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10 Things Men Are Sick of Hearing from Their Wives (and Society)

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Men are constantly bombarded with messages from their wives and society that can leave them frustrated, misunderstood, and exhausted.

Here are some of the top things men are sick of hearing, pulled from a thread full of men wanting to be seen and heard.

1. Are You Babysitting Today?

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Dads are tired of the assumption that they are incapable of raising their own children. Society often calls daddy time “babysitting”- when they’re really just parenting their children like their mom would.

Unfortunately, some moms perpetuate this assumption by complaining about their “useless” husbands who don’t know how to care for their kids. The reality is that both men and women can equally be great to terrible parents- no need to assume.

2. You Can Fix It, Right?

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One writer is sick of hearing about everything that sounds “funny.” From the car to the furnace, he iterates that not all men are handy or are DIY inclined.

The men that are handy admit that they’d prefer a more direct request for help rather than complaining about things around the house that are broken or squeaking.

3. Making Stereotypical Assumptions

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Real men _____. vs Read men don’t ______.

How many men (and women) have been subject to assumptions that simply aren’t true? Thankfully, some old-school ideas like “real men don’t cry” are losing steam in modern society.

4. Real Men DO Cry, But Not Around Me

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One man shares his frustrations around the narrative that supports men sharing their feelings. He loves the encouragement to open up but says he faces pushback or ridicule whenever he tries to do this.

Other men agreed and wondered how they were supposed to open up when they feared being judged.

5. No One Wants to Work

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Men are meant to bring home the bacon, right? Several men share their frustrations with trying to find a suitable job when they’re constantly ghosted by companies supposedly “hiring” or being offered a wage that wouldn’t even cover their bills.

6. Don’t Be Such a Pessimist

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Men who haven’t found love are often told to stay “optimistic” or “just be yourself.” These men find it exhausting and don’t want to be a part of the growing trend that many call “toxic positivity”- where talking about any real issues is looked down upon.

Most writers agreed that focusing on being their best selves (whatever that might look like for them) and not holding onto any expectations is best for living life to the fullest.

7. Oppression Olympics

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Many men expressed frustration over feeling invalidated anytime they try to discuss any man-related issues. They felt that the women in their lives are always trying to “one-up” them or explain that they have it easier than women.

One writer said, sorry, I was born with the wrong genitalia, but I still have a right to express my opinions and complain occasionally.

8. Stop Mansplaining

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One man complains that every time he tries to explain something, he gets accused of “Mansplaining.” Mansplaining is technically defined as explaining something to a woman in a condescending tone- but most men get frustrated when they try to offer helpful info and get this designation.

9. Daddy, Can I Have….?

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One dad reports feeling like a walking and talking ATM. Although, other users are quick to note that he should have gratitude for being able to provide for his family.

10. Do You Need Praise for Every Little Thing?

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Many men report this type of phrase coming from their wife’s or girlfriends’ mouths. The original poster said he doesn’t need praise, but he’d love a thank you or acknowledgment for the actions he takes.

Overall, mutual respect and appreciation admittedly go a long way in a happy relationship.

What do you think? Do you agree with these? What other things are men sick of hearing?

Read the full thread here.

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