Tech Couple's Jealousy Turns Ugly 😱💔

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It's not uncommon for couples to have a bit of friendly competition, but what happens when it goes too far? In this story, a husband and wife working in the tech industry find themselves at odds over their respective careers and intelligence. The wife hasn't received a promotion or proper raise in nearly two years, leading to an income imbalance between the couple. The husband, on the other hand, earns double what she does. This has sparked jealousy and tension, ultimately leading to a heated argument that may have crossed the line. Let's dive into their story. 😳👩‍💻👨‍💻

Same Industry, Different Paths 🛣️

throwaway4funz69 | throwaway4funz69

Income Imbalance 💸

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Jealousy Creeps In 😒

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Banter Gone Wrong 😬

throwaway4funz69 | throwaway4funz69

IQ Test Showdown 🧠

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Unexpected Results 😲

throwaway4funz69 | throwaway4funz69

Hitting Below the Belt 😡

throwaway4funz69 | throwaway4funz69

Silent Treatment 🤐

throwaway4funz69 | throwaway4funz69

A Marriage on Thin Ice ❄️💔

This tech couple's friendly competition took a turn for the worse when the wife's jealousy over their income imbalance led to a heated argument. After a series of IQ tests, the husband scored higher, resulting in the wife lashing out and hitting below the belt. In response, he called her a "dumb jealous b***h." Now, she's giving him the silent treatment and sleeping in a guest bedroom. While the husband feels somewhat justified, he can't help but feel guilty for using her insecurities against her. Let's see what the internet thinks of this intense situation...🔥📲

NTA stands their ground in heated argument with partner.

sinfolop | sinfolop

Wife's jealousy causes verbal abuse. NTA, get therapy or leave.

Super-Sun8330 | Super-Sun8330

Gender bias in judgement of relationship issues. NTA.

IHaveSaidMyPiece | IHaveSaidMyPiece

"She sounds like she has issues." - NTA comment

SirLow8846 | SirLow8846

NTA. Have an honest discussion and determine if there's more.

gover2087 | gover2087

NTA verdict with a hint of sympathy for tech wife.

Hazelwood38 | Hazelwood38

Wife's jealousy pushes husband to breaking point. NTA wins.

ZenithArietis | ZenithArietis

Spouse's jealousy and competitiveness requires therapy and counseling. NTA.

vikrant1993 | vikrant1993

Partner's toxic behavior leads to justified reaction. NTA 👏

anisakhatun_ | anisakhatun_

NTA. Woman bullies OP, crosses the line with dead mother insult. Couples therapy suggested.

Global_Monk_5778 | Global_Monk_5778

Navigating jealousy and insults in a relationship. NTA verdict.

ThatNeonSignLover | ThatNeonSignLover

Partner's jealousy at work leads to abusive behavior at home. 💔

ellylions | ellylions

Supportive comment suggests therapy or divorce for jealous wife.

Least-Designer7976 | Least-Designer7976

NTA for wanting to leave abusive partner, therapy not always solution 👍

oooooooooowie | oooooooooowie

Wife's jealousy is a red flag. Think twice before committing 👍

armywalrus | armywalrus

Encouraging therapy for spouse with name-calling incident. NTA.

UndeadArmy16 | UndeadArmy16

Partner's behavior is not acceptable, seek counseling or leave 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Clapback at jealous partner who insulted and cried. NTA wins.

SailSignificant5812 | SailSignificant5812

Blunt tech couple needs therapy and empathy, according to commenter.

Taapacoyne5 | Taapacoyne5

Insults, belittling, and an IQ test gone wrong. ESH.

SingleDaddyBigD | SingleDaddyBigD

Insecurity and trauma should never be used as insults 😒

DakiLapin | DakiLapin

Supportive comment defends against jealousy accusations with logical reasoning.

svifted | svifted

Jealousy in a marriage can be abusive and unhealthy. 😔

GrumpyPanda29 | GrumpyPanda29

NTA defends himself against sexist partner, gender bias highlighted 👍

maherrrrrrr | maherrrrrrr

NTA. Red flags in income gap. Couple's therapy recommended. 🙏

joyfulnightmare | joyfulnightmare

Insulting each other won't solve your relationship problems 🤷‍♂️. Both need to talk.

Naryan17 | Naryan17

IQ test score competition is childish. Seek counseling. 🙏

Dresden_Mouse | Dresden_Mouse

NTA commenter advises therapy for spouse's jealousy issues 🙏

TheJerseyHyena | TheJerseyHyena

IT worker defends OP and suggests wife seek help for insecurities 😎

N7_Hellblazer | N7_Hellblazer

NTA defends against jealousy and superiority accusations 💪

[deleted] | [deleted]

Defending oneself with ad hominems: NTA or ESH? 🤔

ILikeGirlsZkat | ILikeGirlsZkat

NTA commenter defends against 'anti-men' modern feminism accusations.

