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  • probably the kids
  • No gender rules here. It depends on the individuals. Ive known men to handle breakups badly, and women too. From experience some women can be exceptionally awkward and difficult in a break up, but I guess men can as well. There are those that let go and move on without too much trouble as well.
  • I think in most cases men do, or maybe they are just better at hiding their emotions
  • I don't think one handles it any better than the other. Everybodys situation is different. If he calls it off then yes she might have a problem with handling it, but also vice versa.
  • It's not men or women. It's the personality.
  • It's not men or women. It's the personality.
  • I am a man and so can only speak as one but I do seem to think that women tend not to drink/sleep there way out of a relationship (which is my coping strat!) so can find it hard. BUT.... Men are more likely to become stalkers and not let go (seen it in mates one or two times, not pretty). At the end of the day its not nice, and I think its the individual on the reciving end that doesnt cope as well...
  • Men, because we were born with hard shells that is not easily cracked by emotions.
  • There's too many factors that contribute to that, it mostly depends on the man or woman that we're talking about. There are people (both genders) who can't deal too well w/ break ups. And I guess it also depends on who breaks up w/ who and which person was wronged.
  • Lots of factors can affect the way anyone - male or female deals with a break up. Women may deal better because it's more socially acceptable for them to express their feelings and cry etc. But for males it can be seen as a sign of weakness to be seen expressing themselves. As such women may deal with things more immediately. It's also affected by sense of self - if someone has low self-worth they can take the breakup as a personal slur or that they really are a bad person or not worthy of love. If they have trouble letting go of things and have an addictive personality, depending on how far they went into the relationship, they can become obsessive and hurtful (think Single White Female). It also depends on what's happening in their life at the time - death of pets / failures in other areas of life at the same time can compound the emotional fall-out. It also depends on how emotionally vested each part of the couple was - a nonvested person will move on as they may not have even been in the relationship for the emotional connection but an over-vested person will liken the experience of the breakup to their whole world falling apart. No matter what, when relationships end, we are changed and affected and in some way we lose a part of ourselves. It's just the way people are. So whilst there's stereotypes that we may fit within as males or females, it's still such an individual thing.
  • I would say men because women generally have more feelings. I'm not say all do but in general.
  • Men esp if they are the ones who break up. I hate how they always have that power. I wish for one they felt how I felt. (enter expletive here!)
  • well i would say men and women can take it bad me personally i was broken up with this week and i didnt take it well at all and im a man i am ok now but i made her my world and she threw me out like the trash lol after 7 months but women usually choose to say i love you one night and the next day nothing no calls no txt your just forgotten about tatic to break up and that will drive anymore crazy for a short period of time
  • I think men do in general. They don't internalize things like women do. But, women also have the ability to seek support from their friends to help them get over the hurt. Men just go it on their own. Now these are just generalizations of course.
  • I would say men since many fail to show emotions.
  • I think that it depends on the situation...women tend to be more emotional about things, and men tend to be more angry about things. So it is dependent upon the situation.The length of the relationship and the reason for split seem to be the laregest factors.
  • I think it depends on the person. But for me, I think men handle a break-up better because they have that I-don't-give-a-damn attitude with stuff like that.
  • i would have to say men because whether u can see it or not the men have less feeling in the relationships like every single one i try i am attached and he isnt
  • Naturally it would depend on the individual. Women have more of a support system and apparently being more emotional helps as you get rid of the sadness, desperation and dis belief faster being a woman. Men polls would show, have a delayed reaction. It doesn't seem to matter with Who did the breaking up, once something is gone, over a period of time it hits him that that was something he liked and misses, where as the woman has cried, screamed, gotten drunk and is already stronger. Hidding ones emotions is not necessarily the right thing to do. They will come back and bit you in the bum eventually. Especially if a realtionship ended for a silly reason, and not for cheating, etc. Lets face it though. Break ups suck and although men may act like they love the single life...its gets boring and meaningless very quickly. Intimacy that is built up over time with someone special makes every part of your life happier.
  • men...cause i drink that shit away and that bitch won't stop calling me
  • neither....but if i ahd to pick i'd say women...because at least women most of the time cry over the guy shows they cared.. men just have this time to move on attitude :|
  • Men do .. they dont seem to really care ...
  • I've heard women do, because they can usually sense it coming. I don't know about it. I think it depends whoever is dumped.
  • I don't thin it's fair to say either way. Everyone deals with emotions differently. However, it has been my observation that women tend to deal outwardly with their feelings while men seem to suppress them after a break up. That makes me think that women deal with break ups better (very generally speaking). Choosing to suppress things only drags that much more baggage into the next relationship.
  • You'd think that as many relationships as we men have ruined or wasted we be the better at it but i think women are.Women are basically stronger emotionally than men,atleast i believe that.
  • Men for sure. Have you ever noticed how quickly they move on? A woman can spend a year trying to get over the same man, but two weeks after the split he's already got a new lady lined up. Guys, you can't deny this.
  • Women can handle breakups better because they're likely to talk about it rather than just bottle it up and lash out. Men, on the other hand cannot. Instead, they become violent towards the woman who broke up with them and then they kill her. Sometimes they call her names such as "Slut", "Whore", "Tramp", "Skank", etc.-just to win the woman back. Ladies, if you have a boyfriend that acts like this when you dump him and if he persists, talk it over with someone you personally know and dial your local authorities.
  • My ex wife is of German heritage....absolutely no emotion. I cried more at her dad's funeral than she did and I didn't even like the guy that much. Guess what I'm saying is that maybe it's not a male/female thing.
  • women handel it much better. women get with friends and eat ice cream and vent. Men on the other hand dont have any idea what to do. they keep it inside and it tears at them for so long and they cry alot, but they cry alone by themselves. It's much harder for males.
  • It depends on who does the breaking up....that is who handles it better.....
  • I think women. Women know they can go out anywhere and find a new guy, doesnt work that way for men.
  • I had my Heart broken by someone who i really loved and cared a lot and i guess , i am not good in handling with it . and from my personal experience and the things i have seen , " Women r pretty god when it comes to handling breakup MOST OF THE TIME ! :)
  • doesn't matter...its about who broke up with whom.

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