We realize in each relationship that there will be bonehead moments now and then.
And unfortunately, most of these moments will be your doing as the male in the relationship.
While an occasional slip of the tongue is not completely unavoidable, as a guy, you should still avoid saying anything that may trigger a throw of a frying pan or a pointed heel towards your forehead.
21 things a man should never say to his woman
In some instances, you may be stuck between a rock and a hard place, and say something in a situation that you can’t control.
But these next 21 phrases though ARE things that are 100% completely in your control, so pay attention and take notes.
You can thank us later down the road when you’ve nipped a possible argument waiting to happen right in the bud by remembering what you read here today.
#1 “Are you done getting ready yet?”
Women take getting dressed very seriously. Unless you want to hear constant nagging for the rest of your evening, simply accept that her getting ready will take a while.
Find something to do with your time that can be ended the moment she is done, because heaven forbid, you are playing a video game or something, and the instant she is done, you guys have to leave. Even though you just waited 30 minutes for her, she will not wait 5 minutes for you to save your game. That’s just how these things work unfortunately… [Read: 23 things girls wish guys knew about a girl’s mind]
#2 “Is it that time of the month again?”
Another phrase that will send you straight to the doghouse for the rest of the week! While there are more delicate ways of trying to say this, we recommend avoiding this conversation starter altogether. If you think you can navigate that warzone on your own, go ahead and try, just don’t say we didn’t warn you when it all blows up in your face!
#3 “You are a splitting image of your mother!”
Best case scenario, your girlfriend’s mom is hot and now your girlfriend thinks you want to sleep with her mom. Worst case scenario, your significant other absolutely despises the woman and absolutely hates specific physical features her mother has as well. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone either way.
#4 “You’re really going to eat that?”
Hopefully you are talking about an exotic dish at dinner, but the multiple ways this phrase can be misinterpreted by your partner is just not worth the hassle. Remove it from your vocabulary instantly. Similar lines to avoid? “You’re really going to wear that?” “You’re really going to do that?” etc.
#5 “My ex makes the best apple pie ever!”
Let us just mention, that anytime you bring up your ex, even when it’s to say something bad about them, you are probably going to end up in hot water. Throw in a compliment about your ex and expect to be sleeping on the couch for at least a few nights *for another silly reason, of course!* [Read: The right way to talk about an ex and your past relationships]
#6 “Are you pregnant?”
First off, we would hope no one would be dumb enough to blurt this out, whether your significant other is dealing with hormone swings, gained a bit of weight, or is just having a bad day. Unless you were planning a pregnancy, we recommend never mentioning these 3 words together unless it is brought to your attention first.
#7 “Is that what you’re wearing?”
Self esteem wounded? Check. Confidence shot? Check. Night possibly ruined? Check. Need we continue? I think not.
#8 “Yes, that dress makes you look a little on the curvy side.”
To women, if you are going to call them curvy, you might as well tell them they look like a Hummer trying to fit into a compact car parking space. Compliment how the dress shows off specific features of her body, but stay away from the “curvy” or the “fat” words when doing so.
#9 “You should just relax!”
Whether you know it or not, you just set up a ticking time bomb waiting to explode with that simple four word phrase. Never ever, and we mean ever, tell your girlfriend or wife to relax. You may not pay for it instantly, but without a doubt, she will make you regret you ever muttered those words.
#10 “I don’t know why you are getting all emotional.”
You do not want to get into an argument where you decide it’s a good time to talk about “feelings”. Women do not view emotions the same way as men.
And if you decide to take a stance against how she views her emotions, prepare yourself to be doing nothing for the next 45 minutes but more arguing and probably watching a lot more tears flow. [Read: The power of words and how it can make or break your relationship]
#11 “The house is getting messy, don’t you think?”
Ever had an object that can do some serious damage thrown at you as hard as one possibly can? No? Ask this question and experience it firsthand.
#12 “Hurry up!”
Your better half is not a dog or a race horse, she is not something you bark orders to. Whether you’re telling her to hurry up when driving, or if you were crazy enough to mention this when she is making dinner, expect a death stare sent in your direction, possibly lumped together with expletives muttered in your general direction.
#13 “You will get over it!”
Do not ever tell your lady friend what she will and will not get over. Definitely don’t make it seem like whatever she is upset about isn’t important and you can’t believe she is mad about it in the first place. That is a surefire way to have all that anger and emotions running through her body to be aimed directly at you for the foreseeable future.
#14 “I’m breaking up with you.”
Granted, if you truly are planning on breaking up with her, this is better than shooting her a text to announce your decision. However, if this is a joke just to see her reaction, I would recommend moving all objects from the room that she may be able to use as a weapon first. [Read: 50 cute ad sexy guys things men do that women love!]
#15 “You are so lazy.”
If you have the balls to say this to a woman you care about, you must either want to be alone for the rest of your life, or really enjoy the sound of a woman’s voice screaming at the top of her lungs at you.
#16 “Maybe you should go to the gym.”
You tell this to a guy, he most likely pretends to be angry or just flat out agrees with you. Tell this to a woman, and you set off a chain reaction that would make the neutron bomb seem like tossing a lit firecracker into the Pacific Ocean.
#17 “It’s up to you.”
Women like men who are confident and make decisions. While it is fine to throw this out there once in a while when picking a place to eat, or when helping her decide on which shoes to wear to dinner that night, women do not like being with a man who never makes decisions. [Read: 25 things that make a man really attractive to all women]
#18 “Yeah, she’s sexy!”
I know your girlfriend or wife will lead you down this path at least once in your relationship. She may even comment first about how “sexy” this other woman is. Do not fall for it, and change the subject immediately. You cannot possibly come out of that discussion on top.
#19 Saying “I love you” during a fight
Throwing out those three special words will not save you in a fight. In fact, you will probably just be throwing more fuel onto the fire. Save the I-love-you lines for an occasion when it will actually be heard, not when it’s falling on deaf ears.
#20 “How come you don’t wear things like that for me?”
Never compare your woman to another woman in a negative light. Nothing good can come from it, and who knows when she might bring it up again. Perhaps, you may get into a fight right there, or perhaps six months down the road, she may mention this comment in an argument. Simply do not even give her the ammunition she needs, I’m sure she has more than enough without this little gem.
#21 Saying nothing at all.
This is the woman you love. The woman you want to spend the rest of your life with, and while all of these things listed above are universally accepted bonehead things to say to your partner, it would be an even bigger travesty to say nothing at all.
If you never tell her your feelings in a fight, never say all the things you love about her and apologize for your mistakes, then you risk more than sounding like an idiot by saying one of the things listed above. [Read: 50 really cute things to say to your girlfriend]
You risk ending up alone because you never even took the chance to say what was ever on your mind. Whatever happens in your relationship, never let it end because you said nothing to stop her from leaving. Saying something stupid can be forgiven, but saying nothing at all? That’s something you may regret for the rest of their life.