Category: Men’s Health
Men and Feelings: Why It’s Hard for Men to Express Emotions
Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. “
– Researcher and author Brené Brown
Emotional connection and security in our important relationships is a core human need. Without this foundation, any person will struggle to have a sense of well-being, find harmony with others, and live a satisfying life.
People often seek therapy to develop the sound relationships and inner peace they want and need in life. But, while men make up almost 50% of the population, only one out of three people seeking therapy are male.
What accounts for the difference? Is it possible that men simply don’t need therapy as much?
Challenging Attitudes About Men and Feelings
When asked why men might be reluctant to embrace therapy, one male friend answered: “It means failure. In our society, we’re supposed to take care of ourselves, and take care of other people. If we need help we’ve failed.”
Some men feel that the only socially acceptable emotion is anger. So, anger starts out being the only … Come Read the Rest