My husband wants to divorce me over nail polish
I was painting my nails in my office room and he came in and asked me why it smelled like nail polish. I told him I had been doing my nails just a few minutes ago, and he flipped out on me. He said they were bad for me because they were toxic, and that I wasn’t allowed to talk to him anymore. He promptly went to his man cave (aka his office) and shut the door on my face.
I opened the door and explained that my nails are my choice, and that I am a fashion – oriented woman who loves to look nice. Nails and lip gloss/lipstick are a big part on that. (Don’t get me started on the lipgloss, that’s a whole other issue he has a problem with.) I said I wouldn’t stop doing my nails because I want to look pretty.
This is an ongoing problem for us. His argument is that it’s toxic and it smells bad. I honestly don’t smell whatever it is he smells. He told me to go outside and do them in the patio. I find this request ridiculous because I’m working right now and I was just doing my nails on my down time, since I don’t have time to go outside to do my nails, and I’d have to wait every Saturday morning to do them.
I feel like he’s trying to control me, and this is such a stupid hill to die on. He should try to understand me too.
The worst thing is that we just bought a house and I thought all was going well. We hadn’t had any issues lately, and he said the word “divorce” out of nowhere.
I think it all boils down to the fact that I always end up doing whatever he wants me to because I don’t want to cause issues, and I am tired of having to hide it when I do my nails. It’s my house and I should be able to do whatever I want in my house.
I don’t think this this is normal. But I love my husband and I don’t want to lose him over something so stupid. I just want him to understand I am not doing my nails for him, but rather for myself. This is important to me.
I would feel butt ugly if I had no lip stick or nail polish on. I wish he could understand how I feel. I can put myself in his shoes but he can’t do the same for me. It’s all just so freaking frustrating it’s ridiculous.