I mean, it’s not like most married women need science to tell us this, but it turns out we were right – sometimes, having a husband can feel like having one more kid rather than a partner to help shoulder half the load.
A recent survey of 7,000 moms across the U.S. asked them to share the reasons behind their daily stress, and guess what? Moms are stressed. Shocker!
The majority of mothers rate their stress at an 8.5 out of 10, and a whopping 46% of them feel that their husbands cause them more stress than their kids.
“A 7-year-old is going to be a 7-year-old. But a 35-year-old acting like a 7-year-old is more stressful because they should know better,” says mom Deno Fleno.
The reason? 75% of moms say they feel the need to do all of the household and parenting chores because otherwise, they won’t get done at all.
1 in 5 mothers claim to be stressed all the time because their husbands refuse to help out at all. With anything.
“I am exhausted emotionally and physically when my husband comes home. He feels like another job,” a mom who wished to remain anonymous added.
Sure, not everyone’s husband fits this mold, and more of them fit it sometimes but not always. That said, guys, you need to pull your weight more with the kids and the house, and without being asked (aka nagged) to get off your butts and pitch in.
Ask yourself this: if you’re making your wife’s life harder and not easier, why would she keep you around?