A husband is facing backlash on social media after criticizing his wife for being “lazy” during pregnancy.
It started when Reddit user “LonelyThought9” posted on one of the website’s forums asking other users if he was in the wrong.
The man explained that he and his wife are both doctors and are “very excited” to be expecting their first child together.
The wife works about 30 hours during the week while he works “55-60 hours a week on average.” Though she’s working, he said that he was growing frustrated over his wife’s recent behavior.
The husband wrote that she hasn’t been doing housework because she is tired, among other issues he had:
I want to support my wife as much as possible…but ever since we found out we were expecting, she has suddenly become very different. She lost interest in work, we had recent fights about her wanting to quit medicine and stop working entirely to focus on caring for the kid. 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.
The doctor said he soon snapped on his wife over the change. He wrote in the Reddit post:
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. I yelled at her that being pregnant does not automatically make you disabled and unable to do anything.
He also expressed anger over the fact that she bought a $1,200 stroller without asking, though they make a combined $610,000 annually.
The husband asked if he was in the wrong, to which Reddit users responded with a resounding “yes.”
One user commented that he should reconsider his mindset and that they could solve their problem by hiring a housekeeper because they have a high income. They said, in part:
She works 30 hours a week and is pregnant, is flooded with hormones and is probably a bit depressed, losing her drive for medicine with all the nesting instinct. I don’t know how far along she is, but she probably has some symptoms, and it can be a bit physically exhausting. I suppose it’s possible she’s just “being lazy,” but it doesn’t sound like it.
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