20 Outdated Relationship Standards That Men Are So Over, According to Modern Women

16. Giving The Silent Treatment

On the other side of the coin, we have guys who might give the silent treatment to their partner. Some of it might be intentional because their girlfriend or wife did something they didn’t agree with, but on other occasions, it’s completely unintentional.

One Reddit guy, user Iggapoo summed it up best.

“My wife sometimes thinks I’m giving her the silent treatment. In reality, I’m just tired of the argument and I’m afraid if I say anything else, it’ll just get worse.”

This reinforces the stereotypical trope of the wife always being right, seen on many memes spread far and wide across social media. But as our Reddit guy pointed out, it leads to a gap in communication between partners and she might assume you’re not invested or happy in the relationship.

Wouldn’t it be horrible to know that your partner was afraid of you, living in so much fear that he couldn’t say what he really wanted to say? The next time you think your man is giving you the silent treatment, just talk to him and see what’s wrong. Hear him out.

15. Playing The Bedroom Card

So here’s a shocker for you. Guys can’t play the bedroom card. Of course some men do it, for reasons connected with their libido and otherwise, but for the most part, it’s a practice women are known to do more than men.

Women might play this card for many reasons. She could be mad about something, she could be reasserting her power in some way, or she could be wanting something else in return. Some more severe explanations include her being bored, or that she’s seeing someone else. These reasons aren’t good in any way, mind you. Either way, many experts see withholding this time together to be a form of betrayal akin to infidelity because it’s a violation of trust and confidence. Whatever we think, there is an expectation of this in a relationship. Denying your partner affection is a form of neglect, indifference, and contempt, leading to emotional damage that no one deserves.

This guy on Reddit user redpillbanana was having a serious case of the blues with his wife after only getting it a few times a year, and the only way he got things to change was by threatening divorce.

We hope things don’t go that far for anyone. As they always say, communication is key.

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