Guys always seem to handle break ups way better than girls do. Why is that?
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It depends on the girl and the relationship, but I agree with a lot of the guys here that we take it at least as hard, if not harder. When I got to the point where I could imagine spending my life with someone, and then that ended, I was pretty devastated for months. Publicly I may have acted like nothing was going on, but internally it was all-consuming, and there are aspects of it that I am still getting over years later.
On the other hand, I think women are more likely to project into the future than guys are, so they get to that "I could spend my life with this person" point quicker, and therefore have a harder time with breakups more often.2