I’ve always thought that it must be hard for people to retire and then try to get back into the routine of a completely different life.
And that brings us to today’s story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page.
A man wants to know if he’s wrong for not being up to snuff as far as keeping up the house like his wife did for decades.
Let’s take a look at his story.
AITA for not knowing how to run the house like my wife did for almost 50 years?
“My wife and I are 68, I retired about 3 years ago, and my wife is/was a nurse who went back to work for a, “change of pace”.
So for the first time ever I’m out of work, and she’s working. This has created a bit of an awkward dynamic since I have 0 experience doing chores (we got married and moved in together when we were 18, and before that I lived with my mom). So I legitimately have never had to lift a finger at home til recently.
My wife packed my lunch and kissed me goodbye for 47 years. She was a bit shocked to discover I won’t be doing the same. She’s had to teach me how to cook, since I had very little experience doing it (none actually), now the only thing I can do well is clean. So that is not an issue. But everything else that she used to do I’m just not capable of. She’s been less than understanding…
I feel that we should maybe split the chores
We recently got into an argument because I haven’t been able to, “do what I (she) did for almost 50 years” Which she’s right, but like I said….I have no experience with any of this stuff.
I didn’t even want to retire since my dad and grandpa worked til the day they died, but she convinced me too. And now I’m stuck here. I’m doing my best.”
And here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.
One person said that this guy is the a**hole here…no doubt about it.
And this reader said that anyone can learn how to cook if they put the effort in. Amen!
Finally, this individual said that this guy sounds like he’s making a huge production out of what really isn’t a big deal.
What do you think?
Let us know in the comments.
Thanks in advance!