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catsears1 Fri 08-May-20 20:20:09

My husband seems to think the government has banned washing during lockdown. Because he's not going out he doesn't see the need to shower - he's probably doing it every 4-5 days and I really have to nag him to do it. He's wearing the same clothes for that whole period too confused I won't let him sleep in the bed unless he's washed so he's sleeping in the spare room as all he wants to do is play video games in there and sleep.

Is this a man thing? I don't want him near me as I keep thinking about how dirty he is!

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SquirtleSquad Fri 08-May-20 20:21:24

Definitely still washing here

MoonBaby1 Fri 08-May-20 20:21:51

My dh!!!
2 weeks was his record and I had to start stranded further away. Stinky bastard envy

I’m still having to remind him to wash and change his clothes every week.

Shutityoujamtart Fri 08-May-20 20:22:08

It’s definitely not a man thing! My dh showers every single day, as do I !!!

JorisBonson Fri 08-May-20 20:22:53

Jesus. DP is still showing or bathing every day because he's not gross.

It's not "a man thing".

TutorWoes Fri 08-May-20 20:22:54

That's revolting. So disrespectful to you.

Michaelbaubles Fri 08-May-20 20:23:08

That’s pretty gross. DP is fastidious and showers every morning and again at night if he’s exercised. He rarely ever wears the same top two days running. 4-5 days is just minging (and I’m not one of the MN clean freak brigade).

I also think in lockdown it’s good for mental health to get up, showered and dressed in decent clothes every day, even if you do nothing else.

CodenameVillanelle Fri 08-May-20 20:23:22

That's disgusting

ArbitraryNameChange Fri 08-May-20 20:23:39

Ugh. No, plenty of showering here, as is the law in our house

enjoyingscience Fri 08-May-20 20:23:57

That’s grim. Don’t write it off as an man thing’, it really isn’t one.

Is he depressed if he’s shut away all day and not washing, or is this normal?

MoonBaby1 Fri 08-May-20 20:24:17

tutorwoes thankyou! I find it really disrespectful especially as he’s still after regular nookie.

catsears1 Fri 08-May-20 20:24:44

He's not depressed, just lazy and sees it as a chore.

I'm still washing every day so I'm finding it hard to live with

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userxx Fri 08-May-20 20:25:19

* I’m still having to remind him to wash and change his clothes every week.*

Please tell me you're taking the piss and I'm missing the sarcasm ?

Bagelsandbrie Fri 08-May-20 20:25:53

That is absolutely gross.

My dh is having a shower every single morning!

iMatter Fri 08-May-20 20:25:54

That's disgusting

What a pig

PeanutDouglas Fri 08-May-20 20:26:42

No you’re husband is grim. Mine washes everyday

MsAwesomeDragon Fri 08-May-20 20:26:43

We're maybe showering slightly less often as we're not getting as dirty I don't think. But that's every other day instead of every day level, not weeks at a time, although dh might prefer to go longer if me and the kids weren't here. But we are, so he washes.

clolo Fri 08-May-20 20:27:00

That's awful! So he only normally showers for other people but doesn't care about doing it for you? My DH is still showering every morning

Raidblunner Fri 08-May-20 20:30:38

Uhh dirty self respect

Shockers Fri 08-May-20 20:32:33

What time does he get up? Is lack of routine making him lazy?

BeingATwatItsABingThing Fri 08-May-20 20:33:36

Eww! Not a ‘man thing’ as my DH showers every day.

Candyfloss99 Fri 08-May-20 20:34:49

The only person you remind to shower is a child.

CoronaIsShit Fri 08-May-20 20:35:35

DH is working but even on days off he always has a shower morning and night. Clean clothes daily, unless jeans which can go for 2/3 days. I love how he smells wink.

I‘d seriously have to LTB in your situation OP!

GigiLamour Fri 08-May-20 20:35:47

Holy shit, this is not a man thing or a lockdown thing. It's just a gross, lazy, selfish, disgusting thing.

RJnomore1 Fri 08-May-20 20:36:11



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