I have at least 3 friends, all guys, who seem to spend the better part of their time with their girlfriends fighting. It's happened countless times, where they say they can't go out because they have to talk with their gf's on the phone or some other stupid bullshit. I've heard both sides of their stories, and the girl always say it's the guy being an asshole, while the guy says that the girl is just wants attention. It's not that the girls are bitches or the guys are dicks, the girls are perfectly nice in person, and the guys have always seemed nice and caring to me. However, when they get together, they just seem to make each others' lives miserable. They break up and make up so often that I don't even bother keeping track anymore. I don't understand why they bother to stay together if they're just gonna piss each other off. I dunno, it just seems like petty shit to fight over, especially coming from my perspective. At my stage in life right now, it just seems like I have so much more stuff to worry about in my own relationship than unnecessary drama. Whenever my friends come to me with their relationship problems, I usually show absolutely no sympathy, because their problems seem so stupid. Before I stopped caring altogether, my usual response would be: "you guys sound miserable together, just get it over with and dump her already...and for godsake don't get back together again this time!" Why does it seem like I know more straight couples in dysfunctinoal relationships than normal ones? Is it just the result of the people involved being too young to know any better, the guy being a negligent asshole, the girl being a needy, self-centered drama queen, or a combination of all 3?