- An unnamed US man said he has canceled his wife’s TV streaming services
- Said this because his wife was a stay-at-home mother and did not contribute
- Argued money was tight, but he kept subscriptions for her and the kids
- People said the couple needed to make financial decisions together
A father of two has been criticized online after he admitted that he cut off his wife’s TV streaming subscription service because he wanted her to get a job.
The 32-year-old US man, who did not wish to be named, said his wife of five years, 33, became a stay-at-home mother without consulting him whether something was okay — and said money was harder than he wanted. Is.
going to reddit, he revealed That he had canceled some of their streaming subscriptions to save significant money without telling his wife. However, he created channels that both he and his children would enjoy.
Many took to the comments section and urged the couple to make financial decisions together and stop acting unilaterally.
An unnamed American father-of-two revealed he canceled streaming subscriptions and told his stay-at-home wife that she needed to get a job if she wanted them back (stock pic)
In the initial post, the man explained that both he and his wife had jobs at the time of the marriage, but he soon left his position as he did not like his role.
He wrote, ‘I was hoping she would go out and look for something else, but she didn’t seem very keen.’
He further said that whenever he asked his wife when she would start looking for another job, she would tell him to stop pressuring her.
The couple had two children one after the other, their son is now three years old, and their daughter is one and a half years old.
The man explained that his wife left the job after marriage and never got another job, then started taking care of their children in the meantime
‘A few months after she was born when I asked my wife what her plans were in terms of the job, she finally just said “I don’t want to go back to work. You’re kind enough to come to us. Just give me a Let it be “wife and mother”,’ the father wrote.
He described how he told his wife that he didn’t think his sole income would be enough to support their family, but agreed to try.
In return, he explained: ‘I basically have nothing to do around the house. And she’s a great mother to our kids. I am very lucky in many ways.’
But the husband said that the couple did not have much savings.
‘I don’t think I signed up for it. When we got married we were both working and I never thought we would have to survive on our income alone,’ he wrote. ‘I’ve tried talking to him about going back to work – even part time – several times to help with our financial situation but he didn’t listen.’
She said that she cut some family memberships, which she was not most happy with, and the pair ended up in a fight.
Some said the couple needed to stop making unilateral decisions and start working on their financial issues together
People had mixed opinions about the story, with many feeling that the couple was making unilateral financial decisions rather than together.
One wrote, ‘It is rude to unilaterally cancel streaming services in the middle of the shows she was watching without talking to them.’ ‘And honestly, refusing to consider going back to work at the cost of your family’s well-being is not acting like a partner.’
Another commented: ‘Canceling some streaming services if you’re struggling to budget is a perfectly sensible thing to do, but the way they went about it, it came as a small “punishment”. I appeared.
‘If they maintain that kind of attitude, it will resent him for being “lazy” and she will resent him for being “controlling” and the whole thing falls apart.’
Some reported that childcare was expensive. Some even said that the husband was wrong to unsubscribe, only his wife was interested in it.
‘Who threatened? She unilaterally decided she wouldn’t work anymore,’ wrote another.
Elsewhere, one person described how difficult it is to do housework and take care of young children.
‘It seems that many respondents here have never lived at home with young children. As a mother of twins I will tell you that a job is much easier than having a nice house and raising young children,’ she remarked.
During this other people defended the husband.
OP’s wife puts him in a difficult financial situation OP is trying to keep the family afloat. It is not malicious. What’s malicious is quitting a job knowing you have no intention of going back to work,’ wrote one.
Another commented: ‘The OP’s wife made a unilateral financial decision by deciding not to go back to work, but you are refusing to accept that part.’