A wife who had been reconsidering her marriage finally decided to call it quits after her husband gave her an ugly surprise.
Spouses always expect their better half to put some effort into their relationships. Whether it is taking them out for dates or bringing them thoughtful gifts and planning surprises, it takes a lot to sustain a marital relationship. But a woman on Reddit, u/Specialist-Ask-1719, ended up getting an ugly and humiliating surprise from her husband which made her reconsider their marriage. Another Reddit user (u/SharkEva) reposted the story of the mistreated woman and opened the comments section to let fellow users scrutinize the situation and express their opinions.
The header of the post read: "AITAH for screaming at my husband to get out after he pranked me with flowers?" The woman wrote at the beginning of the post that her marital life wasn't going well with her husband and she was really close to divorcing him and had even discussed it with her spouse. "I told him I wanted some effort. I wanted flowers, chocolate and a nicely written note. Something that showed he wanted to romance me," the post read. The husband seemed to take his wife's wishes seriously and agreed to put in his efforts.
"When I came home from a 12-hour shift yesterday, he had laid a trail of rose petals in our house. It was so beautiful. The trail ended at the kitchen sink where he had piled a bunch of dirty dishes, pots, and pans to clean. He said he got the idea from TikTok. I screamed at him to get out of my house. He left after arguing a bit," the woman wrote, adding how it drove her to tears. On one hand, some of her friends took her side but others defended her husband's actions by calling it playful. In an update to the story, the woman elaborated on what happened after her husband's failed attempt at showing romantic gestures.
"My husband came back home last night. I had cooled off and then he ruined it by saying I was overreacting, that it was funny, and he wanted to make me laugh. I told him I was going to file for divorce because it was the last straw," the update read. Her husband begged her to give him a second chance but she wasn't having any of it. "I work in the medical field while he is a blue-collar worker. Both of our jobs require long hours. He once said that I went through all that schooling just to get covered in blood. He took it back after but he wanted to make me feel low. He started doing that a bit after COVID-19 started," the woman mentioned.
She has been doing all the household chores as well and her husband does nothing to help her out. "I make more money. I bought our house at a low rate during COVID-19 because his credit was too low. I had to save the money for a down payment. I pay our mortgage. What did he contribute to my life? If I didn’t have him in my life, I would have clean floors all the time and more money. At least he could contribute love," the frustrated woman concluded.
She added towards the end that she is absolutely done with her husband's behavior this time and is going to file for divorce. The Reddit community came together to support her in her decision. u/throwaway34_4567 wrote: "She even said that she'll gain more peace, clean floors and dishes when she gets home from work and that's the most important thing she needs at the moment. A clean freaking house that she can walk into and sleep without having to think about cleaning someone else's mess." u/Working_Movie2027 added: "If you want a good laugh: of course, I kept the kid with me. I was a single parent even when married, so why would that change? Even so, he swore up and down that I was going to have to pay him child support. His skill of delusion has no bounds."