Moms sometimes like to joke about how having a boyfriend or husband can feel like having an extra kid, and now science confirms it. A new survey of 7,000 mothers reveals that moms actually stress out over their partners twice as much as they stress over their kids!
The survey, conducted by Today, asked moms about their stress and found that the majority of them rate their overall stress level at an 8.5 out of 10. And 46% of moms surveyed say their hubby’s stress them out more than their kids.
So what’s stressing these moms out so much about their husbands? The overwhelming majority (75%) of them say it’s because they feel the need to do all the parenting and household chores since they don’t think their husbands will do it. And one in five moms surveyed say they’re stressed ALL the time because their hubbies don’t help them at all around the house.
No mom out there is surprised by these survey findings, but it should be a wakeup call for men. Step up and be an equal partner at home if you’re not already, because you’re stressing your wife out.
Source: The Stir