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Mumsnet user reveals the one phrase that she can't stand her husband saying

Prima logo Prima 05/10/2017 Francesca Rice

© Provided by Press Association Anyone in a relationship would probably agree that certain things your partner does or says can really, really annoy you...

So it's unsurprising that a Mumsnet user's rant about the one phrase she can't stand her husband saying has quickly gone viral – with countless others agreeing it makes them furious, too.

Venting on the online parenting forum about her partner's lack of initiative around the house, the anonymous woman in question revealed that she hates to hear him say the words, 'If you want me to do something, just tell me.'

'Basically this phrase means to me that he doesn't ever take the initiative to plan or think about what needs doing and that I'm apparently in charge of everything around the house and he'll do something if I "delegate" it to him but otherwise won't think to do it,' the woman wrote.

'Why do I always have to be the one that thinks about what needs doing domestically?'

She added: 'Surely he can take some responsibility for thinking sometimes about what needs to be done sometimes without me having to specifically ask?

'I know I'm lucky that he will do stuff if I ask him to do it which is better than some men, but I just find it so irksome that it's never off his own back. He always has to be asked to do something.'

Her words clearly struck a chord, as other users were quick to post that the same thing made them furious in their own relationships...

'Do we have the same husband?' wrote one. 'I flipped at this when our twins were a few months old and he got the message slightly... Very slightly.

'It's not like he doesn't help but I'm sick of being the one who has to be in control of what needs doing and when.'

Another agreed: 'Infuriating! Definitely the mental load as pointed out. Women still have themselves, all the kids, school, work and house in their heads. Men have them and their work.'

Related: 8 Habits of Happily Married Couples (provided by Real Simple)

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