It doesn't matter who it's coming from, those words usually mean something bad. The tone has a lot to do with it too as well as how things are going in your relationship. I for one would rather hear my wife tell me those words than continue on thinking everything is alright when it its not. That's a sign that she loves me and wants to make things work. But that is just me, most men, like my father, don't want to hear it and hope that everything will just magically fall into place. They are living in a fantasy world that they need to get out.