Man, relationships start off so great. The initial, sweeping romance often consumes a couple when they first get together. In this stage, you feel as if you've found a perfect match, someone who is both similar and new. Someone compatible. You want to spend as much time with them as possible, and enjoy each other's boundaries melting away. But that exposes our less glamorous attributes too.

In an attempt to show the unexpected turns their love life has taken, women are confessing to the internet how husbands and boyfriends are testing their limits. So we at Bored Panda decided to put these complaints together and see if we can all somehow grow from it.

From little everyday crimes (such as eating cheese like an animal) to bigger offenses (like hitting on your partner's married niece), here are a million ways to frustrate and disappoint your partner.

By the way, I feel like we also need to include a disclaimer. This publication doesn't mean that all men are garbage and every woman is a saint. I'd say it's more of a study to see what common relationship problems women go through.

#1

My Husband Is Technologically Challenged

My Husband Is Technologically Challenged

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N G
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1 month ago

i think the blue button controls the rate of flow

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#2

I Split Up With My Boyfriend Yesterday. I Fell Asleep While He Was Packing And He Stole My Toilet

I Split Up With My Boyfriend Yesterday. I Fell Asleep While He Was Packing And He Stole My Toilet

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Ray Martin
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1 month ago

A small price to get rid of a clear psychopath.

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According to some estimates, almost 50 percent of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce or separation. But what exactly makes sustaining a romantic relationship so hard?

Well, in 2020, a team of scientists led by Menelaos Apostolou of the University of Nicosia in Greece found that fading enthusiasm, long work hours, and lack of personal time and space are the three most common problem areas that prevent people from staying together. However, if it offers you some reassurance, they also think that only 30% of adults find it easy to maintain long-term romantic relationships.

#3

100% Will Rip Open A Bag Like A Damn Raccoon And Then Notice It's Resealable

100% Will Rip Open A Bag Like A Damn Raccoon And Then Notice It's Resealable

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Vicky Z
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1 month ago

Next time find a trash panda not a trash partner! They are cuter

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#4

Asked My Husband To Do A Maternity Photoshoot. Don’t The Dogs Look Great?

Asked My Husband To Do A Maternity Photoshoot. Don’t The Dogs Look Great?

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Katie Lutesinger
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1 month ago

"It's not my fault! They're very good boys!"

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When it comes to the top challenge (fading enthusiasm, it can be explained by the fact that many people find long-term relationships to be tiring and they get bored quickly. They also sometimes realize that the passion and romantic love fades sooner than they might've expected. Fading enthusiasm is especially problematic among people who dislike routines.

Long work hours is one of those factors that might seem a little bit surprising at first but later sound really logical. In fact, some have already speculated that divorce rates can be predicted by the length of a spouse's commute. This research adds credibility to this notion — partners who spend many hours working or prioritize their career over their relationship are, not surprisingly, less involved and less successful in the latter.

#5

This Is Where The Plate Goes After Dinner. Not In The Dishwasher. Not On The Counter. Not Even In The Sink. It Should Be Perfectly Balanced On The Sink, Just Like This

This Is Where The Plate Goes After Dinner. Not In The Dishwasher. Not On The Counter. Not Even In The Sink. It Should Be Perfectly Balanced On The Sink, Just Like This

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Nadine Debard
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1 month ago

What an asshat

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#6

My Husband Bought Memory Foam For “His Side Of The Bed”

My Husband Bought Memory Foam For “His Side Of The Bed”

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Grant Barke
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1 month ago

How do couples like this even get married.

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#7

I Was Complaining To My Boyfriend That We Never Cuddle Anymore And This Was His Solution

I Was Complaining To My Boyfriend That We Never Cuddle Anymore And This Was His Solution

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 month ago

What a nice cuddle, all warm and toezy.

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Feeling suffocated or lacking sufficient me time is the third most common reason why people have difficulty maintaining romantic relationships. Those who feel constrained by their commitment, or (whether or not it's justified) feel that their partner is constantly nagging them, will have issues working on and sustaining it.

