A Nigerian woman named Mildred is facing criticism on Facebook after asserting that she won’t give her hard-earned money to her husband or handle his laundry.
The mother of three defended her position, stating that before their marriage in 2008, she didn’t cook or do laundry for her husband. She criticized those judging her, claiming that some women, to assert themselves as good wives, take on financial burdens that lead to stress and strife in their marriages.
“I won’t hand over my hard-earned money to him. While I may share business ideas, my earnings won’t be handed to him. He can seek a loan from the bank, just as I am authorized to do. Our money can cover household needs, but I won’t give it outright. Some of you took charge and started assuming responsibilities that led to conflicts in your husband’s house. I won’t give a man my money. Make him hustle for himself. When business fails and you start tapping into your earnings, or you help him financially and he can’t meet expectations, you’ll look for exes for aid. I won’t be a part of that. I won’t be his personal savior. I won’t stress for any man. My love and respect don’t mean I’ll be stressed. Who was doing laundry before marriage? I won’t sacrifice my life for unnecessary stress. There are dry cleaners for laundry. If it’s the weekend, do your laundry. Iron your clothes; I won’t do it for ‘any man.’ Life is singular, and I won’t suffer undue stress,” she expressed.