Falling in love can turn your whole world upside down. But so can a break-up. It usually takes courage to commit to someone and be completely vulnerable with them. But what happens when the going gets tough, when issues come along?
Chances are you’re asking yourself ‘should I stay or should I go?’. Here are 4 reasons why men leave the women they love.
1. They’re trying to avoid pain.
One basic human principle is to seek pleasure and avoid pain as much as possible. If men feel the relationship is hurting them on some level or that they can’t work out the issues at hand, they will walk away.
Confronting with too much emotional pain isn’t their forte because society doesn’t teach them to express and be in touch with their emotions. And this can be damaging when they start opening up and connecting with another human being.
2. They are more future-oriented.
If they feel that the relationship has become a struggle and that they can’t communicate in a healthy way with their partner, then the future surely won’t look promising to them. Although there are many couples out there who eventually work out their problems, sometimes men think a certain blockage will be the status-quo.
3. They are threatened by a woman’s success.
A study conducted at the University of Florida shows that men begin to experience problems with their self-esteem when their partner is very successful. The reason why they can’t be truly happy for her is because they are more focused on what they haven’t achieved.
4. Emotional co-dependency.
We all need our space, but some men in particular. Intimacy and a deep connection are fantastic just as long as they don’t feel suffocated. Men are afraid of losing their freedom to do things or see friends and when they feel imprisoned they will decide a breakup is probably for the best.
Of course there are other reasons why men choose to walk away from a relationship as human relations are very complex. What do you think about this list?
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