Sometimes love isn’t enough to keep the man you love. Couples find themselves dealing with many obstacles on a daily basis. A romantic relationship is a difficult endeavor to maintain: Clashing personalities, life goals and conflicting interests are some of the contributing factors why men leave women they love. It is a combination of these factors and others that determine whether a man stays or leaves a relationship.
Clash of Personalities
Chemistry is a powerful catalyst responsible for bringing many couples together, but it doesn’t help sustain a relationship. There has to be more to a relationship than chemistry and physical attraction to keep people together. When two people get along well together, there is harmony within the relationship; however, if the couple is always arguing and bickering with one another, this creates tension and drama and makes for a volatile relationship. If the relationship requires too much work, the man might decide it is better to walk away than to try to salvage it.
According to psychotherapist Patricia Covalt, Ph.D. in an article on Self.com, "Being dissimilar is manageable if both partners are emotionally intelligent and mature in maneuvering through it." If either partner lacks emotional intelligence, it creates a dysfunctional relationship. Neither partner understands what the other person needs or wants, and both partners are unhappy and dissatisfied with the relationship. When this happens, it is easy for the man involved in the relationship to walk away.
Education and Career Goals
Many men prefer to do things whenever they want. These men are ambitious and may have important educational or career goals they are striving to achieve and don’t have the time or energy to devote to a relationship. There is a lot of emotional responsibility involved in maintaining a solid relationship with another person. Some men are just not ready to sacrifice their career or educational goals to have a long-term relationship with a woman, even if he does truly love her.
The Excitement Fades
Once couples become comfortable with one another, it is easy to take the other person for granted. Soon, the initial excitement that was there in the beginning starts to drift away. When this happens, both partners may begin to lose interest with the other. A man may leave a woman he cares deeply about to find excite elsewhere.
While he may be in love with you, he might still have feelings for his ex-girlfriend. No one wants to believe that their significant other is being unfaithful, but sometimes strong feelings for another person are hard to ignore, especially when there is history involved. If he jumped into a relationship with you immediately after he broke up with his ex-girlfriend, this can create complications between the two of you. To have a solid, long-lasting relationship, he must resolve his feelings for his ex and decide what he wants before making a commitment to you.