Thinking about divorce

Microsoft sh1t💩
Feb 8 111 Comments

So I got into another fight with my wife. Nothing super important actually, but those small fights are eating me up.

I wouldn’t say I am the best husband in the world but I pretty much ditched all social activity to spend time with my wife and kid, I’ve been around and took care of our son since his birth. She actually won’t be able to go one day without me, because my son would be too much for her to handle.

I read books about relationships to be the best husband. But I am killing myself slowly with all these small fights.

Sometime we get into an argument and I raise my voice such as “remember last time, I was right! We should do this!” Then she would go on to accuse me of cursing at her, and shouting at her which I didn’t, I raised my voice one level while explaining my logic. Then she would start sobbing and telling me to gtfo and that she hates when people shout at her. At that point any reasoning is pointless, I lost, I could have been right before, but now that she think I “shouted”, it became all
My fault.

I know reasoning with your gf/wife is dumb, but sometime I can’t help it. Every time this will end up being me apologizing for all my behavior later on with her looking at me with a cold glance, telling me if it wasn’t for me taking care of my son she would want to divorce right now. Then proceed to tell me what I need to change/improve for the future while I am furious inside(sometime) because her demands are freaking stupid.

-That I can’t do overtime at work when I need to finish stuff, because I play video game sometime, if I got time for such activity, I obviously have too much free time that I can use towards working.

-That I shouldn’t go to gym, and if I ever go to gym, then it means I’m not busy at work, and I should never use “busy at work” as a reason to be 15minutes late when coming home for dinner.
For example if I go to gym on Monday, and somehow I need 2 hours on Thursday for a project, she would tell me to fuck off and get home on time.

I know I didn’t behave as optimal as I should, but after apologizing for everything where most of the time I don’t think it is my fault. I will get hot headed every now and then and start an argument.

After today’s argument, I just got 2 extra rules on my back that further limit my freedom. I felt so tired all of a sudden and I am thinking if divorcing could be a better option.

By the way I love my son, he is way too cute. He is 1 and a half now.

Sorry for all the typo and bad grammar, I just needed to rant.

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TOP 111 Comments
  • New dluz61
    You aren't a hero for being around to help care for your kid, Jesus, get some perspective. That's bare minimum. And if yelling triggers her, maybe don't do that? You may not think you're yelling, but maybe you're coming across that way. And last of all "reasoning with your wife is dumb?" What the fuck? Women are people. You probably should divorce her, she deserves better.
    Feb 8 5
    • Medallia nguuuukb4y
      Lol she's emotionally abusive but yeah I'm sure she can do better.
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft / Eng ♥️♥️
      You selected parts of text that fits your narrative and biases. Saying/thinking “Reasoning with your wife/gf is dumb” is sexist and wrong. However what’s also wrong is controlling behaviour which his wife seems to be showing by trying to limit his gym/relax time.
      They should seek couple’s therapy is all I can say.
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft
      NoSugar

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      NoSugarmore
      ^ Are you sure it’s his wife that is being controlling though? Look at the language in the post. He says she’s upset that he is late which means he is regularly violating some agreed upon time to be home. The first step is to set reasonable expectations and try not to regularly violate them. Personally I don’t set a regular dinner time with my family because I work late often so we are flexible.

      And asking for someone to be on time is more than fair while telling someone they can’t be reasoned with because they are a woman and bullying someone with a tone of voice until they cry sounds far more abusive than his wife’s behavior. OP is tired of the arguments but admits he starts them... there is a lot he can do to fix this if he wants to start respecting women and can respect his wife’s feelings and autonomy as much as his own.
      Feb 8
    • Microsoft / Eng ♥️♥️
      1. OP: "For example if I go to gym on Monday, and somehow I need 2 hours on Thursday for a project, she would tell me to fuck off and get home on time."
      I don't know about you but I find this pretty controlling specially when taking care of your health should be one of the highest priorities.

      2. Your comment: "bullying someone with a tone of voice until they cry" and OP's comment: "Then she would go on to accuse me of cursing at her, and shouting at her which I didn’t, I raised my voice one level while explaining my logic" seem to differ. You and I are in no position to comment on who is right.
      Food for thought: Did you just exaggerate something to rationalize your biases?

      I repeat, I am not trying to justify one party's actions. All I am trying to say is that we do not know OP, his partner and their life enough to comment on their relationship. Everyone is a relationship expert and marriage counselor on internet. My advice to OP and his partner: go to the real-life ones.
      Feb 8
    • New dluz61
      I would agree with real life marriage counseling, but c'mon, based on how the original post was written, which strikes you as more likely: that his wife is a super crazy controlling person who can't be reasoned with because she's female, or that he's massively slanting his story to avoid coming across as the bad guy? I mean, we've all been in arguments, right? Does "raised my voice one level while explaining my logic" in the middle of a fight over something the OP obviously feels put upon by sound like something that actual human beings do? Really? If you were reading a novel that contained that line, you'd throw the book away for being so poorly written.
      Feb 8
  • Oracle not_larry
    Kid under two is a common reason for divorce. Recommend sticking it out for couple of years if things are not too bad.
    Feb 8 1
    • Microsoft sh1t💩
      OP
      Will try, thanks! Yeah, today’s argument started by me needing to sent out a huge email, and I plan to leave work 2 minute LATE when picking up my son from day care
      Feb 8
  • Medallia hierogyro
    1) Your situation sucks because you suck. Never Blame her, you let it get to this.

