Wife Mirrors Husband's Laziness to Teach Him a Lesson: Genius or Cruel?

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Meet our 32-year-old heroine, married for a decade to her 36-year-old husband. Over the years, she's noticed a worrying trend: her husband's increasing laziness. Despite working part-time due to a non-physical disability, he spends his free time lounging on the couch, leaving all household chores to her. After numerous ignored pleas for help, she hatches a plan. She decides to mirror his behavior, hoping to give him a taste of his own medicine. The results? Well, let's dive in...🏊‍♀️

Meet the Couch Potato🥔

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The Lazy Epidemic🦠

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The Household Imbalance⚖️

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The One-Woman Show🎭

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The Ignored Pleas🙏

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Operation Mirror Image🪞

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The Gaming Wife🎮

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The Unraveling🧵

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The Slow Realization💡

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The Turning Tables🔄

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The Confrontation🗣️

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The Apology and Aftermath🙇‍♂️

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The Friend's Verdict👩‍⚖️

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The Defense🛡️

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The Final Word🔚

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A Lesson Learned or a Step Too Far?🤔

Our heroine's unconventional method to tackle her husband's laziness sparked a whirlwind of reactions. She mirrored his behavior, swapping household chores for video games, until the lack of clean clothes and piled-up dishes forced him to step up. Her strategy worked, sparking an apology and a promise of help from her husband. However, a friend criticized her, arguing that her husband's mental disability should exempt him from chores. She defended her actions, pointing out that her husband's disability doesn't affect his physical capability. So, was she right to give him a taste of his own medicine? Let's see what the internet has to say...🌐

NTA, husband's mental health issue caused misunderstanding, but resolved positively 👍

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NTA: Friend's opinion doesn't matter, it's your marriage! 👍

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NTA: Teaching lazy husband a lesson without being mean or fighting 😎

RedoubtableSouth | RedoubtableSouth

👏 NTA! Teaching a lesson without fighting. Disability ≠ inability.

chubby-wench | chubby-wench

👏 Effective communication is key to helping a dissociative person! 🗣️

hightecrebel | hightecrebel

👏 NTA. Genius move! Mirroring laziness taught him a valuable lesson.

ccl1986 | ccl1986

NTA. Teaching through mirroring can be effective and impactful! ✨

midner1116 | midner1116

NTA: Teaching lazy husband a lesson, friend's misguided defense.

spoonfullofrage | spoonfullofrage

"You're NTA, but your attitude towards his disability is concerning."

ulvok_coven | ulvok_coven

NTA: Friend wants to do chores for OP, how generous! 😂

bistars98 | bistars98

NTA. Genius lesson: husband changed, apologized, and helps out now! 🙌

Gen7lemanCaller | Gen7lemanCaller

Take charge of household chores without being his maid 🧹

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Genius or cruel? A lesson in laziness with no a**holes.

cluelessclod | cluelessclod

NTA: Setting boundaries and standing up for yourself. 💪

yesnoiknow | yesnoiknow

Terrifying disassociation experiences shared, highlighting the impact of mental illness.

fadedblossoms | fadedblossoms

👏 Teaching lazy husband a lesson: genius or cruel? NTA

ThatMater | ThatMater

Commenter calls OP out for resentment towards husband's disability. YTA.

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👏 Teaching responsibility without ruining the relationship. #NTA

SeePerspectives | SeePerspectives

Reflecting laziness to teach a lesson: Learn from feedback!

MusketeersPlus2 | MusketeersPlus2

Can you really get disability for zoning out? Mind-blowing revelation! 😮

Molenium | Molenium

Open and honest communication is key for a balanced household! 👍

2queer2hippie4u | 2queer2hippie4u

NTA: Perfect revenge! Laziness mirroring for the win! 🙌

iluvcats17 | iluvcats17

NTA: Teaching a lazy partner a lesson, no more doormat!

MsRenee2020 | MsRenee2020

Teaching a lazy partner a lesson: NTA, genius move! ⚡️

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Marriage takes two, or it fades away. 💔

Lagaven777 | Lagaven777

Commenter questions OP's attitude and suggests a more mature approach.

dududu333 | dududu333

NTA. Teaching laziness lesson: genius or cruel? Mental illness not excuse.

Yojildo | Yojildo

Ableist accusation sparks fiery debate in comment section 🔥

badhmorrigan | badhmorrigan

NTA. Teaching lazy husband a lesson with laundry. 🧺💪

lovebeinganasshole | lovebeinganasshole

NTA. Disability doesn't mean they can't do anything. Genius response!

ChuckGreenwald | ChuckGreenwald

NTA. Good job! 👍

sassyfontaine | sassyfontaine

Genius or cruel? One person's experience with mirroring laziness.

