A surprising answer – Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships have a greater effect on the mental health of young men than women.

In a study of more than 1,000 unmarried young adults between the ages of 18 and 23, sociologist Robin Simon challenged the long-held assumption that women are more vulnerable to the emotional rollercoaster of relationships. She came to the conclusion that even though men sometimes try to present a tough face, unhappy romances take a greater emotional toll on men than women. They just express their distress differently than women.

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