2). Men tend to avoid confrontation.
Men, although traditionally raised to be more assertive and aggressive, usually go out of their way to avoid confrontation with women. It’s difficult for most men to express their feelings and few are eager to have lengthy discussions about their relationships, their needs (or even their fears), with their better half.

In order to shed some light on what we really mean when we say certain things: here’s a quick cheat-sheet of some common phrases or questions uttered by both sexes, and what they really mean.