Women prize men who try to understand their emotions

“Women can be difficult to understand, some men say, but new empathy research indicates that to keep a woman happy, their partners just need to try to understand their emotions, not necessarily succeed at it…

 

 (This ability to empathize, or understand another’s emotions, has been shown in past research to boost relationship satisfaction.) ….

 

 “When working with couples, it seems particularly important for therapists to help both partners, especially males, heighten the empathic connection around reading one another’s positive emotions,”

 

By Jennifer Welsh