Historically, men have been the ones to fight the wars and build society. This conditioning may explain men’s sometime difficulty in expressing and processing emotions.
Men have become hardwired to compartmentalize their feelings.
Here are 3 more reasons why men might give therapy a try:
Recover Your Sense of Identity
There are mixed of messages from the media about what it means to be a man and “toxic” masculinity. Add to this the fact many men grew up in homes where the father was either fully absent or emotionally absent, and many men struggle with their own sense of identity. Therapy can offer men a space to create a healthy definition of what it means to be a man.
Improve Your Relationships
Because men have a hard time communicating their feelings, their female partners can often feel abandoned and confused.
Therapy can help men to become better communicators, and connect better with their partner.
Deal with Grief and Pain
Grief, loss, trauma… these are sadly a part of life. Therapy can help men explore their own emotional pain so they can heal and move on.
If you’d like to explore treatment options, please get in touch with me.