From: How We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot in Committed Relationships, Steve Stosny (edited)
Women think they know how to make intimate relationships flourish.
They have deeper, more resilient, longer lasting friendships than men and they expect their husbands to be like their girlfriends.
They are convinced that what works with girlfriends should work with a man, and would, if he weren't so stubborn, selfish, or defective.
In reality, there is no way that any of us could know how to make a modern intimate relationship work.
Biology has not prepared us for its special challenges, tradition is hopelessly outdated, and pop-psychology gives little more than platitudes or oversimplified and contradictory advice