For Lasting Romance, Find Out Why She’s Sad

It’s no shock that showing empathy for your partner leads to a better relationship. What’s a little more interesting, though, is that men and women seem to value different kinds of empathy: in a new study, women cared more about their partner understanding their negative emotions, whereas guys were more concerned with sharing happiness…

 

The good news is that empathy in general seems to be good for relationships, and that if guys do a good job understanding why their partner is upset, they’ll be rewarded with a happier lady (which, the study implies, will make them happy).