He Bought the House... She Wants to Stay Home. Now They're DIVORCING! 😳

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Picture this: a young couple, married for two years, and suddenly, the wife decides she wants to be a housewife. The problem? They agreed from the beginning that both would work and there would be no stay-at-home partner. Our heartbroken protagonist, a 26-year-old man, is now facing a potential divorce after shutting down his wife's newfound dream. As if that wasn't enough, friends and family are bombarding him with accusations of being an a**hole. Let's dive into this emotional rollercoaster and find out what led to this marital impasse. 😢💔

Marriage on the Rocks 🥃

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

Shutting Down the Housewife Dream 🚫

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

Professional Cleaners to the Rescue 🧹

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

Hospital Visits and Unhappiness 😢

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

Stressful Job and Income Differences 💼

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

FAQ: Kids? Vasectomy! 🚫👶

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

FAQ: Who Cooks? 🍳

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

FAQ: Housework Division 🧽

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

FAQ: House Ownership 🏠

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

FAQ: Assets and Finances 💰

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

FAQ: Love and Marriage 💔

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

Marriage: Contract vs. Love 💍

Negative-Dog1600 | Negative-Dog1600

Housewife Dreams vs. Relationship Agreements 🏡💥

Our protagonist is facing a potential divorce after his wife suddenly decided she wanted to be a housewife, despite their long-standing agreement that both partners would work. He's been bombarded by friends and family accusing him of being unsupportive, while his wife's health has taken a hit, landing her in the hospital twice. As we delve into this emotional story, we learn about their respective jobs, their agreement on not having kids, and how they divide household chores. Our protagonist is heartbroken and misses his wife, but he believes that marriage is also a contract, and her desire for such a radical change makes them incompatible. Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation... 🤔💬

Encouraging career change suggestion for a stressed spouse 💪

life1sart | life1sart

Choosing to stay home isn't for everyone 😕

Comfortable-Tell-323 | Comfortable-Tell-323

No kids, no problem... except for the divorce 😞

JanetInSpain | JanetInSpain

NTA for wanting a partner who contributes. Suspicious support from family.

GroundbreakingTwo201 | GroundbreakingTwo201

Expecting partner to pull weight, but no free rides. NTA 👍

HealthyBox5 | HealthyBox5

Solving marital disputes: compromising on careers and reducing stress 😊

Drabby | Drabby

User empathizes with OP's situation and questions wife's behavior.

Norodia | Norodia

A plea for understanding a stay-at-home spouse's perspective 🙏

The-Wise-Weasel | The-Wise-Weasel

Encourage her to find fulfillment at home with a business 💪

Equanimoustruth | Equanimoustruth

Could a calm conversation have saved their marriage? 🙂

Booksalot_0919 | Booksalot_0919

Suggests supporting wife in getting education to change career 💪

MomofSlayers | MomofSlayers

Spouse controls everything, but could support partner to find happiness. ❤

sassychubzilla | sassychubzilla

User calls out OP's condescending behavior towards wife. 😳

ranchojasper | ranchojasper

Communication is key, but sometimes people grow apart. Best wishes! 🙏

BeardManMichael | BeardManMichael

Why prioritize money over spouse's happiness? 🤔 YATH.

Mostly_lurking4 | Mostly_lurking4

Redditor calls out husband for being a crappy spouse and prioritizing his wife's career over her mental health. 🤯

ChloeBee95 | ChloeBee95

User questions binary nature of the problem and proposes alternatives.

tellmemoreabouthat | tellmemoreabouthat

Lack of empathy in a marriage can lead to serious consequences. 🤦‍♀️

Wild-Meringue3713 | Wild-Meringue3713

Flexibility in financial arrangements can prevent divorce. ♥

Urban_Shogun | Urban_Shogun

Supporting career change vs. divorce? NTA has options. 😊

Technical-Onion-421 | Technical-Onion-421

No sympathy for the lazy wife wanting to leech off husband. 😒

BlueGreen_1956 | BlueGreen_1956

Debunking the post - Is it really possible? 🤔

International-Sea262 | International-Sea262

Debating the feasibility of a housewife role in a divorce. 🤔

Chewierice | Chewierice

Flexibility and compromise are key for a happy marriage 🙌

HighAltitude88008 | HighAltitude88008

Advocating for communication and compromise before resorting to divorce. 👍

litt3lli0n | litt3lli0n

Career change advice for spouse in divorce. 😊

Thecatisright | Thecatisright

Reddit's unique culture of family and friend interference questioned 🤔

2npac | 2npac

Let her be a kept woman and be happy 😊

PowerUpBook | PowerUpBook

Society's view on stay-at-home spouses causing divorce? 😔

string1969 | string1969

Encouraging NTA comment suggests job options for unhappy wife. 🙂

Katana1369 | Katana1369

Jumping to divorce without communication? YTA. She should run 🙏

FoxyFluf | FoxyFluf

Partner's preference for working doesn't make them an a**hole. 😊

HoshiJones | HoshiJones

Is staying home without kids just leeching off your partner? 🤔

Nedonomicon | Nedonomicon

Debate on gender roles in marriage sparks in comments 🤔

justsomeplainmeadows | justsomeplainmeadows

NTA who won't sign up for a house spouse. 💼👍

Cannabis_CatSlave | Cannabis_CatSlave

Supportive comment suggests wife changes career, offers personal experience. 👍

LastFox2656 | LastFox2656

Encouraging solution for a housekeeping disagreement. 🙂

friendly-sam | friendly-sam

User calls out man for divorcing wife over housework disagreement 🔥

AgentWD409 | AgentWD409

Demanding your spouse to be miserable at work is cruel. YTA. 😞

NBQuade | NBQuade

Encouraging support for burnt-out spouse, avoiding divorce. 🙏

Choice-Fuel-9785 | Choice-Fuel-9785

Is he being reasonable about this? Should they explore other options?

