Break-ups are one of the most horrible things to go through, right?
There’s the crying, the anger, the excessive ice cream eating… but there is *one* positive about going through such a horrible, horrible life event.
What’s that? Well. According to a new study, women actually come out of splits significantly better than men.
It’s true, ladies! And it’s because we’re TOUGH.
Despite feeling more pain when we initially become single, we end up happier in the long run.
It discovered that women averaged more in terms of both emotional and physical pain. So we’re losing here, right? But things become much more positive later on…
We move on from heartbreak more fully and emerge stronger. On the other hand, men learn no life lessons and NEVER 100% get over it.
This is because a relationship tends to mean to more to us.
‘Put simply, women are evolved to invest far more in a relationship than a man. A brief romantic encounter could lead to nine months of pregnancy,’ explain the researchers.
‘It is this “risk” of higher biological investment that, over evolutionary time, has made women choosier about selecting a high-quality mate.
‘Hence, the loss of a relationship with a high-quality mate “hurts” more for a woman.
‘The man will likely feel the loss deeply and for a very long period of time as it “sinks in” that he must “start competing” all over again to replace what he has lost.
‘Or worse still, come to the realisation that the loss is irreplaceable.’
Sing it sisters! ‘All the single ladies, all the single ladies…’