Men & Women: Breaking Up

There was an article that ran last week on ABC.com’s health section. It said, in part:

Research shows that women have a harder time coping with a breakup, but the guys are the ones who feel more stress and strain when the relationship hits a rough patch, researchers found. On the upside, men also get more of a psychological and emotional boost when the relationship is healthy.

“Common wisdom says that women are more hurt by problems in a relationship,” says Robin Simon, lead researcher on the study and a sociologist at Wake Forest, “but we found that the benefits of support [in a relationship] and the disadvantages of strain are exaggerated for the men.”

“Men are more sensitive than we often think they are,” she says.

So my question to you is: How does this track with your experience? Discuss!

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