“Feeling emotions” is not an oxymoron for men.
Men generally feel and express emotions differently than women do. Women have always had to step up to fill in for all the times men were away from the family working, fighting, traveling – and they did a great job. But we’ve lost the masculine perspective on emotionality – if we ever really had it.
Boys often don’t have their fathers around to show them the unique masculine ways to experience and express their emotions. Instead, as boys we learned a feminine way of feeling and expressing. Collectively we now view emotionality from a more feminine prospective.
If men are to succeed emotionally, we need to learn what was never taught to us. If our relationships are to succeed, we need to support men getting what they never had.
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Help both men and women understand the masculine emotional code so they can write new code for all of us.