From The Confessional: ‘I Think About Having Sex With My Ex’

21 parents share their honest thoughts on their relationships

by Emma Coburn
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There are the kinds of relationship updates you excitedly share on social media: from officially becoming “a couple” to loved-up honeymoon photos. And then there are the kinds you’re more likely to share with the anonymous Scary Mommy Confessional. For example... resenting the unequal workload in your partnership, or still thinking about sex with an ex. Read on for 21 parents’ relationship confessions.

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Often think about not being married to my partner anymore

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I really want a divorce!

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Only staying for the kids

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We schedule a weekly lunchtime hookup since we both work from home

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I’m pregnant and I hate being touched by my man

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I miss how my husband and I use to be before we had kids. Now we always so tired.

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I once caught my dad smiling at my mom’s picture on his phone. Cutest thing ever! ❤️ 

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Husband complains he doesn’t get enough attention but kids and work are sucking every oz

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Husband referred to breastfeeding as time I’m “relaxing” and I’m so pissed

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My partner cheated on me, I stayed so I could win and prove I was better than the third party

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I really don’t care that my kids prefer their dad over me to do bedtime. It’s more me time

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I didn’t understand irreconcilable differences before... but I sure do now!

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my husband does way more housework and is more organized than me.

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I always fall for the fixer uppers

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I’m so tired of resenting my partner. I wish something would change.

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I think about having sex with my ex and wish i could just one more time

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My MIL needs to unload her sh*t on a therapist, not my husband. Seriously stop!

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I’m so tired of repeating myself. To both the adults and the children in this house. Are they all goldfish?

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I HATE cleaning up after my boyfriend since I have to clean up after our child all day

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I am over my marriage. He doesn’t want to improve himself ... always complains.

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I have such an incredible husband, but I can’t talk about it because I feel guilty around friends who dont.

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