Nothing like crazy pregnancy mood swings to make you feel like you've lost your mind. Hormones aren't an excuse for heinous behavior, but they can definitely provide an explanation. The hormonal onslaught is overwhelming and can manifest as verbal evisceration of others. Because your partner is usually your safe person, they're often your target. For better or worse, you're fairly confident they'll still love you when this is all over. So you unleash holy hell on them, generally in the form of passive aggressive things you'll say to your partner when you're pregnant.
I am a terrible pregnant person. It's true. I am a miserable gestating sad sack who can be very mean to her husband and, occasionally, small children and cute puppies. Go ahead and judge me, but make sure it's after you've vomited every day for 20 weeks straight. So yeah, my fuse was a little on the short side. During those nine months of insanity, I'm pretty sure I told my partner that he "might want to rethink his priorities," and I definitely labeled a container of homemade cookies "Not For You." ("Someone" drew a tiny hand flipping me off in reply.)
For many women, but certainly not all, pregnancy is a rough time. Partners would do well to remember what their pregnant counterparts are going through, especially when they utter any of the following phrases: