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Should You Dump Him?

Should You Dump Him?

by Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.

So you've got doubts about your relationship. Well, what woman doesn't, at least once in a while? But could your concerns mean something more? Take this quiz to figure out whether it's worth working through the tough times with your man - or if you'd be better off giving him up for good.

When you ask your guy if he's upset about something, he:
1 of 7 questions

Option A

Is glad you asked, even if nothing's really bothering him.

Option B

Clams up and tells you nothing is wrong, even if that's not true.

Option C

Angrily tells you to stop nagging him.

Option D

Is likely to turn on you and even blame you for his mood.

When your best friends or family come over, your man:
2 of 7 questions

Option A

Takes off, only to return once they're gone.

Option B

Is super-hospitable, making them feel welcome even if they're not.

Option C

Hangs around, but watches TV the entire time without speaking.

Option D

Sulks and/or often starts arguments with your guests

When you're strapped for cash, your guy is happy to tide you over if he can, and he doesn't pressure you about repaying him.
3 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Lately, your sex life has been:
4 of 7 questions

Option A

Less than satisfying.

Option B

As good as it's ever been — but that's not saying much.

Option C

Who can remember? It's been so long.

Option D

Really good — and in many ways, getting better.

When the two of you have an argument, he:
5 of 7 questions

Option A

Threatens to leave you.

Option B

Refuses to discuss the problem after you've cooled down.

Option C

Can occasionally see your side of the matter.

Option D

Discusses the issue but never admits it when he's wrong.

You always say "I love you" before he does.
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

When you talk about plans for the future, your man:
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Usually changes the subject as fast as he can.

Option B

Likes to discuss marriage and kids, though he won't make specific plans.

Option C

Likes to discuss marriage and kids, with a time line in mind.

Option D

Gets angry and says you're trying to push him.