Women are empathetic creatures. We provide a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear. We experience other’s pain so deep that we even sob along when fictional characters lose loved ones (that scene in Grey’s Anatomy when Izzy loses Denny to heart disease is a killer)…
Diverse samples of couples were studied and it was discovered that men and women perceive empathy differently. Researchers used 156 heterosexual couples for the experiment. The study concluded that the more men and women try to be empathetic to their partner’s feelings, the happier the couple is in their relationship. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the partner has to be empathic. Faking it, this time, also works.
by Sujeiry Gonzalez