From The Confessional: 'I Cringe When My Husband Touches Me'

19 parents share what’s really on their minds

by Emma Coburn

When day-to-day life is chaotic, it can be easy for us to feel like we’re the only ones struggling with certain aspects of parenting or our relationships. Which means it can also be a huge relief to realize other people are in the same boat. If you’ve ever felt guilty for yelling at your kids, gone a year without having sex with your S.O., or been infuriated by pee all over the bathroom floor, the confessions below will help you remember you’re not alone.

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If I had it to do again, I wouldn't have become a mom. I miss freedom and having money. And I'm not very good at parenting.

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Being a single parent is not the same as having a husband that does nothing. Not. The. Same.

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My husband and I haven’t had sex in over a year and I’m ok with that.

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My best friend moved far away. More pain than any breakup/divorce I’ve ever been through.

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My husband is naturally the better parent... too bad he doesn’t want to be a SAHD.

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I am unhappy with every aspect of my life- besides my kids.

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I hate my sister’s husband because he’s a cheater and she knows it.

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I wish my husband was taller and tattooed...

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I’m so sick of my 4 boys + husband pee never making it all into the toilet

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I do not feel an ounce of guilt that my kids are estranged from husbands toxic family

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I hope the friends I don’t talk to post baby get it when they have one. It’s not all about you.

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I am so over parenting a teen. I can’t wait for my kid to graduate and move out.

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I’m married but still think about a situationship

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There are days when I wish I was single and childless.

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I’m a therapist and I can’t stop yelling at my kids. They showed me I have no emotion regulation

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I wish I had put more effort into planning something special for myself for my 40th

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I’m almost 50 and I’ve never felt more lost

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I always take the best slice/scoop. Sorry hubs and kids, it’s Mom Tax.

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Sometimes I cringe when my husband touches me

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