For Better Or For Worse: 5 Ways You’re (Probably) Annoying Your Partner
I love my husband. I lucked out in the partner department. He is an excellent provider and a hands-on father. I am not sure I could keep all the plates spinning without him. But let me be clear: it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. We always talk it out and work together through the big stuff, but goodness, does that man work my nerves some days. Even in the healthiest relationships, couples are bound to annoy each other.
Below is a list of five things you might be doing right now that are annoying your partner:
Short-term Blindness. The problem is not that you misplaced something; you did not even look for it before calling out for an all-hands-on-deck search party. Wanting your partner to try to find the item before you have even looked in the most prominent spots is frustrating.
Nighttime Lumberjack. My husband would rather have a root canal than admit that he snores. The more passionate your significant other is that they do not snore, almost 100% means they sound like a freight train at night.
Netflix Cheating. Binge-watching a show with your partner creates a bonding experience. Watching an episode without the other person is committing Netflix adultery.
Cover hog. Being awakened in the middle of the night with what feels like a visit from Elsa, only to realize it is because you no longer have ownership of any covers.
Dishwasher Dictator. The proper way to load the dishwasher is a domestic battle of wills. Having your significant other silently watch in disapproval and judgment over your dishwasher-loading techniques and then rearranging everything into a “more efficient” stacking pattern is annoying.
For better or for worse, getting annoyed with each other’s little quirks is unavoidable in relationships, remember to take it in stride and handle it with minimal conflict.