There’s more than an inkling of truth in the saying that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Psychiatrists agree that women tend to be linguistically adept, better at multi-tasking, and more emotionally mature than men.
Unfortunately, despite their narrower emotional spectrum, men are easily provoked and equally sensitive. If your relationship is going through a bad patch and you just can’t understand what you’re doing that’s pushing your man away, here’s 5 of the most common reasons:-
- 1. No Personal Space
Most men don’t constantly stare at their cell-phone screen anxiously waiting for their girlfriends to text them back. Dating or married, remember that you aren’t his mother. It’s not a healthy relationship if your partner feels like he has an obligation tell you what he’s doing all the time. Moreover, constantly texting and calling your man will embarrass him when he’s out with friends and might even make him think of you as clingy. What could be more unattractive than that?
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- 2. Too Much Affection
Men don’t really appreciate mushy Instagram posts or getting tagged in sentimental Facebook status updates but seldom mention it to their partners probably out of fear of upsetting them. The same goes for excessive physical affection in public. While some guys might not really mind their girlfriends being over-affectionate, most men don’t react well to being showered with affection. If you truly love your man, you shouldn’t have to profess your undying love on social media.
- 3. Not Respecting Boundaries
Everyone has their own past and the baggage that comes along with it. If he isn’t willing to share every single aspect of his life, then don’t make him miserable for it. It’s his decision and you need to learn to accept it. Maybe he isn’t over his last break-up and perhaps he still keeps in touch with his ex. All the same, if you don’t respect his boundaries and start pestering him for detail, it will only drive him away and make him lie to you.
- 4. Communication Breakdown
The nuances and subtleties of language have never been a male strength. Instead of being cold and distant just tell him why you are upset. Men are not very good at picking up on subtle hints or making sense of monosyllabic replies. Instead of saying “I’m fine”, maybe try telling your partner what’s wrong.
- 5. Overanalyzing
As mentioned earlier, languages are usually not a man’s forte. This is why men don’t play with words and just say what’s on their mind. So, don’t try to deconstruct every word your man is saying because most of the time, men mean what they say and say what they mean. Don’t look for double-meanings when there aren’t any.