BabyFartzMcGeezak | BabyFartzMcGeezak

Stay-at-home wife not in agreement. NTA. 👍

Livia11176 | Livia11176

User defends man wanting divorce from 'entitled' stay-at-home wife 🤡

caryn1477 | caryn1477

Encouraging career change, but divorce seems extreme 😬

Vegetable-Cod-2340 | Vegetable-Cod-2340

Setting clear expectations and boundaries is important. NTA. 👍

Daoffdutymermaid | Daoffdutymermaid

Husband called YTA for dictating wife's life and throwing her out.

Bartok_The_Batty | Bartok_The_Batty

When dreams change, sometimes it's best to part ways. 💔

Small-Charge-8807 | Small-Charge-8807

NTA. Wife knew the deal, wants to be stay-at-home mom 😳

Lunchbox1142 | Lunchbox1142

Equal contribution to finances and chores is important in relationships 👬

ExtendedSpikeProtein | ExtendedSpikeProtein

Be careful before kicking her out, even if you own house. 😔

gloryintheflower- | gloryintheflower-

Wife wants to quit job despite shared intent. YTA or NAH?

EntranceComfortable | EntranceComfortable

She wants to enjoy free time while he bears burdens. 😒 NTA.

zoxzoxzo | zoxzoxzo

Encourage her to follow her career dreams instead of divorce 🙌

Putasonder | Putasonder

Autism and marriage 'contract' debated with 🤔 and 🙄 emojis.

Berserkyr0 | Berserkyr0

YTA for expecting someone to never change. Listen to them 👀

pumkinheadk | pumkinheadk

Supportive reply suggests compromise for work-life balance. 👍

youngmomtoj | youngmomtoj

NTA, but wife should find a job she enjoys 🙂

ContemplatingPrison | ContemplatingPrison

Encouraging support for career change 💪

IanFoxOfficial | IanFoxOfficial

Suggesting a less terrible job in a dysfunctional marriage 😬

CozmicOwl16 | CozmicOwl16

A vasectomy at 20? This relationship is headed for disaster 😳

Bigtimer1983 | Bigtimer1983

User calls out OP for being a bad husband and divorcing over temporary unemployment. YTA.

jbird2023 | jbird2023

Respect her wishes or walk away. No kids, less complicated. 👍

sacdecorsair | sacdecorsair

No kids, no stay-at-home wife needed! NTA 😂

HighlanderSith | HighlanderSith

Quickly shutting her out makes YTA. Communicate and support instead. 👍

itsallmeeee | itsallmeeee

User calls out husband for being stubborn and not considering compromise 🤪

No-Carry4971 | No-Carry4971

Let her not work, how does it affect you negatively? 🤔

Cookieisforme | Cookieisforme

Suggests wife's decision may be a sign of depression 😔

abv1401 | abv1401

Is he really prioritizing her happiness or his ego? 🤔

Alakasam | Alakasam

Suggesting time travel to the 1950s for a lazy spouse 😂

Carolann00 | Carolann00

Think twice before asking your partner to give up their career 🤔

Letzes86 | Letzes86

Choosing to be a housewife doesn't entitle you to everything. 🤷‍♀️

JustAnotherSaddy | JustAnotherSaddy

NTA. Stick to your agreement, she can find someone else.

sausage-slicer | sausage-slicer

Encouraging partner to find fulfilling work for a happy family 👨‍🎓

sabin357 | sabin357

Taking care of a household of two adults is not a job 😭

MamaFen | MamaFen

NTA. Support her mental health but not her financial laziness. 👍

loweffortfuck | loweffortfuck

Is insta-leaving over a job worth ending a marriage? 🤔

bisikletci | bisikletci

Red flag raised over wife's immediate desire to stay home

ice_wolf_fenris | ice_wolf_fenris

User calls out OP for jumping to divorce, suggests communication 🚫👎

cantaloupe-490 | cantaloupe-490

User shares personal experience with toxic job and unsupportive spouse.

kstoops2conquer | kstoops2conquer

NTA! 💯👏 Get out while you still can! 🙌

Intrepid_Brick_2062 | Intrepid_Brick_2062

Choosing between SAH and two-income earners strained their relationship.

Cross_22 | Cross_22

YTA prioritizes 'contract' over wife's well-being. Divorce is best. 😳

SewRuby | SewRuby

User disagrees with OP's decision to divorce over principle.

Specialist-Pear6953 | Specialist-Pear6953

Support for being NTA but advice to keep wife happy 😊

clareako1978 | clareako1978

Supportive comment about letting partners grow and change together 👍

stoopid_username | stoopid_username

Marriage is a commitment, not a whimsical fantasy. 💍💔

Survive1014 | Survive1014

NTA hates work but won't quit expecting partner to cover

Silver_Bulleit204 | Silver_Bulleit204

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