[h=1]I saw this on Yahoo and i though it is worth sharing Top 5 things that drive men crazy [/h] [h=2]By Laura Schaefer[/h] Men love women. They do. But that doesnt mean women dont drive them crazy. Even after oceans of ink have been spilled about how the two sexes can better understand and accept each other, women still find ways to annoy men and vice versa. Here are the top five ways shes making you crazy right now. Ladies, are you guilty of any of these irritating behaviors? 1. Game-playing/manufacturing drama. There are lots of ways to create drama and excitement in a relationship, but men arent usually fans unless said excitement involves clothing removal. Asking too much too soon about his past relationships is one way women drive men nuts and create drama, says Dr. Linda R. Young, Ph.D., a psychologist and relationship coach who blogs for Psychology Today. Making him late by taking too long to get ready is another. Getting irrationally jealous over platonic friends or running hot, then cold with no explanation are just a few more. Whether the drama is minor or significant, men would rather skip it. I think these [behaviors] exist because men and women dont have the skills to live beyond the game-playing they learned as adolescents, which is perpetuated by the media, explains Marni Battista, expert dating coach and founder of DatingWithDignity.com. It takes an entire toolkit of advanced skills to create truly win-win situations in relationships. A person who doesnt have these skills will always go to those old default tendencies to fill the void. And thus, drama is born. Ask yourself: Have I recently thrown either an object or a tantrum? If the answer is yes, you might be a drama queen. Take it down a notch by talking to your partner about why youre feeling so angry and exactly what you need to feel calmer in the relationship. If youre the one dealing with a drama queen, tell her youre happy to discuss problems like an adult but youre not interested in entertaining a whole restaurant with her shenanigans. If she doesnt calm down, tell her to audition for a reality show and leave you alone. 2. Expecting the man to pay for everything. Most men dont mind picking up the check early on in a courtship, but after a few dates, its nice for a woman to offer to contribute financially especially if exclusivity has been established. Men like to be generous, but they dont like to be taken for suckers, especially if the woman theyre seeing has a good job. As a corollary to this one, Men are often put off by women trying to get a sense early on about what he does for a living and how much he earns, says Dr. Seth Meyers, a Los Angeles-based psychologist and author of Dr. Seths Love Prescription. Men are people, too. If they feel theyre being sized up for more shallow, resume-type qualities, theyll be annoyed. 3. Wanting to know where the relationship is going before hes ready to say, or before he knows himself, is a big one, according to Dr. Young. Dating is supposed to be a chance to get to know another person. Its not a guarantee of finding a certain kind of relationship, and women who treat it this way drive men nuts. Its almost as if the woman is selling herself short after all, you cant help but ask why a lady would want some kind of commitment from someone she doesnt really know yet. Why is her audition process so short? Likewise, Men often get bothered with women asking or talking about their beliefs about marriage and children early in the dating process, observes Meyers. It puts too much pressure on what should be the fun part of getting to know someone when the end goal is the only thing a woman wants to focus on. If the relationship isnt likely to blossom into something steady and hes upfront about that, a man wants the woman to hear what hes saying and take him at face value. Men are frustrated by women who dont really believe them when they say, Im not in a place to have a relationship, but I really like hanging out with you, says Battista. A man will give this disclaimer and then be irritated when the woman finds she cant change him, then begins to get angry that he hasnt met her expectations. If a woman wants to know how a man really feels and then gets hysterical after an honest response, its enough to you guessed it drive him crazy. 4. Being controlling. Correcting him on little details when hes got the big picture right, adds Dr. Young, is another thing that drives men bonkers. Its often true that women are better at multitasking, but that doesnt mean they have to run every detail of the show. A man will get frustrated if a woman asks him to do something then wont give him a chance to do it his way. The real show-stopper is when she then claims she has to do everything around here! If this situation sounds familiar, how can you improve it? If you want to put a stop to peoples annoying behavior, you first have to make them aware of it, says Marc Muchnick, Ph.D., author of No More Regrets! 30 Ways to Greater Happiness and Meaning in Your Life. Often, people dont realize that what they are doing is bugging you, so when you tell them, it may come as a surprise. So tell your significant other that she has to trust you if she doesnt want to plan every meal, vacation and weekend you spend together, guys. Then do a good job with the task in your own way, of course and she just might back off. 5. Not getting enough guy time. In ancient cultures, men often spent most of their time with other men while the women socialized with each other. That, as we all know, has changed. And its hard for some men to accept. They want their guy time, and its rough when women dont respect that. As long as guys night out isnt a code for regularly losing thousands of dollars gambling or paying for strippers, men deserve to have time with their male friends. Deciding exactly how much time is appropriate should be left up to each couple. Remind her that time spent away from each other means the time you do have together will be that much richer especially with funny stories about the ridiculous thing your buddy Paulie did last weekend. The key is, be reasonable. If you want more guy time than gal time, maybe having a wife or a girlfriend isnt in the cards for you. Laura Schaefer is the author of The Teashop Girls and The Secret Ingredient, two novels for young readers. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and has never once driven her boyfriend crazy. Not once! For the other side of this story, read Top 5 things that drive women crazy.