Do you think women are more emotionally sensitive compared to men? Do women tend to get irked more easily? Is the “getting hurt” threshold lower in women compared to men?
Recently I was personally thrown into a situation where I “felt” I was being taken for granted. I voiced my displeasure to my hubby who advised me to use outright confrontation to sort of get it off my chest, as opposed to the subtler method I had employed. In the end, the entire brouhaha turned out to be just me making a mountain out of a molehill as there was really nothing to be distressed about, hence the use of the inverted quotes in the word “felt”.
When I was in primary school, I was involved in a few spates of “don’t friend you” business. It wasn’t that I was difficult to deal with, and it wasn’t because I was a recluse, because now that I recall it, there were other people involved in it too! I can’t even remember why I “don’t friend” these particular people now, because in the end we worked it out, and some of them are now actually my close friends. Call it childhood squabbles or what you may, but when I shared these incidents with my hubby, he tells me that he has never been in any of these situations before when he was young. All he remembers were playing with his friends using the “lastik” and having fun.
Which left me thinking, are women more prone to emotional battles? Could it be that women treat friendship differently than men? Do women treat friends as confidantes, someone they can trust with their whole heart, so much so that the very slightest hint of betrayal, however minuscule, would throw them into a state of frenzy, threatening the end of a beautiful friendship? That is, until a well-thought apology (usually done with aplomb) is given? Are we women just drama queens or do we really have a point here?