My husband doesn’t like that I let my mom clean our house.

My mother offered to come to our house this past weekend to do some cleaning. My husband and I both work full-time, and it’s hard to keep the house as clean as I’d like it. So I took my mother up on her offer to come over and mop the floors, and then my husband got upset that my mother was at our house cleaning and started a fight. I said “Well, if you got a higher paying job, maybe we could afford a cleaning lady.” His response was, “You don’t need a cleaning lady, you can just mop the floors yourself.” I wanted to smack him upside the head! I had the offer of help, so I took my mom up on it and she loves doing that kind of stuff. What the hell is his problem? I make quite a bit more money than him, so me being a stay-at-home-mom is not realistic in our house.
Seriously, what the hell is his problem? His wife throws in his face that she makes more money than he does? The nerve of him! She’s too much of a primadonna to mop her own floor and makes her mother come over and do it and he feels strange about it? What a dickwad! Outrageous! Call the cops!
This isn’t about your mom mopping the floor, or a cleaning lady, or you wanting to stay at home and watch the kids and not being able to. This is about you showing not only a lack of respect for your husband, but a whole mop bucket full of contempt for him. If you’d like to continue to be married to this gentleman, I suggest you stop belittling him and holding over his head that you make more money than he does. It’s very ugly, and marriages with this kind of dynamic simply don’t last.

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