There’s one thing men are extremely sensitive about.
I know this because when I first started dating my husband, I noticed a balding patch on the back of his head. Not thinking much of it, I commented on it, rubbing the spot affectionately.
“That’s not a bald patch,” he said. “I fell off my bike when I was a teenager and scraped my head on the road.”
I suppose we would be the same if our hair was thinning. In fact many women do experience thinning hair as they age so be careful what you say about a man’s hair.
Hair kahma will come and get you!
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But this is less about the actual hair, and more about the rules of a relationship.
When your partner is losing hair, do you tell them? Maybe it depends how much they’ve annoyed you that day. Perhaps you can store it up for a day when he makes a negative comment about your body – if he would ever dare.
I think, as with all comments about your partner, talking to them about something delicate is all about how you say it.
I asked a bunch of women if they would ever tell their partners they were going bald and the answer was a resounding yes, but some of their methods for communicating this potentially devastating information are pretty clever.
Some prefer the indirect route:
Take a photo of the back of them and let him find out for himself. Oh look at the beautiful sunset. Go stand there and I’ll take a photo…S
Then there are those who prefer to just blurt it out:
I commented on his beard being a lot shorter in the middle and he was like a wounded puppy dog. I don’t think he’s forgiven me yet. R