Woman Makes Her Husband Cook Every Time He Complains About Her Food. Is She Wrong?

I think it’s gotta be pretty weird to be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t cook…

At all…

Am I wrong about this? Maybe I’m the crazy one…

A woman asked readers on Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page if she’s wrong for how she’s treating her husband when it comes to cooking.

Take a look.

AITA for making my husband cook anytime he complains about my cooking?

“Husband doesn’t cook, I’ve tried to teach him the basics but being in the kitchen just makes him nervous, so he prefers if I do it.

We split the rest of the chores, it’s just cooking he has an issue with, and he’ll do all of the cleanup afterwards, so I agreed to do dinners with one one very explicit stipulation.

Any and I mean any, uncalled for criticism and he has to make the dinner for us the next night himself. And by making the dinner I mean deciding what to make, buying all the ingredients and doing all the prep himself, no takeaway either, it has to be homemade.

Legitimate criticisms such as I burnt or undercooked something are fine but I don’t care to hear any comments on why didnt use I ‘x’ instead of ‘y’ in the sauce or complaints about eating the same dish twice in a week.

To be clear, I don’t mind taking requests for meals beforehand and I’ve adapted to most of his preferences already but complaints about the food after it is already on the table just irritate me.

I also make sure to never make any negative comments on the dinners he makes, even if it’s beans on toast, I’m just happy to have food handed to me. The first few times it happened pretty sparingly and he accepted it fine but he’s started slipping up more recently and he’s now decided that my rule is unfair.

He thinks I’m the a**hole for unfairly punishing him for having opinions and that him doing the washing up is a fair compromise already.

Personally I think he still needs to learn how much of a mental drain preparing dinners can be and that if wants something cooked exactly to his liking he needs to make it himself.”

And here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.

This person said that this woman isn’t being an a**hole and that they actually like this rule.

Photo Credit: Reddit

Another reader said that it sounds like the husband is doing a bit of “weaseling” here.

Photo Credit: Reddit

And this individual said that the husband is acting this way about her food on purpose.

Photo Credit: Reddit

Lastly, this reader said that the next time he complains, he should be on his own. Amen!

Photo Credit: Reddit

Now we want to hear from you!

Talk to us in the comments and let us know what you think about this story.

Thanks a lot!