People are annoying. No matter how much you love somebody—no matter how much you’ve been through together, the ups and downs, trials and tribulations—you are bound to get irritated with them sooner or later.
A recent AskReddit thread started by Reddit user frieschomper_ posed the question, “Married people of Reddit, what’s something your SO does that you used to find cute when you were dating but now irritates/infuriates/ annoys you?” Here are 29 of the funniest, realest, and most illuminating answers.
29. Farting at all the wrong times:
Divorced for some years now, but…
My ex-wife used to have no qualms about farting loudly whenever, wherever. No medical condition or anything and she’d even giggle afterward. In our early 20s this was cute and edgy. When we hit our late 20s it was annoying and immature.
She did it during the eulogy of my Dad’s best friend, who was like a second father to me, and then got mad at me for being upset about her being disrespectful. Every time I wonder if I made the right decision to leave her I remember that ridiculous degree of self-centered immaturity.
28. Err, this absolutely not normal poop-watching activity:
Constantly watching me in the bathroom. It was fun at first, we always make/made jokes. But now there are times I just want to be left alone to shit for fucks sake.
EDIT: (I swore I added this but now that I’m back online I don’t see it so here goes again). When I made this comment I did NOT realize how many comments it would cause. I honestly thought it was normal for a SO to do this in a relationship.
We’ve been married for going on ten years this September. I didn’t realize this wasn’t considered normal because this has always happened in our relationship.
27. Avoiding social interaction, no matter how minute:
My husband hates social interaction (even relaying information to and from friends sometimes) and will avoid it at all cost. At first it was cute, he would beg me to make the calls to order food or find out information. Now I find it very inconvenient – especially when I’m not in the mood to talk to people either.
Honey if you are reading this I love you very much. What do you want for dinner?
26. Constant and relentless sarcasm:
It would be nice to bring up a topic and not get a zinger in response. “What do you want from the grocery store?” “Five pounds of filet mignon, some motor oil, and, oh, a million dollars.” No, duckface, its 100 degrees out and the kids need food. I’d much rather sit next to you on the couch. WHAT DO YOU FUCKING WANT!
25. Hair, and lots of it:
Her hair. She has such long, beautiful hair but it gets everywhere. Drains. Sinks. Carpets. Ive had to sit and cut hairs out of the vacuum so it would work again because it had tied up the rolly bit. Not to mention I’ve had her hair on me and all through my clothing.
24. Making a joke of nearly everything:
My husband always tries to make me laugh. I honestly hope he never stops trying, but there are times when it’s like “really?? You’re trying to make me laugh NOW?!”
He especially makes jokes when things are tense. Example- we had our first miscarriage right before our first anniversary. He made me laugh all through dinner, but yeah it was his way of dealing with a sad situation.
23. Or, forgetting nearly everything:
His forgetfulness used to be cute and fun. Waking up to fresh gallons of milk sitting on the counter for hours is annoying as f*ck now.
22. Having to be a know-it-all:
Dating: Wow he knows a lot! I love that he always seems to have the answer. We won’t have many problems to worry about when we combine our knowledge!
Now: Omfg babe it won’t kill you to be wrong. Not everything has to be an argument just because your answer has been challenged!
21. Avoiding confrontation at all costs:
Her anti-confrontational attitude. It was a breath of fresh air to be with someone who had a pretty laid back attitude about things and didn’t seek to make a fight out of the smallest things.
11 years later, still can’t get her to properly communicate her own desires and/or gripes during an argument, or confront a family member about something out of line they’ve done.