    2) Your wife doesn't respect you.

    3) You're being passive aggressive. "If I take care of my son then she should xyz". You don't express what you really want and then you blow up when you don't get it.

    4) stop getting into arguments with her, it's weak and women hate weak men.

    5) you need to workout. Sounds like the end is near, start preparing your self for the dating market. Who knows, she might hey turned on!

    6) You're a poor leader.

    7) you need to learn to set BOUNDARIES. sounds like she does too.
    Feb 8 11
    • Oracle not_larry
      Ok then maybe you are right. I’m going to shut up and stand in a corner 🤷‍♂️😃
      Feb 8
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      I feel bad for your kids. Fuck.
      Feb 8
    • Bossa Nova Robotics Pjjq85
      Avoiding conflict isn't weak. Why would you start an argument with someone who is abusive. You may have kids, but have you been in an abusive relationship?
      Feb 8
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      NoSugarmore
      ^ or, why would you call your partner abusive if you’re the one starting arguments?
      Feb 8
    • Facebook Zuccy
      Underrated comment
      Feb 8
  • Microsoft / Eng ♥️♥️
    It’s hard to comment on something based on one side of story. You seem to be very stressed. Seek profession help for yourself and try marriage counseling as well before you think of anything else.
    Feb 8 1
    • Microsoft sh1t💩
      OP
      Thanks! I behave as good as possible but I am human, I do make mistakes. Not big ones, just like mentioned above, sometime can’t withhold my temper and raise voice while arguing, not cursing or anything just raise voice one level when heated.
      Feb 8
  • Amazon VEoy51
    Go to marriage counseling, these are behavioral issues that can corrected. You both need to come to accord with the fact that you both are not treating one another with love and kindness. Things always look the worst after a fight so don’t make that decision in an emotional state of mind.
    Feb 8 0
  • Microsoft futbol
    Sorry to hear that. Any hope with marriage counseling first?
    Feb 8 1
    • Conduent Mile
      Better to take some time talking with a counselor IRL instead of esteemed colleagues in Blind.
      Feb 8
  • New / Eng
    罪人

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    罪人more
    That sounds terrible. I was always on the fence about getting married, but this post is the final nail in the coffin. I’d rather be single forever.
    Feb 8 3
    • Medallia hierogyro
      I'm sure that's the reason, not the fact that you have a micro penis and social anxiety over women
      Feb 8
    • New / Eng
      罪人

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      I hate these niggas more than the Nazis.
      罪人more
      Someone is projecting really hard. You must be someone that “respects women”. But you just can’t seem to catch a break.
      Feb 8
    • Medallia hierogyro
      Mgtow for life!
      Feb 8
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Op, the lesson you need is to forget about being right or using logic or winning an argument. Your wife has part of her body crawl out of her and that makes whatever you suffer almost meaningless. You must stop thinking and start feeling what your wife feels. Next time something happens, just say I’m sorry, I love you, and give her a hug.
    Feb 9 7
    • Life360 djdjsjs
      How could you even respect a man without a spine like that?
      Feb 11
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Doesn’t seems you understand. A confident man with a spine will be emotionally secure enough to treat their wife great this way, even when they are not at fault.

      It takes a weak and insecure man to be unable to control their emotions and explode on their wife, even if it is logically the wife’s fault.

      Most women instinctually know this and will always choose the man that makes them feel safe when shit hits the fan.
      Feb 11
    • Life360 djdjsjs
      I don’t think you understand the difference between standing up for yourself and ‘exploding’ on people. Nice try with the fake dichotomy
      Feb 12
    • Homeaway ppMg64
      VMWare is another beta trying to justify his messed up relationship
      Feb 12
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Think whatever you want... I am not here to teach you two how adult human relationships work, and you really have an adversarial mindset, so I doubt anything other then a few decades of shitty life experience is enough to teach you how to deal with people.

