His Wife Hates Working And Wants To Be A Housewife, But He Said He’d Rather Get Divorced Before Supporting That Decision

Iona - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

This man and his wife, who he is in the process of divorcing, got married two years ago and have been together for six years.

Not long ago, his wife expressed her hopes of becoming a housewife, even though from the start of their relationship, they were in agreement that neither of them would stay home. He’d assumed they were on the same page that they would have full-time careers.

“Her reasoning is, ‘I hate my work, and it makes my life miserable, but you make 90% of our income anyway, so you could support me, and I could be happier that way,'” he said.

According to his wife, her job is overwhelming and makes her anxious, and she doesn’t make much money in her career. Over time, she’s grown frustrated and sick of her job.

When she said she wanted to be a housewife, she mentioned that he enjoys his career, and she can’t relate. She pointed out that since he likes his job, it wouldn’t be as much pressure for him to be the sole breadwinner.

Right away, he rejected his wife’s suggestion that she stay home, expressing that when they started dating, they decided against either of them being a homemaker. He added that he wouldn’t back down from his views and would prefer divorcing her if she still wanted to be a stay-at-home wife. His wife was angry and told him housework took a lot of effort to keep up with.

“She said it was basically a job if you do it properly. I said something along the lines of, ‘I agree it’s a job; that’s why I pay professionals to do it’ (I pay people to clean the whole house, do dishes, do laundry, lawn, and gutter),” he explained.

After their argument, his wife left to stay with her cousin. Before he and his wife got into a relationship, they that neither wanted to have children.

He does all the cooking for himself and his wife and makes her lunch for work. They evenly split the household chores that the people he hired aren’t responsible for.

Iona – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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