Men may be “simple,” but they also have needs. As a matter a fact, men can be just as needy as women. Take my ex-fling, for example. He wanted me to nurture him, cook for him, and give him lots of attention. But our relationship was casual. If I wanted something serious with said fling, I would have treated him as such. He just wasn’t boyfriend material.
Still, he complained. He made a comment about how men read into things just as much as women. And that they do so because of hope. He was generalizing, but I knew he spoke of our relationship. Dude wanted pounds of sugar and I just wanted a teaspoon.
So, you see, men nag just as much as women do. Here are seven things men nag women about in relationships.
Men Have Complaints Too 1 of 8
Men are no different from women. They can nag just as much as we can! Here are some common complaints that men have in relationships. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/59632563@N04.
Give Me Some Sugar 2 of 8
Men have a one-track mind. So it's no wonder they nag about not getting enough sex. They don't want to hear that we have a headache, or that we have to get up early in the morning to prepare school lunch. Please, just give them some sugar in the morning! Morning sex gives them an extra pep in their step! And it goes on and on. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/Judy-Van-Der-Velden.
Give Me Attention 3 of 8
Men like attention as much as women do. Unfortunately, when kids enter the picture, women also have to cater to the children. Most men don't appreciate being second (or third) on the totem pole. This is why they nag about not getting enough one-on-one couple time with their partners. Look at me, me, me!!! Photo Credit: Flickr.com/demandaj.
You Don’t Cook Enough 4 of 8
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. And whoever said it is right! Many men complain when their wives don't cook enough, or if their wives don't know how to cook at all. They want you to be a chef! They want you to stuff them with their favorite meal. Go to the kitchen, woman, and make a five-course meal! Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons.
You Let Yourself Go 5 of 8
Men want us to look like the same woman they met, fell in love with, and married. That's almost impossible, man. It's called aging, hormones, and childbirth. Nevermind that our metabolism slows down as we age. Still, one of their top complaints is that their women have let themselves go. Talk about pressure. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons.
The Spontaneity Is Gone 6 of 8
Women love romance. Men love spontaneity. They want you to be the girlish, wild, and exciting woman you were during your courtship. Thing is, being spontaneous isn't as easy when you're married with children. You can't just go away for the weekend at the drop of a hat. You can't hop on his Harley and leave the kids in front of the television watching Paw Patrol. But men wish you would. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons.
A Messy Household 7 of 8
As a wife, your duties consist of keeping the home clean. That's what many men believe anyway. One of the things men nag about is a messy household. If the dishes are piling up and there are crumbs all over the counter, men expect us to load the dishwater and pick up the mess. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/Cavort.
Kids Lack Discipline 8 of 8
Men don't want their kids to run amuck. They want their house in order and that includes having well-behaved and disciplined kids. So some men nag because their wives coddle their kids. They don't want their kids to get away with everything and complain when they do. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/Richards1992.
This post inspired by YourTango.