Overcompensating

By Anonymous - 03/04/2023 02:00

Today, my wife has been going to a "women's group" for the last couple of months. She now refuses to do anything around the house, blatantly spoils our daughter, and talks to our son like he's mentally incompetent. She insists that she's just "reclaiming her power" but it makes everyone else miserable. FML
I agree, your life sucks 1 408
You deserved it 226

Same thing different taste

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Stop paying the bills until she ponies up her half, charge your kids for services like cell phones and entertainment but give them a 100% discount for doing their chores, and treat both of your kids with equal dignity. Your wife, however, can piss right off until she quits being a sexist, toxic biatch.

ODBeefalo 10

the problem with these Mens/Women's retreats is alot of them just wind up justifying toxic behavior as being a strong independent Man/Woman. If it says you will learn to be "the alpha of the group." it's a scam... like the classes that teach picking people up at bars, most are a scam by some to prey on insecurities. OP get her to a real therapist and maybe some family counseling.

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Stop paying the bills until she ponies up her half, charge your kids for services like cell phones and entertainment but give them a 100% discount for doing their chores, and treat both of your kids with equal dignity. Your wife, however, can piss right off until she quits being a sexist, toxic biatch.

There's some irony in you calling her a "sexist toxic bitch", while assuming she doesn't pay her half of the bills. Like...the vast majority of people can't afford a house wife??? Like I get that she is sexist, but couldn't you have avoided sexism while accusing someone of sexism?

I'm not worried about sexism in a snarky FML comment, which doesn't affect anyone's life to any degree. I am worried about radical toxic sexism that will rapidly destroy this guy's marriage and children, and is spreading like a cancer to society at large. Get a sense of priorities already.

Nico97 3

sounds like it’s time for a divorce

Chiefanatic 2

Wow! You might want to tell her that she’s emasculating your son. I mean doesn’t she want to wait and let his wife do that. Tell mother of the year if she doesn’t quit acting like shit towards him, he’s going to be useless as a man and will never be happy. Either that or take your son & leave.

ODBeefalo 10

the problem with these Mens/Women's retreats is alot of them just wind up justifying toxic behavior as being a strong independent Man/Woman. If it says you will learn to be "the alpha of the group." it's a scam... like the classes that teach picking people up at bars, most are a scam by some to prey on insecurities. OP get her to a real therapist and maybe some family counseling.

Sounds like she’s been beaten down for years and is lashing out at people who did it to her. Your son may not deserve it, but I bet you do.