Partner & DIY
Francescaisstressed · 08/04/2021 11:04
Partner and I have decided that we want to move, and agreed to repaint some of the rooms and give the house a bit of TLC.
He's not the best at DIY and painting, and is what I would describe as 'slap dash' putting no thought in and rushing.
Yesterday I decided to paint a feature wall in the bedroom. He helped move furniture but said he was going to sort some other bits around the house. An hour later he's watching Netflix as I'm painting. There was a high bit in a corner I was really struggling reaching so asked him to do it. I told him to be careful and take his time. He completely rushed it, going oveer the tape i put down onto the white ceiling with navy blue. I also asked him to make sure that he gets into the corner but having taken the tape off this morning there's a massive gap.
I came down a bit annoyed after realising, saying that he doesn't take any care when doing house stuff ( a bigger issue when it comes to cleaning as well)
He's now sulking upstairs. He's saying how could he have known he hadn't got properly into the corner as the tape was in the way, and that I'm just being fussy and unreasonable.
AIBU? He seems to think I have really high standards and I'm being too harsh. I think he's just rushing and not paying attention because he doesn't care.
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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AryaStarkWolf · 08/04/2021 13:31
I think doing work like that around the house can be stressful and tempers can fray though so don't be too hard on yourself either, especially when you're trying to think about selling and moving etc
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