10 Things Husbands Say That Drive Their Wives NUTS

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Ugh ... marriage. It definitely has its fair share of ups and downs, to say the least. Then there are all the annoying bits that go along with sharing your life with one person year after year after year.

You know what I'm talking about, right? I'm referring to stuff your spouse does that drives you absolutely bananas -- in particular, things he says over and over again to the point where he really starts sounding like a broken record.

Oh come on, don't tell me your husband doesn't have some sort of trademark phrase that you wouldn't exactly miss if it never came out of his mouth again.

Take a look at these 10 common things men say to drive their wives bonkers and see if any of them happen to ring a bell.

  1. "Do you want me to ... xyz?" -- OMG. This is the worst. "Do you want me to take out the trash? Do you want me to make dinner? Do you want me to walk the dog?" It's basically his way of saying he really doesn't feel like doing something, but figures if he asks, he won't look like a total jerk. You will probably reply with, "No, I'll do it myself" -- letting him off the hook.
  2. "We need to ..." -- Yeah, you know if he says "we," he's referring to you, not himself. "We need to pay the mortgage." "We need to buy a birthday gift for my mom." "We need to book the babysitter for Friday night."
  3. "What do YOU want?" -- Why do husbands insist on answering a question with a question? We ask them what they want to have for dinner, and they say, "What would YOU like to have?" Make a damn decision, for once.
  4. "You never told me that." -- Translation: "I wasn't listening to a single word you said, because I never do."
  5. "Where is xyz?" -- This is his way of getting you to look for something so he doesn't have to. Smart dude.
  6. "Well I thought you wanted to ..." -- It’s like he’s saying "I really wanted to do this other thing you mentioned in passing but if you want to TOTALLY change the plans because you think it will make me happier then fiiiiiine."
  7. "See?" -- Said after a problem we have manages to work itself out. It has kind of a condescending tone, like, "Silly girl and all your worrying."
  8. "Yes, dear." -- Quit trying to pacify us and grow a backbone, for crying out loud.
  9. "I don't know how." -- Dude. Seriously? I'm not your mother. Figure it out.
  10. "Whatever you want, honey." -- This is code for, "I'm not in the mood to argue with you right now. Hopefully this will shut you up."

What does your husband say that drives you insane?

 

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nonmember avatar Sarah

You must have the WORST marriage. If you don't like the way your husband communicates, talk to him about it rather than share it with the world.

nonmember avatar April

Mine is very helpful, so most of those don't apply. He does tell me though, when I am upset about something (usually something he does) "It's not that big of a deal" and that one pisses me off

Freela Freela

Mine is, "You never told me that."  Well yes, actually, I did.  You would have heard it if you had been listening!  I feel you on that one!

EmilyKC EmilyKC

How about this one..."I understand, but"... Uuggggh yeah if you understood we wouldn't be having this friggin conversation!! Huge eye roll. So annoying!!!!!

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

My husband is a gamer, so the thing that he says that makes me want to throw things at his head is "Hold on a minute!" or any variation. Holy crap it makes me crazy!

Rando... Randomlady

One of the biggest things that irks me is when I say something like "would you like pasta or burritos for lunch?" and he answers with "whichever one you would like"... Bugs me because I figure giving him 2 options would help him figure something out.

nonmember avatar needsmorecoffee

#10 is how I got stuck with the car I have. I had a car, took the hubby to the dealership so he could buy a car and he was all "whatever you want hun" so I suggested some vehicles i liked for him and had every intention of keeping my awesome car, but somehow it turned into ok now that you have a new car I'll take yours.

MrsRo... MrsRoberts413

In our house, I'm the one who says "We need to..." and it's actually in circumstances where WE, the two of us, need to get something accomplished, or I need his help to accomplish something (say, getting the crib upstairs and set up when I'm third-trimester pregnant, lol).  The one my husband does constantly is #3, and it drives me nuts!!!  What does he feel like for dinner, where does he want to go to shop for something, when does he want to do whatever, and the answer is "I don't know, whatever you feel like" and I'm like "OMG how hard is it for you to have an opinion on something?!?!"

nonmember avatar jill

"I can't help it." I HATE this comment.

nonmember avatar JV

"I can't find (fill in blank)," after I've just given him specific instructions on where to find it, especially if "it" is in the refrigerator, where he can find nothing at all. That's because he never moves anything. If it isn't right in front, he can't find it. I've threatened to buy a massive refrigerator/freezer that is only one item deep but is something like 12 feet wide to compensate.

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