Taking care of a baby is not an easy task and new moms need their partner’s help to keep their little one contented and happy.
But one man has been branded ‘selfish’ by his wife after he left her with their 3-month-old baby so he could go to his sister’s funeral.
Taking to Reddit, the husband said he recently lost his sister, brother-in-law, and his brother-in-law’s sister.
The man said he would need to travel to go to the funeral but planned to be away for no more than three days as his wife also needs help with their baby.
“My wife and I recently had our first baby, and she’s three months old now,” he wrote.
“A few weeks ago my family was hit with a massive, massive tragedy. I’m still struggling to come to terms with it. I wanted to travel to the funeral, but my wife didn’t want to come with the baby. She didn’t want me to go either and said I should be spending the time with her and our daughter, and once she’s a little older we can all go to visit my family.”
The man explained to his wife that it was important for him to go to the funeral but she didn’t want to hear it.
“Mind you I was planning to go for less than three days – left the night before the funeral and flew back the morning after,” he added.
“My wife is mad at me and said it was selfish of me to go, and my priority should be them right now. I really don’t think I did anything wrong here but my wife and even my sister-in-law said what I did was completely wrong.”
People on Reddit were shocked by the wife’s actions, with one person commenting: “This wasn’t a planned trip or something that could be postponed to a later date.
It was a funeral.It’s unfortunate that it happened when it did but I think your wife needs to be a bit more understanding. Life doesn’t stop just because you had a baby. ”
Another wrote: “As the new mother of a four-month-old, NTA [not the a**hole]. It was 3 days. Yes, it’s important that you support your wife but this was for a family funeral, not a boys’ trip to Vegas.”
A third added: “A funeral for a loved one, especially if you were only going for three days, is a totally valid excuse to travel even when there is a newborn in the house. It’s not like you were leaving her to go on a trip to Vegas.”
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