A man took to Reddit to complain after his “unpopular” wife made it clear to him that she felt like he took her for granted.
In a post on the website, which he cannot name, he said he thinks his wife should stop expecting gifts and appreciation when they have both agreed, before having children, that she will stay at home while he works.
“When we got married, we both agreed that my wife would be a stay-at-home mom because we didn’t have any family around,” he wrote.
“I work for a salary, so we are very comfortable. I don’t give my wife a spending limit, so she is free to buy anything for herself.
“I work from home and a typical day for me is between 7am and 5pm. Once I’m done, I’ll spend time with the twins while my wife cooks dinner.
“She came up to me recently and said she felt exhausted, unappreciated and taken for granted.
“Honestly, I’ll admit that I didn’t do this, purely because I’m out of the habit.
“We had a big argument recently because my wife was completely fed up of being ‘treated like a servant’.”
He continued: “She basically said her work hours were 5am-9pm, 7 days a week and she felt like I took her for granted.
“I told her I understood it was a tough job but we both got on with our roles.
“I never asked her to thank me for the money, I think that’s sad.
“I continued with my job because I had to provide for my family while she wanted gifts and treatment to do her job.
“I basically said this to her and now I’m wondering if I’m an asshole – taking care of the kids and home is exhausting and she works hard and takes care of herself. plan everything.
“But at the same time, do I need to get on my knees to thank her and buy her things just for doing her job?”
Unfortunately for him, the majority of comments on the post were on his wife’s side, with some suggesting that he should give her a day off.
One person wrote: “Never mind the chocolate, what about the king’s day off?? Men never seem to understand the fact that being a stay-at-home mom means they have to call 24 hours. /7, 365 days a year.
“If one of the kids gets sick or has a nightmare in the middle of the night, she’s probably the one to deal with it. Will she get the weekend off because you’re home? I doubt that. .”
Another commented: “I’m sure he gets ‘appreciated’ from the job. The superiors pay attention to what he does.
“The clients and colleagues he worked with thanked and recognized him. He got a raise and a promotion.
“While his wife has no one but him to acknowledge her. She doesn’t get a raise, doesn’t get a promotion, nobody hires a maid or assistant for her.”
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