You know how stereotypes work? Where you’ll be there and someone points something “you people do” and you’re amused at the fact that you actually do such thing. Well in my readings I came across an article by Dave Zinczenko about how a break up is taken by men as opposed to women and I’ll admit it was spot on.
When the news hit us that a break up is in process, our walls go up and are impenetrable. We ourselves don’t recognize it hurts and we’ll smile, say ” fuck you” and head out to get some drinks. But that’s just the initial reaction. Shortly after our walls cave in and we’re trapped under the rubble and stones made up of anger, frustration, heartache and such. And it comes down hard.
Women accept the ending easier, because they deal with their emotions as they’re coming. Usually being the one’s crying as the break up is happening or shortly after.
Women also have a larger group of friends in most cases and are constantly talking about it. Men don’t go talking about things to everyone that asks (commonly) So we bottle it up making it worse for ourselves. So when the day comes where we open up, it pours hard. Alcohol becomes our worst enemy if we’re holding these things in.