*Note: I sometimes laugh when I hear a student say, “It took forever to find the information!” Pre 1990 it took weeks to find pertinent information at the library. Find your main book then beginning all the cross referencing to find the information you needed (accumulating a pile of books and articles) to write a report or term paper. Now the library is at your fingertips in your pocket, all the information you need with a few key strokes and arrow clicks. Yes, it still takes times, however not physically running back and forth.
Search engine history all started in 1990 with Archie, an FTP site hosting an index of downloadable directory listings. Search engines continued to be primitive directory listings, until search engines developed to crawling and indexing websites, eventually creating algorithms to optimize relevancy.
Men tend to compartmentalize their feelings and thoughts about, well, pretty much everything. Women naturally process thoughts and feelings and integrate them into one cohesive “thing.” Men don’t integrate their thoughts and feelings. They tend to file everything away, each thought and emotion getting its own compartment where it sits until the man is ready to deal with it, or not which is many times the case.
Compartmentalization can be a great way of managing difficult parts of your life. But it can backfire too. Some people bottle up all emotions and fail to deal with any of them. Over time, these negative emotions can build up and lead to emotional distress.
However, if you feel vacillating between the two worlds is opening you up to disassociate in ways that are harmful to yourself or the people around you, I encourage you to seek professional help with a mental health professional.