Husband Stands Firm: No More Paying for Wife's Housekeeping Service 🚫🏠💰

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Picture this: you're married, and your spouse has always had a housekeeper. You move in together, and the great housekeeping debate begins. 🏠 You're all about doing chores yourself, while your spouse insists on keeping the housekeeper. You agree, but on one condition: they pay for it. Fast forward, and your spouse loses their job, struggles to find work, and lands a part-time retail gig. 💼 You step up and cover joint expenses, but then your spouse asks if you'll pay for the housekeeping service. 🤔 What would you do? Let's dive into this story and see what happened...

Housekeeping History 🧹

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Team DIY vs Team Housekeeping 🤼

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The Housekeeping Condition 📝

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Job Loss and Financial Struggles 💼

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Part-time Retail Gig 🛍️

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Covering Joint Expenses 💵

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Housekeeping Payment Dilemma 💸

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Not My Responsibility 🙅‍♂️

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The Argument 😠

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I Can Clean, Too! 🧽

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Am I Being Unfair? 🤔

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Housework Duties Clarification 🧼

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More Cleaning Chores 🚮

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Keeping Things Tidy 🚿

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Wife's Messes and Housekeeper's Tasks 🧺

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To Pay or Not to Pay: The Housekeeping Saga 🎭

Our protagonist's wife has always had a housekeeper and insisted on keeping one when they moved in together. He agreed, but only if she paid for it. When his wife lost her job and started working part-time in retail, he covered their joint expenses. 💰 But then, she asked if he'd pay for the housekeeping service, which costs $190 a week. He refused, saying they're both capable of doing chores themselves. They argued, with his wife claiming it's a joint expense since he benefits from the cleaning. He insists he's happy to clean up after himself and has done so in the past. 🧹 Now, she thinks he's being a jerk for not paying. What do you think? Let's see what the internet has to say about this situation... 🍿

Having a housekeeper is a luxury, not a necessity. NTA.

Lovebeingadad54321 | Lovebeingadad54321

Welcome to reality, wife. Cleaning is necessary for adults. 🙏

BulbasaurRanch | BulbasaurRanch

NTA. Commenter thinks housekeeping is basic life requirement, not worth $760.

Only-Ingenuity7889 | Only-Ingenuity7889

Having a housekeeper is a luxury. If she can't pay, that's on her. End of discussion. 💁‍♀️

Slurav | Slurav

Spending $800+ on cleaning service while cutting back luxuries? 🤔💰

DisneyBuckeye | DisneyBuckeye

Wife needs to grow up and stop expecting others to clean. 🚫

molewarp | molewarp

NTA commenter calls out wife's luxury lifestyle 👏

Hot_Box_4574 | Hot_Box_4574

Partner unwilling to pay for lazy a** spouse's mess.

Muted-Ad5296 | Muted-Ad5296

Warning to husband: expect to become the housekeeper 🙈

enjoyingtheposts | enjoyingtheposts

Cutting expenses is reasonable during income changes. Luxury services included. 💰

alexiagrace | alexiagrace

Wife wants luxury, but not willing to pay for it. NTA.

JsCTmav | JsCTmav

Retail job doesn't entitle you to luxury. NTA.

Zeratul1130 | Zeratul1130

Joint budget struggles: Wife needs to cut back on expenses 💰

owls_and_cardinals | owls_and_cardinals

NTA thinks paying for housekeeping is a waste of money 😒

Prize_Diamond_7874 | Prize_Diamond_7874

Unemployed? You're the housekeeper now. No A-hole here. 🚫

Cannabis_CatSlave | Cannabis_CatSlave

Clear agreement, no more cleaning service. Adults clean their homes.

TheTurtleShepard | TheTurtleShepard

OP is the a**hole for doing all the housework with paid assistance while wife doesn't contribute. A stable partnership requires both parties to give, not just one.

northwyndsgurl | northwyndsgurl

Compromise with less frequent cleaning to save money. 🙌

KettlebellBabe | KettlebellBabe

Setting boundaries on luxuries, NTA for standing your ground 👏

Stride101r | Stride101r

NTA comment provides humorous support for the husband's decision.

Individual-Theory-85 | Individual-Theory-85

Think twice before having kids with this high-maintenance partner 👶

Physical_Bug_3537 | Physical_Bug_3537

User calls out entitled wife for being lazy 🤨

Educational-Glass-63 | Educational-Glass-63

NTA for not wanting to pay for weekly housekeeping.

