A man who is working from home and also taking care of his 10-month-old daughter has expressed his displeasure with his wife's jokes about his contribution to the household. The man is upset that his wife made jokes about the house being a mess when she gets home and her having to clean it up because he's been too busy playing with their daughter all day to do it himself. He is also hurt that his wife laughed about how every day when she gets home she just prays he didn't burn the house down. Although it was all said in a joking manner, it has left him feeling upset and hurt. The man would like an apology but is unsure whether he is overreacting. Read on to find out more about the situation and whether you think the man is in the right.
Man Takes Care of Baby & Cleans House, but Wife Jokes He's Useless?
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Stay-at-home dad feels useless after wife jokes about his role
A working couple with a 10-month-old daughter has been having some issues with the husband being a stay-at-home dad. The husband has been taking care of their daughter and doing the household chores while working from home. However, during a family gathering, the wife made some jokes about the husband being lazy and useless, which hurt his feelings. Despite the wife's attempts to make light of it, the husband is still feeling hurt and distant from his wife. This situation raises the question of how to balance gender roles in modern households, and whether jokes about traditional gender roles are still acceptable. Keep reading for some insightful comments and reactions to this post.
NTA. Wife's 'jokes' about husband's role are sexist and disrespectful.
Husband takes care of baby and house, wife undermines his efforts 😔 NTA but wife needs to stop 🛑
Husband is an amazing multitasker, wife's jokes are actually insults 😒
NTA primary caretaker dad receives unwarranted criticism from insecure wife.
NTA dad feels belittled by gendered jokes from wife.
Communicate better with your wife to understand her perspective 💬
Father does 3x the work, but wife lacks respect? NAH
OP shuts down wife's disrespect, commenters divided on response 😕
Working dad does child care and housework, wife still complains 😒
Is the husband really useless or is there another side?
When does this mom have leisure time? 🤔
Wife undermines husband's caregiving efforts - NTA stands up for himself 💪
New parents navigate chore distribution, both should reassess. ESH.
Is the wife not appreciating her husband's efforts? 🤔
Empathize with your partner's feelings, but don't tolerate belittlement 😔
Wife's 'jokes' aren't jokes, NTA for feeling unappreciated 🙅♂️👎
Communication is key! Both need to appreciate each other's efforts 😕👍
Navigating the challenges of parenting and household duties with empathy 🤝
Wife jokes husband is useless while he takes care of baby. ESH.
Man's helpfulness questioned, judgment hinges on wife's workload 🤔
Wife's joke hurts husband's feelings, but no apology given 😔
NTA, but phone obsession? 📞🤔
Wife's 'useless' joke upsets husband, suggests he stops cleaning for days.
Don't let anyone diminish what you do with a joke 😤
Don't let anyone undermine your hard work! 👊🏼
Speaking up was a good move! Don't let it slide 😤
Wife undermines husband's hard work, refuses to apologize. NTA.
Wife's 'jokes' are actually jabs, counseling may help communication.
Misconception on father's role in parenting and household chores 😒👨👧👦
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Asserting boundaries in public, but communication breakdown in private. 💔
Wife micromanages husband's parenting, but expects time off. 🙄
Advice for handling marital issues in public - NTA
NTA husband gets ridiculed, needs to talk to wife 💬👥
Fighting sexism and disrespect 👊🏼
Validating someone's feelings is important. NTA for speaking up 😤
Man is primary caregiver, wife jokes he's useless, NTA.
Commenter advises building communication skills in marriage after hurtful joke.
Wife's 'joke' is sexist & disrespectful. NTA for being upset.
Defending yourself against insults is not being useless. 🙅♂️
Supportive comment calls out wife's behavior and offers advice 💪
Wife's joke demeaned husband, NTA. Let's ban useless spouse jokes! 🙅♂️
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Dad's not just helping, he's parenting and working at home 👨👨💻🏽
Double standards in gender roles? NTA for taking care.
Wife insults helpful husband, commenters agree she's in the wrong 🤦♀️