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mumchkin Sat 25-Jun-16 16:48:55

So tonight was my first big night out since having bubs 6 months ago. Had a great time with friends and then received a phone call at 1am screaming at me to come home (I was basically about to go anyway, but would rather it had been my choice). He was so upset - calling me a bad mother, all the rest. The thing is, he has done this at least half a dozen times this year, to the point where he can't really function the next day and I look after bubs alone (fine, I kinda do anyway and everyone needs to let off steam). But it feels like there's a different set of rules because now I'm a "mum". Am I being unreasonable to think this is slightly double standards?

Sirzy Sat 25-Jun-16 16:52:33

He shouldn't have been screaming at you no.

Going out til 1am is fine, unless you had said you would be back earlier of course.

GuybrushThreepwoodMightyPirate Sat 25-Jun-16 16:53:40

Yanbu at all. What an idiot your DP is. What have you said to him about his behaviour?

ProfessorPickles Sat 25-Jun-16 16:57:56

YANBU at all, one set of rules for him and another for you.
Have you called him out on it? I don't know how he can think that is acceptable!

Sucksfake1 Sat 25-Jun-16 17:01:10

He's a cunt. It's controlling and will only get worse. Sorry op flowers

GrimmauldPlace Sat 25-Jun-16 17:02:12

YANBU. If you had told him you'd be home by say 11 then I would have expected a call or text making sure you were ok. But to call you screaming and telling you to come home? No fucking way would I let that lie. What has he said since you've been home? Apologised at the very least, I hope. Being a mum does not mean you don't get to ever go out again. Especially not when your DC has another parent at home looking after them.

Euphemia Sat 25-Jun-16 17:02:18

Had you said when you expected to be home?

Pinkheart5915 Sat 25-Jun-16 17:02:36

Unless you said you would be home at X time then of course your partner over reacted.

When either me or DH go out for the night we know not to expect each other home early and who doesn't go out gets ds up and gives breakfast the next day.

mumchkin Sat 25-Jun-16 17:17:27

No I didn't say a time and his behaviour is so out of character. I always think when someone has a huge reaction to something it's about something more than the issue at hand. I'm flummoxed!

whois Sat 25-Jun-16 17:19:42

Hooooray yet another poster who is with a complete douch bag of a partner and went and had a child with him. Makes me so sad. You deserve so much better.

mumchkin Sat 25-Jun-16 17:46:21

Oh no you guys honestly he's not. He's one of the good ones. Which is why I'm so stumped. I think I even told him it's a feminist issue! ha ha

TooGood2BeFalse Sat 25-Jun-16 17:58:39

'Bad mum' is almost akin to a swear word in my house, my DH (who is neither saintly nor the calmest fellow) would dream of calling me that. You are owed a massive apology.

What happened? Would the baby not settle? It sounds like he panicked and was frustrated, but his reaction was unacceptable. Have you talked since?

TooGood2BeFalse Sat 25-Jun-16 18:00:09

*wouldn't dream of calling me that

StealthPolarBear Sat 25-Jun-16 18:00:36

Well if it really is put of character, talk to him
are you breastfeeding?

Lookatyourwatchnow Sat 25-Jun-16 18:00:37

It's not a feminist issue. It's a DP issue. As in, your DP is a controlling and verbally abusive nasty bastard.

mumchkin Sat 25-Jun-16 18:04:48

He's really never been like this - which is why I was like - am I in the wrong? I think he probably was just a bit frustrated and annoyed and it all came out in a big emotional outburst! It's just annoying because for once I felt the sniff of freedom in my nostrils, you know? Not BF anymore, no, so that's not a factor. To be fair, I get very upset when he goes awol on a night out, so maybe it was a bit of payback.

StealthPolarBear Sat 25-Jun-16 18:07:22

Well what do you do? In what way does he go awol?

mumchkin Sat 25-Jun-16 18:10:00

Like saying he'll be home at 11 and gets home at 2. Nothing major. But I'm one of those people that is terrified he's hurt or something

EveOnline2016 Sat 25-Jun-16 18:11:44

I would go ape shit.

Remind him about all the nights he has been out leaving you to the baby and say that if you are a bad mother because of it so is he.

SamWheat Sun 26-Jun-16 16:04:27

Bad mum for going out for ONE night and having some time to yourself? shock
How dare he? What a horrible thing to say, you did nothing wrong. Did you say you were going to come back earlier and therefore he was worried or was he just being a twat?
Either way though, he shouldn't have yelled at you OR said what he did.
Horrible behaviour.

SamWheat Sun 26-Jun-16 16:06:21

Just registered the bit where you said he does it all the time.
He's an arsehole with double standards then, sorry but he is.
Why is it OK for him to go out but not you? Screw that.
Remind him that he goes out, so it's only fair that you do every now and again.

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