The publication said that other common problems were character issues, clinginess, and bad sex.

#8

Sent My Husband To Buy A Baby Shower Gift Bag

Sent My Husband To Buy A Baby Shower Gift Bag

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Grant Barke
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1 month ago (edited)

Clever bastard.

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#9

My Husband Doesn't Want The Case To Get Scratched And Cause An "Eyesore"

My Husband Doesn't Want The Case To Get Scratched And Cause An "Eyesore"

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Not-very-graceful
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, the irony

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#10

I Asked My Husband To Stop At The Store And Get Coriander

I Asked My Husband To Stop At The Store And Get Coriander

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Kimi Tomminello
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1 month ago

Lol so close

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#11

My Aunt’s Skeevy Boyfriend Went From Asking What My Husband And I Want For Christmas To This Garbage In 2 Minutes

My Aunt’s Skeevy Boyfriend Went From Asking What My Husband And I Want For Christmas To This Garbage In 2 Minutes

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DennyS (denzoren)
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1 month ago

0 to creep real quick.

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But coming back to what we briefly mentioned in the intro of this publication, it's important that no gender is the bad one. Just the individuals. Dr. Kristie Overstreet, a clinical sexologist and psychotherapist, highlighted that men face their own unique set of relationship issues—and a lot of them have to do with the way guys are raised. (Keep in mind that these differences are not relegated to just men in heterosexual relationships; they apply to all men in every kind of relationship.)

Fear of rejection, hiding depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, pressure to be the financial provider, and performance anxiety around sex are just some of the things that men frequently worry about in relationships.

"Men are taught from a young age to not talk about their problems or struggles. Men aren't allowed to show or express emotions," Overstreet told Men's Health. This can actually be the root cause of many romantic conflicts. After all, managing emotions and communication is vital for every couple.

#12

Texted My Husband To Show Him My Brilliant Idea For Making Sure I Drank My Full 1 Liter Of Water Before My Ultrasound

Texted My Husband To Show Him My Brilliant Idea For Making Sure I Drank My Full 1 Liter Of Water Before My Ultrasound

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Cold Contagious
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1 month ago

OMG 😲, it shouldn't have been anywhere she'd have thought it was clean then 😳

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#13

Instead Of Cleaning Up The Sugar He Spilled, My Boyfriend Decides This Is Perfectly Reasonable Instead

Instead Of Cleaning Up The Sugar He Spilled, My Boyfriend Decides This Is Perfectly Reasonable Instead

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The Queen Of Upper Butt Crack
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1 month ago

Dude is Jupid

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#14

My Boyfriend Puts The Butter Away Like This In The Fridge Door. Fully Exposed And Touching The Fridge I Haven’t Washed In Months

My Boyfriend Puts The Butter Away Like This In The Fridge Door. Fully Exposed And Touching The Fridge I Haven’t Washed In Months

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Beta
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1 month ago

Ewwww!

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#15

My Boyfriend Doesn't Throw Away Empty Toilet Paper Rolls. Instead, The Top Of The Toilet Becomes His Garbage Display Area

My Boyfriend Doesn't Throw Away Empty Toilet Paper Rolls. Instead, The Top Of The Toilet Becomes His Garbage Display Area

I take out the garbage regularly, but I wanted to see how long this would go on for - it's been 2 weeks.

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Isabella
Community Member
1 month ago

Gosh, that is a lot of toilet paper used in two weeks! Are you alright? 😄

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#16

On This Table, You Can See All The Gifts My Husband Has Bought Me For Last Christmas, Our Anniversary, My Birthday, And Mother’s Day

On This Table, You Can See All The Gifts My Husband Has Bought Me For Last Christmas, Our Anniversary, My Birthday, And Mother’s Day

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Did he give you a pole for pole dancing?

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#17

These Gum Piles My Husband Keeps Leaving Around The House

These Gum Piles My Husband Keeps Leaving Around The House

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Kira Okah
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1 month ago

Ik ik ew!

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#18

Husband’s Gift To His Wife

Husband’s Gift To His Wife

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

D-I-V-O-R-C-E.

