Thursday, May 24, 2007

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do



According to a recent report from Statistics Canada men are more likely to suffer depression after a divorce than women. This soundly supports the theory that women are stronger then men – something I’ve never disputed.

The study began in 1994, before Same-Sex Marriage became legal in Canada (2003), and it’s based on statistics from straight couples only. Guess they’ll have to start again with same-sex couples.

Now that could produce an interesting set of statistics. As an example, in gender-defined relationships will the butch one be more depressed than the femme one when they split up. Or in a lesbian relationship will both parties simply move on while in a gay one both guys will become depressed, weepy and a burden to their friends who will have to listen endless repetitions of “I gave him the best week of my – sob - life!”

Hmmm… may have answered my own question right there.

Okay I may be taking this Rome thing a little to excess with Sedaka singing Breaking Up Is Hard To Do in Italian but.....

2 comments:

laurent said...

Well we are on our way now. Volare ho, ho. Cantare, ho,ho.

BigAssBelle said...

haha ! "best week of my life" . . . very funny.

i have found it absolutely amazing that all of my lesbian friends seem to remain friends post-breakup. in any group of 20 lesbians, 18 of them will have been coupled up with half a dozen of the others at any given time, and they're all still pals.

i haven't noticed it with my gay friends because they tend not to couple up, more of a transient thing with most of them.

david at SomeoneInATree wrote much about his recent heartbreak. i think it really depends on the person, but in general, since it is socially acceptable for women to boo hoo and express emotions, i suspect men have a more difficult time because it all has to stay bottled up with a manly cork in it. hard for a wound to heal without being cleaned out, and keeping everything inside must be rough.