`Breakups hit women harder, men just move on’

`Breakups hit women harder, men just move on'

Women experience more emotional pain following a breakup, but they also recover fully as compared to men, according to a new global survey which included respondents from India.
Researchers from Bingham on University in New York and University College London asked 5,705 participants in 96 countries to rate the emotional and physical pain of a breakup on a scale of one (none) to 10 (unbearable). The five countries with the most respondents were US (63%), India (7%), Canada (5%), and the UK and Germany (3% each). Researchers found that women tend to be more negatively affected by breakups, reporting higher levels of both physical and emotional pain. Women averaged 6.84 in emotional anguish versus 6.58 in men. In physical pain, women averaged 4.21 versus men’s 3.75.
While breakups hit women the hardest emotionally and physically, they tend to recover more fully and come out emotionally stronger. Men, on the other hand, never fully recover -they simply move on, researchers said. According to Craig Morris, research associate at Binghamton University and lead author of the study, the differences boil down to biology. “Put simply, women are evolved to invest far more in a relationship than a man,” Morris said. (PTI)