Couples have differing perspectives on why they divorced
Divorced men and women are totally apart when it comes to realizing why their marriage failed, says Edna Brown, who is studying the implications of race and gender among 200 people who are divorced. She says males and females have entirely different perceptions about what took place during their marriage. Females gave more wide-ranging reasons for the divorce. "Women said their marriages were abusive, that they fought and argued a lot, had value differences, and that there were alcohol and drug problems." Males gave one reason: family interference. She also studied race differences: "White couples were more likely to say they 'grew apart' than black couples."
Men have a harder time forgiving than women do
Forgiveness is a powerful way to healing, but it does not come naturally for both sexes. Men have a more difficult time forgiving than women do. But that can change if men develop empathy toward an offender, by seeing they may also be capable of similar actions. In 7 forgiveness-related studies between 1998-2005, gender differences consistently came forth. When asked to recall offenses they had committed, men became less vengeful toward people who had offended them. When women had to recall a similar offense in relation to the other's offense, women felt guilty and often magnified the other's offense.
My Muslim boyfriend has changed since we discussed marriage
I am a 28-year-old woman currently living in the Middle East. I have been dating a Muslim man for two years and recently we began to discuss getting married. Subsequently he has changed dramatically. He now has a problem with my coming home late, staying at my friends' houses and drinking. He has also said that I am vain and only do the gym because I want to be noticed by people for my physical appearance. He says that it was fine when I was his girlfriend, but now that I will be a wife these kinds of things have to stop. --- He's the product of a culture that has a long way to go when it comes to accepting the basic human rights of women.
Women talk three times as much as men - Study
It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied. Women do talk more than men. In fact, women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - compared to only 7,000 by average man. Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat and get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book by a female psychiatrist suggests. Inherent differences between the male and female brain explain why women are more talkative than men.
Men, Women Don't Speak the Same Language - Survey
The survey of 300 men and 300 women in committed relationships reveals that women and men still don't "speak" the same language when it comes to intimacy, and 1/3 find it difficult to talk about intimacy at all. Men and women aren't always the best communicators when it comes to intimacy, but there are ways to make relationships stronger. "Mastering the language of intimacy requires that you really be in tune with your partner's needs, but you also should understand your own needs, and be able to communicate them as well."
Researchers found that people tend to love and marry those who are similar in attitudes, religion and values. However, once people are in a committed relationship, it is primarily personality similarity that influences marital happiness because being in a committed relationship entails regular interaction and requires extensive coordination in dealing with tasks, issues and problems of daily living.
Religion Impacts Dating Choice
In deciding who they want to date, most college students say they do not think about marriage or children. But the choice to date someone may have unexpected implications, especially if that person does not share your religion. Faced with these complexities, many students say they will not date members of other religions, and those who say they are willing to do so admit it isn`t always easy. Some say that having a partner of a different faith or with a different level of commitment to the faith may interfere with their own relationship with God.
Men And Women Differ In Brain Use During Same Tasks
New research shows that men and women utilize different parts of their brains while they perform the same tasks. It is widely recognized that there are differences between males and females, but finding that different regions of the brain are activated in men and women in response to the same task has large potential implications for a variety of different clinical situations.
Communication - What you Say, What They Hear
Communication between partners often gets confusing, and there is a very good reason for this. Most of the time, the words we use have far less impact than the energy behind the words. Therefore, what you say is often not what the other person hears. In much of the communication between partners, there are two different intentions that can motivate any given communication: we are often either intent upon controlling the other person, or intent upon learning about ourselves and our partner. The difference in energy between these two intentions is what frequently creates the confusion in communication.
Married men are at a disadvantage in relationships both verbally and emotionally
The largest percentage of adult men? Married men. And until now they've had no voice. It could be argued that men don't need another voice; their voice in the culture is loud enough for most women. But Haltzman argues that married men are different and need a voice because they are at a distinct disadvantage in relationships, verbally and emotionally. The average woman uses 7,000 words a day and five tones of speech, he points out. The average man uses 2,000 words and three tones.
Who Do You Trust? Men And Women Answer That Differently
Men and women differ in how they decide which strangers they can trust, according to new research. A study found that men tended to trust people who were part of a group with them. Women, on the other hand, were more likely to trust strangers who shared some personal connection, such as a friend of a friend.
Males and females are different from the moment of conception
Put aside Simone de Beauvoir's famous dictum, "One is not born a woman but rather becomes one." Science suggests otherwise, and it's driving a whole new view of who and what we are. Males and females, it turns out, are different from the moment of conception, and the difference shows itself in every system of body and brain.
(Psychology Today )
Men and Women Think Differently - The anatomy of the brain
Men and women do think differently, at least where the anatomy of the brain is concerned, according to a study. The brain is made primarily of two different types of tissue, called gray matter and white matter. Men think more with their gray matter, and women think more with white. Researchers stressed that just because the two sexes think differently, this does not affect intellectual performance. In general, men have nearly 6.5 times the amount of gray matter compared with women, whereas women have nearly 10 times the amount of white matter related to men. In human brains, gray matter represents information processing centers, whereas white matter works to network these processing centers.