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Wife Says Husband Abandons Her And The Kids Once A Week To Sleep At His Mum’s House!

Wife Says Husband Abandons Her And The Kids Once A Week To Sleep At His Mum’s House!


A fed up wife has taken to the internet asking for advice on what to do with her husband who continues to sleep over at his mum’s house once a week.

Claiming he needs some ‘downtime’ the husband leaves his wife at home with the kids while he goes and spends the day and night with his mum.

While the wife understands everyone needs some time to themselves, she wonders whether once a week is excessive for a family man. She wrote into Mumsnet for advice on her concern

“My partner’s mother lives nearby,” she wrote. “Increasingly he will decide to stay over at her house one night a week. He leaves in the evening and often doesn’t return until afternoon the following day.”

“This really annoys me,” she said. “I feel as if I’m left, literally ‘holding the baby’.

“None of my friends live nearby, and with COVID19 at the moment, not easy to organise an evening meet-up either.”

Taking to the advice website, she wanted to know if she was over reacting to his actions.

“I don’t want to be controlling, or stop him going out, but I feel like once a week overnight is a bit much!” she said. “He is/was an only child, and says that he just needs some downtime, which I understand, but it’s really eating into what I see as ‘our’ weekend time together.”

Man leaves wife alone to spend night with mum

 Commenters were quick to come to the defence of the wife calling the husband’s behaviour utterly selfish.

“A grown man with a family at home who needs to stay at his mum’s once a week? He’s being selfish and ridiculous,” one person wrote. “We all need downtime, doesn’t mean he should regularly abandon his family to get it. He needs to let go of his mum’s apron strings!”

“He’s leaving you in the lurch with the baby and it’s like he’s not fully bought into the idea he has family responsibilities now?” another responded.

While others questioned how truthful he was being. Was he even staying at his mum’s house?

“He’s staying at his mum’s?” one person asked, “Really?”

While another hinted that perhaps he was busy doing something else entirely!  “I think you’re deluding yourself if you really believe he’s sitting around all night watching telly with his dear old mum and then can’t manage to get home until the afternoon. Come on now, get serious.”


Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

One comment

  1. When he says he is going to his Mum’s wait for awhile then ring her and ask to speak to him. Make sure you have an excuse in case he is there. If you find out he is lying arrange for somebody you know well to mind your baby for when you know he will come home so at least you know your baby is safe. If he is lying tell him to leave provided the place isn’t just in his name – it could be a bit tricky if it’ only in him name. If you think he might “kick you out” perhaps have a few necessities packed and hidden.
    If he has any siblings perhaps make general conversation then ask if they go and stay there. Could his Mum be sick and you haven’t been told?
    Good luck whatever you decide to do

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