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I don’t know exactly why or how it happens, but I’ve noticed that a lot of my married or committed friends are much more than wives or girlfriends to their partners. They are nurses, social coordinators, publicists, receptionists, and therapists. Men can become quite dependent on their partners. I’m not going to lie—it’s rather cute. Any time I leave town for a few days, I can expect a few panicked phone calls from my partner about how to handle a pretty basic task that it turns out I usually handle for him. Either that or he has no clue where a critical item is because, even though I’ve tried to tell him over and over again where I put things, he only pretends to listen, keeps watching television, and subconsciously decides he’ll just ask me again when he needs that thing. To be fair, my partner is there for me in just as many ways. Here are funny and cute ways men become SO reliant on their partners.

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You make the doctor’s appointments

My boyfriend had not had a checkup in eight years when we met. Eight years. I begged and pleaded with him to make one. He wouldn’t. Then he got some sort of illness that lasted far too long so I finally stole his calendar, stole his insurance card, did my own research, called around, and made him the damn appointment.

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