A woman, six months into her pregnancy, requested her husband to be more present and assist in preparing for their upcoming baby. Shockingly, the husband’s response prompted her to seek guidance on Reddit, questioning if her ultimatum was justified.
In a post detailing their five-year relationship and six-month marriage, she shared her concerns about her husband’s significant absence during a crucial time in her pregnancy.
The woman revealed that her husband shared an unusually close relationship with his mother, describing him as a “complete momma’s boy” who prioritized spending hours talking and being with his mother over her. Despite this, the breaking point for the woman occurred during her sixth month of pregnancy when she requested her husband to be more present and help prepare for their impending child.
In response, her husband shocked her by stating that allocating more time for her would interfere with the time he wanted to spend with his mother. While the woman acknowledged the importance of his relationship with his mother, she expressed her need for his support during this crucial time. However, his response was unequivocal: “You know my mom comes before you.”
The woman, shocked by her husband’s prioritization of his mother over her during a critical time, resiliently took on the responsibilities alone. As she independently prepared for the arrival of their child, her mother-in-law called to declare victory, gloating about her son choosing her over his wife. Adding insult to injury, the wife could hear her husband’s laughter in the background. Despite her anger, she continued to navigate her life as usual.
Weeks later, on their anniversary, the wife thoughtfully bought her husband a gift and prepared his favorite meal, hoping to celebrate their special day together. However, when her husband left abruptly upon returning from work, she speculated that he might be planning a surprise. After waiting for his return for half an hour, she grew concerned and decided to call him to find out where he was.
The emotional turmoil continued as the wife, depicted in distress, learned that her husband was spending their anniversary at his mother’s house. Overwhelmed, she confronted him on the phone, expressing her frustration by suggesting that his mother might as well be the one having his child, given his prioritization of her over their relationship.
After hanging up, she received text messages from both her husband and mother-in-law, chastising her for disrespecting the mother-in-law and urging her to find other things to do instead of being bitter and jealous. Seeking validation and advice, she turned to the Reddit community to inquire whether she was in the wrong for standing up against what she perceived as a disrespectful and hurtful situation.