"I put his phone at the furthest away point of the bedroom so he'd have to get out of bed to look for it to turn off the alarm that he didn't actually need on for 6am."
Ah love, it's not all romance and flowers, it's also plenty of petty one-upmanships and secret revenge.
One mum took to Mumsnet last night and shared that she and her partner had just had an argument and to get revenge, she stripped the sheets off the bed so he would have to make it before he could get into it and then drove through a toll she didn't have to in order to add it to his account.
"So lay it on me guys," she wrote. "Let's talk about the latest petty things you've done."
Let the petty party begin
The Mumsnet users did not disappoint as they jumped in with their own examples of pettiness. Some were complicated...
"My husband whines about why people can't put things in the bin and instead put them on the side next to the bin. He's the worst one for it!" One fed-up user commented.
So, to get revenge she spent a full week photographing every time her husband kicked off his shoes in the wrong place, created a coffee ring, abandoned a plate or cup, every little crumb around the house and, especially, every bit of rubbish he left beside the bin and not inside of it.
Just say "No." Resist the urge to take on extra obligations at the office or become the Volunteer Queen at your child's school. You will never, ever regret spending more time with your children.
"I made it into an iMovie, entitled it "The Work Of A Hypocrite" and sent it to him," she explained.
Some were more simple but still effective: "I put his phone at the furthest away point of the bedroom so he'd have to get out of bed to look for it to turn off the alarm that he didn't actually need on for 6am."
"Day after row. Made myself a really delicious supper, ate it and cleared everything away before he got back from work. He could smell it, but he couldn't find it," wrote another.
There were even some so subtle that they were entirely missed...
"My husband likes the scotch egg ball things from M&S. He was being an absolute dick about something so for dinner I cooked two with chips. I fashioned his dinner into basically a cock and balls with some mayo for extra jizzy authenticity. He didn’t get it, probably just thought it was an odd meal. I, however, was very amused."
"When the battery was going in my car key, I swapped DH's for mine. He had to go to the garage and pay a fortune to get the battery replaced. He was most annoyed when he had to do it again a few months later when his "new" key needed the battery changing again - after I'd swapped them back again of course."
Full listening. Try to increase those times that you give your child your undivided attention and are really listening. This does not mean dropping everything every time she speaks.
So, tell us on Facebook, what were your petty moments with your partners?