Every Man's heard this comes from the lips of a woman especially men who have a strong ability to love. It causes pain and it causes hurt and there's little that can be said that will make it better. Part of the reason for this is when a woman tells you she needs space but she saying is she needs space away from you. That's hard to hear from someone you care about especially if you have had too much space before even meeting her. It also begs the question what is she doing inside Space away from you often is something you would want to see. Sometimes I think it would be better to not know what love is. To never experience it. That way during those times you would never know what you were missing.
Research suggests that bullies are deficient or completely lacking in the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing. Clearly, Donald Trump has his pulse on the thoughts and feelings of the top 20%, closet racists, and isolationists, but I cant say I'm shocked by his inability or unwillingness to be empathetic to large segments of our population who did not catch the breaks he did in life.
While it's true that people don't come out of the womb able to understand the world from
someone else's point of view.