For some reason, evolution made women the inquiring sex, the one that likes to collect details, small and great, to get the full picture. Men are designed for short and informative answers, that rarely satisfies the asking woman. Soon enough what is perceived by a woman as a conversation is perceived by men like an interrogation in Guantanamo Bay. Tensions usually rise after the third or fourth question, when a woman tires of extracting information from her partner. What to do? Try as hard as you can to provide as much details as possible. If that's not working, start asking her questions. An offense is the best defense in this case.
You made plans to meet your friends at an exclusive restaurant that has a waiting list that is as long as the time it takes your partner to get ready. You are usually ready to go when she still stares at the open wardrobe, debating with herself what to wear. That is if she is not complaining that she has nothing to wear. Once dress, shirt or trousers are picked, she starts a whole new soul-searching about the right shoes, earrings, and lipstick to complete her look. You are already pacing at the perimeter of the front door and every second seems like eternity. What to do? Just say yes to any item she chooses, even if it is the total opposite of the old one.