A 30-year-old dad has revealed that he divorced his ‘entitled’ wife after she refused to go back to work.
The man shared his story on Reddit and said he and his wife married five years ago. “I loved how smart, ambitious and driven she was. We bonded over academics and nerd stuff. We had both landed good jobs in the same city right after college.”
When they had their first baby three years into their marriage, they decided to send their baby to daycare after six months.
“But when six months were up, she refused to go to work and send our child to daycare,” he continued.
His wife then argued that he could work more so they could afford a single-income household but he didn’t want to work more hours and be exhausted without spending time with their baby.
“I said if she was scared about daycare, we can work in different shifts to stay home with our baby. Like tag team. She refuses saying that does not work for her and as mum she needs to be with her baby all the time.”
The wife decided to quit her job and expected him to cook, clean, and take care of the child on weekends eve though he was working 80 hours a week in the office because “stay at home mom deserves breaks too.”
“This dynamics really made me resent her. I tried communicating many times,” he admitted. “The load of bills and insane work hours along with not being able to enjoy time with my baby all deeply upset me. When I was sure she is not going to listen to me, I filed for divorce.”
Reddit users were quick to share their thoughts on the situation, with one person saying: “This post just makes me feel more grateful for my husband. Marriage is about compromise and things change all the time between people in marriages. Having a child is life-altering. I think you should have cut your wife slack.
“And as for her wanting you to cook. Its super hard to cook dinner when you have young kids. You could have done Fri Sat Sun dinner. Made basic food. Made it fun. Stay-at-home-mum is a job too. You are both technically working. One of you just doesn’t get paid for work. I seriously think you jumped the gun on getting divorced.”
Another said: “You didn’t divorce because she was a stay-at-home-mum. You divorced because the two of you couldn’t openly communicate and make decisions together – such as finances and childcare.”
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