Is it true that women worry more than men?

United States
February 1, 2007 11:53pm CST
I've been told time and time again that men worry a lot less than women do. It doesn't matter if it's about bills or the kids, women are always worrying. Has anyone found this to be true? It takes my husband about 5 minutes to fall asleep, and I might fall asleep after 20-30 minutes of worrying about our finances...lol.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I think we just worry differently as opposed to women worrying more than men. We tend to "feel" a lot more than men do, and often express our worries emotionally and outwardly, and I think men often keep it within, and focus on trying to find a solution to the worries. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves and often worry about our future outcomes like security, finances and relationships.
• United States
24 Mar 07
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the response.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
3 Apr 07
thanks for choosing mine as the best response :)
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
yeah, i think that women worry more than men because women think too much about what's going to happen.
• United States
24 Mar 07
Yes, unfortunately we do.
@minty3 (592)
• Nigeria
15 Mar 07
I think women worry a lot more than men because by their nature as weaker vessels and mothers, they are more emotional and they express their feelings more. Although there're some exceptional cases where men worry more than women. for example, i dont worry much (though i can be disturbed, but i try to get over it) but my bf seem to worry more than i do.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
15 Mar 07
Yes it is true... 90% of women in general worries about every little things. Women want to do everything by the book. And if they are 24 hours late to pay the phone bill... they worry about their credit rating and the phone being cut off. Men on the other hand are risk takers and are prepare to push the boundaries limits to see how far they can go. They know from experience that the phone won't be cut off until at least the second reminder... which is 6 or 8 weeks away. There are rules and there are rules. You can get away breaking the first ones... but you cannot break the second ones. Men like to break the first ones just for the fun of it. Most of the rich people never pay their bill on time. They keep their money in the bank for as long as possible in order to earn interests on it. They pay the bill on the last day before the phone is about to be cut off.
@shrekk (561)
• Pakistan
15 Mar 07
This is not the case with all the women, it's only the case with the AVERAGE woman. The most definite reason of this, as I think, is that women tend to stay indoors. They haven't had enough experience of practical life outside their homes. That's why they dont realise that problems are easier to solve than they think they are. Men have had more experience with problems and have an idea of the opportunities around. They know that problems will come and go away with a little effort on their part, they're optimistic because of their vaster experience and training of life.
• India
15 Mar 07
Yes women worry more than men.After marriage they will have more responsibilities to fulfill.They have to take care of their kids,they will have to cheer up their husbands,etc..So obviously they will have more worries than men.
@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
15 Mar 07
I'm not sure but it might be true, maybe because most women are more emotional than men? anyway women worry about extra things that men don't think much about, like their lookks, how they dress and their beauty and age, this might effect the total worries they have to worry about lol