A father-of-five says he and his wife could be headed for divorce because one of them wants a sixth child and the other doesn’t.
The couple has five children, with the eldest heading off to university next year and the youngest aged four. And the conversation about adding a sixth baby to the family has recently been on the table.
“My wife’s parents passed away three years apart from each other with the most recent in 2022 when my wife was 36,” the dad explained.
“Since her parent passed in 2019, she has mentioned wanting another baby to help with the grieving process and focus her love. I have been on the fence and we have gotten to a point of potential divorce as a result.
“After the youngest, I got a vasectomy. We went back and forth over if I would do it or her, but I went through with it because I mentioned she had already done enough by having five kids. She went with me to the procedure and was there for me through the process.
“Fast forward to today, I’ve been back and forth, but am not 100% certain on having another and getting a reversal. She says I’m inconsiderate of her and that I broke our wedding vows by not being there for her in her time of need.”
The dad says he’s concerned about how the family will cope financially, and he’s starting to enjoy the freedom of having older children.
“She says that I’m being selfish by not taking her want into further consideration or having a reversal by now. Am I the a**hole for not having a baby to support my wife through this tough time in her life and did I break my wedding vows?”
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