Story of the Day: Man Refuses to Help His Pregnant Wife with Chores Because He Is Grieving

Tension begins to build between a pregnant wife and her husband as he refuses to help with chores because he is grieving his best friend. 

After losing his best friend, a man began to grieve his loss, stating that he couldn't partake in the house chores because this heartache had overtaken him. This had been carrying on for six months, if not more.  

Before this happened, he and his wife had always split the cooking and chores equally, but he struggled to do so due to his grief. This left his pregnant wife with the heavy burden of daily household chores. 

Pregnant woman holding belly while sitting on bench. | Photo: Shutterstock

Pregnant woman holding belly while sitting on bench. | Photo: Shutterstock

His pregnant wife wasn't just with a child, but she was constantly experiencing sickness. She slowly began to become frustrated and resentful towards the situation and her grieving partner. 

She was trying to show compassion towards what he was going through at the time. However, she began to become suspicious about whether he was using his so-called grief as an excuse to get out of doing his share of the housework. 

Blonde woman wearing a white jersey in front of a pink background crossing her arms and staring angrily into the camera. | Photo: Shutterstock

Blonde woman wearing a white jersey in front of a pink background crossing her arms and staring angrily into the camera. | Photo: Shutterstock

Her anger began to grow as she thought about how she worked much longer hours than him as a doctor. On the other hand, her husband only worked three days a week and still left her all the chores to do when she arrived home. 

Her fury increased as she thought about how he claims to be grieving but is always spending his free time having fun. Her husband would either play video games, spend time with his friends or watch Netflix on her iPad every night. 

Woman dressed in a denim jacket sitting with man in restaurant with hand on her head in exasperation, looking at him with an annoyed look on her face. | Photo: Shutterstock

Woman dressed in a denim jacket sitting with man in restaurant with hand on her head in exasperation, looking at him with an annoyed look on her face. | Photo: Shutterstock

One night, she reached her last straw. She arrived home after a late shift and noticed that he had made dinner and eaten already, leaving the dishes in the sink for her to wash while he slept soundly in the bed. 

She saw that he was snoring with her iPad on his chest, completely covered in water! When she woke him up, he said that he was watching series on her now broken iPad while drinking and must have fallen asleep in the process.

Blonde woman with blue eyes covers her mouth with one hand looking at man with shock in her eyes | Photo: Shutterstock

Blonde woman with blue eyes covers her mouth with one hand looking at man with shock in her eyes | Photo: Shutterstock

She was enraged and began yelling at him, calling him insensitive. Exacerbated, she also expressed that she didn't believe he was truly grieving his late best friend because all he was doing was having fun. 

Following this, her husband was in absolute disbelief that she didn't think he was truly mourning his best friend. He cleaned up the sheets, but the two had now stopped speaking, leaving the wife confused and guilty. 

Couple sleeping in a white bed together with their backs facing each other, arms crossed and strained looks on their faces  | Photo: Getty Images

Couple sleeping in a white bed together with their backs facing each other, arms crossed and strained looks on their faces | Photo: Getty Images

This story can teach anyone that communication is essential to sustain any healthy relationship unless they want resentment to grow. This remains true even if the conversation is extremely challenging and both parties want to avoid it. 

Read this similar story about a woman who calls the cops on her husband. This woman's husband wanted to go on a road trip with his friends, but after she wouldn't let him use her car, he decided to take it anyway. 

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