Husband leaves the internet divided after ’embarrassing’ his wife when she wrongly claimed to their friends at a dinner party she was the main breadwinner
- The man, from Victoria, said he and his wife were at a dinner party in December
- She said she was the breadwinner in front of friends, which he said wasn’t true
- Later she told him that he embarrassed her, but he thinks the white lie was unfair
A husband has divided the internet when he asked if he was in the wrong for calling out his wife in front of friends for falsely claiming she was the breadwinner.
The man, from Victoria, took to social media to explain he and his wife were at a dinner party to celebrate their new Covid-normal free from lockdown.
‘First off, I do not believe in the concept of breadwinners. They are an outdated term,’ he wrote on Reddit.
‘We were talking about how finances were absolutely f***ed now, and my wife casually mentioned that she was the breadwinner. That’s objectively false.
The man, from Victoria, took to social media to explain he and his wife at a dinner party to celebrate a COVID-normal lifestyle (stock image)
‘Even this year, when I got let go for a month, I still made about 50 per cent more than her. I wouldn’t have cared if she said there were no breadwinners, but she did say an objectively incorrect thing.
‘I just said “Don’t breadwinners earn more than their partner? I don’t think you do.”‘
He said later his wife said that his actions embarrassed her.
She told him she made up a white lie to friends and she wanted to keep it up, but he said he didn’t think it was nice to lie at the expense of others.
Some sided with the man, claiming his wife was in the wrong.
One person said: ‘It’s quite a gamble to assume you can blatantly lie in front of someone who knows the truth and that they wouldn’t correct you. Even if it’s your partner.’
The woman said she was the breadwinner, which her husband said was a lie. Later, she said he embarrassed her (stock image)
Another said: ‘Well the thing is… wasn’t she embarrassing him in the first place with that “little white lie.”‘
Some defended the woman’s actions, with several believing it may have originated from when her husband lost his job.
People suggested her friends offered her money, and she declined and said she made the money in the relationship anyway.
‘Doesn’t make it any more excusable and she’s definitely the a*****e but I don’t think she was being super malicious about it either,’ one person said.