He Wouldn’t Help His Wife Clean the House for Their Daughter’s Birthday but He Thinks She Was Being Unfair

A man recently had a disagreement with his wife over who should clean the house for their daughter’s upcoming birthday. He wants to outsource the work but she demands he pitches in. Here’s what he had to say.

They Were Both Very Busy

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The man and his wife had been extremely busy for months. He had a lot going on as a legal practitioner while his wife took up a full-time job which she was combining with her freelance work. They were both really stretched and working 60-80 hours a week.

The House Needed to Be Cleaned for A Party

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Their daughter’s fifth birthday was around the corner, and they were planning to hold a party at their house. From experience, the man knew that his wife would want the house completely spotless since they would have lots of visitors around. This meant there would be a great deal of panic cleaning.

Doing It Themselves Would Be a Challenge

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With their hectic schedules, this would have been really challenging to pull off, but his wife didn’t seem bothered. “Neither of us was up to this, but I’m the only one who realized it,” the man said.

The Man Suggested Some Options

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He decided to raise his concerns with her and proposed alternative solutions.

They Could Do a Number of Things

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Hiring a maid, asking for help from friends, paying a friend to do it, having their mother’s help, just doing a light cleaning since it was a children’s party, and holding the party somewhere else.

The Wife Said No

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To his surprise, his wife refused all the solutions he shared because she felt they could handle the cleaning. “She said we can handle it, so I told her that there is no ‘we,’ and I am not ready to spend the whole day deep-cleaning the house,” the man said.

The Man Said He Wouldn’t Do It

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He told her that if she refused to get any external support and still insisted on her high standard of cleaning, then she would have to do it alone.

He Didn’t Have Time for It

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“We kind of have a system in place for handling ordinary household chores, and I’ll abide by that, but there’s no space in my life right now to include this cleaning project,” he said.

The Wife Was Very Upset

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His wife was furious and told him she couldn’t believe he’d punish their daughter and her guests because she didn’t accept his suggestions. She said to him, “Is it that important to you to be right?”

The Man Asked For Advice

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A user said, “You’ve offered sensible suggestions and have thought ahead. It’s not you who is punishing your daughter. It’s your wife. She is being unrealistic.”

Another user said, “You gave her multiple solutions that will involve her doing less work, and she refused. Why? Out of pride?”

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