What is normal dating behavior
Whereas women tend to have large, complex social support networks within which they can share their grief, men’s friendship networks are, on average, much smaller and less intimate.In a study that asked participants who they would turn to first if they were feeling depressed, 71% of men chose their wives, while only 39% of women chose their husbands as their go-to confidant.
It is important for youth to be able to recognize signs of unhealthy relationships before they escalate.
The answer here (although tempting) isn’t necessarily to rebound and cling to the next potential partner who throws a sympathetic smile your way.
Instead, swallow all that silly masculine fear of appearing weak, and open up.
While women are hit harder initially, the study also found that they recover more fully, rising from the ashes of their old relationship like a phoenix (albeit one with a fresh hair cut, an updated profile picture and a new subscription to yoga classes).
Conversely, when it comes to how deal with breakups, the study found that guys never truly experience this type of recovery, instead simply carrying on with their lives.