I really feel like women just can’t win. We are pressured to feel that we are solely responsible for maintaining the emotional stability of the relationship. We are blamed for a male partner’s stress, his anger, his frustration. Half the time, guys have seemed to get mad at me based entirely on their fantasy of who I was or what I wanted. If I differed from the fantasy, it made them feel so disconcerted that they got upset at that too.
It’s like guys want the social and emotional benefits of having a girlfriend, but at no actual cost to themselves.
Then if we can’t make it work, women are blamed.