Relationships can be challenging, and even the most loving and supportive partners can sometimes do things that annoy us. Here are the latest results from the weekly rant-about-your-partner thread on Reddit, and many of these are so relatable, especially for new parents.
Minimal Effort with Bedtime
“I am getting so frustrated that my husband puts minimal effort into getting our little one to sleep,” one parent said. “He literally has excuses for everything and I end up having to step in and do it myself.”
Ignored as a Parent
“I’m annoyed that my partner gets all the praise for being a dad from strangers while I get ignored,” another parent said.
Overwhelmed with Home and Baby
“My partner got into a huge argument with me last night because I got overwhelmed with how disgusting my home has become and how my baby wouldn’t stop crying so I started crying too,” a third parent said. “I’m struggling keeping up with home and baby.”
“I feel like [my husband’s] family does whatever they want and act like my baby is theirs and he doesn’t say anything to them,” another parent said. “I’m tired of his sister thinking it’s okay for her to do things with my child without even asking me.”
Lack of Help at Home
“I’m a stay-at-home-mom to a four-month-old and we’re home alone all day and he’s going through sleep regression. Plus I feel pressure to play and help with his development, all while cooking/cleaning/etc. While [my husband] comes home he does nothing. Not even interact with baby. I hate it,” a fifth parent said.
Middle of the Night Lights
“My husband turns on the light in the room to change and feed the baby in the middle of the night,” one parent said. “He fully wakes himself up and the baby which annoys me (the last part really because at night all light should be kept to a minimum… but he’s completely night blind).”
Diaper and Wipe Mishaps
“My husband keeps forgetting to throw away the diaper and close the wipe warmer lid,” another parent said. “Apparently he can’t multitask while changing a baby even though I do it without fail every single time I do it.”
Unsolicited Parenting Advice
“My partner takes care of the baby for 4 hours every night while I work, the rest of the time she is with me,” one parent said. “He constantly gives me advice on what she likes or ways to feed/play with her. I obviously know all of this because I am with her from sunrise until an hour before dinner. I’d just like him to kindly piss off.”
Charging into Battle
“My husband always opens a door like he’s charging into battle,” one parent said. “I don’t understand why!”
Coughing When the Baby is Asleep
“My partner keeps coughing when the babies are asleep and honestly it’s driving me mad,” another parent said.
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