What makes a man want to leave a woman? While the reasons men leave women they love may vary, there are a few distinct reasons why men leave women they love instead of sticking around or repairing their relationships.
Research suggests that while men and women are very different, there are a few certainties that every woman should understand about male behavior.
Here are the top 5 reasons men leave their significant others.
1. Difficulty connecting emotionally.
While women typically believe male behavior is not dictated by emotion, the opposite is generally true. Men require positive emotional connections to want to stay in a relationship. Women often feel the need to tell him everything they feel at a given moment, leaving him feeling drained and unwilling to share his own feelings.
If a man feels like he will get berated for opening up to his girlfriend or wife, he will eventually shut down, and turn his emotions inward. This leads to an emotional buildup, causing him to be aloof from both his partner and his own emotions. Once a man feels alone in a relationship he begins to look around for someone else to meet his emotional needs.
2. He feels like he your project.
Women have a tendency to try and ‘fix’ the man they get in a relationship with. Once a woman feels as though she isn’t getting what she deserves from her man she often will start demanding that he change.
Instead of communicating her needs effectively and calmly, she may fly off the handle or constantly nag the man she is in a relationship with. Over time this pressure to change is a strong motivator for a man to move on from the relationship. The way men see it is that if he can’t make you happy consistently, then there is no reason to stay with you. The disrespect involved in wanting him to be someone other than who he really is eventually becomes too much to take.
3. He fears losing his freedom.
Many people see fear of losing freedom as a commitment issue, but this isn’t necessarily the case.
If a man feels trapped in a relationship by a woman who always wants to know where he is, what he’s doing, and where he is going it is less of a fear of commitment and more of a loss of freedom he fears. Of course, every relationship should include devotion to one another, but it is unreasonable for either partner to treat the other as a child.
When you give a man space the right way he will likely discover he wants to be with you, and will have no need to fear losing his freedom.
4. Dishonesty and cheating.
Obviously, if a man finds out his partner is cheating on him or is lying to him he will be more likely to leave her behind.
Men have an easier time dumping women if they find out they have been cheated on, and dishonesty closely follows this. As in any healthy relationship, loyalty and trust are extremely important and can make or break your relationship.
5. Sexual dissatisfaction.
Sex is very important in any romantic relationship. Men are driven by a desire to reproduce, and find emotional satisfaction with a partner they enjoy having sex with. Communication and an open mind can go a long way to keeping the relationship both exciting and sexy. But if the sex is boring and routine a man may find an excuse to leave.