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    In earlier times that meant hunting dangerous game and defending the homestead from marauding tribes but today is more likely to mean getting that promotion and ensuring that Jones from sales doesn't get it. Dr Goldberg says that a man who forgets an anniversary or birthday is not being cruel or deliberately hurtful, especially if other aspects of the relationship are sound, but is disconnected from the personal realm by his focus on the external realm. Men can become so focused on things outside of the relationship – work, sport, hobbies/interests that they become “blind” to everything else.

    (HealthDay News) — You must remember this: Men tend to forget more than women.

    That’s the message of a new Norwegian study that suggests that men’s memories leave something to be desired, especially when compared to women’s.

    However, the study, which was published recently in the journal BMC Psychology, isn’t definitive because it didn’t directly test memory. Instead, it relied on answers to questions about memory.

    “It was surprising to see that men forget more than women. This has not been documented before,” Jostein Holmen, a professor with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in Trondheim, said in a statement provided by the university. “It was also surprising to see that men are just as forgetful whether they are 30 or 60 years old. The results were unambiguous.”

    The researchers reached their conclusions after asking 48,000 participants how well they remember things. Men reported poorer memories than women.

    “We have speculated a lot about why …

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