Aggrosaurus2042 | Aggrosaurus2042

👏 Genius move! NTA. Equal partnership > boss-intern dynamic. #RelationshipGoals

Curly_Shoe | Curly_Shoe

NTA: Genius move to teach lazy husband a lesson! 🧠

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NTA, teaching lesson with empathy. Dissociative disorders often comorbid with depression/PTSD. Happy marriage! ✨

pessb | pessb

NTA. ADHD struggle, husband needs push to complete chores. 💪

lady0rthetiger | lady0rthetiger

NTA for mirroring laziness, friend TA for butting in. 👍

gucknbuck | gucknbuck

Empowering partners to share household responsibilities leads to healthier relationships.

Alert-Strength8652 | Alert-Strength8652

Supportive comment encourages communication and empathy in relationships ❤️

mostly_mild | mostly_mild

NTA suggests a chore chart for visual reinforcement and motivation ✅

likeuncoolpod | likeuncoolpod

NTA. Strikes can be effective! 💪

swvagirl | swvagirl

NTA: Teaching lazy hubby a lesson, with a twist! 🎯

Musoyamma | Musoyamma

NTA, creative communication tactics to teach a lazy partner 🤔

peachesforpresident | peachesforpresident

A balanced give and take in a supportive relationship 👭

khalithos | khalithos

Taking responsibility for mental illness: a partner's perspective. 🙏

megansandre | megansandre

Using the stick instead of the carrot: Genius or cruel? 🥕🐴

mrp2611 | mrp2611

NTA's lazy tactic surprises, but for how long? 🤔

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NTA. Friend needs to butt out! Good luck to you both! ✌️

densebread97 | densebread97

Wife teaches lazy husband a lesson: NTA, genius or cruel?

Eshiah88 | Eshiah88

Communication wins! Genius way to teach a lesson without being a**hole

frankydie69 | frankydie69

NTA: Disabled but still a responsible adult. 💪

chronicchrisy | chronicchrisy

Empathy and understanding for a spouse with a disability. 😍

knitlikeaboss | knitlikeaboss

Hubby learns lesson and apologizes: NTA, great communication and growth! 👏

DaniMarie44 | DaniMarie44

NTA comment highlights communication issues and suggests alternative approaches. 👍

HungryRobotics | HungryRobotics

Sharing the load: NTA if both partners contribute to chores.

lezwitch | lezwitch

Understanding and empathy for a wife's unconventional teaching method.

Arr0w_root | Arr0w_root

NAH, he learned his lesson! Communication is key! 👍

Alseids | Alseids

NTA. Communication is key in a marriage, not outsiders' opinions. 💑

Sparrowsfly | Sparrowsfly

Depression and dissociation: a serious issue addressed with empathy

cthbinxx | cthbinxx

Teaching laziness lesson: no pain, no change. Friend, butt out! 😤

therealub | therealub

Genius! Wife teaches lazy husband a lesson, and he agrees! ✨

3bluerose | 3bluerose

Genius move or cruel lesson? NTA teaches husband laziness 🤣

TheTarotLifeCoach | TheTarotLifeCoach

👏👏 A wife teaches her lazy husband a valuable lesson!

Relee_Sythuril | Relee_Sythuril

Teaching laziness lesson: Genius move or cruel revenge? 🤔

manderifffic | manderifffic

NTA. Husband learns lesson, friends need to butt out. 🙄

MatazaNz | MatazaNz

Clever NTA teaches lazy spouse a valuable lesson! 🙌

Dana07620 | Dana07620

NTA: Husband learns his lesson and helps around the house 🎮

BannerTortoise | BannerTortoise

NTA disassociates due to PTSD but still handles household chores 💪

hoggyhog22 | hoggyhog22

NTA, depression doesn't excuse laziness. I do housework despite struggles. 💪

markdmac | markdmac

NTA. Teaching lazy spouse a lesson, friend's advice could ruin marriage.

SashaAvacado | SashaAvacado

Empowering women in 2020 💪✨

ashes_caribbean | ashes_caribbean

NTA for mirroring laziness to teach a valuable lesson! 🙌

toonifr | toonifr

NTA: Wife's genius plan teaches lazy husband a lesson! 🤣

Flutterbee543 | Flutterbee543

NTA: Partner teaches lazy spouse a lesson in teamwork and appreciation

martinigirl2004 | martinigirl2004

NTA: Fairness in household chores is a must! 👏

RexIsAMiiCostume | RexIsAMiiCostume

NTA. Laziness lesson worked, friend isn't so good after all. 😏

NJ2CAthrowaway | NJ2CAthrowaway

NTA for mirroring husband's laziness, conflict resolved without hurt feelings 😊

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NTA. Clever move to get his attention, but time to stop.

AltruisticBox8 | AltruisticBox8

Teaching empathy through laziness? Genius move! NTA 👏

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NTA. Fair division of household chores. No one's a**hole here. 👍

jesssongbird | jesssongbird

Wife teaches husband a lesson: NTA, you're not his mom!

dinosaurs_elephants | dinosaurs_elephants

NTA: Teaching a lazy husband a valuable lesson. 💪

bathoryblue | bathoryblue

NTA. Husband needs to step up. A+ management. 💪

endearinglysarcastic | endearinglysarcastic

ESH: Wife mirrors husband's laziness, but acknowledges disability challenges. Goodluck! ✨

Kimiryn | Kimiryn

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