at it seven days a week, with long hours being the norm.
She Makes All the Money
OP’s hard work and dedication has paid off, though, as she now makes five times as much as her husband does.
She Does More Than Her Share
But even though she is bringing home most of the income, OP has not slacked off when it comes to doing her share of work around the house.
In fact, in her opinion, she does far more than her share.
He Got Sassy
Looking back, OP admits that some resentment had been building in recent years as she worked more and more and her husband coasted.
But it all came to head one weekend when he mouthed off to her.
He Wanted Her to Cook
OP had been working all morning while her husband had been playing games, as usual.
Around noon, he came to her and asked when lunch would be ready.
He Was Being a Jerk
OP was deep into her work and frazzled, so she suggested her husband should make lunch for a change.
He replied that things were a lot simpler in his grandfather’s day, when the “homemaker” could concentrate on “her duties.”
He Had It All Wrong
That triggered OP like never before and she blew up at her husband.
She told him that just because he worked outside of the home, that did not mean that she was the homemaker or that he was the breadwinner.
His Job Didn’t Matter
In fact, OP pointed out, she made far more than he did. She ended the argument by telling her husband that their finances wouldn’t even be impacted if he lost his job.
On Tuesday night, her husband told OP that he wouldn’t do the chores any more because he had to work, too.
She told him to just quit his job so he could be the homemaker.
She Took His Toys Away
OP admits that she shouted at her husband until he agreed to keep doing the chores.
And then, as a final blow, she locked up his game system in their safe and changed the combination.
She Doesn’t Know What to Do Next
In the aftermath of the big fight, OP felt pretty guilty for belittling her husband, but she also thinks a change is absolutely necessary. She’s not sure what the future holds for their marriage.
She Gave Him a Huge List
The next week, OP gave her husband a huge list of chores to do, including many of the ones she usually just took care of.
He did them for a couple of days, spending hours at a time and complaining all the way.
She Wanted Him to Quit His Job
She think he’s a chauvinist and needs to update his thinking.
Others think that there’s enough blame to go around for both parties in the marriage. They agree that OP’s husband hasn’t shown her the respect she deserves, but they think she went overboard with her reaction.
Several commenters encouraged OP to go to counseling with her husband. She replied in a follow-up that she intends to do just that.
He Was Named After a God
Recently, a Reddit user shared a story where he legally changed his name, and as a result, his father threatened him. Here’s the full story. His Father Gave Him a Name That Resulted in Him Being Bullied, He Legally Changed It, and Now His Father Is Demanding He Change It Back
He’s a Family Man
Reddit has again provided a source of entertaining reading. Recently on a subthread, a happily married man told the story about a recent visit to the gym. He Went to the Gym for a Work-Out and Took off His Wedding Ring, She Saw Him, Assumed He Fancied Her and Has a Meltdown
In a neighborhood plagued by inconsiderate neighbors, one woman took matters into her own hands – or rather, paws. Her Neighbors Were Abusive to Her Dog, so She Decided to Give Them a Taste of His Fur!
Bucky’s Parking Predicament
In this encounter, Bucky, a veteran visiting a hardware store, finds himself in a parking dispute with a self-proclaimed Captain America. Let’s find out how this entertaining showdown unfolds in the battle for parking supremacy. A Guy Tried to Shame This Veteran Out of His Parking Space, so He Got Some Revenge
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