Man Divorces Wife For Refusing To Resume Work After Maternity, Choosing To Be Stay-At-Home Mum

Man Divorces Wife For Refusing To Resume Work After Maternity, Choosing To Be Stay-At-Home Mum

  • Two college sweethearts who've been married for five years recently broke up over a disagreement regarding house chores
  • The bone of contention was the wife's refusal to resume work after completing her maternity leave, insisting he take on more jobs to support them
  • Struggling to balance work and parenting due to the increased workload, the husband decided to let his wife go

A once-happy marriage has ended in divorce due to a fundamental disagreement over childcare.

Photo of a mother playing with her baby.
The wife insisted that, in addition to working more jobs, the man should do house chores over the weekend to allow her time to rest. Photo credits: FG Trade.
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This is after a 30-year-old man chose to end the union over his wife's decision to become a stay-at-home mother.

Couple was married 5 years

In a post on Reddit, the disgruntled man disclosed that he and his wife were high school sweethearts who shared a love for academics and ambition.

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The couple, who had been married for five years, welcomed their first child three years into their marriage.

They initially agreed to send their child to daycare after six months. However, tensions arose when the man's wife decided against returning to work.

"Her argument was that if I picked up more work, we could afford a single-income household, and she would save us money as a stay-at-home parent," he lamented.

Wife demanded husband does house chores

Concerned about the financial strain and his limited time with their child, the man suggested alternative arrangements.

One of them was working different shifts to share childcare responsibilities.

Despite his efforts to find a compromise, his wife insisted on her position, leading to a breakdown in communication and mounting resentment.

He says:

"She quit her job. She took care of the baby during my work hours and wanted me to cook dinner on weekdays and take care of the baby on weekends because a "stay-at-home mums deserve breaks too."

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Wife struggling with bills after divorce

The load of bills and insane work hours, along with the inability to enjoy time with the baby, upset the man.

Feeling unsupported and overwhelmed by the demands of work and home life, the husband made the difficult decision to file for divorce.

"The court gave 50:50 custody, no alimony or child support since I proved she decided to stay home, something I never agreed upon," he continued.

According to the man, his estranged wife is broke and struggling to live paycheck to paycheck.

Man divorces wife for failing loyalty test

Elsewhere, a video of a young man's reaction after his wife failed a loyalty test went viral on social media.

It all started when the man's wife, Esther, was phoned and asked to mention her lover's name so he could win a prize from a newly opened radio station.

Contrary to his expectation, the woman named another gentleman called Emmanuel as her one true love.

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The husband explained that he decided to have the test done because of his wife's recent actions, which raised suspicions about her commitment to the marriage.


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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email:

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