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I don't clean, cook or do any laundry..

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According ot my DH...I clean 99.5% of the time. The two basic, easy chores my DH has, he sucks at doing them. 

I take care of everything else pretty much on my own. I have noticed a pattern that is really getting the best of me. A while back I woke up one morning and I hadn't really cleaned that weekend. I just relaxed, so the house was untidy but no bad. He asked me to clean it because his parents were coming over.So I spent all morning doing that FOR him as a KINDNESS. Then this is the conversation.

Him: You don't clean house enough.

Me: What? I just got done cleaning all morning for you

Him: Yea, but the only reason you did it was because my parents are coming over. 

Me: No, I did it for you because you asked me to. I told you I was going to relax this weekend and clean it tomorrow, but I went ahead and did it for you. 

Needless to say, that escalated in to a big fight, and I was in tears before it was over with because he kept tearing me down after that. I felt really taken for granted, and what he said wasn't even true, so it made no sense.

Now, he has done this several times since them. Just a week ago he was complaining about some clothes that HE left on the dresser. (He takes them out, then throws them on the dresser instead of hanging them back up. He got rude with me and said "No point in wearing these, since they are all wrinkled now." That really got to me, so I said "If you have a problem with them, throw them in the dryer. You are the one who left them out to wrinkle." He didn't like that I had called him out on it, and it got to his pride that his insult backfired, so he said "Well, if you would actually do laundry!" The problem with that is, I DO laundry. I am the ONLY one who does it, and what's bad about it? I KEEP UP with the laundry. When he made that comment, there were two whole dirty clothes items. The rest was clean, folded or in the closet. That's how it mostly stays. 

Yes, after he acts like the hugest douche ever, and fights with me about it, he will later try to suck up and say he is sorry, but he will do it again! 

Now, yesterday I was cleaning while he was watching TV. (That's all he does pretty much). I cleaned everything spotless in the kitchen and living room. He witnessed this. He then started in about my cooking! 

Him: Why don't you cook every day like you used to.

Me: What do you mean? I do cook every day. Monday I asked you what you wanted for dinner and you said you wanted something from a restaurant. Tuesday I started to make dinner and you decided YOU wanted to try and make a Shepherd's pie, and now today, I am cooking. (If he cooks anything, he will hold it against me later like I made him do it when I never do).

Him: Well, you don't have dinner ready when I get home like you used to. 

Me: I have never had it done then. It's always been around 5-6 pm! . So then he moves on to something else.

Him: Well, why did you wait so late now?

Me: Um, because the chicken was thawing! I had to wait for it to thaw.

Him: Well, why don't you that it the night before like you used to. You used to do that every night. (No, I didn't. I forgot a lot then too). 

Me: What does it matter? I took it out this morning to thaw, and it's now in the oven cooking!It's cooking right now, and dinner is getting done the same time it always has.

So, the looks out the window and then looks at the clock and sees it's only right at 6, and dinner is almost done and says he thought it was later. Wtf! So, my blood is boiling at this point! He just makes up shit it seems like, and it seems to be only after I do something! 

 He goes in to a temper tantrum and is bitching about "How I am always mad" and he is tired of it. Uhh...I only get mad when you repeatedly put me down for whatever reason your little brain conjures up! 

He goes to the bedroom for a few minutes and comes out and says he is sorry and he got to thinking about it and realized "The reason why she is getting so mad lately, is because she is tired of me putting her down like that".I just wanted to say no shit dumb ass! You conclude that every time you do it after the fact! Can't wait until next week, when you do this all over again..then expect me to forgive you. Again.

What would you do? I am so sick of it, it's just making me angry toward him all the time lately. I'm having a very hard time getting over it.

Sorry so long! Just reading half of it sums it up. I just explained two other instances after that, and was venting.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I'd continue to do what I always do and when he was picking a fight just agree in an offhand way, "Mmhmm, yeah, ok" and what not so he has nobody to fight with and keep doing whatever I'm doing.

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I do the exact same thing, though. I clean the home because I like i being clean,and I have no problems doing so. The things he says, are just things he makes up abou tme, and they aren't true. That's the problem.

Quoting auntietotty:

I pretty much clean because I want to be in a nice neat home.  Of course my husband deserves to live in cleanliness too....but I do it because I like order and clean.

In the 29 yrs we've been married, I dont think he has ever once commented on my housekeeping skills...or lack thereof.

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Exactly. Lol. I will be stuck with a huge, nasty mess. I've even tried it before, and sure, for a while after that he won't say anything, but eventually he will decide to act like a jerk for no apparent reason.  He's been like this on and off, and has even been like this about to other things besides cleaning in the past, years ago. 

Quoting NatesMyBoy:

I would say stop doing shit for him. But obviously that would backfire, you would end up cleaning. Has he always been like this?

by Anonymous 9 on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM

My dh was like that, then he stayed at home for a week with the kiddos. Realized it's not all f*cking cherries. 

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM
Ugh. He's really picking on you, it sounds like. He needs to lighten up! These are NOT big problems!!!!
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM
Mine doesn't matter if he's been at work or not, if something needs to be done he just does it. There is no "wifely chores", this is OUR house and together we take care of it. OP sorry your DH is a douche, next time he starts bitching tell him if he doesn't like something to get off his ass and do it his damn self.

Quoting LucyMom08:

That would suck...I'm SO does what he thinks needs to be done if he sees something...and he does most of the cooking...we are a team effort...

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

We've talked about it before. His answer was "I don't know why I get like that. I do notice it, but it's like I just don't care at the time." 

I personally think it's just learned/bad behavior from his dad! His dad treats his mom like a doormat, and she allows it. DH isn't nowhere as bad, but it reminds me of his dad. 

Quoting clearlyme:

He is obviously trying to pick a fight with you. Sounds to me like something deeper may be going on in his head. When you are both calm and relaxed maybe talk to him. Ask him what he is actually unhappy with and re-evaluate your expectations of each other.

by Anonymous 10 on Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I say start reaming on him for being a lazy douche canoe.

If he leaves clothes out, ask him "do you want to look like a hot wrinkled mess?  I had those put away, is this how you thank me?"

When he complains about dinner while sitting on his bum, respond with "well dinner would have been ready earlier, but the damn chickens wouldn't stay still long enough for me to chop their heads off"

If she comments about you relaxing, reply with "Oh I saw you sitting on your ass all weekend, I wanted to know what it feels like."

It ticks my DH when I respond like that, but he gets the hint pretty quick.  Especially if  I shoot him the "your'e being an ass hat" look.


by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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WHY do we allow our husbands to continue to take us for granted and treat us like crap?  Screw this!  Just stop cleaning! Go on strike!  Tell him until he APPRECIATES all that you do, you won't clean! period!  I am soooo tired of reading about all the a hole husbands who treat their ladies like crap even tho their ladies do so much more than they do.  It's not fair and it's not right.

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Stop doing things for him. If he can't appreciate it, he doesn't deserve it. And it will show him what it really is like when yuo don't do anything around the house.

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