A 31-year-old woman recently had a fight with her husband over household chores. She said he could at least clean up his messes since he was unemployed, but he said she was being unfairly mean to him. Here’s what she had to say.
They’d been together a few years
The woman began by explaining that she and her husband had been officially together for about three years. They got married a year prior to the conflict in question. She was 31, and he was 37.
He had an old-fashioned upbringing
The woman went on to say that her husband came from a very traditional household. His father worked to pay the bills, and his mother kept the house clean. “It’s their culture, and I respect it,” said the woman. “Both his parents are very happy like that.”
They did the same
Early on in their relationship, their arrangement was very much the same. Her husband worked to pay the bills while she cleaned the house and cooked all their meals. In the background, she was also working on establishing her own small business.
Four months prior to their fight, the man lost his job. He was unable to find suitable replacement work during that time as well. With this change, it meant the woman had to step up to pay the bills—while also being the only one to keep the house clean.
He left careless messes
Despite the woman doubling her workload between business and the home, her husband was no help. He even left messes around the house, like dirty clothes and wet towels. “I kept nagging him all the time to clean up after himself,” she said, “and he would just say ‘sorry’ or say that he didn’t do it on purpose, but nothing changed.”
She had an idea
At this point, she’d had enough, so she hatched a plan to change things. She made a deal with her husband that for every one of his messes she had to clean up, she would charge him 10 dollars. He seemed receptive to the idea but didn’t say much about it. Little did he know that she meant business.
She followed through
In just two weeks, while she said nothing about his messes and silently cleaned them up for him, she had done 150 dollars of work according to their agreement. She came to present her findings to him and asked for her payment for her services. But she didn’t expect what happened next.
They had a huge fight
It seemed as though her husband wasn’t expecting her to collect on this agreement. “I guess he didn’t take me seriously,” she said. “We had a fairly big argument. He still gave me the money as I wouldn’t back down.”
She asked the Internet
The woman was stuck in a situation where she was expected to make all the household’s money and do all of the chores. She ended by saying that her husband was a great companion outside of this fight, and she wondered if she was even right to demand this of him. “Or should I just give him back the money and do the cleaning myself?” she asked.
The Internet responded
The comment section was overwhelmingly in support of the woman and her tactics. “If he’s not cleaning or working, what is he doing all day?” one commenter asked. Another reply said, “The problem is that you are doing everything needed to sustain a household all by yourself. Your husband needs to shape up and be a contributing adult here.”
READ MORE – Her Parent’s Told her She Couldn’t Buy Her Grandparents’ Home, But Then She Went Behind Their Backs and Did it Anyway
A woman recently purchased her grandparents’ old farmstead despite her parents telling her she was too irresponsible for the property. When her father found out, he accused his daughter of betrayal and threatened to disinherit her. Here’s what happened.
His Mom Threatened to Take His Wife to Court When She Told Her They Were Moving, And His Reaction Put Him in the Dog House
A man recently found himself in the middle of a conflict between his wife and his mother. His wife had a job opportunity in another city, which meant they and their children would need to move. His mother was inconsolable over the loss of her grandchildren, and a major fight ensued, with the man forced to pick sides. Here’s what he had to say.
This Couple Refused to Serve Alcohol at Their Wedding but Were Shocked when All of Their Friends Left Early
A man recently had an argument with his coworkers and his in-laws after he was coerced into having a dry wedding which caused most of the guests to leave early. Here is what he had to say.
His Disabled Neighbor Kept Waking Him Up To Move His Car, so He Got Her Van Towed When She Parked Over His Space
A man living in an apartment block with one parking space per lease recently refused to give up his space for a new disabled neighbor who needed two spots, prompting a parking battle. Here’s what he had to say.
She Bought Her Mother-in-Law a House But When She Continued to Play Favorites and Treat Her Children Differently, She Had Enough
A woman’s mother-in-law, who lives in a house that the woman and her husband bought for her, evidently favors her son’s nephew over her son’s children and stepchildren. This behavior has caused the woman to snap, and she is beyond angry.
Images are for illustrative purposes only.