would you divorce over this

@trisha27 (3495)
United States
September 4, 2009 3:37pm CST
I got another great question, over watching another great court show. I love watching divorce court also and some of the things and cases that are brought on there are just crazy. But the question of today was would you divorce your spouse because they were being lazy. They wouldn't help out around the house and won't work and stuff like that. I wouldn't divorce my husband over this I would confront him about my feelings on him being lazy, but that's about it. I don't believe though that this is a good reason for divorce. What about you would you divorce over this and why or why not.
5 responses
• United States
15 Sep 09
That's a hard question---I know a couple that irritate the fire right out of me because he'll work for a few months-never over a year,and they have children.It irritates me because they get their utilities turned off and act like it's someone else's fault-so,I can see why they might get divorced over not working.However,over cleaning house-nope,can't see that would be a reason. I would tell him one of us has to work at some employment and if he wants to be unemployed,then he could be the house man and I'd work.But in that case,he'd have to do the things I would normally do. Yes,I hear all their arguments over not having money and feel the man should work because even now, a man tends to make more money.However,a divorce??Not unless something else was happening as well.
• India
15 Sep 09
What a stupid reason to get divorced?There are other serious reasons.Try to get him to work.
@jesssp (2739)
• Canada
14 Sep 09
No, not in the short term! But if it was a really serious, ongoing issue it could lead to that. If it went on for years and years, him not doing anything to help and even refusing to work, I don't think I could stand it. But I think that's a personality trait that you would see before you ever got married and I just don't think I could marry someone like that in the first place.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I'm not certain I would divorce my spouse over this. As you say, I would confront them and try to get them to see the error of their ways. Failing that, I would either make do with the situation or maybe just leave for a while and see if they change their ways.
• United States
4 Sep 09
No, regardless of laziness which yes is annoying. It's something you should confront. Hopefully you didn't marry because the spouse cleans well. Geez.