Study says that almost half of mums find their husbands more stressful than their kids
Anyone with kids will tell you that while family life is fun and fulfilling, it can also be pretty stressful.
However, as it turns out, it isn't the kids that stress women out the most, apparently.
According to a survey by Today.com, husbands may be an equal or greater source of stress for an alarmingly high percentage of mothers.
Yup – you read that correctly. It is the men that stress women out the most.
After surveying 7000 U.S. mothers, the study showed that the average mum would rate her stress level at an 8.5 out of 10 and that a whopping 46 percent of mothers felt that their spouses were a bigger source of stress than their kids.
The biggest issue for most of the mums surveyed is feeling like there is never enough hours in the day to get everything done.
According to the results, three-quarters of respondents felt that most of the parenting and household duties fell on their shoulders in addition to working full time, while one in five mums said that not having enough help from their spouse was a major source of daily stress.
"Even though I have a committed spouse, I still feel like all the pressure is on me to get everything done. I work just as many hours as my husband does, but yet I do all the scheduling," said one anonymous commenter in the survey.
In other words – mums carry the majority of the 'mental load' that comes with parenting, and it is making them all feel pretty darned stressed out.