An anonymous woman has sparked a furious debate online after revealing her husband demanded she cook every meal.
The US-based stay-at-home mom took Reddit to explain that her partner, who is the breadwinner, expects her to take care of all the household chores.
However, the mother of three is currently expecting her fourth child and is furthermore exhausted from having to entertain the children all day during the summer holidays.
But her husband has “no sympathy” for the unnamed woman and demands that she continue cooking every meal.
Feeling “underappreciated” and “underappreciated,” the woman took a stand and refused to cook her meals, but now her partner treats her like she’s “useless” and “horrible.”
A stay-at-home mom took to Reddit to ask for advice on whether she should cook her husband every meal (stock image)
The unnamed woman is currently tired from her fourth pregnancy, but her husband has “no sympathy” and demands she continue cooking every meal
The expectant mother-of-three explained that her husband thought her role was “easy” because she didn’t work outside the home.
However, she struggled to manage her pregnancy and care for her children.
For two evenings, she took a stand and refused to prepare dinner for her partner.
But instead of cooking for himself or buying food at the supermarket, he was passive-aggressive.
The post read: “I have three children and am currently pregnant with my fourth. I left work to take care of our children.
“My husband thinks that because I don’t work outside the home, it’s my responsibility to take care of ALL chores related to the house and the kids.
“You name it: cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, homework, school activities, drop-offs, etc.
“In addition to everything I do, he also expects me to prepare all his meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“I’ve been so tired lately from entertaining the kids all day during summer vacation and have been struggling with my pregnancy.
“He told me “life is hard, it’s your job” and had no sympathy for me. In fact, he thinks it’s easy because I “don’t work.”
“The last two nights I’ve refused to make him dinner and he’s acting like I’m a ‘horrible’ useless wife.
“Why can’t he stop at the store after work and pick up something?” Or look at what we have in the fridge and make something?
“When he’s hungry, he constantly says ‘I’m starving, I’m so hungry, etc.’, being passive aggressive to let me know he wants me to make him something. I am completely undervalued and unappreciated.
The woman shared the predicament on Reddit to seek clarification on who was in the wrong, but in doing so sparked fury from users, with some believing divorce is the only option.
One user simply asked: “Why are you still married?” »
Another user said: “Why would you want to have 4 kids with someone who acts like that.”
A third said: “Seriously! I’m also a stay at home mom and even when my husband works 14 hours a day, he makes his own breakfast.
A fourth added: “I don’t care if he works 16 hours a day… he can make his own food and help with the kids.” His work never ends.