‘Petty and Childish’ Husband discredited for disrupting his wife’s job interviews. My @newsweek interview explains ‘career sabotage.’ “Career sabotage by a spouse, intentional or unintentional, is often the result of harmful jealousy and insecurity,” I tell Newsweek. Is it happening to you? Here are the signs: #careersabotage #jealousy #spouse #marriage

Taylor writes, “Members of a popular internet forum offered stern advice to one woman who said her husband has ruined every job interview she’s had over the last five months.

In a viral Reddit post published on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/the54756 (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said she has been diligently looking for a new job but detailed the questionable manner in which her partner has made finding one nearly impossible.

Titled, “[Am I the a**hole] for locking the door to prevent my husband from getting involved in my job interview?” the post has received nearly 11,000 votes and 1,400 comments in the last seven hours.

Beginning with the explanation that her husband works a “high-paying” job and has repeatedly encouraged her to simply stay at home, the original poster said she refused his offer and embarked on a months-long job search.

However, after securing multiple interviews with multiple different employers, the original poster said she remains jobless and explained why.

I’ve had several job interviews and my husband has ruined all of them for me and here’s how: he’d walk into the room whenever I’m having a potential job interview and introduce himself and take over the conversation,” OP wrote. “He’d tell them about how good I am but slip in some bad stuff that eventually cost me the job.”

Career sabotage by a spouse, intentional or unintentional, is often the result of harmful jealousy and insecurity, according to relationship expert Susan Winter.

“Your spouse could be envious of your achievements and may be insecure, competitive or just less ambitious,” Winter told CNBC in 2017.

However, despite the psychological reasoning behind intentionally meddling with a partner’s career, repeated attempts at sabotage are often indicative of greater issuesand major relationship red flags.

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