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#19

The Way My Boyfriend Sliced This Avocado

The Way My Boyfriend Sliced This Avocado

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Forget about that! Where did you buy this knife from? I'm interested

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#20

My Boyfriend's Job Title Is Actually "Solutions Engineer." This Was His Solution

My Boyfriend's Job Title Is Actually "Solutions Engineer." This Was His Solution

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John Smith
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1 month ago

ok so he is a Solutions Engineer, but is he a Good Solutions Engineer?

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#21

My Boyfriend's Gaming Set Up

My Boyfriend's Gaming Set Up

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Grant Barke
Community Member
1 month ago

Game must be very energy intensive because that's a hell of a lot of calories.

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#22

When You Ask Your Husband To Load The Dishwasher

When You Ask Your Husband To Load The Dishwasher

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

When your wife asks you to do something and you want to make sure she won't ask again😡😡😡😡😡

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#23

Holiday With A New Boyfriend - He Opens Bread Like This

Holiday With A New Boyfriend - He Opens Bread Like This

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Cold Contagious
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1 month ago

Wth is wrong with him 😐

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#24

Got My Boyfriend Some Nice Cookies Imported From Holland, Turns Out He’s A Monster

Got My Boyfriend Some Nice Cookies Imported From Holland, Turns Out He’s A Monster

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 month ago

My dog did this one time when I left a pack on coffee table

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#25

My Roommate Got A New Boyfriend, He Used My Clippers, Didn't Brush Them When He Was Done, Didn't Clean Out The Sink And Clogged It Too

My Roommate Got A New Boyfriend, He Used My Clippers, Didn't Brush Them When He Was Done, Didn't Clean Out The Sink And Clogged It Too

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

One of the positive things of not having a roommate is that you are not in danger to end up in jail

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#26

I’m Breaking Up With My Boyfriend

I’m Breaking Up With My Boyfriend

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll help you pack! But take the dessert with you

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#27

When My Husband Goes Out In Public Like This

When My Husband Goes Out In Public Like This

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Grant Barke
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1 month ago

Is he German by any chance, lol.

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#28

Husband Used My Favorite Knife As A Garden Tool

Husband Used My Favorite Knife As A Garden Tool

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

It's still good enough to cut his throat. Accidents do happen....

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#29

My Boyfriend Put Salt Instead Of Rice In The Rice Cooker, Been Wondering For An Hour Why It Was Taking So Long To Cook

My Boyfriend Put Salt Instead Of Rice In The Rice Cooker, Been Wondering For An Hour Why It Was Taking So Long To Cook

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

That guy is either blind or has never in his life cooked rice before.

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#30

My Husband Eats Apple With A Spoon

My Husband Eats Apple With A Spoon

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Jihan Kim
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1 month ago (edited)

man this takes some skill

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#31

Instead Of Rinsing His Cup Between Drinks, My Boyfriend Will Just Refill It With Whatever Since It “Mixes In His Stomach Anyway”

Instead Of Rinsing His Cup Between Drinks, My Boyfriend Will Just Refill It With Whatever Since It “Mixes In His Stomach Anyway”

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Not-very-graceful
Community Member
1 month ago

instant red flag-

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#32

Gave A Girl A Compliment About Her Shirt, Received This From Her Boyfriend

Gave A Girl A Compliment About Her Shirt, Received This From Her Boyfriend

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope that woman finds a way out of this relationship

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#33

My Boyfriend Leaves Empty Packages In The Fridge

My Boyfriend Leaves Empty Packages In The Fridge

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Leave empty condom packages in his night stand... He will get the message.

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#34

How My Boyfriend Uses Cheese

How My Boyfriend Uses Cheese

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Grant Barke
Community Member
1 month ago

He thinks this is the pad for writing down the shopping list.

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#35

My Husband Leaves A Tiny Bit In The Bottom Of Snack Bags And Puts Them Back In The Cabinet

My Husband Leaves A Tiny Bit In The Bottom Of Snack Bags And Puts Them Back In The Cabinet

He says he’s "saving it for later." There are now ten bags with little or next to nothing in them. The problem is he never eats them, buys new ones, and after a few weeks I have to throw them away.

