I ‘pay’ my husband to do household chores with time playing video games but he says it’s demeaning
A WOMAN has revealed she rewards her husband for doing chores by allowing him to play video games once he's done, but now she's growing "resentful".
Posting on Reddit, the woman, 27, explained that her husband doesn't work, doesn't clean and only spend his time playing video games.
She said that when she first met her 27-year-old partner, he was a student who focused on studying rather than getting a job but now that he's finished college, he has "refused" to find work.
"I tried talking to him about helping out around the house but he claims he forgets. When I suggest putting chores on the refrigerator he says it's demeaning," she explained.
"The thing is I have access to the internet as I pay all the bills. I could in theory shut off his internet until chores get done but I feel that's what you do with children."
The solution the woman came up with was "paying" her husband with video game hours for the chores he completes.
This way he does work around the house and he still gets to play his precious video games," she said.
"I laid out what I thought was reasonable compensation for chores as they aren't that hard washing dishes 90 minutes, taking out trash 30 minutes, putting away laundry 2 hours stuff like that.
"He basically yells at me that's even more demeaning and childish and I'm a major a**hole for even thinking this."
She posted on Reddit to find out what other people thought. She shared that their friends are split, with some finding it hilarious and justified, while others saying she's being controlling.
I laid out what I thought was reasonable compensation for chores as they aren't that hard washing dishes 90 minutes, taking out trash 30 minutes, putting away laundry 2 hours stuff like that.
The woman went on to explain that as he's an only child, he would inherit everything from his parents but she has never wanted to "bank" off of his money.
Reddit users were quick to share their opinion on the situation in the comments.
"She is treating him like a child because he is acting like one. And it doesn't sound like he has any desire to change (and no incentive to). Why live like that? If you have to do all the chores anyway, at least only have to do them for one person," one person commented.
"Yeah…of course it feels childish. This grown man won’t do his chores and jsut wants to play games all day," another commenter said.
Someone else added: "If you have to resort to treating someone like a child just to get basic needs met then the relationship is already doomed."
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