A mom of four has been feeling overwhelmed and unappreciated for all the things she does for her family and she finally reached her breaking point. In a Reddit post, she explains that her husband works nine to five and she’s home with the kids, who range from two to 10 years old. She does all the cooking, cleaning and child care and he doesn’t help her out with anything when he gets home from work.
She’s tried to talk to him about it, but it hasn’t helped and things came to a head when he got upset with her for saying she was tired. When he said her job was easy and that she didn’t need a break, she told him maybe the reason she’s so exhausted is that he doesn’t pitch in. She writes that she threatened to spend the next day locked in her bedroom playing video games while he tended to the house and kids. And when she kept her word, he wasn’t happy.
“I refused to unlock the door Saturday or do anything,” the mom explains. Her husband couldn’t get her to leave the room and he even had his mother call, but all she did was get angry and call her out for “ignoring” her family. So her husband and mother-in-law were both mad and she was feeling like a jerk and she turned to Reddit to ask if she was wrong here. Thousands of users commented that they’re on her side and cheer her on for taking time for herself. Most users agree that her husband needs to step up and help out and that she shouldn’t feel guilty for taking the break.