The story in detail
A bit of background
Catering to the baby alone has been very difficult for OP and she wants her husband to help out a bit
OP also revealed that her partner has a habit of complaining about her “laziness”, without being empathetic to her struggles
OP just can’t take it anymore. She’s burnt out and needs help
Here’s how the Reddit community reacted to the story:
“The best advice I got for being a partner is to stop blaming one another for the problems. Instead figure out how to solve them.“
“Older husband who think she’s lazy but refuses to help with anything, and certainly some financial control sprinkled on top.”
“NTA. You‘re both burnt out, but his assumption that you don‘t work and are lazy makes him a huge AH.”
“He can't stand being with the baby for more than 3 hours without being stressed. Why does he think it's not the same for you?“
“NTA… Why does he get to play video games while you don’t get a break. Ask your husband if he wants to switch.”
“NTA…But there's a lot to unpack here. I'm not a therapist, but I suggest you see one soon.”
“He needs to understand that Just because you are home doesn't mean you are not working.“
OP’s husband faced a lot of backlash for undermining the challenges of motherhood l. Sure, he was a doctor, but parenting was a 24-hour job.
They both had very stressful jobs, and OP’s husband wasn’t being a good parent. She wasn’t just asking for help; it is his own child, too. The consensus was clear: OP’s husband needed to do better.
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