Pregnancy takes a lot out of a woman, and once you’re expecting your priorities might just change, especially when it comes to putting your health first. But we guess this man doesn’t get that concept because he took to Reddit to complain that his pregnant wife was starting to get “lazy.”
The darling husband explained in his post that both he and his wife are 32-year-old physicians who have very different workloads. “I work a lot (currently 55-60 hours a week on average) and am an attending physician. My wife is still finishing her fellowship training,” he wrote. This means that typically his wife works about 30 hours a week in a clinic.
Although the soon-to-be parents are “very excited” about their upcoming child, “ever since we found out we were expecting, [my wife] has suddenly become very different,” the man wrote. He explained that his wife now seems less interested in in being a doctor, not to mention other “lazy” pregnant-woman signs such as “she says she is tired all the time,” she doesn’t feel like doing housework, and wants to spend time with her friends. What a monster!
“She has suddenly become very different,” he wrote. “She no longer helps out around the home. I have to do all the laundry, cooking, dishwashing, trash, bathroom cleaning because she says she is tired all the time. It’s not that she is physically confining herself at home because she is feeling fatigued, she is often still out and about either hanging out with her co-fellows and girlfriends or sits at home watching TV.”
Things finally came to a head after his wife decided to splurge on a pricey baby stroller “without checking with me first.” He wrote that he felt this was unfair because he makes much more money than she does and ‘I’m the one shouldering 90 percent of that expense.”
“Finally…I blew up at her yesterday when she didn’t go out to pick up some groceries when I asked her to prior to leaving for work,” he wrote. “I yelled at her that being pregnant does not automatically make you disabled and unable to do anything.”
Surprise, surprise, his wife did NOT like being told what she can or cannot purchase for their child and gave him the silent treatment to let him know it. “Am I the complete d*ck here for saying that or what?” he wondered.
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