Wife Takes A 4-Day Vacation Leaving Husband With All The Chores

Michele Lang
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When a wife is unable to get any help from her husband with household chores, she decides to take a vacation without him. The husband is left to care for the house and their son, and is not happy about it. He accuses her of being selfish and not communicating her needs effectively, while she feels she made her needs quite clear. Who is in the wrong here?

Working mom leaves husband with all chores for 4 days 😅

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The night owl husband struggles with household chores alone. 🌙

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Husband's helpfulness drops after 4-day wife vacation 🙄

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Overworked mom left with all the chores while husband sleeps.

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Wife takes a break from chores after husband fails to help.

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Mom takes a break, leaves husband with chores and son.

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Husband complains about wife's vacation, but realizes his mistake.

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🤔Husband calls wife an AH for taking a solo vacation

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Miscommunication leads to husband's solo chore vacation 🏖️

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Wife takes a much-needed break from husband's housework apathy 🏖️

When a wife asks for help with the chores, a husband should step up, right? But what happens when he doesn't? One wife decided to take matters into her own hands and planned a 4-day vacation away from home, leaving her son with her mom and her husband with all the household chores. But instead of enjoying her time away, she found herself arguing with her husband via text, who accused her of being selfish for taking a vacation without him. She had asked for help before, but he hadn't listened. Was she in the wrong for taking a break? This situation raises important questions about the balance of labor in relationships and the importance of communication. Let's see what people have to say about it in the comments below.

NTA - Partners should share household responsibilities without constant reminders. 💪

ToTwoTooToo | ToTwoTooToo

Husband complains about having to take care of his own house.

StAlvis | StAlvis

Wife takes a break but disappearing without informing - ESH

beckdawg19 | beckdawg19

Husband blames wife for not communicating, but knew he wasn't contributing. NTA

Doris_Useless | Doris_Useless

Husband should help with chores, but wife's 4-day absence unfair.

Walter-the-Wobot | Walter-the-Wobot

Mom takes a well-deserved break from household chores 👏

FarTree9 | FarTree9

Commenter suggests leaving house messier for funny effect, but supports husband doing his share; replies emphasize importance of 100-100 split.

TakeItEZBroski | TakeItEZBroski

Wife takes vacation, husband left with chores. NTA comment response.

Candy4Evr | Candy4Evr

Commenter defends wife's decision to take a vacation, calls out irresponsible husband.

Purple_Moon_Flower | Purple_Moon_Flower

Partner not helping with household duties, needs serious conversation 💬

MissMurderpants | MissMurderpants

Husband wants a break while wife does it all. 🙄

ThankYouOlive | ThankYouOlive

Husband left with chores after wife's abrupt vacation. ESH?

thiswillsoonendbadly | thiswillsoonendbadly

Husband not carrying his weight, but wife's 4-day break inconsiderate. ESH

Flashy-Opinion369 | Flashy-Opinion369

Taking a break or being a bad wife? 🤔 NTA.

flufferfucker | flufferfucker

Husband expects wife to be a housekeeper. NTA.

Grace_Alcock | Grace_Alcock

Husband learns the hard way: no chores, no food. 🍔🧹

MikkiTh | MikkiTh

Sometimes screaming is necessary for others to listen 🗣️

Lordica | Lordica

OP is NTA but disappearing without a note caused panic 😬

sassytit | sassytit

Commenter points out the double standard of gender roles 👏👏

Glum_Notice34 | Glum_Notice34

Taking a break from being a maid does not make you TA 😤

revmat | revmat

Patronizing praise? NTA gets backlash from commenters 😠💥

Jumpsuiter | Jumpsuiter

Lazy husband takes advantage of hardworking wife, no excuses allowed 👀

HomelyHobbit | HomelyHobbit

Taking a break is okay, but leaving without notice isn't ideal 😬

1993meg | 1993meg

Partner taking you for granted? Stand up for yourself! 🙅‍♀️

bigbuttfucker | bigbuttfucker

Partner should have helped without needing an invitation. NTA. 😊

Beautiful_mistakes | Beautiful_mistakes

NTA, but communication is key 🗝️👌

babycakes2002 | babycakes2002

Husband on the couch while wife is away? NTA deserves break! 🙌

cultqueennn | cultqueennn

Taking a break shouldn't feel like a prison. NTA 🙌

headalettuce5 | headalettuce5

Stressed wife leaves husband with chores, gets support from commenters.

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Leaving a note would've helped the situation. 📝

AreYouItchy | AreYouItchy

Empathetic comment supports woman's decision, shares helpful article.

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Taking a break from household chores is acceptable. NTA.

jujubee_303 | jujubee_303

Equal division of household chores is important for any relationship. 💪

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

Commenter calls out sexist behavior in household chores. ✊

ImFinePleaseThanks | ImFinePleaseThanks

Leaving your partner with chores? Have the hard conversation first 💬👥

Dogzillas_Mom | Dogzillas_Mom

Don't let the guilt trip get to you. NTA 🙌

DaniCapsFan | DaniCapsFan

Communication is key in a healthy relationship! 🗣️

Rj16111997 | Rj16111997

Book recommendation for wives struggling with household tasks imbalance.

nyxe12 | nyxe12

Both parties could've communicated better. ESH 🤔

heeyitsamy | heeyitsamy

User calls out OP for poor communication skills, YTA.

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Commenter acknowledges husband's fault, but empathizes with his panic.

centech | centech

Commenter warns of impending disaster upon wife's return 🤔👀

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Both parents should take equal responsibility for household chores. NTA 👍

womandatory | womandatory

Commenter calls out selfish behavior, sparks no replies.

kiwi_klutz | kiwi_klutz

Working late and parenting is tough, but both should be shared. Wife's surprise vacation wasn't effective and sets bad precedent. ESH 🤷‍♂️

PossiblyALannister | PossiblyALannister

Gender equality extends to household chores. NTA.

Lizard301 | Lizard301

Boundaries set. No more chores. 👍

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Discuss household chores with your partner openly and calmly. 🤝

Korona123 | Korona123

Leaving without informing husband and leaving all chores, YTA 😬

gryffingirl_ | gryffingirl_

Everyone sucks here, but who gets the last laugh?

IReallyLoveNifflers | IReallyLoveNifflers

Wife takes a vacation and leaves husband with all chores. YTA.

Bacterial-Infection | Bacterial-Infection