12 Things Women Do That Drive Man Away

In relationships, sometimes things women do can make their man feel distant or unhappy. This can happen for many reasons, like communication problems or emotional issues.However, sometimes certain actions or behaviors from one partner can unintentionally drive the other away, causing strain and disconnection in the relationship.

Constant Criticism

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Being too critical can make a man feel bad about himself and think he’s not good enough in the relationship. For example, if a woman always tells her man he’s not doing things right, he might feel like he can’t do anything right. It can cause anger, anxiety, avoidance, and in worse cases, can also result in self-harm.

Other examples can be criticizing their partner’s appearance or clothing choices regularly, always finding fault with their partner’s cooking or meal choices, critiquing their partner’s career choices or job performance, belittling their partner’s emotions, or dismissing their feelings as invalid.

58% of couples report arguing and excess conflict as the top reason they divorced their partners.

Lack of Communication

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According to Marcia Mediation Group, ‘Communication problems’ are the most common factor that leads to divorce, at 65%

When people don’t talk to each other well or keep important things secret, they can feel far apart in their relationships. This can cause them to misunderstand each other or feel like they’re being ignored. For example, if a woman doesn’t tell her husband about an important decision she made, he might feel left out, and like she doesn’t trust him. This can make him feel distant and upset.Overbearing Behavior

When someone tries to control everything or asks for too much, it can make their partner feel like they can’t be themselves. For example, if a woman always tells her boyfriend what to do and doesn’t let him make his own choices or tell him who he can spend time with or not, he might start feeling suffocated and unhappy in the relationship. He might feel like he can’t do anything without her permission, which can be really frustrating.Some other incidents include constantly monitoring their partner’s whereabouts or activities, dictating what their partner should wear or how they should look, checking their partner’s phone or social media accounts without permission or micromanaging their partner’s daily tasks or responsibilities.

Nagging

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When someone keeps asking for something over and over again, it can make the other person feel annoyed and upset. This can lead to arguments or the person feeling like they need to distance themselves. For example, if a woman keeps asking her husband to do chores around the house in a bossy way, he might start feeling annoyed and avoid her. He might feel like he can’t relax or be himself because she’s always nagging him about something.

Excessive Jealousy

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When someone feels jealous, they’re worried that their partner likes someone else more. This can make the relationship feel less safe and trusting. For example, if a woman gets upset when her boyfriend talks to other women or does not let  him work with a woman colleague late at night, he might start feeling like she doesn’t trust him. This can make him feel suffocated and unhappy in the relationship.

Some other behaviors would be accusing their partner of cheating or flirting with others without evidence, checking their partner’s phone or social media accounts obsessively for signs of infidelity, becoming upset or angry when their partner spends time with friends of the opposite sex, becoming possessive or clingy, not wanting their partner to spend time away from them or even feeling insecure about their own appearance or worth compared to others.

Lack of Support

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When someone doesn’t encourage or care about what their partner wants to achieve or feel, it can make them feel like they’re not important in the relationship. For example, if a woman doesn’t listen when her boyfriend talks about his dreams or ignores his feelings, or looks down upon him, he might feel like she doesn’t really care about him. This can make him feel unloved and like his thoughts and goals don’t matter.

Lack of support happens in many ways, for example, nt being there for their partner during times of stress or difficulty, such as during a job loss or family crisis, dismissing or belittling their partner’s dreams or aspirations instead of encouraging them, ignoring their partner’s achievements or successes, or failing to celebrate them together, criticizing or mocking their partner’s interests or hobbies instead of showing interest or encouragement or not standing up for their partner or defending them when they face criticism or challenges from others.

Playing Mind Games

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When someone tries to control or confuse their partner by playing tricks, it can make the relationship feel uncertain and untrustworthy. This can make the other person want to leave and find a relationship that feels more honest and caring. For example, if a woman always tries to make her boyfriend feel guilty or doubts his actions, he might start feeling like he can’t trust her or if she deliberately  hangs out with another guy to make another person jealous. This can make him want to leave the relationship and find someone who treats him better.

There are many ways women play mind games, examples include giving mixed signals, manipulating emotions, testing loyalty, withholding affection, gaslighting, playing the victim, threatening to leave or giving silent treatment.

Refusal to Compromise

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When someone refuses to change their mind or meet halfway in a disagreement, it can cause problems in the relationship. This can make it hard to agree on things and solve problems together. For example, if a woman always insists on having her way and doesn’t listen to her boyfriend’s ideas, they might argue a lot and struggle to make decisions together.

Lack of Appreciation

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When someone doesn’t say thank you or show that they’re happy for what their partner does, it can make the partner feel like their efforts aren’t important. For example, if a woman’s husband cooks dinner for her but she doesn’t say thank you or seem grateful, he might feel like she doesn’t appreciate him. This can make him feel sad and like his actions don’t matter to her.

Withholding Affection

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When someone keeps their feelings to themselves or doesn’t spend much time with their partner, it can make the partner feel alone and unloved. This might make them want to find closeness with someone else instead. For example, if a woman’s boyfriend never talks about his feelings or spends time with her, she might start feeling like he doesn’t care about her. This could make her want to find someone who makes her feel more loved and connected.

This can include ignoring physical intimacy, wthholding verbal affection, cold or distant behavior, using affection as a reward, using affection as a bargaining tool etc

Lack of Independence

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When someone relies too much on their partner for everything or always wants to be with them, it can overwhelm the partner. This might make them feel like they’re always responsible for making the other person happy. For example, if a woman always wants to be with her boyfriend and gets upset when he spends time with other people, he might start feeling like he can’t do anything without her. This could make him feel stressed and pressured to always be there for her, which isn’t healthy for the relationship.

Disrespect

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When someone mistreats their partner by making fun of them or embarrassing them in front of other people, it can make the partner feel bad about themselves. This might make them want to leave the relationship to find someone who treats them better. For example, if a woman always makes jokes about her boyfriend in front of their friends or puts him down in public, he might start feeling like he’s not worth much. This could make him want to be with someone who respects him and makes him feel good about himself.

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