Relationships: Why Do Some Breakups Hurt Men More Than Women?

In recent studies, men have been shown to suffer more than women when a relationship comes to an end. And while some people would not have been surprised to hear this, for others, it was unexpected and even dismissed.

Even though men have emotions just like women, this doesn’t always appear to be the case and they are often portrayed as having an inability to show emotions by women and the media. Men are often stoic and the emotions that they do express are often limited to a few emotions, such as: anger and frustration.

So what these studies have done is created awareness around the fact that although men don’t always show their emotions, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have them. And the reasons they don’t show them is partly due to the pressures that men face and what it generally means to be a man.

Roles

Times are changing and while a man has been seen as the provider for so long, this is a role that they are not always expected to play in today’s world. For when they played this role, they had to be seen as strong and unbreakable; as being immune to pain and to give of the impression that nothing ever affected them.

And as a man was expected to be this way, a woman had to play the role of being passive and weak. But, women have gradually been realising their power and the need for a provider is no longer as important as it used to be; simply because the chances are often there for women to provide for themselves.

Change

But while changes have been taking place, in regards to what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman, the pressure to conform to the old roles is still there for people. For if ones identity is based on playing a certain role and this causes them to feel empowered for instance, there is naturally going to be resistance when it comes to change.

Even if these roles are dysfunctional and unhealthy, it doesn’t mean that one is simply going to let them go; especially if what they will have to let go of is seen being less than what they will end up with.

Labelled

And if a man was to show his emotions and not just the ones that are seen as acceptable, but their full range of emotions, there is going to be the chance that he will be labelled. This label is unlikely to be one that causes him to feel empowered.

What it could do is cause him to feel emasculated and that he will no longer be accepted or respected by others. And this will be seen as something that that could isolate him from other men and women.

Socially Acceptable

So it could be said that until men are seen as having emotions and that it’s acceptable for them to have them, there are going to be a lot of men who will continue suffer in silence. Just as there are women who feel the pressure to be passive and that they have to deny their personal power.

Acceptable

What is acceptable is for women to show their emotions and for men to repress them. This is generally what is classed as normal and yet just because something is normal, it doesn’t mean it is healthy.

And as a result of this, it is only natural that some women will handle breaks up differently to how some men do. Women can feel as though it’s okay for them to embrace their emotions, whereas men can come to the conclusion that they have to deny them and to pretend they don’t exist.

Consequences

So when one person feels comfortable with something, they are going to behave differently to someone who doesn’t feel the same. Women, through feeling comfortable with their emotions, usually have friends and family who they can open up to. Through them embracing their emotions, it can lead to their feelings being released instead of trapped in their body.

And as they can do this, they don’t have the same need to deny how they feel and to channel their feelings into something destructive. To see a woman upset is generally not going to have the same affect on people as it would if a man was upset.

Alternatively

As men don’t always feel comfortable with having emotions, there is less chance that they will have friends who they can open up to and they might not even reveal how they feel to their family. And as a man doesn’t embrace them, they can end up being trapped in their body.

So when they are not faced and the support is not there, their emotions can end up being repressed and channelled into things that are destructive. These could lead them to taking drugs, drinking alcohol or fighting, as a way to numb their pain.

Emotional Build Up

And if a woman has always felt comfortable with expressing her emotions, then she is unlikely to have an emotional build up. So when a relationships ends, there won’t be any emotional pain from the past to increase her present pain.

However, when it comes to a man who has repressed his emotions for most of his life; their present pain could end up being intensified through having repressed emotions triggered. Emotional pain from the break up and from many years of repression, could end up being overwhelming.

Generalisations

To say that all women are comfortable with their emotions and all men are not would be inaccurate. And yet women are expected to be in touch with how they feel and men are not.

Men not only have the right to express how they feel, they also need to. If a man wants to be emotionally healthy, then it is imperative that they change how they view their emotions and how they deal with them.

Awareness

This is why the assistance of a therapist, healer a coach can be so important. Through another’s assistance, one can gradually form a different relationship with their emotions. If a man is suffering emotionally, reaching out for support is the healthiest thing to do.

North American Toyota Sales Hits Record in 2013

Many people are proud Toyota owners. In fact, the company has long enjoyed record sales and has been a leader in the industry for automobile sales in the United States for several years. Toyota again topped the sales category in 2013 with record sales in North America. This is something the company has become quite accustomed to and it is also something that they are likely to continue to experience, as there are a number of proud Toyota owners that are driving cars today.

It is easy to understand why there were Toyota record sales 2013. Few other car companies are able to make a car that will last as long as those made by Toyota. Many customers who purchased a Toyota, 10 or even 15 years ago are still driving the same automobile today. Moreover, they are still happy with the car and report few problems. This is a major portion of the company’s ability to become a mainstay in North America and to enjoy the sales that they have been able to enjoy for several years.

In addition to Toyota’s reputation for overall quality and dedication to its customers, there are a number of specific reasons that the company has managed to outsell its competitors year after year. The biggest reason is that its automobiles are simply leaders in their categories time and time again. According to Toyota’s USE Newsroom, the Camry, Toyota’s leading midsize four door sedan, is the best-selling car in America for the 12th straight year in a row. This is huge because the automotive industry is so competitive that it is extremely difficult to enjoy that type of popularity for such a long period of time. Even Toyota’s recent bouts with issues concerning the accelerator in some of their automobiles has not destroyed their ability to remain strong as a sales leader.

In addition, Toyota sells a number of other vehicles that are also leaders in their class. The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling automobiles for entry level buyers who want a great car that offers great looks and reliability and without costing too much money. The car is able to deliver on all counts and Corolla owners often continue to buy new Corolla’s or graduate to the slightly larger and more expensive Camry. Toyota has cornered the market in the hybrid and electric car sales with its Prius. It was essentially the frontrunner in creating a car of this type as it was the first car company that was able to manufacture a car that could operate as a hybrid and remain popular. It has now forged the way for other car companies to do the same.

Toyota has also has seen a huge increase in sales of its trucks, with the Tundra and the Tacoma, gaining popularity every year. Essentially, Toyota has a vehicle for each and every individual and is able to construct a vehicle for virtually any type of circumstance. Regardless whether a customer is looking for an inexpensive car that can get them from point “a” to point “b” in style or a large four door truck that can haul or tow virtually anything, Toyota can definitely deliver.

In closing, it is not surprising at all that Toyota has seen record sales in North America for 2013. The company has led the way for several years in a number of different classes of automobiles and it is likely to continue in the future. The great looks and reliability of their automobiles makes it easy to understand why so many customers are proud Toyota owners, and they will likely continue to purchase Toyota’s in the future.