This article talks about putting the burden on women, when they, as the author stated, have tried to help the men but the men continue to do the same hurtful behavior because they ignore what is being shared and the efforts to work together. Women who are vested in the relationship with a man who is not become exhausted because they are trying to do most of the heavy lifting on their own. One-sided relationships do not work as there is a deficit of love and unwillingness of the partner to work on the relationship. It is time to stop making excuses for the partner who does not hold up his or her end, and who consciously decides to emotionally check out of relationship. A partnership works best when two people work together. That is not possible if one of the partners is not willing to listen or work toward a more satisfying relationship for all parties involved. This is about finding a balance of giving and receiving, clear communication in which both partners feel heard and respected, and appreciating the partner in your life by showing them and telling them. There are many men and women in this world who have successfully learned how to work together in their partnerships. It is because both people are vested in making it work.