Who stresses you out more, kids or your husband?

Avatar for Cmmelissa
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Who stresses you out more, kids or your husband?
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 3:08pm

For 46% of responders to a Today Show poll, it's their husband that causes more stress!

Add to moms’ stress about the future their stress about the day-to-day work of parenting, which moms say falls largely on them. According to the survey, mothers stress most about not having enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Three-quarters of moms with partners say they do most of the parenting and household duties. One in five moms says not having enough help from their spouse is a major source of daily stress.

Read more: http://www.today.com/moms/moms-confess-husband-versus-kids-who-stresses-them-out-more-1C9884930

I can see why your husband would stress you out more.  I think you have more expectations on what you need from them, and it's harder to deal with it when they fall short or don't contribute.  

What do you think? 

Avatar for j8songrl
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Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 05-20-2013 - 6:48am

I'm going to say it's a tie, lol. Being a mom is stressful anyway, especially a new mom who's trying to figure everything out. Now, that my son is 5-months old and a little more independent, it's definitely easier. My husband doesn't stress me out- per say, but some of his family does. He only really stresses me out when he sleep walks. I always think he's awake since his eyes are open and he responds, but he's not. He told me he did it before we got married and we are high school sweethearts (together 8 1/2 years before we even got married), but I didn't realize how often it was until we got married.

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