I often search around the internet reading relationship articles that might give my readers (and myself) a little bit of insight. I stumbled across one that I found interesting; it certainly isn't a new topic, but it holds true. I will post the link to the article at the end of this article.
The premise of the article is simple enough. It touches on the old concept of men being from Mars and women being from Venus. I know it's a bit cliche, but maybe it became that way for a reason. It's one of the oldest arguments in the book and basically hints that men and women simply don't understand each other, which seems complicated. However, maybe it's complicated because it's actually that simple.
Think about the last argument that you had with your significant other. It is highly likely that the male in the situation went quickly to work in order to find a "solution" to the problem, all while the female just wanted to talk about it. The male wants to be left alone in order to think and cool off, but the female takes it personally and gets upset the male doesn't want to talk. She automatically assumes that he must not care. On the other hand, the male thinks the female is irrational and emotional.
Our brains might work that differently, perhaps. If this is the case, we definitely can not change human nature. However, we can learn from it and try to improve our communication and relationships. It won't be easy because we're genetically wired this way, but with work, we can improve.
Ladies, as hard as it is, try to allow your man his space during times of disagreement. Believe me, I know that it is hard to understand why he doesn't "care enough" to talk about it, but his brain literally works differently than yours. And gentleman, please allow your ladies to vent if they need to vent. this is simply how we get things off of our chest and move on.
Although we will probably never entirely understand the opposite sex, we can do our best to communicate with one another. And, by doing so, we will have better, healthier and happier relationships.