Surgical resident debates parenting duties with stay-at-home partner

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A surgical resident and his stay-at-home partner are at odds over parenting duties. He works 80-100 hours a week and she cares for their newborn. She's been asking for more help, but he feels he's already doing more than they agreed on. After a heated argument, they couldn't come to an agreement. Was he wrong to not want to take on a larger parenting role during residency? Click to read more.

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Being a surgical resident is already a challenging task, but when you add parenting to the mix, things can get complicated. A 27-year-old surgical resident is finding himself in a tough situation as he tries to balance his demanding work schedule with his role as a father to his newborn child. His partner, who is currently a stay-at-home mother, is asking him to take on a larger parenting role, but he feels that he is already doing more than what was agreed upon. This has led to tension and arguments between the couple, leaving them at a standstill. In this article, we will explore the dynamics of their situation and see if there is a compromise that can be reached. We will also take a look at the opinions of others and see if the surgical resident is in the wrong for not wanting to take on more parenting duties during his residency. Join us as we delve into this complex issue and try to find a way forward for this couple and their family.

New parents struggling to cope with newborn need help ASAP 🆘

homemakinghedgewitch | homemakinghedgewitch

NAH - Exhaustion is tough, but apologize and leverage support system.

Sneaky__Fox85 | Sneaky__Fox85

NAH, but wife needs help. Build your village and get support.

Spank_Cakes | Spank_Cakes

NAH, but both need help. Suggest a part-time nanny/babysitter. 💼👶

FoolMe1nceShameOnU | FoolMe1nceShameOnU

Parenting is tough, hire a babysitter for uninterrupted sleep 😴

RealitySpecialist | RealitySpecialist

Parenting duties cause stress on working surgical resident and partner 😩

Jack-Omnium-Artium | Jack-Omnium-Artium

Surgical resident suggests getting a nanny/babysitter, defends work hours. 💼👶

wind-river7 | wind-river7

ESH, figure out childcare options instead of 'I'm doing more' Olympics.

The_Death_Flower | The_Death_Flower

Residency is tough, get help! Consider family or a doula 👶

Lightblueblazer | Lightblueblazer

Single parenting is tough but manageable, while stay-at-home parents have breaks.

K9queen | K9queen

Resident parent in no-win situation, consider hiring a maid 💤👶

Himkano | Himkano

Surgical resident and stay-at-home partner need help 💼👶

LavenderSage013 | LavenderSage013

Preventable situation - ESH. Consider discounted daycare for employees 👍

naomixcarmel | naomixcarmel

Navigating parenting and residency: temporary struggles with no a**holes

WholeCollection6454 | WholeCollection6454

Parenting is tough, but seeking help can make a difference! 🤝

FLKaren | FLKaren

A heated debate on parenting duties leads to mutual blame.

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Newborn struggles acknowledged, help suggested for overwhelmed parents 🍼

moondoggie1960 | moondoggie1960

Surgical resident and stay-at-home partner struggle to balance parenting duties

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Balancing work and home duties: Understanding and compromise is key 💼👨‍⚕️👩‍👧

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New parents need a new plan - consider hiring help 🙋

ManderBlues | ManderBlues

Navigating high-pressure situations: balancing parenting and work 👨🏻👩🏻

dude9712 | dude9712

Residency and parenthood can be tough. Communication is key 👍

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Surgical resident admits fault in argument with stay-at-home partner.

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Options for self-care while parenting. 🤸‍♀️🍼

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Navigating new parenthood: understanding each other's needs 🤝👶

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Asking for help is not a weakness. 🤝💪

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Struggling new parents need outside support for a peaceful home 🏡

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New parents struggling with childcare need outside help and resources. 💼👶

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Navigating new parenthood and work is tough, communication is key 💬👶

calico_lilacs7 | calico_lilacs7

Balancing parenting and work is tough, even tougher without support 😔

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Consider daycare or trusted family for respite. NTA.

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Parenting struggles and limited family support 😔

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Parenting debate resolved with helpful tips and kind gestures ✌️

RealTalkFastWalk | RealTalkFastWalk

NTA - Partner should consider going back to work and daycare.

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Parenting a newborn is tough, especially for a surgical resident. 💪

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A surgical resident and stay-at-home partner need help parenting. 👨‍⚕️👩‍👦‍👦💼🤱

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Parenting duty debate turns to PPD and outside help. NTA.

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Hiring a nanny can be life-changing for busy parents! 🙌

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Struggling surgical resident seeks childcare solutions for stay-at-home partner ⏰👨‍⚕️💼

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Overwhelmed parents need help! 💪💼 Hire some assistance for your well-being.


Parenting debate during residency, alternate schedules and sitters suggested. 👨👦

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Agreed parenting roles, offer daycare options for self-care and sleep 😴

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Supporting a stay-at-home partner: tough choices ahead! 💪

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Parenting is hard work. Both partners need outside help. 🙌

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Parenting is tough, but hiring help can make things easier 😊

Equivalent_Isopod_61 | Equivalent_Isopod_61

Finding a support system is key for balancing parenting duties 👥🏻

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Parenting duties causing strain, hiring a nanny or seeking help?

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Balancing work and family responsibilities: A surgical resident's perspective 💼👪

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Working parent seeks advice on sharing baby responsibilities with partner 👶

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Surgical resident struggling with parenting duties and work responsibilities.

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Finding external help can ease the burden on exhausted parents. 💪

SwitchupThrice | SwitchupThrice

Parenting requires planning and teamwork. Don't blame your partner. 👨🏻‍💻

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Surgical resident offers solution to parenting disagreement with partner. 💡

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Parenting responsibilities overlooked, ESH receives equal blame 😒

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Surgical resident and stay-at-home partner both struggling with parenting exhaustion 💤

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Partner needs break! Nanny, cleaner, child care can help 💆‍♀️

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