Man baffled by wife’s ‘lazy’ approach to cleaning: ‘I don’t know how you put up with this’

A man is fed up with his wife for refusing to clean up after herself. 

He shared his story on Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum. He works while his wife stays at home. They don’t have children and he financially supports her. The problem is his wife doesn’t do any housework at all, leaving their home a mess. 

“I work full-time and my wife stays at home,” he explained. “We’ve been married for five years. I have a good job so I’m happy to support her. We do not have children. My wife is something of a slob. I know this isn’t the nicest thing to say about your partner, but she would happily step over a pile of clothes in our living room for a month before actually folding them. During the daytime, she doesn’t really cook, clean, or do any housework at all.”

“She loves browsing the internet and watching Netflix, but beyond her interests, she can rarely gather up the energy to do much at all. The bizarre thing about this situation is that she’s incredibly sensitive about the fact that she doesn’t really do much all day and denies it whenever it’s brought up. I do my own laundry, prepare my own lunches, and oftentimes cook dinner. She might do the dishes in the evening or she’ll leave them for the next day.”

When he confronted his wife about the issue, she refused to acknowledge it was a problem. 

“A few days ago, I got really tired of it because a pile of her stuff that I didn’t know where to put away had been sitting in our living room for over a week,” he wrote. “She fired back that she’s not a maid, to which I responded was clear because if she went to someone’s house, laid on their sofa, and watched Netflix for six hours, she would have been fired on her first day.”

“The next day after I got home from work, my wife and I were still kind of in a Cold War. She suddenly approached me and showed me pictures she took of herself cleaning during the day, repeating, ‘See? This is what I do during the day.’ I couldn’t help myself and began laughing at how ridiculous it was, then said having a fake photo shoot like an Instagrammer didn’t mean she was doing a good job around the house.” 

Redditors thought the wife needed to get it together. 

“I don’t know how you put up with this as long as you did,” a user said

“Sounds like the wife is a bit immature and lazy,” another commented

“She should know how to clean,” someone wrote

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