5 Heartbreaking Reasons Why Men Leave Women They Love

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5 Heartbreaking Reasons Why Men Leave Women They Love

What makes a man want to break up with a woman?

While the reasons why men leave women they love may vary, there are a few distinct reasons why men leave women they love instead of sticking around and 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. So, if you're wondering why do guys leave women they still love, here are 5 key reasons:

1. He has difficulty connecting, emotionally.

While women typically believe that 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 drained and unwilling to share his own feelings.

If a man feels like he will get berated for opening up to his partner, 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 fall out of love and look around for someone else to meet his emotional needs.

2. He feels like he's 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 her man. 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 become someone other than who he really is will eventually become too much to take.

3. He fears losing his freedom.

Many people see the 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. If you give a man space, he will likely discover he wants to be with you and will have no need to fear losing his freedom.

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4. You are dishonest and cheating on him.

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.

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Elizabeth Stone is an author, relationship coach and founder of Attract The One. Struggling with guys who pull away, dump and ghost you? You don't have to put up with feeling heartbroken. Find out why your man might have pulled away with a free copy of Elizabeth's book, Why Men Lose Interest and sign up for her free daily email series here.

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This article was originally published at Attract The One. Reprinted with permission from the author.