      OP is strongly advised to take the lesson if he values his wife and family as he said.
      Feb 13
  • Adobe insideher
    So much toxic masculinity here. Jesus Christ a lot of you need help.
    Feb 8 5
    • Google / Eng L8orDie
      That username tho
      Feb 8
    • New / R&D
      6G++ v42.0

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      6G++ v42.0more
      Boys will be boys!
      Feb 8
    • New dluz61
      The benefit of these posts is that I can just flip through it and block everyone spouting redpill garbage (and in other posts, racist garage). It improves my experience of this app massively. It also made me realize what a relatively small percentage of people are spouting it. You block four or five people and it knocks out such a massive proportion of all of it.
      Feb 8
    • New / R&D
      6G++ v42.0

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      6G++ v42.0more
      Meanwhile, in the real world, I see much fewer numbers of brainwashed leftists like you, which is encouraging- not all is lost.
      Feb 8
    • Google / Eng L8orDie
      Leftists always be tone policing. Suck a fat one @dluz61
      Feb 8
  • New / R&D
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    6G++ v42.0more
    Man up. Don't argue. You think she won't survive without you. If that's the case, behave accordingly. Don't be abusive, be firm and assertive. Set the rules.

    She may actually like that (even though she would never admit it openly).
    Feb 8 3
    • Veritas a3sgb57dd
      Exactly she wants a man not some sissy soyboy for a husband
      Feb 8
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      NoSugarmore
      I’m sure she’s going be just fine, surviving without a husband who thinks women can’t be reasoned with and who thinks escalating your tone of voice is a good way to win an argument.
      Feb 8
    • New / R&D
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      You did not even read the OP or my reply.
      Feb 8
  • Veritas a3sgb57dd
    I hate the mysoginistic views of the general red pill community but reading r/marriedredpill honestly saved my marriage so give it a shot
    Feb 8 2
    • Medallia hierogyro
      Same.
      Feb 8
    • Amazon Deedadoo
      Female +1 here. There’s some good stuff on there. Applies to both sexes IMO.
      Feb 14
  • Lyft npAv15
    Kids are hard. She'll be normal after 10 years.
    Feb 8 0
  • Google / Finance Moltisanti
    Stop with the divorce talk and stick it out. Don't deprive the child of a full time mother or father because you two adults can't communicate. Things get much better and easier when the kid turns 3-4 years old. I'm speaking from experience. Think about the child. It didn't ask for this.
    Feb 8 0
  • Oath waterfron
    Looks like your job is burning you out . Change your job. Stick to timelines. Give priority to your family. Work will always be there.
    Feb 8 0
  • Amazon I'm fawked
    I'm sorry dude
    Feb 8 0
  • PayPal wervziv
    YOLO
    Feb 8 0
  • Amazon / Eng
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    popozaomore
    It’s already been said, but try marriage counseling. It’s all he said, and no she said here.

    Your child is young, he deserves you guys trying to work this out and be a good example of what to expect out of a family in the future (if this is what is important to him).

    If you guys still can’t reconcile after counseling... then you can work on an exit strategy.

    BTW, bring the kid to the gym. Dropping him off at the gym care center is a nice break for your wife too. Maybe that time off will help her cool down.
    Feb 8 8
    • Amazon / Eng
      popozao

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      popozaomore
      Another thing we did this year is find a sitter to have date nights on weekends. This helped immensely. Again good luck, hope you get happier.
      Feb 8
    • Homeaway ppMg64
      Wow! You do sound like a Beta. You have not setup boundaries or expectations in your marriage.

      It seems like you let your wife treat you like shit. You are equal partners in this relationship and you should demand equal respect.

      If she gets 5-hours or down-time, so should you. Tell her, how you spend it is none of her concern. Again, a marriage counselor can help, but this sounds like you are in an abusive relationship where she is mentally abusing you.

      Life is too short, to get stuck with the wrong person. If she does not change after counseling, it’s better to just exit the relationship
      Feb 8
    • Leidos / Eng lfeY53
      Need to give respect to get respect.
      Feb 8
    • Amazon / Eng
      popozao

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      popozaomore
      Agree with Homeaway.
      Feb 8
    • New dluz61
      Do the 4 hours of whatever involve household management? I bet they do
      Feb 8
  • You need to have a babysitter or a Nani..
    Feb 8 1
    • New / Product iTri
      Nani Nahi paaji; Nanny!
      Feb 8
  • Cisco lg7ma4jq
    I had an emotionally abusive wife just like yours. I know exactly how it feels like to be in your shoes. But to be honest - I have heard that 8 out of 10 husbands always apologize after a row/fight even though it is not their fault 80% of the times. Most women never accept their mistakes/faults. Therapy sounds good. More importantly you need to practice not apologizing when it's not your fault. I knew a friend who would say "I'm sorry you feel bad because of our fight" and do not say "I'm sorry it's my bad". You say this out of wanting to move on from the fight. She uses this stmt as a weapon to obliterate you - leaving you feeling very horrible and pathetic. She is being selfish. End of the day it is emotional abuse - if the pros outweigh the cons stick with her. If not get a divorce. Find someone nice. Or even stay single (better than having to walk around on broken glass every single day). My wife and I are fighting out a divorce case in India (and also she filed maintenance case and a false criminal case against me). But I can tell you I'm so happy ever since she left my home 😇. It was living hell for me every single day! Try counselling/therapy.
    Feb 8 0
  • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
    You lost me at, "reasoning with your gf/wife is dumb." Divorce and give her a chance to find a mature husband.
    Feb 8 0