Is your significant other too sensitive?

United States
February 27, 2008 9:24pm CST
Do you feel that your significant other is TOO sensitive? Does your girlfriend or wife cry at the drop of a hat or take the things you say to her to personally? Or do you think your boyfriend or husband cries over things he shouldn't? Perhaps you think he shows too much emotion? Or do you think they maintain a healthy balance of emotions?
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@bluemars (952)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
You know I think it is healthy and normal for man or women to show emotion and really it does not matter all too much for me. I think it takes courage to do so sometimes and also I would rather a person show their emotions than be a cold person with none. It just means that person could be warmer than we think they are and that is why they are so sensitive. It is all good even a good cry can make you feel better as you release all that build up of emotions.
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• United States
29 Feb 08
Thank you. I agree with you completely. Holding it in sometimes can be detrimental to not only that person, but those around them.
@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
29 Feb 08
I once had a boyfriend who is very sensittive. Actually, both of us are sensitive. But he is worse. Being a friend of him would be OK. However, being a girlfriend of him is quite stressful. I had to pay attention to every sentence i spoke to him in case it provoke something. Worse still, I could not understand what he is thinking. Being sensitive can be bad sometimes. One consider what is indeed not a trouble a trouble and it brings bad effect to the emotion. But, basically they can handle it well.
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• United States
29 Feb 08
Good point, I think it could be all in the way you handle your sensitivity.
@mummymo (23707)
28 Feb 08
No 100% not! My other half holds his emotions in check too much - I would love to see him let his uncertainties and emotions show more. xxx
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• United States
29 Feb 08
I think sometimes it endears you to someone to have them show some vulnerability.
• United States
28 Feb 08
I must admit that sometimes I feel that my sweetie is a bit emotional at times which was new for me. I remember earlier in our relationship when someone had said something to him and he said to me that what the person said hurt his feelings. I was so not used to hearing a man say that. I was used to hearing that from women or even from children but not from a man, but on the other hand it's not he does it to the point where it poses a problem and in a way, it's good when a man shows that he has "feelings".
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• United States
29 Feb 08
Its good for anyone to show their feelings to a certain degree. My boyfriend I think is more sensitive than other men I have met, but I also think he is more in touch with his feelings than other males. Therefore, is healthier in the long run.
@mansha (6301)
• India
28 Feb 08
I think I am a more sensitive one in our relationship. My hubby is like not too happy when happy and not too sad when unhappy. He is more balanced. I also am not teary eyed kind of sensitive but I tend to express my emotionsmuch too soon or frequently then him. I feel quite strongly about certain issues too but he is take it easy kind of personality.
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• United States
29 Feb 08
I wish I was more like that. I used to be, but find I'm less easy going than I used to be. You would think it would be the other way around.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 08
Nope he contains a Healthy Balance lol if anyone is to sensitive it is me I can get very emotional over silly things
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• United States
29 Feb 08
It happens to the best of us, believe me.
• Indonesia
28 Feb 08
Yes my husband is so sensitive these days,,I understand with all his job and all, but don't we all?? So tiring,,I have to really think bout what i say or do bcos i'm afraid to make him blow up. hope this is going to end soon..his sensitivity i mean
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• United States
29 Feb 08
I think we all go through periods of stress that may cause us to be more sensitive to things that are said to us or other external reasons.
@yannycui (377)
• China
28 Feb 08
Being hoenst, I am a little too sensitive. A tiny bad thing can make mad and burst into angry when I was very young. Now I am learning to control my emotion rationally. It is hard but I don't want to make my boyfriend worry about me. I am trying to be a normal person.
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• United States
29 Feb 08
I think I'm becoming more sensitive with age. I used to be a lot more easy going than I am now. Now it seems like I get mad at the smallest things.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I think I am more sensitive than my husband. He doesn't show much emotion, infact nothing much gets him riled up unless someone really pushes his buttons. I do take things he says to me personally, not all the time but some things because his opinion means more to me than anyone elses and when he says something stupid, I get angry and he laughs it off. When he realises I am upset he is always apologises and wants to talk it out. He is very calm and patient and I'm the quick tempered one LOL
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• United States
29 Feb 08
That sounds like my boyfriend and I. He is much more patient and does not yell. I on the other hand am the one that flys off the handle very easily, but once I let go of it, I'm done and rarely hold resentments.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
28 Feb 08
i would say my hubby is quite sensitive though i don't think he'd cry that easily. he's definitely more emotional than me and more prone to anger faster. but as he's more experienced than me world wise or maybe he's street smart i would say, he does manage to balance his emotions. so he's just sensitive to me i would say, to whom he can vent frustrations and feelings as simply put, i'm his wife. grins of course he can't be that way in front of others and he knows when to limit himself though sometimes he can't help listening to his friends a little too much. but overall, i would think that he can maintain a healthy balance of emotions though i don't really know for sure. i don't think you can truly know a person so well that you know how that person really is. probably because it hasn't happened to me though i guess.
• United States
29 Feb 08
I suppose someone can be very sensitive but not express it externally which sounds like what your husband does.