Husband Tells Wife To Stop Acting Out In Front Of His Mom With Baby

Man and woman staring at each other intensly.
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A new father seeks help from his mother to care for his newborn son. However, his wife becomes confrontational and raises her voice at his mother when she holds the baby for too long. The argument escalates, and the husband steps in to tell his wife to stop acting out toward his mother.

The wife disagrees and accuses him of not understanding the stress she is under. Is the husband in the wrong for telling his wife to stop in this situation, or is the wife overreacting?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Mom vs Wife: Who's Right?

Having a new baby can be an exhausting and stressful time, especially for new parents. When family members offer to help, it can be a relief. But what happens when tensions between the wife and mother-in-law arise? In this case, the husband is caught in the middle of an argument between his wife and his mother.

The wife is upset about the way the mother-in-law holds the baby, while the mother-in-law feels attacked by the wife's attitude towards her. The husband tries to mediate the situation, but it only leads to more arguing and hurt feelings.

As tensions rise, the husband is left wondering who is in the right. Is the wife justified in her frustration, or is the mother-in-law just trying to help?

Join the discussion and share your thoughts on this delicate family situation.

Husband prioritizes mother over stressed wife, YTA according to commenters. 😒

suffragette_citizen | suffragette_citizen

Mom hogging baby, preventing rest and feeding. YTA.

CoffeeWithDreams89 | CoffeeWithDreams89

Husband's mom is a meddlesome pest. He needs to stand up for his wife. YTA 😒

Standard-Park | Standard-Park

Husband denies wife access to baby, calls her the problem. 💔

madelinegumbo | madelinegumbo

Husband prioritizes mom over 5-week postpartum wife. YTA. 💔

CrystalQueen3000 | CrystalQueen3000

Husband's swift reaction to MIL's behavior earns YTA judgement 👶

[deleted] | [deleted]

Husband criticized for not supporting wife postpartum. 😒

mzpljc | mzpljc

Husband prioritizes mom's feelings over new mom's needs. YTA 👎

mm172 | mm172

Husband prioritizing mother over wife with newborn. YTA.

Far_Anteater_256 | Far_Anteater_256

New dad told off for not supporting wife with newborn 😠

EvangelineRain | EvangelineRain

Mom steals baby, husband blames wife. YTA 🙄

lemonlimeaardvark | lemonlimeaardvark

User slams husband for prioritizing mom over postpartum wife. 💥

[deleted] | [deleted]

Supportive reply calls out husband for not standing up to mom 🙌

HentaiFan5666 | HentaiFan5666

Husband defends mother instead of supporting upset wife. YTA. 😤

[deleted] | [deleted]

Mom asks for baby back, husband blames wife. YTA.

FirekeeperAnnwyl | FirekeeperAnnwyl

Mom won't give wife baby, cries when asked. YTA, OP.

Andie787 | Andie787

Husband's dismissive behavior towards wife's parenting is unacceptable 🤬

mfruitfly | mfruitfly

Husband invites manipulative mother over after wife gives birth. YTA.

Professional_Ruin953 | Professional_Ruin953

Husband needs a reality check: supporting his wife is crucial 👶

GlitteringWing2112 | GlitteringWing2112

Lazy husband lets mommy stress out recovering wife and baby 🙄

Bitter-Conflict-4089 | Bitter-Conflict-4089

New dad takes his mom's side causing problems with his wife 😒

rotatingruhnama | rotatingruhnama

Husband prioritizes mom over wife, gets called out as YTA.

BeJane759 | BeJane759

Momma bear protects her cub! 🔥 YTA gets called out.

AcceptableCry7613 | AcceptableCry7613

Don't be condescending, YTA. Show some loyalty to your wife.

Upstairs-Banana41 | Upstairs-Banana41

Mother rightfully upset over husband's lack of support 🤰

yesnomaybe123 | yesnomaybe123

Husband's mom instigates, husband calls her instead of helping wife. YTA.

Bricknuts | Bricknuts

Husband prioritizes mother over wife's postpartum needs. YTA.

