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My sister and her husband are fighting over who makes dinner

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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I'm a sahm so I don't have this problem ;)

My sister and her husband both work. She earns a bit more than him, so if anyone was gonna stay home t should be him, but he refused. So, they both work. He gets home earlier almost every night- doesn't make or start dinner, and she's walked home to find him on the couch asking what's for dinner.

She got fed up yesterday and tonight, she came in, made herself and their sons sandwiches and nothing for him.

Idk, I'm not a rah rah feminist so maybe I don't get it, but why wouldn't you want to cook for your hubby? Part of me feels like it's a mom and woman's job to do it, and I'd never not make something for him out of spite. What do you think?
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:34 PM
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Foolynroo2
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM

LOL

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM

They should have a schedule where they both take turns. 

cdjd23
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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If he isn't contributing to helping prepare meals I completely get why she is fed up. I wouldn't put up with that either.
Texor
by Platinum Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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I think that your sister works all day, is tired when she gets home and that you don't have to be a "rah rah feminist" to expect some equity in a relationship. 

amy-momof5
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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Are his arms broke? If they both work and he gets home first why is it her job?
CadillacCutie
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM
If he's home first wth! Why can't he!
lovetoteachec
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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Fuck the hubby, he should help too.
sissyboogs
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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There's no reason he can't cook sometimes too. 

My husband and I both work full time. I cook dinner most nights, but if I don't feel like it (or, nights like tonight when I had to take my daughter to dance class right after work and forgot to throw something in the crock pot this morning), he cooks. 

Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:37 PM

They need to find what works for them.  That could be a schedule, having weekly takeout nights, crockpot meals, etc.

gracepearledge
by on Jul. 23, 2014 at 9:37 PM
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I would have done the same thing.
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