Mate­ship’s bros & cons

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - The Everest -

IT is some­thing that many wives and girl­friends have long sus­pected. Lots of men find “bro­mances” — close friend­ships with other men — more emo­tion­ally re­ward­ing than their ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ships with women.

Re­searchers look­ing into close male friend­ship among het­ero­sex­ual men may have an an­swer. They found men felt “less judged” by their close male friends than their girl­friends. They also found it eas­ier to solve con­flicts and speak openly about their emo­tions in bro­mances. How­ever, the au­thors of the study warn these re­la­tion­ships could threaten the tra­di­tional pat­terns of men and women liv­ing to­gether.

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