The Ways Men Handle Breakups Differently Than Women


Men don’t want to talk about it

Men full-heartedly do not want to discuss it at first.

They decline to dominate guy’s night with the subject of their breakup.

They sum of the breakup in one minute, and change the subject.

Women will talk about only that

At the point when a lady experiences a breakup, that is the thing that her and her friends talk about for weeks , months after the breakup.

There is an unspoken agreement that that friend needs to be tended to right now—that she needs to get it all out.

Until men drink; then they talk about it all night

Once men drink a ton of alcohol then they start talking about it.

In fact, then they fixate on it the rest of the night.

They tell complete strangers about it.

Women try to avoid alcohol

Women tend to avoid alcohol, at least in excess, because we know it will only make us more upset.

They do takeout, candy, ice cream, pressed juice…

but not a bunch of alcohol.

Men get angry

Men tend to become angry after breakups.

Or, perhaps they just turn their sadness into anger.

Either way, you see more aggression than tears.

Women get sad

Women get deeply sad. We cry a lot.


We can even go into bouts of depression, doing nothing but sleeping and calling our moms for days.

Men try to get right back out there

Men like to pretend they can just move right on—like they weren’t even affected by the breakup.

They’ll be on first dates within a week of their breakup.

In fact, women know this is true because a lot of us have been out with men who, it turns out, (uh oh) just broke up with somebody.

What? So what are we doing on this date?

Women take some “me time”

Women don’t want to date for a while.

Perhaps too long.

We want me time.

We want to heal. We want to get the ex out of our systems—to cleanse.

We won’t touch men, almost as if they’re hot potatoes.

Men live life as if it isn’t happening

Men won’t change a thing about their life.

They’ll keep up their same old routine as if nothing earth-shattering just happened.

They’ll get up at the same time, go to the same coffee shop, and do the same things they normally would every day.

Women go on trips/take classes/change everything

Women want change.

We want to go on a trip.

We want to take classes.

We want to take up a hobby.

We want to make more time to read.

We want to make our lives look different than they did during the breakup.

H/T:  Madame Noire