I pay my husband with video game hours after he finishes his chores’

The woman took to Reddit to ask whether she was being unreasonable for trying to convince her husband to clean up around the house by rewarding him with time on his video games

A frustrated woman has revealed that she has to ‘pay’ her husband for doing chores around the house.

When the 27-year-old woman first met her husband, he was a student who prioritised his studies over getting a job.

However, once he finished college, he “refused” to get a job and decided to stay home instead.

While this didn’t bother his wife, she’s at her wit’s end with how little he helps out around the house as she says all he does all day is play video games.

In an anonymous post on Reddit, she said: “My husband doesn’t work, doesn’t clean, only video games and I’m becoming resentful.

“I tried talking to him about helping out around the house but he claims he forgets. When I suggest putting chores on the refrigerator he says it’s demeaning. The thing is I have access to the internet as I pay all the bills. I could in theory shut off his internet until chores get done but I feel that’s what you do with children.”

“After many suggestions I wondered how about paying my husband with video game hours for chores he completed. This way he does work around the house and he still gets to play his precious video games.

“I laid out what I thought was reasonable compensation for chores as they aren’t that hard washing dishes for 90 minutes, taking out the trash for 30 minutes, putting away laundry for 2 hours, stuff like that. He basically yells at me that’s even more demeaning and childish and I’m a major a**hole for even thinking this.”

She concluded her post by asking Reddit users whether she was in the wrong, and while the general consensus was that she wasn’t, many people did accuse her husband for “mooching” off of her.

One person said: “Yeah…of course it feels childish. This grown man won’t do his chores and just wants to play games all day.”

Another wrote: “If you have to resort to treating someone like a child just to get basic needs met then the relationship is already doomed.”

A third commented: “What are you getting out of this relationship? Your husband doesn’t work, doesn’t clean, and gets angry when you suggest he should be doing something that isn’t just playing video games. He’s really obviously mooching off of you. Your life would probably be easier if you were single, because at least then you would only be supporting yourself and cleaning up after yourself. This man sounds like a drain.”