There are bound to be misunderstandings in a relationship.
Even when you live with your parents and siblings, you fight or argue every other day over petty things. The thing that separates this behaviour from toxicity is the ability to fix it. If a family can communicate and change the things that are creating issues, know that the family is safe and healthy. But if the people in the relationship repeat this behaviour without facing any consequences, just know that it is going to go downhill from here. For a marriage to work, a couple needs to understand boundaries. You need to understand that every person has their own individual life that you can not mess with. When you interfere too much, it is bound to create problems.
This woman on Reddit shared her story of her husband messing up her paintings in her office that led her to take drastic measures. I won’t reveal too much information right now. Scroll down below to read what led to the woman finally locking the office:
The woman is a 33-year-old art teacher. She has a passion for art.
She recently started teaching a new class and shows her own paintings to them to demonstrate textures etc.
Her accountant husband rarely ever walks into her home office where she keeps her paintings.
Recently, he had been messing with her paintings claiming he was trying to make them look “better.”
He wanted to start his own artwork so her brushes started going missing too. But he messed up big time when he ruined a huge project of her’s by painting over it. So she put a lock in her office.
He is upset at her saying she is treating him like one of her students.
This is why the woman thinks she might be in the wrong:
In my opinion, the guy really needs to understand boundaries. That is not his office and those are not his paintings. He can not mess with people’s work without their permission. If it were something that society considered more “professional” it would be a crime. The husband is completely wrong here.
This is what other Redditors had to say about the story:
Some people suggested she should take revenge.
He seems to be jealous of her.
Work is work.
He is 37 but acts like he is a 7-year-old.
Is this what a midlife crisis looks like?
Do you think the woman overreacted or did she do the right thing? Let us know your thoughts with us in our comments section.