Aggravating_Secret_7 | Aggravating_Secret_7

Wife rightfully raises voice after repeatedly asking for baby back 🍼

TopConclusion7428 | TopConclusion7428

New mother is exhausted and needs support. YTA.

sunflower543 | sunflower543

New mom exhausted, mother-in-law not listening, and YTA.

Scotsgit73 | Scotsgit73

Commenter calls out father for his behavior towards wife and baby. 😒

Sensitive_Volume_398 | Sensitive_Volume_398

New mom struggles with mother-in-law's behavior. Commenter calls out husband's lack of support.

Mixtrix_of_delicioux | Mixtrix_of_delicioux

New mom rightfully defends her bond with baby. 👶🏻👏

[deleted] | [deleted]

New mom deserves empathy, not condescension. YTA.

helpfulnothelpful | helpfulnothelpful

Backing your wife is crucial, YTA for not doing so 😒

dwotw | dwotw

Parental responsibilities can't be shirked. YTA. 🙄

fairfaxleasee | fairfaxleasee

Husband prioritizes mother over postpartum wife. YTA needs to grow up 🙄

alternativeedge7 | alternativeedge7

Husband's mom oversteps, wife speaks up. Husband needs to act.

swartdelila | swartdelila

User calls out husband for undermining wife's feelings with MIL 🤔

horcruxbuster | horcruxbuster

Commenter calls out husband's behavior and predicts lasting consequences.

RainbowSequins | RainbowSequins

Supportive comment calls out husband's mother and advises action 👍

MidCenturyMayhem | MidCenturyMayhem

Husband's mom vs wife with baby. Redditors call husband YTA 🙄

PerniciousKnidz | PerniciousKnidz

Mom politely asking for baby back, YTA for not complying. 😡

Worldly_Science | Worldly_Science

Supportive comment calls out husband for prioritizing mom over wife 👯

Weekend-Smooth | Weekend-Smooth

Mother-in-law overstepping boundaries. YTA needs to stand up.

Other_Researcher_184 | Other_Researcher_184

Supportive comment calls out husband's behavior and offers solution ✊

guppytub | guppytub

Supportive comment defends wife in toxic in-law situation. ❤️

1mInvisibleToYou | 1mInvisibleToYou

New mom, grabby grandma, and a husband in the middle. YTA 😠

Xanga_alumni | Xanga_alumni

Prioritize your wife over your mother. YTA. 🙄

Cynthia_Castillo677 | Cynthia_Castillo677

User calls out husband for not helping wife with baby. 💁‍♂️ YTA.

megZesq | megZesq

Husband's mom is the problem, not his wife. YTA.

LetThemEatHay | LetThemEatHay

Commenter shares a relatable story with a clever hierarchy analogy 🤔

adamtheundead | adamtheundead

Husband's mom oversteps with new baby, YTA enables her behavior 👎

murphy2345678 | murphy2345678

Husband's request to stop holding baby backfires. YTA.

Keepitgreen0018 | Keepitgreen0018

New mom struggles with MIL taking baby. YTA needs empathy.

Both_Amphibian_6291 | Both_Amphibian_6291

Husband prioritizes mommy's feelings over his newborn and wife. YTA 😔

avilak90 | avilak90

A powerful reminder for husbands to prioritize their wives and babies ❤️

astral_rainbow | astral_rainbow

Mother-in-law overstepping boundaries with baby? YTA, husband.


Assertive comment calls out husband's lack of boundaries with mother 🤨

Quiet_Progress_355 | Quiet_Progress_355

Mom asks for baby back, husband prioritizes mom over wife. YTA.

Sk111W | Sk111W

Momma's boy thinks wife shouldn't ask for her own baby? 🤔

anonymousfriend222 | anonymousfriend222

Parental boundaries are crucial, YTA needs to respect them. 👍

Jallenrix | Jallenrix

Listen to your wife or lose her. YTA 👀💔

PanicMom716 | PanicMom716