I thought it might now be helpful to share with you things a husband should never say to his wife. So I went to iMOM Facebook and asked the wives that follow us to tell us one thing they do not want to hear from their husbands. Here are nine things you should never say to your wife based on the top Facebook responses—with a few that I’ve added based on what the women in our office shared with me:
1. “Calm down. Relax!” Several variations on this theme, like “chill out,” made the point loud and clear. When our wives are upset about something, these phrases are not helpful. This can come across as belittling of their stress and the issues that cause the stress.