Why Your Guy Gets All Quiet During A Fight

April 14, 2011

Tell us we're not the only ones who have experienced this. You're fighting with your guy about something kind of serious and he just doesn't seem to care as much as you do.

By Zoë Ruderman

It's not that we want our significant others to get upset during an argument. But it is kinda frustrating when they don't seem as affected or worse, don't seem to be paying attention.

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Well, now we can rest assured that it's not just our boyfriends being insensitive jerks who don't give a crap. Researchers found that men are actually hardwired to not get as worked up as women during a tiff. According to a study done at the University of Granada in Spain, males actually feel their emotions less intensely than women when conflicts with a significant other arise.

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The researchers also learned that when guys do have strong emotions as a result of fighting, that feeling tends to be anger. Whereas a woman is more likely to react to a blowup with her boyfriend or husband by feeling guilt or sadness.

Do you ever feel like you get more worked up or upset during arguments than your guy does? Does that make you even more upset or do you like that he stays calm?

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