Man and woman are in a serious, long-term relationship. It recently became long-distance due to several outside factors, but their plan is to come back together in a few months. In the meantime, they need to maintain their relationship via phone calls, IM, and occasional trips.
The woman feels like they aren't spending enough time together. She tells the man that she fears the relationship is in jeopardy because they aren't talking often enough, and under the circumstances of their physical separation, she'd like him to make more of an effort to sustain the relationship. She also tells him she is feeling unimportant to him. She gives an example of a week where he had work and family gathering commitments almost every night, yet on one of the nights he was free, he chose to spend that evening having dinner with his brother instead of spending time talking with her. His response is that she is being unreasonably needy and in asking him to have spent that evening with her was asking for too much. He feels she is being a nag.
They'd like outside objective opinions, so what do you all think? Is she asking too much?