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Firstname Lastname
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1 month ago

Mix all ten bags and you have your very own custom bag of party mix!

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#36

Husband Puts His Coffee Mug Next To 2 Empty Coasters

Husband Puts His Coffee Mug Next To 2 Empty Coasters

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Vasana Phong
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1 month ago

I don’t think they know what coasters are used for actually

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#37

So My Sister Got Goalie Gloves For Christmas From Her Boyfriend For 'Being A Keeper'

So My Sister Got Goalie Gloves For Christmas From Her Boyfriend For 'Being A Keeper'

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Otter
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1 month ago

It would have been a great joke, if he'd got her a Nimbus 2000 instead.

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#38

My Sister Asked For A Nintendo Switch For Christmas. Her Boyfriend Must Have Misunderstood

My Sister Asked For A Nintendo Switch For Christmas. Her Boyfriend Must Have Misunderstood

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Isabella
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1 month ago

I am sure he did not misunderstood. 😂

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#39

The Lights In My Boyfriend's Bathroom

The Lights In My Boyfriend's Bathroom

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Kimi Tomminello
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1 month ago

😂😂😂

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#40

When Your Husband Says He’ll Take Care Of Lunch

When Your Husband Says He’ll Take Care Of Lunch

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Shanaaia
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1 month ago

Mushroom style

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#41

The Way My Boyfriend Left His Ice Cream Cone While He Went To Pee

The Way My Boyfriend Left His Ice Cream Cone While He Went To Pee

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Kai David
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1 month ago

At least he did not take it with him into the toliet.

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#42

My Boyfriends Food Cupboard. I Think He Just Upends His Shopping Bags Directly In The Cupboard Rather Than Unpack

My Boyfriends Food Cupboard. I Think He Just Upends His Shopping Bags Directly In The Cupboard Rather Than Unpack

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Boudewijn van der Mik
Community Member
1 month ago

And a tin can came rolling out and nearly missed your socks .....

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#43

How My BF Opens Cereal

How My BF Opens Cereal

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Kimi Tomminello
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1 month ago

Why bother keeping the box at that point?!

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#44

Wife Likes To Store Things In The Oven. I Don’t. That's Why I Don’t Check It

Wife Likes To Store Things In The Oven. I Don’t. That's Why I Don’t Check It

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El muerto
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1 month ago

you don't store things in the oven!! is for cooking, not storing

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#45

I've Waited For So Long, Then My Husband Drove The Car

I've Waited For So Long, Then My Husband Drove The Car

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Mazer
Community Member
1 month ago

Awwwwwww brutal, just brutal - virtual hugs

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#46

My Sisters Boyfriend Cut A New Loaf Of Bread Like This

My Sisters Boyfriend Cut A New Loaf Of Bread Like This

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

His system is not functioning properly needs a reboot

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#47

The Way My Boyfriend Eats Pizza

The Way My Boyfriend Eats Pizza

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Donkey boi
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1 month ago

THAT!!! That's how my wife does it!!!

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#48

When Bae Put His Beer Away By Himself. What Is This Mess?

When Bae Put His Beer Away By Himself. What Is This Mess?

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Cold Contagious
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1 month ago

Is Bae 4 years old?

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#49

My Husband Never Finishes A Pack Of Gum Before Opening A New One

My Husband Never Finishes A Pack Of Gum Before Opening A New One

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

That's my pet peeve I honestly! Grew up in a house where noone was finishing any product! Bathroom full of unfinished shampoos and shower gels with me always showering with the leftovers so i can throw them out

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#50

My Sister's Boyfriend Thought A Rock, From His Backyard, Was A Good Christmas Gift For Her

My Sister's Boyfriend Thought A Rock, From His Backyard, Was A Good Christmas Gift For Her

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Grant Barke
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1 month ago

She can throw that at him as she chases him out of the house.

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