Man asks wife to dress up, gets locked out of bedroom

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In this post, a married man questions whether he's the a**hole for asking his wife of six years to dress up, as she did before the pandemic. The wife, who now works from home, has been dressing down and stopped shaving altogether. When the husband suggested they go on a date to an upscale restaurant, the wife declined and suggested a casual dining spot instead, citing her lack of desire to shave her legs. The husband lashed out, and the wife locked herself in their bedroom. The post raises questions about the impact of the pandemic on personal grooming and how couples should communicate their expectations for each other's appearance.

Wife's love for fashion fades during pandemic, husband left disappointed.

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Quarantine caused wife's beauty routine to suffer, husband locked out 😅

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Husband upset as wife stops dressing up, hoping for change.

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Wife's pandemic wardrobe change surprises husband working from home 👗

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When your wife's fashion sense takes a turn 😬

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When asking your partner to dress up goes wrong 😬

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Couple struggles to adjust to pandemic lifestyle, opt for takeout 🍱

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Wife refuses to dress up for husband, suggests casual dinner.

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Man criticized for asking wife to dress up, gets locked out 🔒

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Man's attempt to apologize to wife fails after dressing-up request ❄️

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Depressed spouse rejects dress up request. AITA for asking?

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👗Man shames wife for not dressing up, gets locked out

A husband asks his wife to dress up for a night out at an expensive restaurant, but she refuses and opts for takeout instead because she doesn't feel like shaving her legs. The husband snaps and makes a rude comment about feeling like he's living with a homeless woman, causing the wife to lock herself in the bedroom. The husband tries to apologize but the wife is still giving him the cold shoulder. The husband wonders if he's the asshole in this situation, but perhaps it's just a symptom of depression or isolation from the pandemic. Read on for comments and reactions.

Women share their experience of the pandemic beauty culture.

CrystalQueen3000 | CrystalQueen3000

Wife matches beauty standards, husband can't handle it. 😒

moongirl12 | moongirl12

Man gets locked out for wanting a 'beautiful wife' - YTA 😒

andstillthesunrises | andstillthesunrises

Commenter calls out OP's unrealistic beauty standards, labels him YTA 👎

AlwaysAngryFox | AlwaysAngryFox

Man gets called out for body shaming his wife, YTA.

Tralfamadorians_go | Tralfamadorians_go

Man insults wife's appearance, gets locked out of bedroom. YTA.

DemonicSymphony | DemonicSymphony

Man values wife's looks over her as a person. YTA. 🤦‍♀️

BellanaBlack | BellanaBlack

Commenter calls out husband's belittling behavior towards wife's appearance.

Lillie-cakes | Lillie-cakes

Demanding wife to dress up last minute makes YTA, need tact

Strange-Avenues | Strange-Avenues

Respect your partner's choices and boundaries.

Shaggymaggie | Shaggymaggie

Commenter calls out sexism and double standards. YTA confirmed. 🚫👗

Regular-Tell-108 | Regular-Tell-108

YTA for thinking makeup and dresses define beauty 😒

CoastalCerulean | CoastalCerulean

OP wants a trophy wife? YTA and not a companion.

zippykaiyay | zippykaiyay

OP called wife a homeless woman, YTA for belittling her appearance.

velocipede80 | velocipede80

Self-grooming advice backfires in hilarious way 😂

Left-Occasion-8445 | Left-Occasion-8445

Don't expect your partner to dress up every day! YTA 😒

ElderberryNew7302 | ElderberryNew7302

Empowerment over expectations 🙌🏼

descentbecomesafall | descentbecomesafall

Commenter calls out OP for being a jerk. 💥

beccam12399 | beccam12399

Commenter calls out the husband's shallow request, receives support.

Moonshademyth | Moonshademyth

Commenter calls out OP for clearly being the a**hole 😬

amaralove123 | amaralove123

Expecting your wife to dress up is major YTA 😡

mqple | mqple

Spoil her: buy flowers, make dinner, rub her feet. YTA.

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Don't judge your wife's beauty standards. Love who she is ❤️

vanilla_chapstick | vanilla_chapstick

OP is being shallow and insecure, wife is comfortable and confident.

Worth_Raspberry_11 | Worth_Raspberry_11

YTA gets rightfully called out. 🔥 Run, Grace, run!

Pyro2122 | Pyro2122

Man gets called out for only finding his wife 'hot' when she's dressed up. YTA.

entersandmum143 | entersandmum143

Commenter calls out shallow behavior and suggests empathy 🤔

Current_Protection_4 | Current_Protection_4

Empathize with women's struggles and shout out to Grace's negotiation skills 👏

Onanadventure_14 | Onanadventure_14

Don't be a hypocrite. Show effort in appearance too. YTA.

Braddallas170 | Braddallas170

Commenter thinks the man is the a**hole. 🤮

DJ_Mixalot | DJ_Mixalot

Commenter calls out OP for being critical of wife's appearance 😡

soundslikemahnamahna | soundslikemahnamahna

Man gets a soft YTA for demanding his wife to dress up.

ReverendBelial | ReverendBelial

Man gets locked out of bedroom after being a controlling husband.

your-yogurt | your-yogurt

Gender norms challenged: husband's fashion fixation causes rift 🔍👔

stanblackwomen | stanblackwomen

OP's insensitive actions and excuses cause conflict with wife.

FollowingLumpy187 | FollowingLumpy187

Insensitive husband gets locked out for forcing beauty standards

Petronela257 | Petronela257

User calls out OP for treating wife like a doll. YTA 👎

Slight_Temporary_357 | Slight_Temporary_357

Accept your partner for who they are ❤️

czennie2000 | czennie2000

Commenter calls out OP for being a massive YTA

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Commenter calls out shallow behavior with YTA verdict 👎

tlf555 | tlf555

🚪 Man locked out of bedroom after demanding wife dress up

xshainax | xshainax

Wife shuts down husband's objectification. YTA 😡

b00kw0rm_ | b00kw0rm_

Commenter calls out OP for pressuring wife to dress up

PresentationAble337 | PresentationAble337

Commenter calls out OP for expecting wife to constantly groom. 💅

Dtour5150 | Dtour5150

Insensitive husband shames wife's natural beauty. 🙄

ilikechurch | ilikechurch

Respect her autonomy! Let her be comfortable in her skin 🙌

another-throwaaawaay | another-throwaaawaay

Commenter calls out OP for being TA, warns of consequences 💥

PrairieGrrl5263 | PrairieGrrl5263

Commenter calls out sexist husband for wanting wife to dress up. YTA.

kittenwolfmage | kittenwolfmage