I originally had this in my "breakup" thread, but I thought it kinda deserved it's own thread and even a poll. Guys: do you do this and is it normal? Girls: would you put up with this and consider a guy like this a dick? I'm trying to figure out if there's something wrong with me, or if she's just being over-dramatic. Take into consideration that although I do these things, I am not like this all the time, and often am quite affectionate, cook her dinner, tell her how much I love her. - Sometimes I'll pick her up and I guess I don't smile at her when I see her... but she smiles at me. This really upsets her. It's not that I don't want to see her, but I just don't smile all the time or something. - She will call me and I am busy eating, sleeping, or doing something and since I seem rushed or not interested in talking to her she gets offended and upset. I guess my non-interest is conveyed more as an annoyance to be talking to her? - I don't compliment her that often, because sometimes she fishes for them and I HATE THAT. - Sometimes she'll be talking to me and I'll just be uninterested and distant. She notices and gets quite upset. - If I'm in a bad mood I'll tend to focus more on myself and not give her the attention she wants. - I criticize her choices. I tend to have an "I know best" mentality with her. In reality, most of the times I am right, and I do this out of love to try and help... but in her mind it comes across as me being conceded and thinking she's stupid. - Sometimes she'll want to go out and have fun and I just feel like staying in and chilling... more often than not, If I don't feel like going out, we don't. These are just some things she complains about with our relationship. I'm really trying to get a feel for whether I am a huge dick that needs to change or if she's just over-dramatic. Again, I am not like this all the time, but if you girls had a guy who acted like this SOMETIMES, would that be enough to get fed up and tell him to get lost? And guys... Do you find yourself acting this towards your girl, and if you did act like this would you EXPECT her to dump you?