DP is the type of person that sticks his head in the sand when an issue occurs. If it's an issue (such as money), or about him I give it a certain amount of time (usually a week), before I finally have had enough of the anxiety and deal with it.
I try really hard not to be controlling, but it is extraordinarily difficult not to come across that way when he just leaves it and does nothing with it.
Sometimes I fantasize about a partner that is on top of things, discusses issues and deals with them.. I think this might be fantasyland only though.