Woman calls out husband for ‘abandoning’ her homemade dinner: ‘There’s a profound lack of respect in your relationship’

A woman is fed up with her husband eating dinner at his mother’s house all the time.

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum to weigh in. Her husband often tells her to cook, only to abandon her meals for his mother’s cooking. One day, she’d finally had enough and threw his dinner away. Then, her husband became furious. 

“My mother-in-law calls every night to ask what we’re having for dinner,” she explained. “Then, she brags about what she’s cooking to make me look bad. I used to care but not anymore. But my husband would ask me to make dinner, only for him to go eat the dinner his mom makes at her home.

“Yesterday, I wanted to surprise him by cooking one of his favorite meals, and although I was busy, I took time off work to cook. I even went grocery shopping to get what I needed. Later, as I was setting the table, his mom called. I told him he didn’t have to answer, but he did. As usual, she asked what we were having but acted surprised that I [had] cooked this meal. She then went on to tell him she cooked X meal and told him to come over.”

The Reddit poster was stunned at how quickly her husband ditched her. 

“He said OK, which shocked me. I said, ‘Seriously?’ as he started dressing up to leave,” she wrote. “He told me, no offense, but this meal (that his mom cooked) was even more of a favorite than the one I cooked and grabbed his keys and left. I felt awful. I took his plate and threw it out [and] then ate my portion. As I was about to put the plate in the dishwasher, he got home looking angry, saying his mom lied about cooking that favorite meal and used it as an excuse to force him to eat dinner with her.

“I was shocked, but he sat down, telling me to go ahead and reheat dinner. I told him ‘no dinner’ after he abandoned it, and I threw it out. He said, ‘What?’ and I told him he disrespected my time and effort and chose to go eat with his mom instead. He began yelling at me, asking if I really did that, then called me petty and horrible [and] then went upstairs saying what I did was 100 times worse than what his mom did.”

Redditors felt the husband was the real issue here. 

“There’s a profound lack of respect in your relationship,” a person wrote

“She did the right thing in throwing away his plate, and she needs to stay strong in defending herself,” another said

“You’re in a toxic relationship,” a user commented

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