The divorce rate says that there is a between a 40 to 50-percent chance that a marriages will last in America, which according to a recent study, isn’t great news for the guys. Here’s why: A new study reports that women are more likely to bounce back faster after divorce than their male ex.
A new national study conducted by Avvo reports that only 61-percent feel like they cut ties from a failed relationship with no regrets while 73-percent of women say they feel no regret following a relationship’s farewell.
The study also concludes that more women value happiness, success and even loneliness over being miserable in a marriage versus 58-percent of men who feel the same.
“Women, on the other hand, prize happiness over marriage, and are less fearful of independence generally,” said sociologist and sexologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz. “Whatever the underlying reasons, both partners have a role in a relationship not working, women included – even if that means as a partner, making more mistakes that you care to admit, or even choosing the wrong partner.”
Dr. Schwartz also reiterated that stereotypical gender roles definitely have some inference as to why men and women feel the way they do about the decision to get divorce and the attitude towards life afterwards.
“As the saying goes, it takes two to tango and two to ruin a relationship, but women are less likely to take their share of the blame. Gender roles and traditional stereotypes of domestic partnerships absolutely play a role here. It might be that women believe that self-blame is not empowering, and men may feel as though it’s not masculine to blame their wives.”
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