The timing of this post is really on point. I was discussing the concerns my hetero-lifemate has with her lovely boyfriend who struggles to talk about his feelings & bottles them up until he explodes.

I have to admit, it’s something I worry about (not only for my bestie, but for my male friends & loved ones). While it’s not a topic I’d feel comfortable talking about myself, as I have no first-hand experience, In Silence We Suffer dissects it really well.

It makes no person – male or female – weak to talk about feelings. Personally, I find it endearing. ❤

In Silence We Suffer

I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to start today’s post by asking you all a couple of questions…

How many guys do you know who are open and honest

about their mental health?

I’ll give you a second to think about this.

Hmmm…

Can I guess? I’m going to take a punt here and say very few… certainly no more than five.

Was I right?

Out of all the mental-health focused blogs that you read and follow,

how many would you say are written by guys?

I’ll give you a second to think about this.

Hmmm…

Can I guess? I’m going to take a punt here and say very few…

Was I right?

Sorry for repeating myself, though I suspect that you have too. Right?

Perhaps I can go some way in explaining this phenomenon by stating that gender stereotypes exist, still. Yes, even in a world…

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