Marriages are always a give and take.
Sometimes, they’re 50/50, other times, they’re 90/10.
There are times when a husband gives more, and times when a wife gives more.
But, if one thing is certain, regardless of how much you’re giving and taking—marriage should always be about agreeing and compromising.
One husband—u/Ilikeoralthrow/—was sick and tired of his wife refusing to perform oral sex on him, so he offered her an ultimatum: if he doesn’t get head from her, then he won’t spend time with his in-laws.
The Reddit user wrote:
My wife recently decided she doesn’t want to give oral anymore. Her reason is that she doesn’t like it and so doesn’t think she should have to do it. Ofcourse she’s right, no one can force her to give oral, and she’s entirely within her right to refuse oral to me.
That said, I’ve always hated having Friday night dinners with my in-laws. My in-laws are nasty judgemental people and for the last 10+ years I’ve spent almost every Friday night – when I should be relaxing from a long week’s work – with people that I honestlydetest on some level. Why do I do this? Because it makes my wife happy and I want her to be happy.
So I told my wife that’s fine – she doesn’t have to, but that I’d also like to stop doing something which I hate – spending every friday with my in-laws.
She says I’m an asshole and that the situations are different. I disagree, we’re both stopping something we hate despite it making the other happy. I think we’re both within our right to do so and neither of us are assholes.
While you may feel strongly that this guy is being a total dick, Reddit was completely divided. Some thought “yeah, this guy is a total asshole,” but, others supported his decision and said he’s totally in the right.
NTA I’m guessing he sees his in laws way more often than he ever received oral so he’s doing something he hates a lot more than she was. –jahoefs
And, people agreed:
NTA. Relationships require compromise and, while I agree it’s petty to bring it up the way you did, gotta respect eachothers wishes and sometimes be uncomfortable for the other’s sake. –Machigo5599
NTA. The dinners are probably never ending. –primeirofilho
Others completely disagreed and said he’s a total tool.
YTA. She doesn’t have to give oral if she doesn’t like it. You don’t have to go to every dinner if you don’t like it. But doing it now cause she stopped blowing you is just petty and immature. –OrangeDoormat
You’re being petty with it. Had you refused going to dinners just because you don’t like them, it’s one thing. You’re just tacking something on because she’s refusing to do something. YTA. –bossyjudge
YTA. By doing it this way, you’re basically making it so that blowjobs are are a payment for having dinner with her parents. You not wanting to go to dinner should stand on it’s own merits. –KaitRaven
YTA. You’re clearly doing this in retribution, which makes you an asshole. And your wifeis right…the situations are entirely different. –spooky_f0x
While I think it’s rude for his wife to just up and stop giving her husband oral because she decided she “doesn’t want to,” but had comfortably done so for years—I think bringing his in-laws into the mix is a bit weird. I don’t want to mix oral and my in-laws…ever.