EqualTop8734 | EqualTop8734

Fair point, it's a shared expense and she should scale back 👍

Jerseygirl2468 | Jerseygirl2468

NTA commenter defends the husband's decision to stop housekeeping service.

Apart-Ad-6518 | Apart-Ad-6518

Time for wifey to put on her big girl panties 👮

misskittygirl13 | misskittygirl13

User suggests not having kids with entitled wife 🤔

SirIcy5798 | SirIcy5798

Suggesting a compromise for weekly housekeeping service expense. 👍

Reytotheroxx | Reytotheroxx

Lazy spouse, make her parents pay for housekeeping. NTA 👍

UnluckyCountry2784 | UnluckyCountry2784

User suggests wife should live like a pauper 😂

fourbigkids | fourbigkids

Having a cleaner is a luxury, NTA. Learn to clean.

Anxietyprime0117 | Anxietyprime0117

Having a house cleaner is a luxury. NTA for refusing.

ExcellentClient1666 | ExcellentClient1666

User defends husband's decision to stop paying for housekeeping service

zaritza8789 | zaritza8789

Spouse called entitled, needs to clean or pay for service. 💪

Rare-Parsnip5838 | Rare-Parsnip5838

User defends husband's decision to not pay for housekeeping service.

newprairiegirl | newprairiegirl

Concerns raised about wife's mental well-being and cleaning habits.

Old_Society_3463 | Old_Society_3463

Wife is entitled and should cut back on the cleaner 💰

FormerlyDK | FormerlyDK

Wishing for a housekeeper, but can't afford one. NTA.

Icy_Yam_3610 | Icy_Yam_3610

Spouse refuses to pay for luxury housekeeping, Internet agrees. 👍

Yikes44 | Yikes44

Husband refuses to pay for wife's housekeeping service, NTA comment agrees

koeshout | koeshout

NTA saves $60k over 5 years by not paying for housekeeping.

e38er | e38er

Not the a-hole for refusing to pay for wife's housekeeping.

Slow_Environment_782 | Slow_Environment_782

NTA suggests investing $760 instead of spending on housekeeping service.

Haunting_Cicada_4760 | Haunting_Cicada_4760

Is hiring a housekeeping service excessive? 🤔

Justitia_Justitia | Justitia_Justitia

No more housekeeping, no more phone bill. NTA stands.

No_Ad_770 | No_Ad_770

Adapt or move on: Wife can't expect lavish service forever. NTA 👍

Immediate_Year_800 | Immediate_Year_800

Hiring a housekeeper is a luxury, not a necessity. 💸

SubstantialQuit2653 | SubstantialQuit2653

Fiery comment suggests laziness and privilege, calls for self-reliance. 🔥

No_Plankton6448 | No_Plankton6448

NTA. Commenter advises husband to leave wife for her entitled behavior.

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Spouse called entitled, commenter says NTA. 😍

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Spouse's cleanliness issues escalate, leading to a child ultimatum.

Militantignorance | Militantignorance

Spoiled princess should ask the King and Queen 🤣

faequeen_ | faequeen_

Two adults should be able to clean their own childless house 💪

JJQuantum | JJQuantum

GF needs to clean up after herself. 🤪

Mohawk602 | Mohawk602

NTA comment: Chores are part of being an adult 👨‍🍴

Exotic_Raspberry_387 | Exotic_Raspberry_387

NTA. Cheaper options available. Reduce visits for cost-saving.

OhListy | OhListy

Compromise suggestion for husband and wife on housekeeping conflict 👍

swillshop | swillshop

Wife's entitlement behavior and laziness called out. NTA

Alarmed_Lynx_7148 | Alarmed_Lynx_7148

Insightful comment on the challenges of parenthood and housekeeping.

kulukster | kulukster

User shares cautionary tale about demanding a cheaper lifestyle 💸

BlackCardRogue | BlackCardRogue

NTA. 🙌🏼 Agree. Both should do cleaning. Lazy wife a red flag.

mightyfinehotcakes | mightyfinehotcakes

NTA. How lazy do you have to be for a cleaner every other day? 😑

GeekyStitcher | GeekyStitcher

Saving money or cultural misunderstanding? NTA's perspective.

JustSomeGuy556 | JustSomeGuy556

Spoiled wife refuses to do housework, husband stands his ground. 💪

Akitapal | Akitapal

Suggests telling in-laws to pay for cleaning service, calls wife spoiled. NTA 👍

IntroductionPast3342 | IntroductionPast3342

Is OP ready to become a full-time housekeeper? 😩

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