Types Of Drama Guys Just Can’t Handle From Women

Men hate drama even more than you can imagine. They don’t want to date someone who’s always in the middle of a fight, because their stress will rub off on him. They’d prefer a rational girl who’s only involved in conflict when it’s absolutely necessary. That’s why you should try to avoid dragging him into these 10 types of relationship drama:

  1. Facebook drama. The only thing worse than fighting is fighting in public. If you have a fight with someone, your man’s hoping you’ll do it in private. If you do it online, for everyone to see, then it’ll make you look bad. The last thing he wants is his family seeing you post nasty messages on Facebook.
  2. Attention-seeking drama. Some girls will start a random fight with their boyfriend, just for attention. Of course, there are better ways to get your man to notice you. If you resort to fighting whenever you’re feeling neglected, the relationship will fall apart pretty quickly.
  3. One-sided drama. If you haven’t seen an old enemy in years, there’s no reason to complain about her whenever you hear her name. She’s probably moved on by now, so you should do the same. Holding a grudge isn’t healthy.
  4. Ex-boyfriend drama. Men don’t like to date women who are still in contact with their exes. It makes everything messier, which is why he’d prefer it if you kept your distance from your old flames.
  5. Jealous drama. He’ll understand why hanging out with his ex makes you uncomfortable–he might even be flattered. Of course, if you try to start a fight with every girl that looks at him, he won’t take it as a compliment. Jealousy gets old pretty fast.
  6. Money drama. You shouldn’t get mad at him if he wants to split the bill. If you earn just as much money as he does, then why should he pick up the tab? If he can’t afford to buy you a meal, he already feels bad about it. He won’t want you to make it worse by fighting with him over it.
  7. Family drama. He’s dating you, which means he wants to hear about how your family is doing. However, when you’re mad at your mother and want to sneak out of the house, he won’t want to help you. If you fight with your parents, you’ll make up with them eventually, but he won’t. He doesn’t want them to end up hating him.
  8. Friendship drama. If you have frenemies that you fight with every other day, he won’t want to hear about your drama with them. It’ll be even worse if you try to drag him into the drama when he has nothing to do with it. He won’t mind sticking up for you, but when you’re always in some sort of fight, it gets tiring.
  9. Celebrity drama. Unless he watches The Bachelor with you, he won’t want to hear about the details of the show. You can tell him about the celebrities occasionally, but don’t be mad when he forgets the name of your favorite one. It isn’t his fault if reality shows aren’t high on his list of priorities.
  10. The same old drama. You had a point when you fought him over the disrespectful way he treated you. However, if you resolved that fight months ago, he won’t want to have the same one with you again and again. Keep the past in the past. If you can’t get over old fights, then your relationship will never last.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.