Mine does too, I hear your pain girlfriend! LOL I have 8 leopard geckos, one burm (he's almost 14 feet), a 3 toed boxie, an african plated lizard, and an RES (she stays with my mom... she couldn't part with her when I moved out).
Just show your boyfriend the door, or telling him to stop B****ing like a @!&% woman and get over it. That shuts mine up everytime! LOL =)
Post some pix!