A husband has come under fire after he revealed that he keeps on switching their Wi-Fi off so her ‘workaholic’ pregnant wife could not work.
Taking to Reddit, the man explained that his wife was 38 weeks pregnant and that she was getting too stressed with work.
He thought that the best solution would be to turn their Wi-Fi off so she could stop and simply get some rest, but she then called him ‘controlling and condescending.’
“I have been married to my wife Jen for three years, and before that we dated for six years,” he wrote.
She is also 32 weeks (eight months) pregnant with twins. She’s my best friend and I absolutely adore her, with one minor flaw, she is a huge workaholic/perfectionist.
“While we both have very well-paying jobs, Jen’s job is way more stressful and time-demanding. Even though she is brilliant and amazing at what she does, she often works around the clock (on average, 60-hour weeks) at home and in the office.”
The man said that it wasn’t an issue before but her doctor recently told her to go on leave early as stress from work was starting to cause some health problems even though their babies are healthy.
“However, being the workaholic that she is, she has still been working from her laptop six to eight hours every day. Which, fine, I understand that she had a couple of cases that she needed to finish. But most days she was so focused on work that she was forgetting to eat meals and falling asleep at her desk,” he went on.
“I became frustrated and unplugged the Wi-Fi and put the cable out of sight. The only purpose of this was to cut her off from work on her laptop because she clearly had no intention of stopping.”
The husband said that when his wife finally realized what he did, she “called me an a**hole” and that he was treating her like a child.
Reddit users were quick to share their thoughts, with many expressing their distaste with the way he dealt with the situation.
“The wife is pregnant. I understand tying up loose ends, but to the point where you are losing sleep and not eating? That’s not healthy,” one person commented.
“Cutting the wifi was a s*** way of going about it, but he had the right idea. He asked her to stop for a while (not all together) and eat and take a nap, and she still pushes herself. This is MORE than a work/life balance. It’s detrimental to her and her babies’ health. She should not be overworking herself that much.”
Another wrote: “To a certain extent, I get your concern especially if her doctor said to limit stress. Does she need a better work/life balance? Probably. But the way you deal with that concern is NOT by taking away your wife’s autonomy.
“That’s just unacceptable in a relationship. And frankly, given that your wife IS a perfectionist and worried about work deadlines, you probably caused her a lot more stress by cutting her off from the WiFi, hiding the cable, and demanding that she go take a nap like she’s a naughty five-year-old.”
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