-TheHumorousOne- | -TheHumorousOne-

Spouse's jealousy and insults revealed in NTA comment 💔

Melodic_Yesterday_47 | Melodic_Yesterday_47

Defending oneself from hurtful comments doesn't make you TA 👍

RAthowaway | RAthowaway

NTA. Responding to an insult doesn't make you an a**hole 😊

Bastiwen | Bastiwen

Wife's abuse pushed him to snap, NTA, marriage counseling recommended 👍

OldManSpeed | OldManSpeed

Birth insult? NTA claps back at controllable behavior. 👏

TrainingDearest | TrainingDearest

Leave before sunk cost fallacy takes over. NTA. 👍

rudraaksh24 | rudraaksh24

Defending oneself against insults is not being the bad guy 👏

Kaiser93 | Kaiser93

NTA. Devastatingly abusive relationship. Divorce her. 💔

BluuBoose | BluuBoose

NTA claps back at immature partner, fair guest room arrangement 👏

jameskidd04 | jameskidd04

Spouse's jealousy over income leads to toxic behavior. NTA.

snortsrainbows | snortsrainbows

NTA commenter advises counseling and job search for wife.

3Heathens_Mom | 3Heathens_Mom

NTA. Commenter advises seeking therapy for partner's escalating behavior.

Dispirited_Ghost | Dispirited_Ghost

Standing up to toxic behavior with a touch of sass 😎

Frequent_Jellyfish69 | Frequent_Jellyfish69

Encouraging response advocating for therapy and personal growth 👍

Mahogany993 | Mahogany993

NTA, but this relationship needs work. Brutal words hurt.

twistedfuckery | twistedfuckery

Relationship meltdown: From ballistic to black hole. NTA, breakup imminent.

VacuousWording | VacuousWording

Misdirected anger and lack of self-value, but NAH. Therapy needed.

Fearless_Act_3698 | Fearless_Act_3698

Tech couple's jealousy resolved with mutual celebration of achievements 👏

avilak90 | avilak90

Overcoming adversity and toxic relationships, a story of resilience 💪

Thick_Fix_4398 | Thick_Fix_4398

Spouse's resentment turns into anger and contempt. NTA. 👍

Luvscoffee85 | Luvscoffee85

Reacting to toxic behavior doesn't make you an a**hole 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Partner's bullying crossed the line. NTA for reacting. Therapy recommended.

disisathrowaway | disisathrowaway

Couple's workplace sexism leads to misguided blame and name-calling. ESH.

bbbriz | bbbriz

Addressing workplace issues is key to resolving tech couple's jealousy.

kwflick67 | kwflick67

NTA, management is harder than tech. My fiancé prefers less stress.

DeyvsonMCaliman | DeyvsonMCaliman

NTA comment defends OP and criticizes sub's sexism 👏

Domoci12 | Domoci12

A woman in tech suggests addressing the salary gap with empathy 💰

mar_psd | mar_psd

When jealousy takes over, everyone loses. ESH.

Inner-Ad-9928 | Inner-Ad-9928

Red-handed! Commenter calls out fake IQ test story 🤪

DamnGoodCupOfCoffee2 | DamnGoodCupOfCoffee2

User defends OP's response to emotionally abusive spouse. 💪

alltherandom96 | alltherandom96

Using OP's painful past to insult him? NTA. Therapy needed. 👏

iAmTheRealDeeDee | iAmTheRealDeeDee

Spouse belittles intelligence and discounts success due to gender bias 😱

bctTamu | bctTamu

Insecurities caused a normal reaction. Therapy and apology needed. 💔

rebelscompanion | rebelscompanion

Partner's jealousy turns ugly, commenter defends NTA with empathy.

abbygrau | abbygrau

Developing people skills is just as important as technical expertise 👍

Hash_Tooth | Hash_Tooth

Insecurity and cruelty in a tech couple's marriage 🤷‍♀️

Individual_Map4805 | Individual_Map4805

Advice for wife to switch companies every few years for pay 💰

BarbicideJar | BarbicideJar

Gender bias leads to ugly jealousy, but ESH in situation.

loegare | loegare

NTA for tech couple's jealousy turning ugly, counseling may worsen.

VictorDomR | VictorDomR

Is this marriage worth saving? Tough questions to ask 🤔

Winter-Pudding-3999 | Winter-Pudding-3999

Savage comment shuts down salary jealousy with NTA judgment 👏

CurryAddicted | CurryAddicted

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