(Closed) My friend and her husband…

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

WHAT?!?! That is insane!!! She wants to pay you to watch her kids while, what, her husband sits on the couch watching TV ten feet away from you??!

I did used to have a friend with a terrible boyfriend (not husband thankfully, though they were engaged for a time). He was just every brand of awful, but the worst I think was that he had this habit of sitting with his mouth hanging open. Like, I could forgive everything else, but the mouth-open thing was just too much. And they would always break up, and I’d be all “awww, honey, I know this sucks but really I think it’s for the best!” And then of course they’d get back together and we’d be right back to suckville. Then she moved away and I made NO effort to continue the friendship long distance. Haha I can still picture his stupid mouth hanging open. Gross.

Post # 4
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Ryansgirl:  There is always that one girl friend who dates a loser at some point, This guy takes the PRIZE though! Some of my girlfriends have dated douchebags in the past, but nothing that involved not trusting him with his own kids or being married to the arse. Sheesh!




Post # 5
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Glad you stuck to your guns and said no.  These kinds of things can be a slippery slope, too, where before you know it you’re the full-time daycare.  It sucks for the kids, but this is a problem she put herself in, other people have no obligation to bail her out of it.  The husband just sounds like a s#it human being.

Post # 7
3641 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If the family has money, why doesn’t she just pay for a nanny? Most likely she’s too embarrassed to get a stranger to do it. 

Post # 8
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Everdeen:  I’d be more embarrassed to ask friends to do it. At least nannies are professionals and usually discrete!

Post # 9
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Omg! How awkward for you and seriously?? What a lazy, lazy husband. 

is there something else going on….like why wouldn’t a father be trusted to look after his kids?! Is he a drug addict?

Post # 10
2333 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


omg that is the saddest thing!!! what kinda marriage/partnership is that??!!! and now she has kids with that loser. so sad 🙁

my friend is dating a total loser idiot at the moment, im hoping for her and everyones sake she doesnt marry him or get knocked up. but time will tell.

good on you for sticking to your guns and not babysitting her kids while her lazy useless husband watches tv aaall day!!!! WTF!

Post # 12
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

WHY would you have kids with someone and then not trust them to watch the children for a measley 2 hours a day?!? I would’ve just gotten a sperm donor…

Post # 13
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wow. I wouldn’t want to be friends with a man who can’t be trusted with kids for a couple of hours let alone married to one. Gah.

Post # 14
2573 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Ryansgirl:  Hold on. So your friend wants to pay YOU to watch HIS kids? I am assuming these are not their mutual kids but kids from a prior relationship. There is so much wrong with this. Have you sat her down and been all, “Oh honey… No…” 

I can see your frustration! 

Post # 15
1274 posts
Bumble bee

Eeee. SurprisedThat’s mega awkward. Good for you for saying no. That’s a whole can of worms you don’t wanna be in the middle of.

Seriously though? She doesn’t trust her husband around his own kids? Isn’t that like a GINORMOUS red flag?!

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