18 Things Women Accept In Relationships That Men Would Never Tolerate

When it comes to relationships, women are so much more patient than men. They put up with more, let more slide, and realize it isn’t always perfect. Women aren’t perfect; we’re just a little more patient.

However, I’m not sure our male counterparts would stick around as long as women do because they can be sticklers regarding what men want in relationships.

Here are 18 behaviors that women tend to accept and overlook, all of which may be signs you’re settling into a relationship, especially since men wouldn’t be caught dead doing the same.

1. Being on the phone consistently.

Apparently, there is always something so mesmerizing on your device that you can’t even put it down at dinner.

2. Selective listening.

How often do we have to repeat the same sentence because we can’t focus long enough to listen?

3. Extreme laziness or messiness.

We all have moments, but never picking up after ourselves is not OK. Seriously? When the garbage can is three steps away, and you still can’t put your trash away, there’s a problem.

4. Expecting your other half to do all the housework.

Women work just as hard as you do all day, but we are expected to clean the entire house while we watch TV.

5. Not meeting each other halfway.

Have you ever heard of compromising? We both can’t always get what we want, yet we seem to be the ones to cave and give in.

6. Showing one-sided romance.

If there is anything romantic in this relationship, we know who is providing that. Small gestures are nice ways to show your partner that you appreciate everything they do for you, but it seems she’s the only one giving them.

7. Dealing with a cold.

You’re not on your deathbed, and you’re not a child. Take some medicine and a nap, and stop acting like you need catered room service.

8. Telling white lies.

Why do you feel the need to create stupid lies that would have saved you an argument if you just admitted what you did instead of backpedaling your way out of it? That works zero percent of the time.

9. Double-booking yourself.

It’s frustrating when you have made plans only to be told last minute that your partner planned something else. It’s even worse when you’ve told your partner how important this event is. 

10. Not taking each other seriously.

When you brush things off and act like they aren’t necessary, even though they really are, it’s exhausting.

11. Not showing affection.

Not liking PDA is OK, but not giving any affection isn’t.

12. Always expecting to “receive” but never willing to reciprocate.

Don’t be a jerk. Relationships are all about the give and take, not the take and take.

13. Spending too much time apart.

Personal time is important, but letting days or even a week go without seeing one another sends a message that their absence doesn’t bother you. 

14. Waiting hours to respond to text messages.

If you’re working, that’s fine, but if you’re scrolling through Facebook or Twitter, it’s rude to make someone wait hours to hear back from you, especially if they’re always quick to answer you.

15. Flipping an argument.

Instead of acknowledging you’re wrong in an argument, you flip it to make the other person look wrong. Why can’t you be an adult and admit when you’re wrong? Instead, you slither your way out of it and spin the tale. 

16. Not putting in the effort to make plans.

One shouldn’t choose what to do for date nights or where to go to dinner. You also shouldn’t have to expect to do the same thing all the time unless you plan it yourself. 

17. Never working on bad behavior.

Your partner doesn’t work on annoying behaviors or has turned into bad habits. It gets old after hearing about it for the fifth, sixth, or seventh time. 

18. Having exaggerated bromances​.

We understand the importance of hanging with your guys because we need time with the girls, but that shouldn’t always be your go-to excuse to get out of doing something.

We all know men and women are different. But we also know that men would never accept these things in a romantic relationship. So, as women, we should stop accepting them too.

Originally written by Audi Anderson on YourTango

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