Family & Pets
"Respect your partner": Man criticised for rant about wife
A husband who has been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has been slammed online for complaining about his stay-at-home wife.
He took to Reddit to say that his spouse isn't keeping their toddler twins quiet while he's working.
“So as many of you have been doing in these times, I’m currently doing work from home,” the husband said.
“I have a wife and two toddlers (twins). I need silence to work and I don’t have a home office.
“It has been slowly ****ing me off because I am working hours and I hear noises such as my wife talking, watching TV, kids playing from the other room.
“I have been VERY patient with them telling more than once that I need 100% silence to focus but even if they are trying to be ‘quiet’ I still hear some noises (kids, walking around, making food, cleaning etc).”
The rant went up to another level, as he said that the "least they (his family) can give me is peace and quiet while I do my job".
“I got fed up with it and told my wife off, I’m the one working in this family and paying for everything,” he said.
“The least they can give me is peace and quiet while I do my job.
“My wife is a stay-at-home mum and it’s her job to be silent and shut the kids up.
“If I don’t have complete silence, I cannot work and therefore could lose my job.
“My wife on the other hand doesn’t appreciate any of it. When I wasn’t working from home, she would ask me to do chores after work and take care of the kids when I am obviously very tired and needing to wind down and relax for the night.
“Then when I’m off on the weekend, I’m still expected to help out.
“I would remind her that that’s her job as a stay-at-home mum, but she refuses to listen to me because ‘it’s my kids and my home too’.”
People were already irritated with the anonymous man's claims, saying that they wanted to help out the mother.
"How do I divorce her husband for her?" one user joked.
However, things got worse as the husband claimed he was being disrespected in their marriage.
“It hurts that she doesn’t appreciate how hard I work or my feelings. I do my part by supporting this family financially, if it wasn’t for me we wouldn’t have a roof over our heads or food to eat,” he said.
“But despite me voicing my feelings she not only has the nerve to disturb my work but also expects me to work more afterwards.
“My wife is angry at me and refuses to back down. The worst part? She claimed that I don’t appreciate her.
“I work very hard and I feel like I deserve to have my feelings considered.”
The man was met with a wall of criticism from disbelieving Reddit and Facebook users.
"You sound like you don't appreciate your wife at all," one user said bluntly.
"Remember that you get breaks from your paid work; your wife gets none from her unpaid work. What kind of AH expects complete silence from toddlers?"
"You have two jobs - one of them is being a parent," another pointed out. "So yep, when you're not doing your other job, that's when parenting comes into play. It doesn't sound like you appreciate her at all."
"Get some sound proof headphones and respect your PARTNER. Notice, I say partner, not slave or maid."
“I’ve never met a toddler who could be silent EVER! Let alone two. Let alone for months on end. Dude must be crazy,” said another.
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