Man Prioritizes Job Over Wife's Emergency, AITA?

Alfe Mercado
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In a high-cost city, a man's job keeps his family afloat. But when his wife's emergency conflicts with his on-call schedule, he must choose between work and family. Was he wrong to prioritize his job, or was his wife being unreasonable? The situation escalates quickly, leaving their children to fend for themselves. Read on to find out if the man is the a**hole or if his wife should have been more understanding.

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Struggling with job vs family priorities in expensive city

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Balancing work and family responsibilities, a common dilemma. ⚖️

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Husband takes on household chores while wife works demanding job.

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What went down during 'The AITA Incident'? 🔍

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Man prioritizes job over wife's emergency, but is he TA?

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Balancing work and family: when duty calls, who comes first?

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Man chooses work over wife's emergency, marital conflict ensues 😔

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Husband prioritizes job over wife's emergency, causing argument. 😔

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Husband neglects family for job, wife and kids suffer 😔

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Man chooses job over wife's emergency, family falls apart 😔

A man prioritizes his job over his wife's emergency, causing a rift in their marriage and leaving their children to fend for themselves. The man's high-paying job is what allows them to afford their lifestyle, but his wife's demanding job causes tension in their household. When the man is called into work during his on-call week, his wife demands that he stay home to help with her emergency, causing a heated argument. The man ultimately chooses to go to work, leaving his wife to handle the emergency alone. The aftermath of their argument leads to a night of chaos for their children and a strained relationship between the couple. Read on to see how the situation develops and how others are reacting to it in the comments.

NTA prioritizes job over wife's emergency, commenters concerned for family.

PhilosopherInside956 | PhilosopherInside956

NTA for prioritizing job over wife's emergency due to her behavior with the kids. Wife needs to change her job and attitude. 🙅‍♂️

Upstairs-Banana41 | Upstairs-Banana41

Commenter points out wife's unhealthy behavior, suggests therapy & new job

HelenAngel | HelenAngel

Marital conflict over job prioritization, mental health concerns addressed. 💼💔

Opposite-Guide-9925 | Opposite-Guide-9925

Couple discusses job and family priorities, recommends savings and insurance 💰

TwoCentsPsychologist | TwoCentsPsychologist

Ultimatum time: Therapy or divorce. Her behavior is endangering children.

Unique_Confusion9528 | Unique_Confusion9528

Commenter prioritizes job over wife's emergency, defends decision. 🤔

IHaveSaidMyPiece | IHaveSaidMyPiece

Commenter advises divorce lawyer for husband prioritizing job over wife's emergency. 💔

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Commenter suggests divorce due to neglectful behavior, with mixed replies.

Constant_Current9072 | Constant_Current9072

Encouraging response suggests therapy and job change for wife's wellbeing.

MacaroonHead5187 | MacaroonHead5187

Encouraging wife to quit job, NTA, needs conversation. 💼💔

Haughtscot | Haughtscot

NTA prioritizes job over wife's emergency, but could a nanny help? 🤔

oy-cunt- | oy-cunt-

Encourage your wife to prioritize her well-being and seek help 💪

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Engaged couple breaks up over surgeon's job, drama ensues 😱

venturebirdday | venturebirdday

Couple should prioritize jobs, but kids' safety should be considered 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

bigbluewcrew | bigbluewcrew

Commenter argues prioritizing job over children, NTA.

fragilemagnoliax | fragilemagnoliax

Supportive reply suggests wife needs help, NTA.

West-Albatross464 | West-Albatross464

Wife's job holding her hostage; husband suggests counseling and new job.

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Commenter calls out immaturity, NTA in prioritizing job. 🤷‍♂️

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Commenter calls out double standards in marriage, encourages prioritizing kids.

AdFlimsy965 | AdFlimsy965

NTA - Discussion on childcare expenses and benefits.

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Spouse prioritizes job over health leading to marital issues, NTA.

Helpful_Emotion_1764 | Helpful_Emotion_1764

Job over emergency? NTA or ESH? Discuss in comments! 💼🚨

Magaimagado | Magaimagado

Encourage your wife to find a better job. You're NTA 👍

nerdgirl71 | nerdgirl71

Commenter defends man, calls wife selfish. 🤔

Katana1369 | Katana1369

Wife's job stress causing conflict, NTA suggests therapy and communication.

the_one_54321 | the_one_54321

Prioritizing work over family: N A H or NTA?

jewel7210 | jewel7210

NTA for prioritizing job, but wife needs to address work stress.

samantha-tzofiya | samantha-tzofiya

When work comes before family, is it NTA or ESH? 😕

Tight-Background-252 | Tight-Background-252

NTA prioritizing job over wife's emergency, but wife's reaction was extreme 😕

ginger3392 | ginger3392

Job over emergency, NTA? Commenter defends prioritizing work and criticizes wife's actions. 👨‍💼

shadow-foxe | shadow-foxe

Commenter defends OP's decision and adds a humorous touch 🤣

GardenSafe8519 | GardenSafe8519

Commenter advises on spouse's job stress and loyalty, 💼👥❤️

saurellia | saurellia

Balancing work and family responsibilities, NTA. 👍

BootsNblueEyes | BootsNblueEyes

Husband prioritizes job over wife's emergency, receives support.

findthecircle | findthecircle

Commenter suggests divorce and full custody after wife's neglect, Yikes! 😬

heroicsupervillain | heroicsupervillain

Wife neglects kids during emergency, NTA prioritizing job 👍

Top-Fisherman-6045 | Top-Fisherman-6045

Job duties > family emergencies? NTA, but bad timing 😬

MissKLO | MissKLO

Partner chooses job over emergency, sparks family feud. 💼👩‍👧‍👦

Kashaya72 | Kashaya72

Disparity in earnings affecting wife's self-esteem, counseling recommended. 💔

Dusty_Fluff | Dusty_Fluff

Wife's job an excuse? 🤔 NTA prioritizing work over emergency.

pookguyinc | pookguyinc

NAH - Commenter empathizes with OP's job situation, suggests therapy for wife.

Creepy_Radio_3084 | Creepy_Radio_3084