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4 signs that a woman is too needy

17 February 2015, 18:53 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and discussion of a mutual friend’s disappearance ensued. It is not that she is missing in criminal terms but she has been missing in action for quite a while now. Not because she is busy with her life, more like busy being with her boyfriend.  A lot of us have that friend who is always looking for you when she has nothing better to do but as soon as a man pops up in her life she goes MIA.


Do not get me wrong, I have nothing against being in love, in a relationship or a woman being in love. But where a lot of women get it wrong is when they are too much in love that they turn it into being in need. In the end that becomes the man’s baggage because when he wants some alone time from the burnout of tending to her she starts coming up with reasons why. Maybe he is cheating, or he does not like you anymore, or he is doing something underhanded (I am sure you can come up with the rest because I am out).  Sometimes he just wants space.


Men like being the knight in shining armor for a woman, they also like an independent woman though. Do not confuse having needs with being needy. When you have needs, you have the option of being able to take care of them yourself but you can get stuck at times that is when your man can step in and want to rescue you. On the other hand, being needy is when you have no clue of how to take care of your business. You always need someone to step in.


A needy woman is

  1.       The one who wants to see her boyfriend but he has to send her Kshs 200 (M-Pesa saves lives) first in order for her to come and see him. Isn’t that not romantic?
  2.       The one who will give him space this weekend or allow him to spend time with the boys. But first, let him send her some money for drinks and taxi so that she can go for a night out with the girls. Isn’t she thoughtful?
  3.        She wants to buy him a present, but first let him give her a few shillings so that she can save up since she is jobless, then she can afford it. She is so wise she is helping him be able to afford his own present that she will hand him.
  4.       She wants to call him today, but first let him send her credit so that she can call.


Like I said, do not confuse having needs with being needy and do not a relationship into a drug. You have to admire a lot about men because when they get into relationships, they never change their routine. He is still going to see the boys, he is still going to go to the barber on Sunday and he is going to call when he has the time and not itch when the phone is silent. Women on the other hand, cancel appointments, text the man to death even when he is not replying, re-arrange their life so that she can have more time with him and basically go MIA just because Henry from Finance asked her for a date. They have not gone out yet by the way.

When the man is not around her life comes to a standstill and that was the course of our discussion. My friend and I knew that as soon as her man starts flying (he is a pilot not a bird) she will soon have time to see us again.



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