|Boys are reluctant to open up about their feelings while girls tend to over-talk. [Agencies]|
Men's reluctance to discuss their problems can be infuriating for their chattier wives and girlfriends, the Daily Mail reported.
And the habit, it seems, starts in childhood.
A study claims that most men, rather than being too inhibited to share their feelings, simply do not see the point of airing their woes.
According to researchers, while girls believe talking endlessly about their problems will make them feel better, boys think it is a waste of time and say the strategy is "weird."
The U.S. team said the opposing attitudes are likely to explain the stand-offs that occur in later relationships.
Amanda Rose of the University of Missouri said: "Women may really push their partners to share pent-up worries and concerns because they hold expectations that talking makes people feel better. But their partners may just not be interested and expect that other coping mechanisms will make them feel better. Men may be more likely to think talking about problems will make the problems feel bigger, and engaging in different activities will take their minds off the problem." （点击《每日邮报》查看原文）
(China.org.cn August 25, 2011)