Research has recently been debunking the old myth that breakups tend to weigh more on women as opposed to men. New studies show that men tend to remain in toxic relationships for more extended periods of time when compared to the time spans that women stick around unhealthy situations. This is partially due to men being taught by society not to be as open about their emotions. They are told to keep conversation light in front of their friends, family, and loved ones, which can cause them to not recognize their emotions and worth.
- Men tend to keep their emotions brief when they are expressing them. This could cause their true feelings to be masked, keeping them in unstable situations.
- Men can feel as though they have wasted too much effort, money, or time in general which deters them from officially leaving.
- Sometimes men may feel as though they can fix what they view as a rough patch, when really it is an issue that is continual and permanent.
“But there is a trend of men remaining in relationships, even though they know it’s not a good situation. Is there a reason why men stay in toxic relationships?”