Upset Men And The Happy Women Who Love Them : Shots - Health Blog : NPR The findings in this study are probably a no-brainer to anyone who's been a long-term heterosexual relationship. The crux of it: Men like it when they know their partner is happy. Women like it when they know their partner is sharing their anger or frustration. The issue? Those two things are basically opposite. So what do you think? Is it true or not in your experience? And how do you deal with it in your own relationship? And given the audience on this forum, what do homosexuals think of all that? Do you experience these types of behavior from a significant other in spite of being the same sex?