A pregnant woman, six months along, reached out to the Reddit community seeking advice on her husband’s alarming behavior during her pregnancy. She revealed that her husband, a self-proclaimed momma’s boy, prioritized his relationship with his mother over supporting her during this crucial time.
When she asked him to be more present and assist in preparing for the arrival of their baby, he shockingly asserted that his mother came before her. Despite feeling hurt, she managed her responsibilities alone while her husband went to spend time with his mother. The breaking point came when, on their anniversary, he chose to be with his mother instead of celebrating with his wife.
Frustrated and hurt, she confronted him, leading to an ultimatum. In response, her husband and mother-in-law accused her of disrespect. Seeking validation, she turned to Reddit for opinions, where the majority sided with her, emphasizing the husband’s lack of support and the need for him to prioritize his pregnant wife.
Upon reflection, the woman realized her mother-in-law’s competitiveness and considered the possibility of divorcing her husband. She confronted him with an ultimatum, threatening divorce if he didn’t change his behavior. His emotional response and promise to change offered a glimmer of hope, but the woman recognized the need to address the issue with her mother-in-law.
She asserted that there was no competition and set boundaries, warning that if the mother-in-law continued her behavior, she would be denied access to her grandchild. Fortunately, the husband began to step up, showing positive changes since their conversation.