Relationships can be hard. Parenting can definitely be hard. Put those two things together and you have a double whammy on just about every level: physical, emotional, and practical. So you better believe it when I say there are things every mom wishes she could tell her husband. Unfortunately, us moms usually don't have the time or energy to relay this messages to our signifiant others because, you know, we're busy doing all the damn parenting.
Of course, when I say "husbands" I'm being technically imprecise, but intentional. This doesn't happen to all moms — at the very least not all of them happen all the time. And the partners in question don't have to be our husbands, strictly speaking. Hell, they don't even have to be male. But I'm talking about relationships that mirror a lot of the issues that are represented, unfortunately, by a typical, long-term male/female relationship, complete with a lot of the gendered baggage that goes along with it. And since society has on the whole failed to demand fathers equally bare the burden of child-rearing — 79 percent of working moms say they are responsible for doing the laundry, and moms are twice as likely as dads to handle the cooking — more often than not when we have Something To Say, it's to a dude not pulling his weight.
But don't panic! Neither relationships nor parenting is inherently terrible! In fact, both can be a lot of fun, made all the more so by the other! But to say that you'll never face any problems or that there aren't a lot of very common issues that will pop up is naive. People are imperfect and, often, rather than try to break us of crappy behavior, society will encourage our worse instincts. And in those moments, here are some of the things you're going to wish you could say (read: scream) at your partner: