A Pregnant Woman's Husband Is 'Frustrated' She's Not Feeling Up to Chores & Reddit Put Him in His Place

Pregnancy is notoriously tough on your body. Even the most blissful, complication-free pregnancies can make a parent-to-be feel more tired or weaker than usual. That’s why it’s so crucial for partners of pregnant people to be sensitive and empathetic about their SO’s physical limitations. Unfortunately, one pregnant Redditor’s husband learned this lesson the hard way.

User @DefaultChick took the infamous /AmITheAsshole Subreddit for some unbiased opinions on a recent squabble with her husband. TL;DR, she’s pregnant for the first time and beginning to feel physical symptoms that limit her ability to carry out certain chores. Meanwhile, her husband said he’s “really frustrated” she can’t help out around the house like she used to.

This tension came to head recently when @DefaultChick’s husband asked her to take laundry out of the dryer in their basement. “I said no, I didn’t think I could get the laundry up the two flights of stairs, so I was planning to just grab what I needed and leave the rest for later,” she recalled. “He made a comment that he was really frustrated I couldn’t just grab all the laundry so he didn’t have to go all the way downstairs as well.”

For context, @DefaultChick and her husband usually “split household tasks equally.” However, she is currently experiencing pregnancy-related nausea and cramping, which has taken a serious toll on her ability to carry out basic chores. “[It’s] to the point where if I move, I’ll likely throw up,” she explained.

Knowing this, @DefaultChick became defensive when her husband voiced his frustration.

I got upset and basically told him he didn’t have the right to be frustrated with me for having pregnancy symptoms and not being at 100% anymore,” she recalled. “Also, we share tasks, so it’s not my job to get the laundry in the first place, and there’s no reason he couldn’t have just done it himself anyways.”

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