A WOMAN, 32, explained that she was so fed up of her husband, 30, sitting on his phone all day rather than look for a job, that she refused to give him the wifi password.
The wife explained that she thought internet access was a privilege and he hadn’t earned that as he wasn’t chipping in for the bills.
The woman was furious with her husband for being on the internet the whole time instead of looking for a jobCredit: Getty
She said she was frustrated as three months had gone by since he was fired from his last position and she felt he’d done nothing to find more work.
Taking to Reddit, she said: “My husband and I are going through some financial struggles right now. The reason for that is because my husband lost his job.
“He didn’t earn much anyway working retail, being overworked and underpaid.
“He said the reason he lost his job was because of his narcissist boss.
“Money is tight and the load fell on me completely to provide for us and pay for everything including WiFi. He promised to look for a job though!”
The woman explained that despite saying he would be actively searching for employment, he seemed to be doing nothing.
She said: “My husband started spending most of his time on his phone.
“I keep asking if he is looking for a job and he’d say yes but it’s been three months now.
“I found myself paying so much towards WiFi service because of his endless activities on the internet.
“I didn’t say anything till I ran into his former boss at the supermarket.
“We talked about my husband and I brought up how he fired him but he looked at me confused and told me he didn’t fire him, my husband quit with his own will after giving him a long rant about how he was sick and tired of working retail and that he will never work in this field again.
“I was shocked and also fuming. I went home and confronted him. He admitted that it was true and asked me to understand because he was fed up with having to work as a server for rude, obnoxious people who don’t respect him the way they should.
“I asked what he was going to do then and he said he has been thinking of going back to school to earn a respectable degree and work a ‘decent’ job.
“I asked where he would get the money to go back to school and he shrugged and said I could start a ‘fund’ for him with my salary because like he said he will no longer work retail.
“I lost it at him and told him I won’t save money for anything when I can barely manage.
“I told him I was losing so much money on WiFi service and so I changed the password prohibiting him from using the internet again till he start helping pay for it.
“He got mad and shouted about how I was robbing him of his rights to use the internet.
“But I stated that the internet is a privilege, not a right but he called me selfish and unsupportive.
“I left for work later and he kept calling me telling me to give up the password but I kept refusing.”
Fellow Redditors were quick to jump in with their opinions on the situation.
One person said: “Are you sure you want to be married to an entitled, lying man you have resorted to treating like a toddler?”
Another said: “You have bigger problems than a password.”
A third person said: “Whatever he’s been doing for the last three months isn’t job searching (unless he’s looking at jobs he’s under-qualified for, given he’s disdainful of retail), especially if it’s using enough internet to become a financial drain.
“He’s lied about his last job with his boss and how he parted from it, and only admitted to lying when you confronted him with the truth.
“This is the time to reevaluate the relationship knowing what you do now, and whether you think it’s worth taking a chance on your husband or not.”