An exhausted new mum has revealed that her partner wants to end their relationship because she stopped making effort after the birth of their son.
She explained that she and her partner, who have been a couple for two and a half years, recently welcomed their first child.
But only seven weeks after their baby son was born the new mum’s boyfriend told her that he wants to break-up with her for the most “shallow” reason.
He told her he doesn’t love her anymore and that things have changed but then went on to point out that since their son was born she hasn’t made any effort with her appearance, specifically that she doesn’t wear make-up or shave anymore.
The woman admitted that although she regularly shaves her armpits, she isn’t keen on shaving her bikini line just yet because her c-section scar hasn’t properly healed.
She took to Netmums to ask users for reassurance, and to find out whether they thought her partner has a valid point.
She said: “The way I feel my son doesn’t sleep well as it is he’s up every 2 hours and sometimes awake from 12am till 7am and I’m the one who does every night shift, all the cleaning in the house, bottles everything so whilst my son sleeps through the day I’ve got the cleaning to do and the dog to entertain so I don’t get time to do my makeup or anything else.
“When he gets in from work he makes something to eat, sits down for ten minutes with our son then finds something else to keep him busy pops out somewhere or something.
“I just don’t have time to do makeup or shave! And if I did have time I’d choose to do something else other than that! It’s just made me feel a bit rubbish about myself.
“He says I’m not affectionate on top of all of that and says I turn my back to him at night (I have to to settle our son to sleep in his next to me crib and then I feel like it’s mean to turn away from him to turn to my partner (what if the blankets go over his head or something) I’m just a really worried first time parent and I don’t think he understands that for the first couple of months my mind and attention is going to be on OUR son.
“Surely that’s what makes me a good mum you don’t palm somebody off because of it.”
But mums were disgusted with his shallow behaviour.
One said: “Good grief, what is wrong with the bloke?? He doesn’t deserve a family. I’ve had 3 kids and each one was difficult on my body. Sorry but his attitude disgusts me.”
Another added: “Your partner is shocking and to be honest I’d tell him to pack his bags. I couldn’t be with a man that constantly wanted to put me down, it will make your feel rubbish.. Having a baby, especially your first is hard work. Just focus on yourself and the little one.”
A third also commented: “Of course you can’t shave properly in your bikini area after only 7 weeks and a c-section scar it can take months to properly heal what an absolute d**k!
Whilst another said: “Omg I would get rid” adding: “What a man-child he is.”