Exhausted Parent Demands Respect and Gratitude: Did They Go Too Far? 😮

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In a story that's all too relatable for many couples, a working parent and their stay-at-home partner find themselves at odds over their respective roles and responsibilities. With a new baby in the mix, tensions are running high as both parents struggle to balance work, childcare, and household duties. But when the working parent finally snaps and demands respect and gratitude from their partner, it raises the question: did they go too far?

The Agreement 💬

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The Routine 🌅

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Juggling Work and Childcare 🤹

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After Work Duties 🏠

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Weekend Responsibilities 🌞

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Household Chores 🧹

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Money Matters 💸

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A Tough Night 😴

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Morning Routine 🍼

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Taking Turns 🔄

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Feeding Time ⏰

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The Breaking Point 😠

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The Aftermath 🌪️

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Partner's Reaction 😤

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Clarification 📝

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A Battle for Respect and Gratitude: Who's Right? 🤷

As the working parent tries to balance their career, childcare, and household chores, they find themselves increasingly frustrated with their stay-at-home partner's attitude. After a particularly tense morning, they snap and demand respect and gratitude from their partner. But did they go too far? Share your thoughts and reactions below. 👇

NTA, partner needs to step up and parent. Concern for PPD.

WorldlyDrawer | WorldlyDrawer

Overworked parent seeks fair distribution of chores. Partner needs to step up. 😮

all-i-live-for | all-i-live-for

Parent receives support for doing more than their fair share. 👍

MiskiMoon | MiskiMoon

Partner's contribution questioned, possible sleep deprivation cause of argument. 🚤

emersj | emersj

Supportive comment defends exhausted parent's frustration with partner's attitude. 👏

wheelystoked | wheelystoked

Navigating the challenges of new parenthood with empathy and compromise. 👨🏻👩🏻👧🏼

HotWineGirl | HotWineGirl

New parents struggle with exhaustion and communication, but NAH yet.

Dirtyteacher1992 | Dirtyteacher1992

Dad needs to step up and take care of the baby 👶

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Parenting is tough, but is expecting too much unfair? 🤔

BoomButton | BoomButton

Working parent demands respect and gratitude, NTA 👏

DangerousSwordfish3 | DangerousSwordfish3

Communication is key in any relationship. 📲

JFC_ucantbeserious | JFC_ucantbeserious

New parent seeks advice on workload balance and in-laws interference

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Partner's lack of contribution causes tension, discussion needed 🚤

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Parenting is tough, especially with an 8-week-old. Support is key 🙏

Samwise3214 | Samwise3214

Deserving a break: NTA parent demands partner to pick up slack 🙌

thenaughty87 | thenaughty87

Parenting is hard, but this NTA deserves a break 🙏

nickelangelo2009 | nickelangelo2009

Surviving the newborn stage: Communication and sympathy are key 🙏

sassyandsweer789 | sassyandsweer789

SAHP shares experience and advises husband to step up parenting game 👍

polishirishmomma | polishirishmomma

Parent receives support after demanding respect from selfish partner 👏

scarystardust | scarystardust

Exhausted parent does everything, partner needs to step up. NTA 😮

2xth | 2xth

Mom's workload is unfairly distributed, partner needs a reality check 😠

b00boothaf00l | b00boothaf00l

Parenting burnout or justified frustration? 🤔

AllyKalamity | AllyKalamity

Partner complains while parent does all the work? NTA 👏

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Parent deserves recognition for their hard work! 💪

whatshouldIdo28 | whatshouldIdo28

SAHM receives support for not doing all household chores, language barrier explained 👍

SweetMisery2790 | SweetMisery2790

Sleep deprivation is tough, but NTA parent needs to step up.

celestialwolfpup | celestialwolfpup

Parenting workload imbalance causing ungrateful partner? NTA

lurning_man | lurning_man

Dad empathizes with exhausted parent, calls out lazy stay-at-home partner. 👏

crymson7 | crymson7

Stay-at-home parent not doing enough? Commenter calls them out. 🤔

Doctor_Expendable | Doctor_Expendable

Parent demands respect for doing all the work. #NTA 😎

DetectiVentriloquist | DetectiVentriloquist

Parent demands respect and help from partner. NTA.

Traditional_Artist_3 | Traditional_Artist_3

Stay-at-home parent deserves more appreciation and support. 🙏

sam_witch | sam_witch

Stay-at-home parent debate sparks NTA response 🤔

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Struggling parents get helpful advice amidst pandemic exhaustion 🙏

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Empathetic mom offers support to exhausted parent in tough times 🙏

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Commenter sympathizes with exhausted parent dealing with lazy partner.

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Unequal chores causing exhaustion and tension - NTA verdict.

Smitty80015 | Smitty80015

Mother demands partner to step up in parenting. 👏

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Parenting a newborn can be overwhelming. Seek help and support. 🙏

brightphoenix- | brightphoenix-

Parent rightfully demands respect and suggests leaving baby with partner. 👏

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Demanding respect and sharing the load in parenting 👨🏻‍🎤

factfarmer | factfarmer

Parenting is tough, but this comment reminds us to cherish it 😊

poop_n_tiddies | poop_n_tiddies

Redditor wonders if OP's partner has postpartum depression. 🤔

tinuadeo | tinuadeo

Gender-neutral parent demands equal recognition for childcare responsibilities. 💪

maddymaelie | maddymaelie

New mom deserves appreciation and kindness from her partner. 😊

scrannyB | scrannyB

Unbalanced parenting? Comment sparks debate on childcare responsibilities 🤔

iesharael | iesharael

Partner neglects baby and house, snaps at you. NTA 👍

BloodlessArcanist | BloodlessArcanist

Male commenter supports OP's exhaustion and demands respect. NTA 👏

markdmac | markdmac

Encouraging comment shows support for new mom's efforts 👏

jstaprsn0130 | jstaprsn0130

Single parent or double trouble? Partner needs to step up! 🤔

yrddog | yrddog

Parenting gender roles debated, but OP is NTA.

Hyche862 | Hyche862

Parent demands respect after childbirth, partner acting detached. 😮

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Rebalancing work and home life: A fair solution? 🤔

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Stay-at-home parent defends OP's right to demand respect. 💪

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Mom demands respect and support from lazy partner. #Solidarity 👏

a3r1al | a3r1al

Balancing work and childcare responsibilities is crucial for fairness. 👨‍🍳

GurCake | GurCake

New parents struggling with exhaustion and potential PPD. 💤

KristenBeth13 | KristenBeth13

Demanding respect as a tired parent. No more babying partner. 😠

broadsharp | broadsharp

Parent demands respect, but did they go too far? 🤔

GaryCatFan07 | GaryCatFan07

Parental exhaustion and gender roles lead to miscommunication. NAH.

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Gender assumptions aside, working parent deserves more appreciation. 🙏

maroo263 | maroo263

Parent demands respect and gets validation from commenters. 👏

dlabsx | dlabsx

New mom demands respect and support, NTA 👏

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