The original poster’s (OP) husband has been planning a trip for the last four years with some close friends. Their trip kept getting postponed because of some friends having family deaths, financial issues and due to unfortunately world events.
The Trip is Scheduled
OP says her husband is finally going to be able to leave within two months for his trip but there is a problem.
She is Pregnant
Not only is OP pregnant, but she’s also due to deliver the baby while he is away. This is her first child and she doesn’t want to go through the birth alone.
Without her husband she doesn’t have any other family or support.
He’s Making Her Feel Guilty
Her husband is making her feel bad for asking him to postpone his trip so he can be there for his wife and baby.
He Doesn’t Think It’s a Big Deal
He has a son from a previous relationship and says the birth only took an hour and the nurses helped out so it won’t be a big deal.
She Would Have to Watch His Son
He has sole custody of his son and the mother is unreliable. OP would have to take care of his son and her baby for the month that he is away. His sister will take him while she is in the hospital but will drop him off shortly after.
He’s Excited to Go
He begged her to drop the issue because he’s excited to go and doesn’t want anything to ruin his trip. He says she can manage without him. He says women take care of children after they come home from the hospital all of the time.
He’ll Give Her Money
He told OP he will pay for her hardships.
His Friends are Calling Her Names
His friends are calling her a “wet blanket” because she is apparently trying to spoil everybody’s fun.
Should She Drop It?
OP understands they have been planning the trip for years and feels bad about the whole situation. She wonders if she should just drop the issue and try to manage.
The Readers Say to Dump Him
Many readers were disgusted with her husband’s behavior and advising her to leave him.
“I would flat out tell him that if he goes he can expect to be served with divorce papers upon his return. You deserve a husband who wants to be an actual partner.”
“why are you with him? He expects you to give birth alone and then take care of his son after you give birth. Trash, he is truly the worst.”
“Is no one questioning the fact that she’s 21 and he’s 27? And they’ve been together for 3 years?”
She Should Hire Help
Many women discussed the difficult birth they had and were appalled that her husband thought that the process is so easy. Since her husband is useless anyway and offered her money, many readers suggested she hire help like a nurse for recovery or a nanny to help with the four year-old.
“Let him go on the trip but before hand you need live in help that he needs to pay for in advance, Doula, nurse, housekeeper and when he leaves you need a locksmith, he leaves he doesn’t get to come back”
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