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'22 Years Married To An Awful Kisser'

21 parents share what’s really on their minds

by Emma Coburn
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The holiday season can feel like the Default Parent Olympics — when you still have to do all your normal tasks, but add extra cooking, cleaning, hosting, gifting, and general magic-making to the list. Most wonderful time of the year? Maybe, but also the most exhausting. Read on for confessions about holiday stress, relationship woes, bedtime battles, and more.

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I’m tired of doing EVERYTHING for the holidays!!!!!

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I’m tired of taking on my teens emotions

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I have never been in love...married 16 years btw

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New MS diagnosis & worried how it is going to affect me as a mom &wife. So many unknowns

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Glad I had to have maj surgery bc hubs has to get up with the baby (never has 2 kids in!)

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22 years married to an awful kisser, I miss being kissed 😭​

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Cant be bothered to organise Christmas stuff. Husband doesn’t realise the effort that goes in!

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Sick of husband asking what I want for Xmas. Just buy me something! You know me!

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I feel stuck in my marriage. He’s never going to change...

Just want someone else to make the holidays happen this year. I’ve done it for the last 6 myself.

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Tired of buying n making food

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I want a clean house and a fridge full if food for Christmas - no presents just sanity

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I accidentally made someone feel bad today & now I will think about that all night 😞​

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Hate that husband won’t help with Christmas

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I kissed someone who isn’t my husband, and I really enjoyed it.

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I just ran 5 miles, I feel like a badass!

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I sometimes work late because I can’t handle the battle of putting kids to bed

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My husband forgot my birthday. F*ck him.

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I feel RAGE that my husband gets to go on a work trip and leave me home with kids

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My daughter got the flu on the one week of paid vacation I have. I feel guilty for feeling frustrated.

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My 10 y.o. was complaining about being stressed and I wanted to be like girl please

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