He Shut off the WiFi at Home So His Wife Would Stop Working. Is He a Jerk?

Wow, this guy sounds like a real gem!

In case you aren’t picking up what I’m putting down, that was sarcasm…

Because this guy comes off like a real jerk!

At least I think he does!

Read his story and see what YOU think.

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AITA for shutting off the home wifi so that my wife would stop working?

“I (35) have been married to my wife Jen (30) for three years, and before that we dated for six years… she is also 32 weeks (eight months) pregnant with twins. She’s my best friend and I absolutely adore her, with one minor flaw, she is a huge workaholic/perfectionist.

While we both have very well-paying jobs, Jen’s job is way more stressful and time-demanding. Even though she is brilliant and amazing at what she does, she often works around the clock (on average, 60-hour weeks) at home and in office.

This wasn’t a problem before, but about two weeks ago her doctor told her to take a step back from work (i.e., go on leave early) because the stress was starting to cause her a couple of health issues, even though the babies are fine.

However, being the workaholic that she is, she has still been working from her laptop 6-8 hours every day. Which, fine, I understand that she had a couple of cases that she needed to finish. But most days she was so focused on work that she was forgetting to eat meals and falling asleep at her desk.

So, yesterday when I got home, I realized that she had done the same thing again. I woke her up and told her that she needed to go rest in bed. She insisted she was fine and said there was an emergency with a client of hers and she just needed to finalize some things for a coworker.

I asked her just to take a break first and take a nap/eat, but she said that she would once she was done and that it wouldn’t take her more than an hour. I told her fine, but no longer than an hour even though I was pretty annoyed.

So, two hours later when she was still working, I became frustrated and unplugged the Wi-Fi and put the cable out of sight. The only purpose of this was to cut her off from work on her laptop because she clearly had no intention of stopping.

Once she realized, she yelled at me, called me an AH, and she said that I was treating her like a child and accused me of being controlling, condescending, and “borderline abusive.”

I told her that she is being stupid and just to let the coworker that asked for her help to handle it. I said that she was free to use the mobile hotspot on her phone, or figure out the router herself, but otherwise I would plug it back in when I woke up (which I did).

She was so mad that she slept in the guest room and when I went to apologize the next morning for calling her stupid (not for cutting the internet) she said that she can’t even look at me. She hasn’t said another word to me yet.

I’m starting to feel like I might have been a bit extreme, even if I only did it out of concern. but honestly, overdoing it by trying to meet deadlines that she’s not even supposed to be responsible for.


And here’s what Reddit users had to say.

One person said they understand this guy’s concern, but he’s handling it the wrong way.

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Another Reddit user had a lot to say about this situation…

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And this Reddit user said “Everyone Sucks Here”.

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